Celebrate Pinotage - our home grown grape varietal! Groot Constantia Cellar

Celebrate Pinotage - our home grown grape varietal!

Visit Winelands
11 Oct 2018

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!

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15 Top Wine Farm Picnics in South Africa 14  Zevenwacht

15 Top Wine Farm Picnics in South Africa

Leani Jansen van Vuuren
05 Oct 2018

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.

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Easy Winelands hikes for all ages Waterkloof Circle Of Life Biodynamic Walks  Image Credit Waterkloof 1

Easy Winelands hikes for all ages

Su Birch
27 Sep 2018

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.

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Contemporary cuisine and wine reveal our roots Joubert Tradauw

Contemporary cuisine and wine reveal our roots

Maryke Roberts
19 Sep 2018

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.

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

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

Clifford Roberts
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 Vergenoegd Duck Parade

Your Guide to sustainable wine farms in South Africa

Leani Jansen van Vuuren
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 Thembile

My Wine Story: Thembile Ntloko

Visit Winelands
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! Evdm Swf 186

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

Visit Winelands
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 Tuk Tuk Stellies

20 Epic Ways of Getting Around the Winelands

Leani Jansen van Vuuren
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 Steenberg Hotel Manor House Hr

The tale of Catharina of the Cape

Clifford Roberts
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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Women have staked their claim in wine Waterkloof Winemaker Nadia Barnard 1

Women have staked their claim in wine

Maryke Roberts
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 Kwa Zulu Natal Ssimg 092

Wine tasting in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands

Clifford Roberts
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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