Cassia at Nitida revisited–what a pleasure!

Cassia at Nitida revisited–what a pleasure!

  For reasons of my own I go past Cassia at least once a month and always think of their sensational game carpaccio with longing. So, this week, on my way home from the hairdresser, I pulled in there and indulged myself.   The Carpaccio was heaven on a...

Enter a world of abundance at Groot Constantia

Enter a world of abundance at Groot Constantia

One of the best places I know of to experience it all in one place is Groot Constantia, Cape Town's iconic wine estate. Here you can  experience a summer of abundance, punctuated by magnificent natural scenery, beautiful historic buildings, rich heritage, good food,...

This year’s magical picnics at Vergelegen

This year’s magical picnics at Vergelegen

If, like me, picnic does not mean sitting on the ground,Bedouin style, this is for you---a MUST! The setting for this epicurean adventure is as remarkable as the food itself. Guests stroll through a magnificent rose garden, filled with colourful blooms and exquisite...

Enjoy the Albert Frost Trio, great food and wine at Muratie

Enjoy the Albert Frost Trio, great food and wine at Muratie

  Those clever people at Muratie  welcome back the Albert Frost Trio for another great concert on the Garden Terrace on Saturday.9 December 2023 @ 11.00 am - 5:00 pm Don’t miss this live open-air show beneath the ancient oak trees featuring memorable music, great...

Spice Route Paarl–the ultimate  destination

Spice Route Paarl–the ultimate destination

Situated in the scenic Paarl Winelands with lush lawns, stately old oak trees and glorious sweeping views, Spice Route, the ultimate family destination, is home to Spice Route wines and a unique collection of hand-picked authentic artisanal residents.   Panoramic...

The new summer menu at Haute Cabriere Franschhoek

The new summer menu at Haute Cabriere Franschhoek

t   In a town like a Franschhoek, to be known as one of THE places to eat and drink spectacular food and wine is an accolade indeed. Just such a place is the von Arnim family’s superb Haute Cabriere,. The new summer menu is is now being served, matched with some...

When Wine And Wagyu Meet

When Wine And Wagyu Meet

Pair premium wines with premium meat and you get a culinary match made in heaven. This is what one will experience at the maiden collaboration between Stellenview Premium Wines and renowned Eastern Cape based Wagyu producers, Zuney, Thursday, 16 November (6pm arrival)...

Garden Town Stellenbosch returns to blossom in 2023

Garden Town Stellenbosch returns to blossom in 2023

        Garden Town Stellenbosch, one of the country's most prominent garden lifestyle celebrations, is set to return from 27 October to 5 November 2023. This year's edition promises to be a remarkable milestone for South Africa's beloved village...

Superb new Spring menu at Cafe Fleur

Superb new Spring menu at Cafe Fleur

  There is something very special about visiting Vergelegen. It is like entering another world, easy to access, relaxed, and magnificent to look at. One feels as Alice must have when she stepped through that looking glass. Very, as my German friends used to say,...

Brookdale Estate wins major international award

Brookdale Estate wins major international award

  Brookdale Estate wins in the Best of Wine Tourism Awards for 2024 in the Accommodation category.   Brookdale Estate has won the Accommodation category in the Best Of Wine Tourism Awards 2024, in recognition of the quality winelands guest experience offered...

Taste South Africa at Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards

Taste South Africa at Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards

The Franschhoek Valley is renowned for its exceptional food and wine offering and although the proud heritage of the French Huguenots is still evident in the culture of the picturesque village and its surrounding wine estates, visitors are now invited to also...

Stories with Rijk–celebrating Muratie’s Living Heritage

Stories with Rijk–celebrating Muratie’s Living Heritage

Honouring Heritage Month and frequent requests, Rijk Melck, passionate custodian of Muratie and entertaining storyteller, is starting a dedicated “Stories With Rijk” event at Muratie. He will be hosting a wine tasting and sharing the estate’s rich, centuries-old...