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Orange River Wine Route – home to famous wineries off the beaten track

12 Sep 2018

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. 

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Your Guide to sustainable wine farms in South Africa

10 Sep 2018

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. 

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My Wine Story: Thembile Ntloko

07 Sep 2018

The story of Thembile Ntloko and his rise to success at Riebeek Cellars is one of overcoming difficult circumstances and the ability to see the opportunity for growth when it presents itself. Read more about this inspiring South African wine lover. 

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Sip, savour and enjoy the very best of Stellenbosch in Joburg!

03 Sep 2018

Top Stellenbosch Wine Estates are making their way to Joburg for the first-ever Stellenbosch Wine LIVE in Joburg, presented by Pick n Pay. The three-day wine, food and lifestyle event is set to take centre stage at the Wanderers Club on 5, 6 and 7 October 2018.

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20 Epic Ways of Getting Around the Winelands

23 Aug 2018

If you’re looking for extraordinary ways of getting around the South African winelands, read on.

From bicycles and boats to scooters and sidecars you’re set to tick off some bucket-list-worthy experiences amongst the vines.

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The tale of Catharina of the Cape

17 Aug 2018

Even with our intense access to information, there remain many tales of Cape characters like Catharina Ustings Ras to be uncovered. 

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Township vineyards and cuisine

13 Aug 2018

Surprise everyone with a tour of the only vineyards in Cape Town’s townships. You will see rows of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Muscat in the market garden plots between the corrugated iron structures and overhead spaghetti of electrical supply that is the visual signal of the Cape’s townships. 

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Women have staked their claim in wine

06 Aug 2018

The day August 9 officially highlights the contribution of women in South Africa. In winemaking, they have become leaders in their own right. 

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Wine tasting in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands

01 Aug 2018

Wine farms in KwaZulu-Natal started consistently making news headlines at the end of the 1990s. While still small by Cape comparison, they offer a rewarding visit off the beaten track. Travel along the popular Midlands Meander Route, making a third and final stop in the Central Drakensberg at Cathedral Peak Wine Estate.

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Aleit's top picks for a winter wedding in the Winelands

26 Jul 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.

Aleit wrote for us in March on his favourite wedding venues in Stellenbosch and Franschhoek and it is only fitting that we turn our attention to some of his favourite winter wedding venues this month.

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Talking food & wine with chef Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen

09 Jul 2018

South African Michelin-star chef Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen is passionate about South African food and wine and all his dishes served at his restaurant, JAN, in Nice, France, have some South African influence. In fact, a lot of them are purely South African dishes served in an interesting way. We spoke to him about his love for South African food and wine.

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South Africa's journey to world-class brandy

02 Jul 2018

Like many of South Africa's wines, local brandy is world-class and there's nowhere better to enjoy them than where they're born.

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