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 [...]

Wine and food events, April-May 2016

Monday, 25 April 2016|Wine tasting|

Finjwyn Food and Wine Festival, Pretoria, 30 April and 1 May 2016 This weekend sees the 7th annual Fijnwyn Food and Wine Festival taking place in Pretoria East. As the name suggests, Fijnwyn brings the finest the Cape winelands has to offer to Gauteng with no fewer than 30 estates taking part, including the likes of Hermanuspietersfontein, Vrede & Lust, [...]

La Motte wine estate, Franschhoek

Friday, 22 April 2016|Wine tasting|

Nestled on the outskirts of Franschhoek, La Motte wine estate is a true Western Cape winelands treasure. Pity then that it’s taken me 20 years of living in the Cape to discover it. That all changed last week when I had the privilege of not only visiting the estate, but staying overnight in their 1751 manor house. Yes La Motte [...]