Melissa

3rd November 2018

Constantia-Cape Town’s Vineyard -Where Old and New Rendez-Vouz

Constantia is the oldest wine growing region in South Africa with the cultivation of grapes dating from the 1680s. The region is however also one of […]
13th October 2016

Babylonstoren Hammam – a modern take on an ancient tradition

Early spring is a wonderful time to be in Istanbul – it is not too hot – or crowded. I was determined to experience an authentic […]
12th October 2016

Mark Dendy-Young – climbing new heights with Cape Elevation Vineyards.

There is an excellent book entitled ‘Halftime’ by Bob Buford which looks at mid-life and comes to the conclusion that the game of life is won […]
25th May 2016

The Bo-Kaap and Church Street – Where Creativity and Social Entrepreneurship Meet

Cape Town is buzzing with creative flair and I so love introducing tourists from all over the world to a taste of local South African arts, […]
13th February 2016

Perfect Food and Wine Pairings in the Cape Winelands (enter to WIN!)

In the Cape winelands February is a busy month. Harvest is in full swing and the December break is a distant memory. However, thanks to Valentine’s […]
7th December 2015

Wine Safaris around the Cape Winelands and Beyond

Throughout my childhood I had the privilege of visiting the Timbivati – of white lion fame – for a long weekend each July.  One of the […]
4th November 2015

Family Friendly Farms in the Constantia Valley

The very name Constantia evokes the old world and the weight of history. Constantia is experiencing a new flurry of activity as it reinvents its wine […]
22nd September 2015

Cold Gin and Hot Chocolate – a Whale of a Weekend at the Tip of Africa

In Africa, there is an easy answer to the question ‘Would you like a Gin and Tonic?’, but when it is a local artisanal brew from […]
30th June 2015

The Heavenly Delights of Hell’s Heights Pass

If there is one stretch of road worth driving more than any other in the Cape Winelands I would have to say it is the windy […]