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World-class Libertas Choir to perform live virtual concert

Libertas choir

The celebrated Libertas Choir is to perform a live virtual concert on Saturday, 11 July, allowing audience members to watch the 60-minute performance in the comfort of their own homes. The show is the first of three events hosted in ...

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Stellenbosch Hills re-invents fun snack-and-wine pairings

Create a home tasting event with easy email-and-collect  Stellenbosch Hills is about to move your lockdown me-time to a whole new level. The winery that made wine pairing fun by thinking “out of the box” has now re-invented the concept, ...

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Delheim Marks 10 Years of Mushroom Foraging

Delheim-Wild-Mushroom-Experience-in-a-Box

Step into Delheim’s mountainside forest and vineyards – without setting a foot outside. But you’ll have to be quick because stock for this exclusive experience is limited. To mark its 10th anniversary of Wild Mushroom Forages, the innovative Stellenbosch winery ...

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Winery Celebrates 75 Years with Birthday Wine Bonanza

Stellenbosch Hills winery styled image

Get 10% off your online order and stand a chance to win a FREE case Stellenbosch Hills might be ramping up your next birthday fiesta as it celebrates its own 75-year milestone this year. Order wine via the Stellenbosch Hills ...

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COVID-19: Chefs unite for Stellenbosch

chef in kitchen wearing a face mask

High profile kitchens team up to help fight hunger in Greater Stellenbosch communities Some of the country’s most renowned chefs based in the winelands region of Stellenbosch have stepped up to support local communities as lives and livelihoods are decimated ...

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New Release Wines Mark 75th Anniversary

Stellenbosch Hills wine

The year 1945 was forever etched into human history as the end of a disastrous war. For a small group of wine farmers in Stellenbosch, it marked a victory in independence 75 years ago that would eventually lead to the ...

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2019 Chenin Reflects Artisanal Wine Passion

Bot River, 25 February 2020 – The latest vintage of Luddite Wines’ Chenin has just been bottled and, as has become a tradition with this popular white, is ever so briefly now up for grabs. Just 1 130 bottles have ...

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Spreading April Cheer with Hot Cross Bun Wine Pairing

Cape Town, 11 February 2020 – Legend has it that hot cross buns are good luck. True story: some among the ancients were known to hang their buns out all year long! Now, Stellenbosch Hills isn’t saying you’ll get lucky ...

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Genevieve MCC 2020 Post-Harvest Proe Party

Specialist bubbly-maker Genevieve MCC will celebrate the bounty of harvest the only way such a happy occasion should: to the joyful sound of popping corks. Dubbed the Post-Harvest Proe Party,this festive fling will feature a tasting of top-notch Cap Classique ...

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Waterkloof unveils its charming Cape Coral 2019 Mourvèdre Rosé

Waterkloof Estate with horse and view

Release marks 10th harvest milestone for winemaker Celebrated Helderberg wine estate Waterkloof has drawn back the curtains on the latest creation in its Circumstance range for premier, site-specific wines to reveal the Cape Coral 2019 Mourvèdre Rosé. For winemaker Nadia ...

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Limited release MCC joins Sense of Place range of flagship wines

Anna Christina MCC styled wine

Maiden vintage 2018 Anna Christina MCC is a proud addition The story of a showpiece vineyard has been captured in a new, premium Méthode Cap Classique now included in the flagship Sense of Place range launched earlier this year. The ...

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Delheim Harvest Festival 2020

Group of people enjoying the harvest festival at delheim wine estate

Celebrate Mother Nature’s bounty on this popular family fun day Join Delheim Estate for the annual celebration of Mother Nature’s bounty at the celebrated Stellenbosch winery’s Harvest Festival on Saturday, 25 January. The occasion is a highlight of the Winelands ...

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Wine Estate’s Latest Release Marks a Decade for Rosebud Rosé

Gabriëlskloof celebrates a special occasion with the 10th release of its everyday favourite Rosebud Rosé, a ‘Little darling’ that charms with notes of watermelon, papaya and strawberry. “The 2019 Gabrielskloof Rosebud Rosé continues our recent trend of producing a dry, ...

