Seduction, The Affair and then Noir. In close succession as can be expected. That’s also how Hemel-en-Aarde’s La Vierge Pinot Noirs are served. With winery visits allowed under relaxed regulations it feels as if every week should have a day dedicated to wine and a trip to La Vierge did the trick.
Hitting the road! With relaxed travel regulations and desperate to re-discover all the great Western Cape places that hold so many memories, the wheels are turning. Cape Town and Camps Bay yesterday. Grand! Table Mountain was as big as I remembered it and just as blue. Wine pairing partner for the Cape Town Sunday –… Read More Camps Bay Drive
It was cold. And raining. I was at Tokara Deli in Helshoogte Pass Stellenbosch. Our table of 6 was reviewing combined investments of our stokvel of more than 10 years, when someone looked up and said “look, there’s snow!”. With barren winter vineyards in the foreground, Simonsberg blocked the the view. A mountain with the… Read More Stellenbosch in Snow ❄️
Stanford winery, Springfontein Wine Estate, made it to the finals of the annual Absa Top 10 Pinotage competition. Winemaker Tariro Masayiti’s Single Vineyard Jonathan’s Ridge Pinotage 2016 is classified as Wine Of Origin Walker Bay. We are extremely proud of this achievement and are crossing fingers for a top spot.
The mountains of Kleinmond offer numerous hiking options. For starters, Jean’s Hill is a gateway hike. On its own this 2.6km loop trail is an appetiser for any hiker’s palate and a way to get aquinted with the walking routes of Kleinmond. Start at the Golf Club and hike on. In the mood for something… Read More Hiking Kleinmond
On August 18, the world celebrates Pinot Noir. Hemel en Aarde, with Elgin, is one of the Cape’s regions associated with the most sought-after cool climate wines. And it h — Read on http://www.visitwinelands.co.za/blog/2020/6-places-to-pinot-noir-in-hemel-en-aarde
With intra-provincial leisure travel now open under Level 3, it’s the ultimate excuse to plan a weekend to a small coastal town like Betty’s Bay. A mere hours drive from Cape Town, Betty’s Bay is often overshadowed by towns like Kleinmond and Hermanus so it’s easy to bypass this seaside haven. 789 more words Spend a… Read More Betty’s Bay as experienced by Stephanie Marthinus
Never before has breakfast, lunch and dinner been more important than during the national lockdown imposed by Covid-19 regulations. It is with great enthusiasm that I pick my meals and match fine Overberg wines to complement the experience. Dining alone got monotonous and the idea of breaking bread with friends has become wishful thinking. Just… Read More Creation’s Cocoon Comfort
New concept for the day – Forest Bathing. Where have I been? The term apparently originated in the 1980s in Japan and after hearing about it, it’s so obvious that Forest Bathing should be a big thing! In a tourism interview, Grant Hide who lives in De Kelders, not far from Gansbaai, explained that his… Read More Forest Bathing in the Overberg
Hashtags ruled Hermanus on Friday 7 August. From #HermanusIsOpen, #JerusalemaDanceChallenge to #LightSAred. Each supported with its own worthy cause and collaborative community effort. #HermanusIsOpen hoist the hospitality flag inviting Western Cape travellers to visit Hermanus where restaurants, art galleries, adventure activities and nature reserves are open for rediscovery. With the Southern Right Whales back for… Read More Welcome to Hermanus