Big 6 experiences in and around the South African Winelands
There are many things that South Africa can boast about, but arguably, there are two things that sit on top of that impressively large list of bragging rights: wine and safari. Few other destination can match up in terms of diversity and quality, so why not combine them? Next time you visit the SA winelands, be sure to pair the world class vintages with the might and beauty of the Big 6 and more.
My Wine Story: Nkululeko Mkhwanazi
We interview Nkululeko Mkhwanazi, brand ambassador in his home town of Johannesburg and Kwa-Zulu Natal for a number of wine brands - a job that has earned him the moniker of 'Durban's Minister of Wine' - on how his wine story started.
10 Exciting Event Experiences in the Winelands
It’s that time again. Another year has passed and you have to organise a special event to celebrate your company’s achievements or incentivise team members. Perhaps you have to organise someone’s birthday, your anniversary, a team building or actually any fun occasion for that matter.
The South African winelands offers incredible experiences that will ensure that you host an occasion that is unique, memorable and in a postcard-pretty setting, ensuring that perfect #selfie.
Local is lekker! Traditional South African Food
What do South Africans think of as their traditional food?
Here are some dishes to look out for. They are cooked in our homes, in country
restaurants, and sold at farmstalls. To our delight, our fine dining
restaurants are beginning to re-invent them, deconstruct them, and generally
create magic around them.
Africa's Black Cellar Club to host "BLACC Fest X Langa"
The Black Cellar Club (BLACC) is to host its first premium wine and spirits festival in November.
South Africa’s first township, Langa, was chosen for the historic occasion and the Guga s’Thebe Arts & Culture Centre, making for the ideal address.
Celebrate Pinotage - our home grown grape varietal!
If you come to South Africa, you should certainly celebrate your visit with a glass of Pinotage, our very own wine, “born” in South Africa over 80 years ago.
Pinotage was developed by Abraham Perold, the first Professor of Viticulture at Stellenbosch University.
Let us help you pick a wine estate or event to celebrate Pinotage Day at on Saturday, 13 October 2018!
15 Top Wine Farm Picnics in South Africa
Let’s be honest. There’s not much that can top a picnic in the winelands on a beautiful day. Literally kicking back to enjoy a spread of delicious eats paired with your favourite bottle of wine, surrounded by vineyards and vistas.
Here’s our round-up of 15 fabulous pre-packed picnics on South African wine farms that you’ve got to try during the sunny seasons.
Mountain biking in the Winelands
The Cape Winelands is not only set up for wining and dining, it is also the perfect backdrop to explore your adventurous side, with the natural elements and lay of the land providing the perfect network of trails for mountain bikers.
Easy Winelands hikes for all ages
It is spring at last and the fynbos, the natural vegetation of the Cape, is at its most spectacular with hundreds of species in flower. We take a look at some gentle hikes in the Winelands that can be enjoyed by the whole family.
Contemporary cuisine and wine reveal our roots
South Africa's own special brand of food and wine is a cornerstone of our heritage as chefs at winery restaurants again reveal in the run-up to Heritage Day.
Orange River Wine Route – home to famous wineries off the beaten track
South Africa's winelands are very different places. For the wine explorer, that's an exciting prospect but it's easy to be caught unaware. In the Cape, Klein Karoo and even KwaZulu-Natal, wine experiences are all within a relatively short drive from each other. In the Northern Cape – SA's most expansive and sparsely populated province - you'll need some extra planning.
Your Guide to sustainable wine farms in South Africa
Being a responsible wine drinker doesn’t only mean not driving under the influence. It also means knowing (and caring about) how and where your wine is produced.
A number of wine farms in South Africa are leading the way by implementing innovative solutions that conserve the environment, respect the community and follow ethical business practices.