August 2019

2019 STANDARD BANK CHENIN BLANC TOP TEN CHALLENGE WINNERS

This year’s winners of the Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge provide ample evidence of South Africa’s major advances with the variety, according to Ina Smith, manager of the Chenin Blanc Association.   “The growing focus on Chenin by international tastemakers has undoubtedly raised the quality benchmark,” says the association’s chairman, Ken Forrester. “It’s […]

ORPHÉE ET EURYDICE Opera at the BAXTER THEATRE

C.W. GLUCK ORPHÉE ET EURYDICE BAXTER THEATRE TUES 3 SEPT 19:30 | THURS 5 SEPT 19:30 | SAT 7 SEPT 18:00 Gluck’s dream of creating a new style of opera, distinguished by classical simplicity and dramatic integrity, was exquisitely realised in his setting of the Orpheus story. Climaxing in the much-loved aria “J’ai perdu mon Eurydice”, […]

New TOKARA spring menu redefines SA cookery inspired by nature’s bounty

TOKARA Restaurant Executive Chef, Carolize Coetzee, has turned her appetite for relaxed, playful dining up a notch with her new ingredient-driven spring menu, reinterpreting traditional South African cookery following a three-week stage at Cosme in New York, ranked 23rd in the world by the World’s 50 Best Restaurants this year.   The menu is interspersed with […]

Art in the Yard presents TODAY, a Group Exhibition

presents TODAY A Group Exhibition 31.08.2019 | 24.09.2019 Gallery Details Art in the Yard Gallery | The Yard, 38 Huguenot Street, Franschhoek Email art@artintheyard.co.za| Phone +27 (0) 21 876 4280 Website www.artintheyard.co.za Contact person: Gita Claassen Opening Friday 31 August 2019, 14:00 Exhibition runs from 31 August 2019 – 24 September 2019 Winter opening times 9:30 […]

Anthonij Rupert Optima 2015 a true benchmark wine!

The 2015 vintage is internationally regarded as one of South Africa’s finest to date, and if there’s one wine that illustrates that, it’s Anthonij Rupert’s Optima 2015. This vintage of this limited Bordeaux blend (40% Cabernet Franc, 35% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon) continues a legacy that has seen previous vintages consistently  scoring 90 points […]

De Kleine Wijn Köop – seriously delicious and seriously cool!

De Kleine Wijn Köop partners with Morvino Wine Merchants  De Kleine Wijn Köop (the small wine co-op), is cause for excitement for wine nerds.  This very cool addition to the South African wine industry boasts an array of idiosyncratic wines made from niche varieties, characterised with a line-up of unconventional and imaginative labels. De Kleine Wijn […]

New Roodeberg 1949 is a modern return to the roots of SA wine

Roodeberg, the true South African original that celebrates its 70thanniversary this year, has taken its narrative back to the heart of the country’s winemaking roots with the launch of ‘1949’,a meticulously crafted, limited edition commemorative blend. Continuing the Roodeberg tradition as a blend with universal appeal, Roodeberg 1949lends new vitality through the added intrigue and […]

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WINE TOURISM EXPERT KEEN TO EXCHANGE IDEAS AT UPCOMING WINE AND FOOD TOURISM CONFERENCE

Encouraging local travellers to overnight in the Cape Winelands is one effective way of boosting tourism income while at the same time promoting responsible drinking, believes Marisah Nieuwoudt.    Nieuwoudt is wine tourism manager for Vinpro that represents 2 500 of the country’s wine producers, cellars and industry stakeholders.    Speaking ahead of the Wine […]

Flagstone Sauvignon Blanc Crowned As Best SA Young Wine!

The South African Young Wine Show, dating back to 1833, gives winemakers the opportunity to showcase the best wines of the current vintage. This year Flagstone’s un-wooded Sauvignon Blanc claimed the competition’s most coveted General Smuts Trophy as 2019’s Best SA Young Wine. This is the second time Flagstone has achieved top honours as overall […]

New Roodeberg 1949 is a modern return to the roots of SA wine

Roodeberg, the true South African original that celebrates its 70th anniversary this year, has taken its narrative back to the heart of the country’s winemaking roots with the launch of ‘1949’, a meticulously crafted, limited edition commemorative blend. Continuing the Roodeberg tradition as a blend with universal appeal, Roodeberg 1949 lends new vitality through the […]