Wine

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 […]
2nd August 2016

Boschendal – the perfect Wine Tourism Destination to explore the Cape Winelands.

The Great Wine Capitals Network awarded Boschendal their 2016 Best of Wine Tourism Regional award for best accommodation on a wine farm. With this in mind, I […]
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 […]
20th April 2015

Casual Country Dining in the Winelands

Although there are lots of fine dining establishments in the Winelands catering to the Dollar and Pound laden foreign tourists, there are plenty of great reasonably […]
30th January 2015

The southernmost wine farms in Africa

  Take a trip down south and taste some excellent SA wines. ‘Die winter is verby, nou kom die wind’ – winter is over, now comes […]