Wine, market and festival news December 2017

Wednesday, 29 November 2017|Markets, News, Wine tasting|

The Franschhoek Cap Classique and Champagne Festival 'The Magic of Bubbles' presented by Mastercard, 2 & 3 December 2017 Nothing but nothing says Time To Celebrate! quite like Champagne. Which is why it’s so nice to kick off the festive season celebrations with the annual Franschhoek Cap Classique and Champagne Festival. With the iconic Huguenot Monument providing a spectacular backdrop, you'll [...]

Windmeul Cellar, Paarl

Tuesday, 14 November 2017|Markets, Wine tasting|

I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again – the Paarl wine region is a favourite of mine. But it’s the modest wineries of the Agter-Paarl that are the real gem, the open secret you really should know about because in this area it’s not about the 300-year-old manor houses and perfectly manicured landscapes, it’s all about the wine. [...]

Perdeberg wines, Paarl wine route, South Africa

Tuesday, 15 August 2017|Wine tasting|

Taking the N1 north out of Cape Town is always a bit of a treat. Granted, the first few kilometres can be a challenge, with normally dense urban traffic raised to near chaos level by seemingly permanent road works. But then round about the 30km mark something magical happens – malls and suburbia make way for tranquil countryside with almost [...]

Cape wine events, February 2017

Friday, 3 February 2017|Wine tasting|

Summer's hotting up with loads happening in the Cape winelands this February. Here's a pick of some of the top events you can look forward to. Franschhoek Summer Wines, Leopards’s Leap 4 FEBRUARY 2017 Get ready for a high summer celebration at this year’s Franschhoek Summer Wines taking place this Saturday, 4 February at Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards. Come and [...]

Heritage weekend September 2016, food and wine events

Monday, 12 September 2016|Wine tasting|

Fijnwyn Innie Lente Shokran Events Venue, Pretoria, 24-25 September 2016 + TICKETS TO WIN! Fijnwyn puts on its spring finery this Heritage weekend at the Shokran events venue in Pretoria. As always you’ll be able to taste wines from loads of top Cape estates – 40 of them to be precise. It’s not often you have the opportunity to taste [...]

Cape food and wine events, July 2016

Tuesday, 5 July 2016|News, Wine tasting|

Winter may have its beastly claws out, but there’s always food and wine for comfort. Here are a few spoils for mid winter in the Cape. Eat, drink and be cosy at Maison estate, Franschhoek A visit to Franschhoek is always a good idea, even more so when it involves a long lazy lunch in front of a fire. A spot [...]