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Gabrielskloof Restaurant Celebrates 10 Years of Cape Country Cuisine

Gabrielskloof Restaurant Celebrates 10 Years of Cape Country Cuisine

By Thea Beckman   Just so that you can all appreciate how obnoxiously spoiled I am as a “person of media”, I attended the 10-year anniversary of the restaurant at Gabriëlskloof wine estate (Botrivier, Western Cape, South Africa) and left with a belly full of their food, a head full of their wine, and a […]

Franschhoek Beer Co cleans up at awards

World class products are all about quality, craft, dedication and significant effort- but it’s also about consistency. Over the past number of years our beers have received multiple gold and silver awards annually at the SA National Beer Trophy Competition – 2019 was no different. Picking up covered Silver awards for our Three Oaks Lager, […]

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Investing in the Cape’s finest: Introducing the Cape Fine & Rare Wine Auction 2019

With the world market increasingly focused on the fine and rare wines from South Africa, the Cape Winelands is in a stronger position than ever to showcase its fine wine investments. This year, the Cape Winelands is proud to host its first-ever Cape Fine & Rare Wine Auction, an evolution of the historic Nederburg Auction in […]

DIEMERSFONTEIN HITS A HIGH NOTE WITH NEW PINOTAGE RELEASE, THE PRODIGY

Long famous for its revolutionary ‘coffee-chocolate’ Pinotage, Diemersfontein wine estate outside Wellington is proving it’s a no one-trick-pony when it comes to this iconic South African cultivar, with the release of a third Pinotage in the range, The Prodigy.   While the complex Carpe Diem Pinotage Reserve is a bottle best kept for special occasions, and […]

Art Franschhoek | 25 to 27 October 2019

As with fine food and world-class wines, so too fine art needs to be experienced to be appreciated. Visitors to Franschhoek can once again look forward to a weekend of artworks and exhibitions, as the 4thannual  Art Franschhoek ‘opens its doors’ to the public over the weekend of 25 to 27 October.    Over the years Franschhoek has […]

Whoop de whoop – Whales at de Hoop!

An excited William Stephens of De Hoop Collection is happy to announce that “the first aerial count survey of the 2019 whale season is in – and of the total whales seen, over 90% of them  were at De Hoop!”   Stephens was notified of this by Jean Tresfon, a well-known Marine Conservation photographer, and pilot of the aerial survey […]

LAND REWOVEN, MJ LOURENS IN CONVERSATION WITH JH PIERNEEF

The La Motte Museum introduces a new art exhibition entitled, Land Rewoven. Presented in collaboration withBarnard Gallery, this new addition to the Franschhoek Valley estate’s acclaimed offering, comprises a considered body of work by MJ Lourens in conversation with selected paintings of JH Pierneef from the La Motte Museum collection. The inspiration for this exhibition lies in […]

TOKARA celebrates 20th vintage of formidable winemaking

Family values and a single minded vision to produce timeless, world class wines is the bedrock of TOKARA, the prestigious Stellenbosch property that celebrates its 20th vintage this year.   At TOKARA, nothing is left to chance. “The mantra has always been one of no shortcuts – no compromise. From the very beginning TOKARA aimed at […]

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Heritage Day braai feast at Grande Provence

Enjoy a truly South African braai inspired harvest table for a laid-back Heritage Day at Grande Provence, the picture perfect wine estate in the Franschhoek winelands, on Tuesday, 24 September 2019. The Heritage Day Braai will be held under the oaks on the stretched out lawns in front of the new Bistro and is perfect […]

The Winelands’ Top Culinary Boss Babes

Women in the winelands making waves in gastronomy In honour of women’s month, we’ve gathered together a formidable list of talented, experienced, award winning, and widely respected female chefs in the Cape winelands. These are culinary professionals who are not only at the top of their game and thegame; they are also tearing down preconceptions […]