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Pop in for Polkadraai-and-Popcorn this summer

display of wine bottles with popcorn snacks

The Stellenbosch Hills wine pairing is the fun must-do of the season from 1 December through to 30 April. Back by popular demand is Polkadraai-and-Popcorn, the ultimate anti-serious wine pairing at Stellenbosch Hills. When first launched, Polkadraai-and-Popcorn went off the ...

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Delheim Honours the Life of Wine Pioneer Spatz Sperling

Winemake Spatz Sterling

Delheim Estate has released a once-off and super-exclusive Cape Blend that celebrates the life of the late Spatz Sperling. Called Iconoclast, this wine from the 2012 vintage is a tribute to the South African wine pioneer and his fearless challenge ...

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Genevieve MCC and Luddite set to sprinkle ‘feastive’ cheer

Genevieve MCC sparkling wine

Indulgence awaits in the trio of top-notch food and wine dinners at Chef Matt Manning’s Grub & Vine / The Chef’s Studio on 5,6 and 14 December. Get set for a ho-ho-happy time as Luddite Wines and Genevieve MCC pile ...

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Fashionable Festivity at Favourite Things Market

Woman browsing clothing at a market

It’s time to put on your party hat and hang out with the cool crowd, when Gabriëlskloof Estate outside Bot River celebrates the festive season in grand fashion with their dazzling Favourite Things Market from Friday, 13 December until Sunday, ...

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Healey’s Cheese Launches Tomme de Waterkloof

Tomme de Waterkloof cheese on a platter with a bottle of Waterkloof wine

Tomme is the perfect treat for the artisanal range of natural, real cheese There’s a new Big Cheese in town and families are loving it. Called Tomme de Waterkloof, this creamy newcomer is not only tasty and gentle on the ...

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Silver Creek Launches all-new Prohibition Blue Gin

A bottle of Prohibition Blue Gin with lemons

Exciting new gin rounds-off Silver Creek Craft Distillery’s tantalising trio Light up your favourite gin cocktail this sunny season with new Prohibition Blue Gin, the latest innovation from Silver Creek Craft Distillery. This striking blue wonder gets its colour from ...

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Top-notch Trio from Bot River

Bot Rivier wine glasses

There’s a little tap dance duo happening in Bot River. Genevieve MCC and Luddite have new wines out and it’s all glitter and sparklers. Now, the twain may be boutique and refreshing, but make no mistake: they produce big wines ...

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Gabriëlskloof Restaurant marks a decade with an all-star menu

Chef Frans Groenewald at work

The Restaurant at Gabriëlskloof celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and marks the occasion with a special menu of greatest hits. Presenting some of the most popular dishes of this Botriver wine estate eatery, the menu will be on offer ...

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Show your Saffa heart at Stellenbosch Hills’ Heritage pairing

Stellenbosch Hills Heritage wine bottles

Extra special wine-and-food tasting takes local-lekker to a new level September is about roots and this year Stellenbosch Hills gets you back to yours with an all-new tasting to celebrate the diversity of South African heritage. The country traditionally celebrates ...

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New Sense of Place is a New Pinnacle for Stellenbosch Wine

PG Slabbert and James Ochse of Stellenbosch Hills Wine Estate

Flagship range only produced in limited numbers and exceptional years A range of limited-edition wines that promise rare insight into some of South Africa’s finest terroir in Stellenbosch has been unveiled. Named Sense of Place, the portfolio showcases the diversity ...

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New winery appointment at Delheim heads for internship in California

Nono Langa at Delheim Wine Estate

Delheim wine estate has appointed a new, young and dynamic assistant winemaker to complete its award-winning team under Roelof Lotriet. The 26-year-old Nongcebo “Noni” Langa will commence her tenure upon completion of an internship in California that was facilitated by ...

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Waterkloof unveils the latest vintage of its Circle of Life White

Expressive wine shows its biodynamic heritage and sublime coastal terroir Renowned biodynamic winery Waterkloof has released the latest vintage of its eagerly-awaited Circle of Life White blend. Showcasing both the gentle hand applied in the winery and a life-affirming approach ...

