Chardonnay Mission

Thursday is International Chardonnay Day! Every year the Thursday before Memorial Day. Now I’ll know when Memorial Day is for what its worth. My preparation has started. Riedel Chardonnay glasses polished, wine thermometer found, Hemel-en-Aarde Chardonnays chilled… what next? Wait I suppose! This afternoon a bottle of Bouchard Finlayson Missionvale Chardonnay 2016 arrived beautifully wrapped… Read More Chardonnay Mission

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

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