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A roadtrip story: There’s nothing little about the Klein Karoo

31 Mar 2021

A power surge suddenly propels us as our host grins and pushes the accelerator to the floor. Roadside scrub turns to blur as I return my gaze from the chrome-littered dash to the mountains on the other side of the windscreen.

This is a 1956 Cadillac Sedan De Ville, a car-about-town that’s arguably even more suave now than when issued as first of range to the head of General Motors South Africa.

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Celebrate the Constantia Valley with Fresh Fine Wine Dinners

30 Mar 2021

With the beloved annual Constantia Fresh Festival not taking place this year due to safety protocols, the event owners have come up with a way to still celebrate the Constantia region’s fine cuisine and wines with 5 glorious food and wine dinners to be held in the valley’s best restaurants, on Friday 9 April 2021.

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Lanzerac Tasting Room Deli Exterior 1 Hr

14 local places to go for April 17's Malbec fiesta

24 Mar 2021

The world celebrates the Malbec grape on April 17, the 9th occasion it has done so since the special day was inaugurated.

The point was initially to promote the Argentinian excellence with a variety that originated in south-west France but has become a star for the South Americans. It has subsequently become an opportunity across the world to cast light on the variety itself.

The story goes that this was the day in 1853 that Malbec was introduced in Argentina. When Phyloxera and later the devastating winter of 1956, struck in Europe, Argentinian wines soared. Especially Malbec thrived in the region and became the star.

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Discover Portuguese varieties in the wines of the Klein Karoo

03 Mar 2021

Port producers worldwide have long despaired at the drain in worldwide sales. Enthusiasm for Portuguese variety wines however, has given wineries of the Klein Karoo a lift.

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