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Wine Maker Showcases Pro-Pino Terroir Vintages

Delheim Pinotage wine

Stellenbosch estate sets the trend for Pinotage expression Delheim has unveiled the latest vintages of its classic wines that again show just how well Pinotage thrives in the foothills of the Simonsberg, home of the renowned Stellenbosch farm. The Delheim ...

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Luddite and Genevieve Go Large in Jozi

Luddite 9-litre bottle of Shiraz with Niels Verburg

JOHANNESBURG, 06 May 2019 – A royal wine experience hits the City of Gold on 14 July, when two outstanding boutique Cape wineries put on a once-off showcase of their collection of extraordinary vintages. Dubbed the GO LARGE Lunch, the ...

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Polkadraai Heralds a Rosé 10th Anniversary

Stellenbosch Hills Polkadraai rose wine

CAPE TOWN, 06 May 2019 – South Africa’s happiest wine has just hit double digits. That’s right: Polkadraai – the deliciously cheery Stellenbosch wine that invites you to break out and live on the Polka side of life – is ...

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Live Jazz and Fondue return to Delheim

CAPE TOWN, 03 May 2019 – There’s nothing like a little jazz to warm the cockles of your heart. So, get your fix this winter at Delheim wine estate’s popular Jazz & Fondue that runs from June 23 to August ...

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Gabrielskloof Restaurant’s All-new Menu

Soup dish

It’s back to the culinary “drawing board” for Gabriëlskloof Restaurant come the month of May when the popular Overberg destination switches its traditional à la carte offering to a hearty Blackboard Menu for winter delights.  This is the perfect time ...

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Wine Estate Releases Shiraz/Cab Blend

wine bottle with food dishes

Eco-champion wine estate’s top-seller hits the spot with quality There’s a new edition of everyone’s favourite go-to wine from Delheim. Crafted by the Stellenbosch estate for decades, the blend of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon is much loved for being both ...

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Urbanologi: A New Take on Eco-friendly Food

Chef Jack Coetzee

Restaurant home-sources fresher, tastier ingredients around Joburg Urbanologi, a gastronomic hub inside Jozi’s award-winning Mad Giant brewery, has taken a bold new stride in its journey to ecosystem sustainability and upended its strategy for sourcing ingredients. Project 150 is Urbanologi’s ...

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Winery Celebrates Muscat Vintage

Cape Town, 12 February 2019 – Stellenbosch Hills winery has marked an auspicious year with the release of its latest vintage Muscat de Hambourg. It was 30 years ago that the celebrated winery first produced the wine, South Africa’s only ...

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Stellenbosch Harvest Parade

It’s time to whip on your glad rags and join the parade! Once again, a merry, family-friendly spectacle hits the streets of Stellenbosch on Saturday, February 2 when farm locals of this renowned wine region take to the streets accompanied ...

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Revenant Red breathes new life into a South African classic wine

Many of the great, long-lived Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon wines of the 1950s, 60s and 70s conspired over a secret ingredient. Cinsault was hidden within the wines without mention on the label, lending elegance and perfume to these Cape classics. Sadly, ...

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Stellenbosch Wines Win Big

Heartland of South African wine records another vin-torious year Stellenbosch has long been a centre of excellence across diverse fields, from sport to academics. In terms of wine, this year is no exception with a spectacular roundup of achievements over ...

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Beware the Mad Giant and its march against plastic

Champion award spurs Jozi brewer to tackle single-use plastic. Awesome on the palate and kind to the planet – that’s Mad Giant, brewer of the beer just named Grand Champion (overall best beer) at the 2018/19 African Beer Awards. Having ...

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Delheim Harvest Festival 2019

Delheim Harvest Festival 2019

Delheim’s 2019 Harvest Festival celebrates the rosé side of life Dress up in all shades of pink for family-fun in the Winelands Saturday, 26 January 2019. It’s time to get your PINK on! This happy colour is the theme for ...

