Road Trip – Cape Winelands

The February issue of GetAway magazine has an article on taking a road trip through the Cape Winelands.  It starts in Cape Town and travels through Durbanville, Franschhoek, Elgin and Hermanus to Caledon, Villiersdorp, Robertson, Worcester, Rawsonville and Wellington.  The Overberg is well represented with mentions of Oak Valley, Newton Johnson and Die Plaaskombuis. We… Read More Road Trip – Cape Winelands

Hermanus Grape Harvest in pics

Nothing like the excitement of a new vintage luring. I made a collection of some of my favourite Hermanus harvest pics as seen on Instagram. The harvest is not over as some Hemel-en-Aarde wineries are still picking. I hear it’s going to be a great vintage.

Written in the Stars

How many times have I visited Creation Wines? Too many to count. Still realised that I can never visit this Hemel-en-Aarde winery enough. There is always something new. Currently the food and wine pairing plays to the harvest. Chapter 2 is Written In The Stars. Chardonnay matched with exotic mushroom carpaccio, pecorino, orange maldon, bee… Read More Written in the Stars

Vegan Wine

Are all wines vegan? A good question to ask as not all wines are vegan.  This is despite the fact that wine is made from grapes.  The wine making process requires filtration and it is during this phase that protein, yeast and cloudiness are removed. The wine looks better and the flavour is stabilised.  Popular animal-derived… Read More Vegan Wine

Charitable Hemel-en-Aarde #dogood

The Hemel-en-Aarde is known for its good wine. More recently it has also become an example of community involvement and support. Three Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres are supported: Hemel-en-Aarde Valley Pre-School Ella Gordon Creche Pebbles Hemel-en-Aarde Education Project There is also support for the Blackbirds Rugby Club to ensure that its not all work… Read More Charitable Hemel-en-Aarde #dogood