While the world celebrates International Chardonnay Day on 23 May, the Robertson Wine Valley reveals why this noble cultivar makes the world go around.
What is better than sipping top South African wines in a beautiful setting? Pairing their flavours with delicious bites and unique experiences, 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.
There are at least a hundred reasons to visit the Swartland region, the top three being the world-class wine and olives, its proximity to Cape Town and the quiet beauty of the area.
We recently went on a road trip to the Swartland and put together this selection of activities, recommended accommodation and (of course) food and wine that will make you fall in love with this region just like we did. Try it over a weekend or whenever you have a chance to break away.
Memories are made of this. Families and friends sharing an idyllic breakaway together, somewhere on a serene farm in a wine region.
Here’s our list of 35 highly recommended fresh-air South African farm stays for large families, varying from earthy and rustic to lavish and luxurious.
The world celebrates the Malbec grape on April 17, the 9th occasion it has done so since the special day was inaugurated.
The point was initially to promote the Argentinian excellence with a variety that originated in south-west France but has become a star for the South Americans. It has subsequently become an opportunity across the world to cast light on the variety itself.
The story goes that this was the day in 1853 that Malbec was introduced in Argentina. When Phyloxera and later the devastating winter of 1956, struck in Europe, Argentinian wines soared. Especially Malbec thrived in the region and became the star.
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 50 kid friendly wine estates in South Africa.
The N7 from Cape Town isn't an obvious track for a close-to-home wine trip, but those in the know tell you it's where some of SA's real winery gems lie.
The JanBraai Marathon is the only three-day trail run that invites you to slow down, smell the bouquet and eat the boerewors.
New research suggests that language influences how we perceive the world. So in order to better understand us and our sometimes strange ways, here are some uniquely South African words to help you navigate our winelands and our wine culture.
The Cape Winelands serves as a natural choice for anybody who appreciates the finer things in life.
Be it for an escape from reality as you indulgently fly in for lunch, sip bubbly after a spa treatment, or enjoy an extended stay in a tucked away private villa – the discerning traveller is certain to find what they’re looking for among the vine covered mountains and valleys.
The ultimate luxury in today’s busy life is finding the time to relax, and to do it properly. To be able to indulge in the quiet, breathe slowly, take a moment to be grateful and to enjoy getting spoilt.
Okay, we know practicing selfcare doesn’t necessarily have to involve a spa, but everyone would agree: it’s a pretty divine way to do it.
Luckily South Africa boasts with a long list of award-winning spas, many of them hidden in the midst of the majestic winelands. Massages, beauty treatments, wine and vineyard views.
You're ready to take your relationship to the next level. It's time to pop the question. The real question however, is: where to do it?
Fear not, the winelands have you covered – from Plettenberg Bay to Doringbaai and beyond. Here's a short list of suggestions to get your started. Remember that most need to be booked in advance.