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Stellenbosch Hills gets festive with Fizz & Fudge Summer Pairing

Stellenbosch Hills launches its latest taste extravaganza Soft, buttery fudge. Just the thought makes a mouth water. Now, add the bubbly zing of Polkadraai sparkling wine and you’ll discover a match made in tongue-twinging heaven. That’s just one of the ...

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Stellenbosch Hills Releases Vintage Reserve White

Stellenbosch Hills 2016 Reserve White

CAPE TOWN, 16 October 2018 – Stellenbosch Hills has released the new vintage of its flagship, limited-edition 1707 Reserve White, a wine that has consistently amassed awards for the renowned winery. The Stellenbosch Hills 1707 Reserve White 2016 is an ...

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Savour Sensory Ecstasy with Idiom Wine Experience

Idiom Wine & Macaron Experience

Cape Town, South Africa, 15 October 2018 – Exquisite new summer pairing delights from November 2018 till the end of February 2018. This summer at Idiom you can explore interesting and unusual wines through the prism of macarons, the dainty ...

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Favourite Things Market Returns

Make a festive diary note for your next country getaway, because you won’t want to miss the new and improved Favourite Things Market at Gabriëlskloof. The all-around, fun-is-the-new-black, crowd-pleaser is back this year and preparing to be bigger, better and ...

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Fresh Inspiration for Contemporary Cuisine

With two years trading under its belt, the Idiom Restaurant & Tasting Centre has fast become a must-visit destination for those seeking a vineyard setting with 180 degree panoramic views of both sea and mountain with spectacular cuisine and a ...

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Summer is for Stellenbosch Street Soirees

Festive feasting with locals in the City of Oaks November 2018 till March 2019 Toast with the locals, when the ever-popular, Stellenbosch Street Soirees return to the streets of the City of Oaks for some festive feasting and laidback mingling ...

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Wine & Fynbos Cupcake Pairing at Delheim

STELLENBOSCH, 12 September 2018 – Delheim has always been famous for its tasting room pairing of bespoke cupcakes with its wines. Now, the experience goes next-level with an all-new twist of this evergreen favourite that puts the Cape’s famous Floral Kingdom ...

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Stellenbosch Hills reveals its latest ‘magnificent seven’

New release wines reflect premium-level excellence and skill The latest wines in Stellenbosch Hills’ eponymous range have been released. Comprising a “magnificent seven”, the wines include five from the 2016 harvest now ready for market and an edition of its ...

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Accolades Reveal How Wine Improves With Age

Conservation Coast range takes top honours at Sommeliers Selection. Whalehaven, established in 1995 and the third oldest winery in the Hemel-en-Aarde area, prides itself on the quality of its library of older vintage wines, especially in its premium handcrafted reserve ...

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South African Craft Distillery Awarded First Prize

JOHANNESBURG, 20 August 2018 – South Africa’s very own home-grown Silver Creek Craft Distillery has claimed its first prize – Gold at the 2018 SA Women’s Wine & Spirits Awards (SAWWA). New Margarita Moonshine is the latest innovation in Silver ...

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Stellenbosch Hills gives SA ‘twist’ to its Biltong & Wine Pairing

“Sisters-and-sweet” will celebrate diversity and heritage September 2018 September is “sister”-time at Stellenbosch Hills. To celebrate Heritage Month this year, the popular winery has tweaked its famous Local-is-Lekker Biltong & Wine Pairing at its cellar – for a limited time ...

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Gabriëlskloof Ignites A ‘Fire Food’ Celebration Of SA Heritage

South African braaivleis

From handmade wors to melktert spring rolls..this Overberg Braai has it all Sunday, 23 September 2018 Gabriëlskloof flies the flag for South African heritage on September 23, when Chef Frans Groenewald lights the braai fires of celebration to serve up ...

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Celebrate the fresh-‘n-fab at Gabriëlskloof’s Little Spring Market

Bid winter farewell with a rejuvenating country ‘kuier’ near Bot River 1 & 2 September 2018 It’s time to pop up your parasol and head out to Gabriëlskloof for a celebration of all things new, pretty, fresh and fabulous when ...

