The Constantia Wine Route is known all around the world for being the oldest wine region in South Africa. And although this classic wine destination has a rich heritage with deep roots, it is continuously evolving – adding new wines, exciting experiences and special offers to keep visitors coming back for more.
Several prominent events are about to put South African Chenin Blanc back in the spotlight. Clifford Roberts gives a brief rundown of the excitement driving the variety.
If there's a Ground Zero for South African wine, it must be Chenin Blanc. Few varieties have tracked our history from the start, become as ubiquitous and emerged as a shining light.
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.
Father's Day is around the corner, and there's no better time to spend some quality time with your dad in the beautiful Winelands. Whether he'd prefer a leisurely 3-course lunch or a burger night, a whisky tasting or an adventurous bicycle race, there is sure to be something exciting for you and your dad to do in the Winelands this upcoming Father's Day weekend. Here is a list of things to do in the Winelands with your dad to celebrate Father's Day.
You would love to take your family on a fun outing in Cape Town, but here’s the thing: how do you find something that every single family member will enjoy – even you?
We’ve got you.
There have been numerous exciting new developments across South Africa’s winelands, with fresh occasions awaiting wine-lovers looking for new experiences.
What follows is but a small selection to kick-start your visit to vineyards and wineries of the Cape and beyond this June.
The Durbanville Wine Valley has been a hive of activity in recent months. Among the changes are new facilities that have opened, including a wine lounge with spectacular views. Many of the wine farms of this famous area have also lined up special events where the region’s wine and food are on display.
What would you get if you took grapes from every wine farm in the Durbanville Wine Valley to make a one-of-a-kind Sauvignon Blanc?
We’ll tell you!
While the world celebrates International Chardonnay Day on 27 May, the Robertson Wine Valley reveals why this noble cultivar makes the world go around.
Without Chardonnay, Dom Perignon would never have uttered the words: “come quickly, I am tasting the stars.”
Without Chardonnay, Winston Churchill would have been less inspired to fight for Champagne.
Without Chardonnay, Cassper Nyovest would not have been as inclined to insist: “less stress, more champagne!”
If you’re looking ahead to plan some fun things to do in the Winelands to make the most of the mild autumn weather, check out this list of upcoming events.
There’s an exciting new wine festival coming up that you don’t want to miss and it's bursting with authentic Swartland farm-style hospitality.
The inaugural Swartland Sosiaal Wynfees is set to draw visitors to the dynamic Swartland Wine region this April. If you’re still looking for an ideal escape for the long weekend at the end of April, look no further.
The journey from vine to glass is a matter of science and circumstance. There are a wide number of species of vines which bears a variety of grapes, known as varietals. Each varietal, affected by soil type, climate, wind, farming practices and other factors produces various characteristics.
Tshepang Molisana shares the journey of a grape from vine to wine glass with us.