At Village & Life establishment, The Farmhouse, in Langebaan there is great food, amazing views and a typical country shop. The shop sells all the sweets from way back when as well as some crafts. My favourite was the wooden Black Oyster Catchers sculpted by Daan Samuels who lives in Velddrift. Goes to show that when… Read More Birds of a Feather
An open space where you can swim, play and pause. That’s Kleinmond’s Sandown Beach. With Blue Flag Status this Overberg beach is not just an amazing bit of coastline, it is also internationally recognised as an environmental asset to the rich tourism offerings of the Cape Whale Coast. Rotary has recently helped to make the… Read More Kleinmond Blue Flag Beach
Thursday night and you can smell the weekend. Nothling like a cupcake and a glass of red wine to sweeten the weekend deal! Are you ready?
The roadworks are over and you can now enjoy a smooth and comfortable drive from Gansbaai to Baardskeerdersbos in the Overberg. To do what? Oh, there’s plenty! Marietjie’s Pub & Grill and the Strandveld (yes, you’ve guessed it) Pub & Grill have been going for ages and serve wholesome country fare. New and trendy Lokal… Read More Baardskeerdersbos – Where On Earth?
Bridges have a great significance. It links, reaches out and takes you from one space to another. Pretty much our mission on this Lufthansa Roadshow. Our fourth city on this Western Cape promotion trip was Hamburg. A city with more than 2,300 bridges. This trumps all the bridges in Venice and Amsterdam combined. Hamburg… Read More Lufthansa Roadshow Day 4 – Hamburg
And that is how things change. One gesture, one person, one moment at a time. The same with Hermanus Wine Route. Developments depend on the vision of those involved and there is no shortage of vision in Hemel-en-Aarde. The following changes were noted on one of my frequent visits to Pinot Noir country. Happy children make for happy… Read More Hermanus Wine Route Changes
Newton Johnson remains a favourite stop on the Hemel-en-Aarde road just outside Hermanus. Good news is that the restaurant is back in business. A wine tasting here has once again the potential to progress to lunch. Anton Verhoogt from the local Fisherman’s Cottage consulted Newton Johnson on the menu and you might still find this bright… Read More Lunch at Newton Johnson, Hemel-en-Aarde, Hermanus
Websites are the head quarters of the sales team. It is here where everything comes together. Some site have things coming together better than others. Here are some tips for winery websites: Make it easy to navigate. Uncluttered, fresh and easy to read fonts. Basic stuff. Be careful of fancy italics. Please don’t bombard me with subscriptions as I search… Read More Winning Ways with Winery Websites
So many wineries to visit, so many wines to drink… Where to start? Robert Joseph’s, Reka Haros, Damien Wilson, Rebecca Hopkins and Cathy Huyghe‘s Wine Communication presentation at VINEXPO shared tips on how to drive a wine brand up the billboard and get rocking on the main stage. Watching the presentation online reinforced some well-known facts and brought… Read More How to rock your wine brand
Today Italian families live by the rule that no meal is complete without a glass of grappa. Credited for popularising this tradition is Giannola Nonino who saw the potential of grape remains as a way of using the grape skins after the juice has been extracted for wine making. She insisted that grappa is served at… Read More Saluting Grappa