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S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna Chef of the Year 2018 – Kobus van der Merwe

Each year South Africa’s top chefs and restaurant teams are acknowledged and ranked at the annual Eat Out Awards. One of the most coveted accolades is the S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna Chef of the Year award, which recognises an innovative chef who is pushing the boundaries and making a notable contribution to the South African […]

Norval Foundation first museum in Africa commended by Sotheby’s International for curatorial excellence

  Sotheby’s international prize champions innovative exhibitions from around the world as 2018 winners are announced  Norval Foundation is the first art foundation in Africa and one of only five globally to be commended by Sotheby’s international auction house for curatorial excellence, championing the work of innovative institutions who strive to break new ground and […]

Veritas Young Wine Writer 2018 announced – with great new opportunities

Burgeoning young wine writer Llewellyn Lambert from Franschhoek, with a strong background in the hotel and hospitality industry and with his own online publication, has clinched the coveted Veritas Young Wine Writer title for 2018. Lambert, general manager of the Franschhoek Boutique Hotel, has developed his online publication with a hospitality-driven travel website featuring items […]

Franschhoek Summer Wines | 2 February 2019

Celebrate the height of Summer in style in your elegantly white attire at the ultimate garden party.  Sip on seasonal inspired wines showcased by the Franschhoek Vignerons, at this year’s Franschhoek Summer Wines, which takes place at the spectacular Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards on Saturday, 2 February (12pm to 5pm) Some of the Vigneron’s choices for Summer […]

HAVE A HOLLY, JOLLY CHRISTMAS OPEN-AIR MOVIE EXPERIENCE AT THE GALILEO THIS CHRISTMAS

Move over Santa Claus, there’s another Christmas legend to look forward to! The Galileo Open Air Cinema is back for another fun and festive outdoor movie screening on December 25th. Moving to the northern suburbs this year and taking place at the magnificent Meerendal Wine Estate, it promises to be a dazzling evening under the […]

AMERICAN EXPRESS BARREL AUCTION 2019 SET TO TAKE PLACE AT NORVAL FOUNDATION

  The annual American Express Barrel Auction is an opportunity for serious oenophiles to taste, bid and potentially own exclusive yet-to-be-released vintages, as well as rare and sought-after lots and one-of-a-kind wines from the cellars of some of South Africa’s top winemakers. The event, which traditionally takes place the day prior to the Cape Wine […]

Franschhoek Vigneron is 2018 Diners Club Winemaker of the Year

It’s an event that everyone wants to attend, and when they do they dress up to the nine’s, and this year’s Diners Club Winemaker of the Year Awards once again lived up to its sparkling reputation. La Residence was once again the venue for the awards evening, which was attended by the who’s who of […]

A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO VIEW PRIVATE ART COLLECTIONS AT NORVAL FOUNDATION

  Vedanā: The collection of Véronique Susman-Savigne on show Worldwide, only few high quality art collections are accessible to the public, while many remain on view only in private residences, corporate offices or are simply hidden away in storage. Norval Foundation is launching the Collector’s Focus series of exhibitions to provide an important platform where […]