20 Festive Markets and Events in the Winelands Gabrielskloof Market

20 Festive Markets and Events in the Winelands

Leani Jansen van Vuuren
22 Nov 2019

‘Tis the season for festive markets, carols by candlelight, sparkling decorations and all the magic that a warm South African summer Christmas can bring.

To make sure you and your family have a merry memorable time in the winelands, here’s a round-up of 20 of the 2019 holiday season events and attractions in the different wine routes you can’t miss.

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9 Winery locations for the next Bond movie Almenkerk

9 Winery locations for the next Bond movie

Clifford Roberts
31 Oct 2019

The folks making that secret agent film will be swilling their own martinis by now having just wrapped up the latest edition of this blockbuster. Filming apparently took place almost everywhere again – even the Faroe Islands (where?) - but not South Africa.

What can be better than our wineries? In this edition, we'll explain why many of them are ideal locations plus we offer some story ideas too.

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Romantic Getaways on 20 Different Wine Routes Die Voormanshuis With Vineyards Credit Die Voormanshuis

Romantic Getaways on 20 Different Wine Routes

Leani Jansen van Vuuren
25 Oct 2019

Quality time away with your partner probably doesn’t happen often, so when it does, make sure it’s a memorable experience. That’s why we’ve rounded up some of the most romantic and unique getaways across 20 different wine routes in South Africa.

Whether it’s for your honeymoon, anniversary, proposal or just some time away to reconnect, you’ll find something special to suit your budget and taste.

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Is Franschhoek the Capital of Fizz? Dgb Fhc Lifestyle 002

Is Franschhoek the Capital of Fizz?

Tshepang Molisana
17 Oct 2019

With several local and nearby events dedicated to luxurious bubbles and a bevy of producers focused on fizz, Franschhoek is renowned for how elegantly it sparkles.

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A weekend getaway in Elgin Oak Valley Estate

A weekend getaway in Elgin

Estee de Villiers
10 Oct 2019

Visit the magnificent Elgin Valley that’s just an hour away from Cape Town and you’ll be delighted to find not only excellent wines to please every palette, but also activities that will enchant everyone from thrill seekers to city slickers seeking something off the beaten track.

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Explore Elgin's Seriously Cool Wines South Hill Barrel Art

Explore Elgin's Seriously Cool Wines

Clifford Roberts
24 Sep 2019

Wines from Elgin lay claim to several overarching characteristics. Among the most prominent will be a cool climate, an interesting landscape and a fascinating history.

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Constantia Wine Route - An Urban Oasis Eagles Nest By Esteedv 1978

Constantia Wine Route - An Urban Oasis

Estee de Villiers
11 Sep 2019

Wine is where art, science and nature meet and this month we experienced an urban oasis that embodies this belief: the Constantia Wine Route.

With the slopes of Table Mountain as the backdrop, each of the farms in the area create a truly unique wine with its own story.

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Being innovative and different is no easy feat, but Hazendal did it Hazendal Heritage Innovation

Being innovative and different is no easy feat, but Hazendal did it

Maryke Roberts
14 Aug 2019

Wine tourism can be a tough nut to crack. Being innovative and offering a wine tourism experience that is totally different is not an easy challenge.

But then, the team at Hazendal Wine Estate on the Bottelary sub-route of the Stellenbosch Wine Routes, does not shy away from challenges. And when they accept it, they believe in the saying: “go big or go home” as their latest additions proves: a luxurious Russian tea experience, an edutainment centre for children, an art gallery and restaurant.

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Why Tulbagh should be on your wish list Saronsberg Cellar

Why Tulbagh should be on your wish list

Estee de Villiers
31 Jul 2019

This year the town of Tulbagh marks the 50th year since it experienced the most destructive earthquake in South Africa’s history.

The town was rebuilt and restored and feels like a meeting place of the old and the new. On Church Street you’ll find traditional Cape Dutch houses with green shuttered windows and at the end of the road you’ll be able to enjoy Bootlegger coffee and contemporary art at Makers Mark.

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Winter in the Winelands Mont Rochelle Tennis Court

Winter in the Winelands

Tshepang Molisana
12 Jul 2019

The South African winelands provide exciting experiences for lovers of wine, leave families with a lifetime of happy memories and provide a spectacular haven for those who seek new experiences, throughout winter. Here are a few of my favourite winelands experiences that are better in winter.

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Head out to Wellington for a heartwarming experience Bosman Tasting Room Estee De Villiers

Head out to Wellington for a heartwarming experience

Estee de Villiers
02 Jul 2019

Make your way to Wellington's wine cellars this winter and expect to be welcomed by a soon-to-be familiar scene. A cosy fireplace, friendly faces and an assortment of wines to warm the heart. Add to this epic mountain views, good food and a short drive from Cape Town and you have the perfect weekend break ahead of you.

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15 Charming Farm Stalls in the Winelands Vygevallei Farm Stall3

15 Charming Farm Stalls in the Winelands

Leani Jansen van Vuuren
20 Jun 2019

No road trip to the winelands is complete without pulling over for a pitstop at one of the characterful farm stalls en-route.

There are so many interesting and authentic farm stalls in South Africa – from tiny tin roof structures selling the farm’s own produce to mega sheds with anything from handmade decor to berry beer, wooden toys and of course, wine selections.

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