Hello! Hermanus

What a surprise to find that celebrity news publication Hello! dedicated their travel page to Hermanus. Apparently Spanish actress, Penélope Cruz, is a fan of the Western Cape, South Africa, and visits with her gorgeous family. Birkenhead Portfolio played host to a number of activities which included: Staying at the luxury Birkenhead House Coffee at… Read More Hello! Hermanus

An Epic Race

For the 16th year the Absa Cape Epic mountain bike race will be hosted in the Western Cape, South Africa. For the 3rd time the Cape Whale Coast will be a destination partner. Riders arrive in Hermanus on Saturday 17 March after completing the prologue on Table Mountain. They stay here for 2 days. The… Read More An Epic Race

South Africa at the 91st Academy Awards

Oscars statutes were already adorning mantlepieces in Los Angeles by the time I watched the ceremony on MNet.  My viewing might have been delayed but I still appreciated the South African presence at this year’s awards. Anele Mdoda conquered the red carpet with her entertaining quirps, movie knowledge and mention of South African boerewors and… Read More South Africa at the 91st Academy Awards

Lazy Weekend Reminder

If there ever was a picture that visualises my perfect weekend it’s this one taken at Creation Wines in Hemel-en-Aarde, Hermanus, this past weekend. The sculpture by Nanette Ranger shows my lazy dispensation for weekends. Lying on my side in Hemel-en-Aarde winelands… No Where Better! #NoWhereBetter

Vine to Valley

When you need something extra to keep you customers spending more time at your establishment, you create an event. Wineries don’t generally need to entice visitors but maybe there’s method in attracting people in off-peak hours such as 8am on a Saturday. Coastline Event Management Conferencing and Sport stepped up to meet the challenge and… Read More Vine to Valley

CapeWine 2018 – International Wine Showcase

During September the South African wine industry took their wine and terroir talk to the Cape Town International Convention Centre with the purpose of signing new deals and cultivating established relations.  For three days international trade and media had the opportunity to taste the best of what our winelands has to offer under the year… Read More CapeWine 2018 – International Wine Showcase

Domaine des Dieux – Hemel-en-Aarde Sparkle

Domaine Des Dieux won the prize as South Africa’s Best Cap Classique last week in the annual Amorim Cap Classique Challenge.  Owner Sharon Parnell, daughter Megan and Wine Ambassador, Shane Mullis, are 3 of the personalities most visible in this business who received the same acknowledgement in 2014. The Domaine des Dieux Claudia Brut MCC 2012,… Read More Domaine des Dieux – Hemel-en-Aarde Sparkle