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Paserene launches 2017 Vintage Chardonnay

Paserene Chardonnay, in its 5th vintage is harvested from vineyards in Elgin and is a charming expression of cool-climate elegance. The wine spent 16 months in French oak barrels, which allows for balance between the fine acidity and a creamy oat character, making it the perfect sip for any wine lover. Co-owner and winemaker, Martin […]

Strauss & Co set to establish ground-breaking fine wine auctions in South Africa

In a trailblazing initiative, South Africa’s foremost auction house, Strauss & Co, has entered a joint venture with leading online wine merchant, Wine Cellar, and top sommelier, Higgo Jacobs, to launch a Fine Wine Auction programme. This endeavour aims to provide a transparent auction platform that introduces prospective buyers to a selection of South Africa’s […]

Franschhoek Mother’s Day breakaway at Grande Provence

  Treat your mom like a queen this Mother’s Day and spoil her with a Franschhoek breakaway and elegant luncheon at Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate on Sunday, 12 May 2019. The Restaurant at Grande Provence is going all out with a three course set menu including a glass of bubbly on arrival and a […]

ESCAPE TO THE VALLEY OF WINE -Robertson Wacky Wine Weekend

The famed Wacky Wine Weekend takes place from 7 – 9 June 2019. This well–established event has become a wine institution in the social calendars of people across the country. This Winter-festival attracts wine connoisseurs, novices, families and friends alike travelling far and wide to “taste the lifestyle”. 2019 marks Wacky Wine Weekend’s sweet 16th […]


The 4th Cabernet Franc Challenge once again highlighted quality wines produced by some of South Africa’s most passionate winemakers.  Showcasing all price classes and styles, the range will suit discerning palates and satisfy every type of wallet.   The awards ceremony took place on 16 April at Franschhoek Estate and regular star performer in this competition, […]

REBELS WITH A CAUSE- The Body, Mind & Soul of Black Elephant Vintners

They call themselves “the rebels of the vine”….. Black Elephant Vintners (BEV) was born out of synchronicity, fortuitous friendships and a love for wine. Following the sale of Black Elephant Investment Holdings’ stake in Noah Financial Innovation in 2011, co-founder Kevin Swart (the ‘Black’ in the company’s name) uprooted his family and moved from Johannesburg […]

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 […]