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5 Things that are better during winter in the Winelands

18 Jun 2018

It’s not fun to kiss summer picnics and late sunsets goodbye. But once again we are reminded why the love of wine is such a great romance, you can trade in your chilled whites for some warming reds and wineries have always got your back with their amazing winter offerings. There is bound to be a roaring fire or a special winter menu waiting to welcome you in the winelands. 

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5 Things that are better during winter in the Winelands

15 Jun 2018

As a sommelier and self-proclaimed foodie, the rainy days in the Winelands start showing other gems as everything slows down. I find myself having the precious time to really enjoy what is on offer.

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Lessons from my father

13 Jun 2018

Agriculture and activities like the making of wine is often a family affair, as the stories of many of South Africa's winemakers reflect. Marking Father's Day this month, Maryke Roberts asked some of them to be re-told.

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BLACC wine-lovers help spread the word

08 Jun 2018

The Black Cellar Club (BLACC) is a young organisation with a mission to share the story of South African wine. 

BLACC is a voluntary association created "to reach out to black Africans … interested in furthering their wine knowledge". 

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20 Fantastic Food and Wine Pairing Experiences in South Africa

25 May 2018

What is better than sipping top South African wines in a beautiful setting? Pairing their flavours with delicious bites, of course.

What started out as a venture to complement the perfect wine with the best food combination, has turned into an exciting bucket list experience in the South African winelands. 

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Tradition and history meets modern and trendy

23 May 2018

Ranging from 1700’s Cape Dutch buildings with thatched roofs, to ultra-modern millennium brick, cement and glass buildings, the Western Cape Winelands offer a diverse range of architecture, the one more show-stopping than the next. Even more so, most of these buildings are either set against the backdrop of the majestic Western Cape mountains, lush green vineyards, designer crafted gardens and/or a sapphire ocean.

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Must-do wine festivals: here’s a list of the last big ones

25 Apr 2018

Get ahead of your busy schedule and diarize 2018’s remaining food and wine festivals in the Cape winelands now. From large, family friendly shows to intimate, black-tie affairs – there’s plenty to get excited about.

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Aleit’s Top Six Wedding Venue Picks – Stellenbosch & Franschhoek Winelands

16 Mar 2018

The Aleit Group has been planning weddings for local and international bridal parties, including many a celebrity wedding, in the Winelands for 16 years. 

“And it has to be said, this is our forte – from the nitty-gritty, to keeping the in-laws happy, from the not-so-fun-logistics, to the intrinsically extravagant wish-list, The Aleit Group will plan and pave the rose-petal-way to your perfect wedding. From the moment you walk in till the moment you walk out, every step of the way.” 

Aleit writes for us about some of his favourite venues in the Stellenbosch and Franschhoek Winelands. 

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Your Ultimate Guide to Kid Friendly Wine Estates in South Africa

01 Mar 2018

Many of South Africa’s top wine estates cater for children, ensuring you won’t have to worry about entertaining them, or feel judged if your little ones giggle (insert scream) a bit too loud. Here’s our round-up of 30 kid friendly wine estates in South Africa.

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Be water wise in the Western Cape

20 Feb 2018

Cape Town and the Western Cape are open for business in spite of the current drought. Visitors are arriving in a place with a significant breadth and depth of experiences and exceptional beauty. However, as beautiful as it is, the Western Cape is a water-scarce part of the world (much like other successful tourist regions like Southern California and Western Australia) and is vulnerable to the effects of climate change and is susceptible to periodic droughts.

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Cape Champion wine farms promote Cape Leopard conservation

19 Feb 2018

Several WWF Conservation Champions farms promote and support the conservation of the threatened Cape mountain leopard, setting an example of environmental protection in the wine industry.

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Tons of motivation for Harvest 2018

08 Feb 2018

We’ve awaited the 2018 harvest with cautious optimism and nervous anticipation, bracing ourselves for a lower yield as a result of the drought. But it’s not all doom and gloom. Word from the vineyards is positive as the harvest season is gaining momentum.

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