March 2019

All Roads lead to the Old Road Wine Co.

At the Old Road Wine Co. you’ll find a friendly fat man inviting you in for a delicious meal, a blacksmith with impeccable taste, a smous ready to assist you with whatever you may need, a postman taking you on a journey of discovery and a gentle Anemos breeze keeping you company while you peer […]

The 2019 Cape Wine Auction appoints Raymond Ndlovu as Trust chairperson

Established in 2014, the Cape Wine Auction Trust was created to raise money for education in the South African winelands. This global showcase of South African wines is committed to changing people’s lives through the powerful tool of education – from cradle to career. The 2019 Cape Wine Auction has raised R14 625 million and has […]

Lynx Estate -“The Spirit of transformation”

This boutique wine estate on the foothills of Klein Drakenstein Mountains is a place where authentic wines are produced, and ambitious plans are made. Winemaker Helgard van Schalkwyk and his team put their heart and soul into achieving the optimal result and creating a wine range extending from uncomplicated everyday-drinking wines to characterful top-of-the-range products, […]

 Jazz on Fridays is back!

Finding the perfect venue to recapture this popular event was the first task in relaunching the legendary “Jazz Fridays” and Café des Arts ticked all the boxes. Situated in the Main Road opposite Woolworths you will find the alley to this breathtakingly beautiful venue under a canvas of massive trees. It is the place where […]

Wine Tasting With a Difference at Black Elephant Vintners

Black Elephant Vintners was born out of synchronicity, fortuitous friendships and a love for wine. Following on from the sale of Black Elephant Investment Holdings’ stake in Noah Financial Innovation in 2011, co-founder Kevin Swart uprooted his family and moved from Johannesburg to Franschhoek where he purchased a charming boutique wine farm, La Petite Vigne, […]

A New Gem Added To Spice Route Destination – Anthony Shapiro COLLECT

Spice Route Destination warmly welcomes another aesthetic treasure to the destination’s broad range of offerings, COLLECT, home to Anthony Shapiro’s exquisite ceramics. Anthony Shapiro started making pots when he was only 13 years old and even dropped out of law school to further his career as a ceramicist. After working as a pottery teacher from […]

Franschhoek Welcomes Abe Opperman Gallery

Following the success of galleries in Johannesburg and Cape Town, Abe Opperman Art has opened its third space in the heart of Franschhoek at 11 Huguenot Street. “The opportunity to make bring Abe’s art to a new home in Franschhoek presented itself organically and we were all too willing to step into the beauty of […]

Grande Provence introduces Heritage Menu

Grande Provence, the landmark 1694 Heritage Wine Estate in Franschhoek, has gone back to its culinary roots with a new Heritage Tasting Menu. Prepared by Marvin Robyn, the passionate young head chef who is bringing new energy to The Restaurant at Grande Provence, the Heritage Tasting Menu is available exclusively to dinner guests. The menu […]