November 2018

Franschhoek Vigneron is 2018 Diners Club Winemaker of the Year

It’s an event that everyone wants to attend, and when they do they dress up to the nine’s, and this year’s Diners Club Winemaker of the Year Awards once again lived up to its sparkling reputation. La Residence was once again the venue for the awards evening, which was attended by the who’s who of […]

A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO VIEW PRIVATE ART COLLECTIONS AT NORVAL FOUNDATION

  Vedanā: The collection of Véronique Susman-Savigne on show Worldwide, only few high quality art collections are accessible to the public, while many remain on view only in private residences, corporate offices or are simply hidden away in storage. Norval Foundation is launching the Collector’s Focus series of exhibitions to provide an important platform where […]

THE RESTAURANT @ THE NEK BY DYLAN LAITY IS NOW OPEN!

SINCE the historic Constantia Nek restaurant was given its major facelift two years ago by the Harbour House Group it has become a buzzing social and dining destination for locals and visitors alike. The latest dynamic development for the picturesque setting is a fine dining experience; The Restaurant @ The Nek by  local talent Dylan […]

StreetSmart hands over R110,000 in aid of vulnerable children in Franschhoek

 StreetSmart SA, an organisation dedicated to helping street children rebuild their lives through donations from restaurants, accommodation establishments and wine tasting venues in the Western Cape, Garden Route, Gauteng and KZN, has handed over R110,000 to their Franschhoek beneficiary for 2019. This grand effort is part of the total StreetSmart allocation of R1,7 million distributed […]

A premium Provençal style Rosé – perfect for Summer and any occasion

Be the envy of friends this Summer when offering them simply the best the winelands has to offer. The Jean Roi Cap Provincial Rosé 2017 – a premium Provençal style Rosé from Anthonij Rupert Wyne – guaranteed to take your love for this style up a notch. Paying homage to Jean Roi, the French Huguenot […]

  Terra del Capo Antipasto Bar serves up a seasonal Italian feast this summer 

Summer brings with it longer days, warmer weather and all the reasons to book a table for lunch at the Terra del Capo Tasting Room and Antipasto Bar in Franschhoek. Situated on the mesmerizing Anthonij Rupert Estate, Chef HW Pieterse and his team invite you to sit back, relax and savour their showcase of antipasti on […]

HAUTE CABRIÈRE UNVEILS A NEW LOOK IN TIME FOR THE FESTIVE SEASON

South Africa, Franschhoek; ALMOST 25 years since the von Arnim family launched the iconic Haute Cabrière wine range, the brand is set to undergo an exciting packaging upgrade just in time for the upcoming Festive Season. The Franschhoek-based winery, with its iconic setting on the scenic Franschhoek Pass, has been specialising in wines produced from […]

THE BLACK LION 2017 VINTAGE RELEASE

From pioneering cellar techniques to redefining the boundaries of extreme viticulture, the wines of De Toren Private Cellar are marked by devotion to quality, and ensuring the truth of the vine is told.  It is this exact philosophy from which The Black Lion, hailed South Africa’s most powerful shiraz, emerged. From the outset De Toren’s […]

Boxing Day and New Year Braai Picnic at Grande Provence

 Unwind in the beautiful Franschhoek winelands after the Christmas rush with a leisurely braai picnic on Boxing Day or New Year’s Day at the delightful new Bistro at Grande Provence. Embrace the Day of Goodwill with loved ones with a Boxing Day braai picnic under the oaks on Wednesday, 26 December. Alternatively, chill out after […]

PLATTER’S AWARDS FIVE STARS TO ALLéE BLEUE FLAGSHIP WINE

It was a night of firsts for the team from Franschhoek Wine Estate Allée Bleue at the 2019 Platter’s Awards Ceremony when winemaker Van Zyl du Toit stepped up to collect his – and the farm’s – inaugural 5 star Platter’s award for the flagship red blend, L ’Amour Toujours 2014. As van Zyl commented:  […]