Western Cape wine events, Heritage day weekend 2015

Wednesday, 16 September 2015|Wine tasting|

If you’re in the Cape over the Heritage Day long weekend (yes, I know Friday is a work day, but really, who’ll be working?) there is plenty to do eats and drinks wise.

Webersburg Wine Estate: Art and Dine Experience 23 & 24 September 2015

Indulge in a journey through fine art, food and wine at Webersburg Wine Estate’s Art […]

Jason’s Hill wine estate, Western Cape

Tuesday, 28 July 2015|Wine tasting|

“You really must intend to come here.” These are the words of Ivy du Toit, winemaker at Jason’s Hill. Why? Because tucked away as it is in the Slanghoek Valley close to Rawsonville in the Boland, Jason’s Hill is not exactly a place you happen upon by chance on your way somewhere else. No, you have […]

feast of shiraz and charcuterie, 30 may

Monday, 25 May 2015|News, Wine tasting|

My down duvet has come out the kist. My ‘sexy’ fluffy bunny slippers have come out the closet. I’ve bought a snood… These are telling things indeed, but what really marks the beginning of winter for me, is my increasing preference for red over white.

How lucky then that it’s time for one of my favourite Cape winter wine events […]

De krans wines, calitzdorp

Monday, 18 May 2015|Wine tasting|

I say De Krans and you say… Yes, you say port. But you should also be saying many other things, because De Krans is about so much more. I can’t say I blame you, ‘port’ used to be my default response too. After all, De Krans is situated smack bang in the […]

Riesling & Rarities Rock Festival, Hartenberg

Friday, 16 January 2015|News, Wine tasting|

Asking about my favourite wine is, I imagine, a bit like asking a mother to name her favourite kid. It’s tricky to comment, because I love them all. But if you got all insistent about it, I’d probably have to admit that Riesling is right up there. I love it dry. I love it off-dry. I just adore it in […]

Lanzerac wine estate, Stellenbosch

Wednesday, 7 January 2015|Wine tasting|

My earliest memory of the Lanzerac wine estate dates back 30 odd years. I was super impressed. Not by their wines of course. Being fairly sensible folk, my parents didn’t stand for that sort of nonsense from an 8-year old. Nope, Mini Me was gobsmacked by their Cape Dutch manor house. We didn’t really have those in […]