July 2019

winemaker Nongcebo Langa

New winery appointment at Delheim heads for internship in California

Nongcebo Langa adds fresh verve to Stellenbosch estate Delheim wine estate has appointed a new, young and dynamic assistant winemaker to complete its award-winning team under Roelof Lotriet. The 26-year-old Nongcebo “Noni” Langa will commence her tenure upon completion of an internship in California that was facilitated by Delheim.   She joined the winery earlier this […]

Cooking demonstration The Cellars-Hohenort

Cooking Demo series by Greenhouse at The Cellars-Hohenort with Chef Farrel Hirsch

Fine-Dining Cooking Demonstration with Head Chef Farrel Hirsch from Greenhouse at The Cellars-Hohenort on Saturday, 24 August and 31 August 2019 The award-winning Greenhouse restaurant – one of the top 10 restaurants in South Africa – will be hosting the second and third of four cooking demonstrations onSaturday, 24 August and Saturday and 31 August […]

Flagstone Wine

FLAGSTONE LONGITUDE RED BLEND 2017: Our way-finder wine

At Flagstone we foster creativity, knowing that moments of brilliance, cradled by tenacious work, result in genius. Longitude is an affirmation of that ingenuity, inventively demonstrated by the 18th century clockmaker, John Harrison, who created the first chronometer sufficiently accurate to be used to determine a ship’s longitude at sea. Finding longitude proved an elusive […]

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Sneak a sip: Be the first to experience some of SA’s finest wines

Some of South Africa’s top winemakers have been hard at work, creating wines for one reason only: To make it through the selection process that will see them showcased at a one-of-a-kind wine auction,The Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction. Specially crafted by members of the Cape Winemakers Guild, these wines will only be available at the annual Auction. In […]

Stellenbosch University Acapella

Stellenbosch University ACAPELLA GROUPS READY FOR BATTLE OF THE VOICES

A record 31 ensembles have entered the annual Acapella singing competition of the Student Representative Council (SRC) of Stellenbosch University (SU). SU Acapella is presented by the SRC’s Culture Committee (KuKo) and will take place in the Endler Hall of the Konservatorium in Victoria Street in Stellenbosch. Students take part across four different categories: male, […]

Minister of Tourism SA

NATIONAL MINISTER OF TOURISM, A FIRST FOR WINE AND FOOD CONFERENCE

For the first time, a national government minister will attend the annual Wine & Food Tourism Conference, when Minister of Tourism, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, presents the inaugural Wine & Food Tourism Awards at Spier, near Stellenbosch on 18 September.    Conference convenor Margi Biggs said Minister Kubayi-Ngubane’s scheduled appearance at the conference signalled the importance of […]

Delaire Graff

KEVIN GROBLER TAKES THE HELM AT DELAIRE GRAFF RESTAURANT HAILING A DECADE OF SOUTH AFRICAN FOOD & WINE EXCELLENCE

TEN years on, the eponymously named restaurant of Delaire Graff Estate has begun a fresh chapter in the capable and creative hands of newly appointed Head Chef Kevin Grobler. Attached to the winery, Delaire Graff Restaurant’s timeless interiors are characterised by sophisticated acknowledgments of South African heritage and dramatic artworks by celebrated artists such as William […]

Wine-Tasting

The Perfect Winter Antidote: 10 of Franschhoek’s Finest Indoor Tasting Rooms

When the weather outside is frightful, And the fire is so delightful, When you’re looking for a place to go, Don’t let it snow: go to Franschhoek! The Franschhoek Wine Valley is carpeted – mountain range to mountain range – with wine estates with cosy, indoor tasting rooms. So, regardless of the weather, you can […]

Lekkerwater Beach Lodge

NATURAL SELECTION OPENS LEKKERWATER BEACH LODGE

MAY saw the opening of Natural Selection’s first property in South Africa, Lekkerwater Beach Lodge in the De Hoop Reserve. The intimate property sits isolated on a six kilometer stretch of beach in the glorious De Hoop Reserve, east of Cape Town. Just as the whales arrive in the warm Indian Ocean waters, so Natural Selection […]

Pulling out all the stops at this year’s Franschhoek Uncorked Festival, 14 & 15 September 2019

Bid farewell to the Winter blues and swing into Spring by heading off to the picture perfect Franschhoek Wine Valley over the weekend of 14 and 15 September for this year’s Franschhoek Uncorked Festival.  What better excuse to explore one of South Africa’s premier wine destinations, whilst uncovering a fine selection of wine gems from the Franschhoek Vignerons. Participating wineries […]