Wine

Grande Provence wins triple Gold at Michelangelo International Wine Awards

Grande Provence, the landmark heritage wine estate in Franschhoek, has won Gold medals for three signature wines at the 2019 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards. The Grande Provence Gold medalists are Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Chardonnay 2018 and Shiraz 2017.   The international judging panel comprising 28 prominent wine experts from 20 countries, sets the […]

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Franschhoek Wines To Try This Spring

Pair the warmer weather with these delicious spring wines Spring in the Cape is known for its unsettled weather. So much so that choosing a suitable wine can be a little tricky – it’s neither warm enough for a crisp Sauvignon Blanc nor cold enough for a heavy Bordeaux blend. Thankfully, the Franschhoek Wine Valley […]

Celebrating SA’s rich wine heritage at Cape Fine & Rare Wine Auction 2019

South Africa’s proud wine heritage was recently highlighted when one of our most celebrated wines was recorked to prolong its already venerable lifespan of 198 years. At such an age, the Grand Constance 1821 dessert wine stands amongst some of the Old-World stalwarts and demonstrates South Africa’s comparable winemaking, even 198 years ago. This noble […]

SOUTH AFRICAN WINE & FOOD TOURISM CONFERENCE CELEBRATES COUNTRY’S TOP PERFORMERS

Nine of South Africa’s top wine and food tourism providers were named honourees in the inaugural Wine & Food Tourism Conference Awards at the close of this year’s Wine and Food Tourism Conference near Stellenbosch today (18 September). They were presented with their trophies by Blacky Komani, chairperson of the Tourism Business Council of South […]

Oldenburg Vineyards: a must-add to any boozy Stellenbosch travel itinerary

By Thea R. Beckman Wander Woman Thea It is all too easy to wax lyrical for paragraph after paragraph about how spellbindingly beautiful the Cape Winelands are. For example, here’s an excerpt from an article I wrote for Southern Vines magazine about a year ago: “Perched high up on Helshoogte Pass in Stellenbosch, Tokara Wine […]

Stellenbosch nominated for global Wine Region of the Year

The Cape Winelands’ iconic town of Stellenbosch and luxurious Stellenbosch property, Delaire Graff Estate, have both been nominated for coveted international awards. Wine Enthusiast Magazine, revered multi-channel wine marketer in New York, has recently announced that Stellenbosch is in the running for Wine Region of the Year, Delaire Graff Estate for Winery Experience of the […]

Celebrating Grenache Day! Vriesenhof Grenache

The value of old vineyards is celebrated around the world, with a belief that older vines, with their lower yields, produce wines of higher quality. Reflecting that with age comes experience is vinous legend, Vriesenhof cellar master, Jan ‘Boland’ Coetzee, who turned 74 this year. The former Springbok has owned Vriesenhof in Stellenbosch for almost 40 […]

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Celebrate Spring at Boschendal!

Explore Boschendal in all its Spring Glory Spring is the time to explore Boschendal in all its glory and the farm is showcasing the season with a variety of activities and special offers for every age and interest: Popular favourites are back and better than ever:  outdoor picnics, the Friday night market, summer concerts, and redesigned wine-tasting. […]

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Franschhoek plays host to Sommelier Cup finalists

On 23 and 25 September the Franschhoek Wine Valley gets the opportunity to showcase its wide range of stellar wines to the semi-finalists competing in this year’s triennial Sommelier Cup competition, presented by Wines of South Africa (WoSA). Representing countries from across the globe the sommeliers will spend the day in the valley, meeting with […]

New App allows visitors to be enchanted by the Cape Winelands

“The Cape Winelands District, 1,000 things to do and then some wine!” These words aptly describe the unique experiences available to visitors to the Cape Winelands District. If you are visiting from upcountry or overseas and are wondering where to take your family, wonder no more. The new Cape Winelands Tourism Routes and Events App […]