There are new Sculptures on the Cliff celebrating the 10th Hermanus FynArts Festival. A magnificent public art exhibition where all artists who exhibited previously were invited to display their art. My best moment was walking into the Overstrand Municipal Auditorium and hearing David Kramer perform Matchbox full of diamonds.
No better way to start the week than a Hermanus hike with Tim Lundy, accredited mountain guide and qualified first aider. Tim has recently mapped a few trails from Fernkloof Nature to the vineyards of Hemel-en-Aarde wineries under his new business GlamTrails. We started at the Visitor Centre in Fernkloof and walked to the waterfall,… Read More Glamtrailing through Hemel-en-Aarde
In the entrance to the South African Parliament in Cape Town a remarkable piece of artwork winds its way along the wall, 120-metres of tapestry. This is the work of Keiskamma Tapestry. A group of Eastern Cape women’s embroidery in the tradition of the famous Bayeux Tapestry. The technique was brought to Hermanus and currently the Living… Read More Keiskamma Tapestry at Hermanus FynArts 2019
On the eve of Hermanus FynArts, as tradition dictates, those who have worked behind the scenes with festival director Mary Faure and administrator Chantel Louskitt gathered at Braemar, Hemel-en-Aarde family home of Anthony Hamilton Russell, to raise a glass to the good fortune of the festival. For a few hours the hard work of the… Read More 2019 Hermanus FynArts
The Bs Stro at La Vierge introduced their new Winter Program which includes two food and wine pairing options for less than R100. Choose between an Original Sin and a Jezebelle Platter in the tasting lounge – no bookings required. At only R95 Bruce and his team will rustle up 4 tasters to match 4… Read More Bs Stro at La Vierge launches Winter Program
I attended the Hermanus FynArts AGM at The Windsor Hotel tonight and was really pleased with the amount of tour buses parked at the hotel. This indication of high visitor numbers is music to any destination marketer and I’m not exempt. Totally distracted this was just a bye the bye consideration as I was heading… Read More Hermanus FynArts Flashback & Fast Forward
Weekends are for discovery and relaxing. What better activity than wine tasting in Hermanus? There is always a new winery – or at least a new wine – to discover. With my wine enthusiast sister arriving for the winter weekend I planned a trip down Hemel-en-Aarde with a stop at 3 cellars. Each offering something… Read More Hermanus Wine Route – A Saturday Tour
There are so many fashions when it comes to wine but Cabernet Sauvignon from Simonsberg is the quintessential Stellenbosch varietal. It shows its terroir and makes the winelands fward proud. Stellenbosch is experiencing a huge resurgence in Cabernet Sauvignon because everyone has figured out that Cabernet works. Norma Ratcliffe of Warwick Wines joined Hermanus FynArts… Read More Simonsberg Cabernet Sauvignon – Best of Stellenbosch?
Hemel-en-Aarde winery, Creation, is always keen to collaborate and participate. They go all out. Hermanus FynArts Festival is no exception. Not only is Creation onboard for the festival with a Geometrica exhibition of Gordon Froud’s welded steel work but they also have a whole new menu for the occasion. Food and wine pairing just got a whole… Read More Fine Art of Wine & Food
Hermanus FynArts is due to start this weekend and the artwork is being displayed – not just in galleries but also on the Hermanus Cliff Path, Municipal Auditorium and on wine estates. There is due to be something for everyone. Come and visit and see for yourself.