There are so many fashions when it comes to wine but Cabernet Sauvignon from Simonsberg is the quintessential Stellenbosch varietal. It shows its terroir and makes the winelands fward proud. Stellenbosch is experiencing a huge resurgence in Cabernet Sauvignon because everyone has figured out that Cabernet works. Norma Ratcliffe of Warwick Wines joined Hermanus FynArts… Read More Simonsberg Cabernet Sauvignon – Best of Stellenbosch?
Living in Hermanus I am surrounded by natural beauty and ozone releasing champagne air that works it’s magic and has the ability to re-calibrate me. Nature serves as my inspiration and sanity and I don’t feel the urgency of regular spa sessions. But when I do, I can feel the need for a treatment coming… Read More Some Days are Spa Days – Charchele Beauty Spa, Hermanus
The photos says it all… A morning hike from De Kelders to Grotto Beach Hermanus. A scenic stretch of coast along the Cape Whale Coast with Black Oyster Catcher birds waddling along. I walked all of 18kms and still had energy to walk one more with my foster dog Paw Paw. Lunch was the special… Read More Sunday Play Back
Hermanus has mild weather. The cooling influence of the Atlantic Ocean provides the perfect aircon to our Hemel-en-Aarde vineyards. But then you get days like today when its HOT. We’re talking 30 degrees plus. No wind. I finished my Onrus Cliff Path walk by 7 and changed my trainers for sandals – after a shower… Read More On the Rocks at Bientangs, Hermanus
Any weekend on the Cape Whale Coast could be relaxing or exciting – whichever way you plan it. It never has to be boring. This past weekend had so much happening that you needed a weekend after the weekend! From the cultured First Friday Art Walk and dinner at the new Origins at The Marine to… Read More Photo Memories of #capewhalecoast Weekend
What a surprise to walk in at The Marine Hotel after doing the Hermanus First Friday Art Walk. Things were different. Things have changed. Seafood at The Marine has been replaced with Origins at The Marine and it was looking good. The change extends to the addition of a number of new and friendly faces. Executive Chef… Read More All new Origins at The Marine, Hermanus #letsfeast
He walked through the door of The Marine Hotel in Hermanus. Upright and neatly dressed with every hair in its place. My nervous jabber met with well-considered responses. Tinus van Niekerk is an international wine consultant, winemaker, wine writer and wine judge. He divides his time between South Africa and his French cellar, Domaine le Deves.… Read More Nice to meet you, Tinus van Niekerk