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Don’t Mock Mocktails Until You’ve Tried Them

19 Jan 2021

You may belong to the group who bounded into the New Year, resolving to enjoy a Dry January.

Or you may belong to a second group of South Africans, summoned to a family meeting by Uncle Cyril and unilaterally informed that you too would be practicing Dry January.

If you're longing for an adult beverage and an excuse to get out of the house, our wineries have responded with some delicious mocktails and mocktail and food pairings.

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An Insider's Guide to Durbanville Wine Valley

05 Jan 2021

Durbanville’s wine route has a charm of its own; offering warm hospitality, a restaurant on most farms, a child-friendly atmosphere, a wide selection of wines and personal experiences, that keeps locals and visitors coming back again and again.

Durbanville local and the woman behind popular Facebook page 'What's On in Durbanville' takes us on a tour of the valley.

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The Agulhas Wine Triangle - A place to explore

16 Dec 2020

Vineyards are relatively new to the area by comparison to most others, but the region returned to the headlines since wineries officially established themselves under the banner of the Agulhas Wine Triangle last year. As for wineries, they’re spread far apart in this intriguing territory.

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The unconventional coastal wine route

07 Dec 2020

Over holidays the stretch of the R43 between its intersection with the N2 and the coast gets particularly busy as families head out to the favourites of Hermanus, Franskraal, De Kelders and Pearly Beach.

At these times, the R43 becomes its own de facto wine route - not by traditional evaluations of terroir or climate, but because of the many of these regions the road traverses. In this example, there are also several world-class wine experiences along the way too.

This then becomes the invitation not only to stock up for the coming weeks of relaxation, but to replenish the home cellar by filling the Ventertjie on the return trip.

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