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
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
Great news for Cape Whale Coast Tourism is that Hermanus Wine Route is now the fourth most popular wine route in South Africa. The impact of this news is amplified by the results of a 2017 study conducted by Wesgro in partnership with Explore Sideways that found that wine tourism in the Western Cape has… Read More Growth of Wine Tourism in the Cape
Another chapter in the Creation food and wine pairing presentation is aptly called Down Paradise Road. Here we have Creation’s Pinot Noir matching quail, pearl barley, baby beetroot and dried raspberries. Paradise for sure! The Story of Creation has 5 courses paired with 8 wines and comes at the reasonable price of R550. Make your… Read More Down Paradise Road
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
Grow, develop, veraison… the process of grapes changing colour from green to red, berries softening and sugar building up in the fruit. The sugar is meticulously measured as this will bring on the signal to start picking. Harvest – almost that time of the year in the Overberg.
The 5th Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir Celebration included events on the different farms. I was fortunate enough to make the Creation guest list. I spent the morning tasting Burgundian Pinot Noirs along that of Hemel-en-Aarde Creation Pinots.
Every weekend is precious but the way you get the weekend going makes some better than others. Step number one…knock off a little early. Step number two is to have a plan. Have something lined up. With this in mind I left my office in Hermanus just after 15:00 and drove straight up Hemel-en-Aarde to… Read More Getting the Weekend Party Started
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
2016 gave me a lot to think about and provided plenty of memories. Many of these I am pleased to leave behind. In a last effort to make the year count I took a road trip with my sister and was left with the same satisfaction after drinking a glass of good Chardonnay at the perfect… Read More The Magic of Sisterhood #family