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Get FaBULLous at the Bot River Spring Weekend

Seize the bull by the horns and head for the Overberg 1 & 2 September 2018 The bull takes center stage for this year’s Bot River Spring Weekend festivities hosted on 1 and 2 September by the region’s fun-loving and ...

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Stellenbosch presents an all-new Celebration of Wine

Exclusive vinous weekend puts you in the golden circle of Stellenbosch wine 2-5 August 2018 Get set for Stellenbosch – A Celebration of Wine, the latest innovation by Stellenbosch Wine Routes. This brand-new attraction offers an unprecedented opportunity to re-discover ...

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Stellenbosch Wine Routes – the dawn of a new era

Wine route embarks on an exciting third-generation chapter The Stellenbosch Wine Routes board has elected Mike Ratcliffe as its new chairman and under his leadership, the board looks forward to leading the way for increased collaboration, growth opportunities and impactful ...

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Delheim Releases Vegan-friendly Wine

A pair of Delheim’s latest wine releases is sure to put a spring in the step of wine-lovers who are vegans. That’s because unlike most other wineries, the famous Stellenbosch winery used zero animal products traditionally used in winemaking to ...

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Silver Creek Distillery Launches Craft Gin

Razzle-dazzle Craft Gin exudes the raciness of 1920’s Prohibition Era. Hold onto your hats ladies and of course, gentlemen too! First came Southern Moonshine. Now, South Africa’s one-of-a-kind Silver Creek Craft Distillery brings you two brand-spanking-new gins made in the same ...

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Add swing to winter with Polkadraai’s latest wine editions

Red or white, you’ll feel just right with Polkadraai by Stellenbosch Hills Turn up the mood with Polkadraai – the funky Stellenbosch Hills range that has just added two brand new editions in its portfolio: the 2017 Polkadraai Pinotage/Merlot and ...

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Stellenbosch Hills brings cheer to Vlottenburg Primary School’s 34th birthday

Polka Kids Community Project extends much-needed help since 2008 Stellenbosch Hills added festive cheer to the local farm community, when it shared in the 34th birthday celebration of neighbouring Vlottenburg Primary School and treated its Grade R – 7 learners ...

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Stellenbosch the custodian of world-class Cabernet

SA’s historic wine route rules 2018 Prescient Cabernet Sauvignon Report When it comes to world-class Cabernet Sauvignon, Stellenbosch has it all. Its unique combination of soils, sites and skilled winemakers was yet again attested in the 2018 Prescient Cabernet Sauvignon ...

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Delheim Jazz & Cheese Fondues all jazzed up with fresh new line-up

The Delheim Jazz & Cheese Fondue series plays an exciting new tune in the Stellenbosch Winelands this year thanks to the announcement of a collaboration with the Cape Town Music Academy (CTMA) and Jazz in the Native Yards. All jazzed ...

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Gabriëlskloof opens cellar for rare Che Syrah, Syrah magic

Hearty winter feast crowns this Botriver ‘Syrah-bration’ Saturday, July 28 Book now for the first-ever Che Syrah, Syrah wine experience, when Gabriëlskloof Estate in the Overberg will cast the spotlight on an impressive portfolio of unique Syrah wines in its ...

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Bot River Tackles Bull by Horns for Charity

Demand soared to R175 000 at the 2018 ‘Best of Bot’ charity auction. A mob of beastly bearded Bot River winemakers grabbed the proverbial bull by the horns when its annual Barrels & Beards showcase took centre stage in the ...

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Taste the Helderberg 2018

A winter celebration of fine food and wine to start a weekend getaway Banish the harsh chill of winter with the taste of wonderful bounty from Helderberg farms and vineyards at the annual showcase of excellent local wine and food ...

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Bid for the rare and unusual at Bot River Barrels & Beards

Zany, fun annual auction offers a slice of Bot River heaven 21 April 2018 Nod, wink or wave your way to a slice of Bot River heaven at the annual 2018 Barrels & Beards Best of Bot Auction of the ...

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Bot River Winemakers Bull-ish about 2018 Barrels & Beards

Local is lekker at this most beloved wine and food get-together 21 April 2018 Run with the bull this year at none other than Bot River Barrels & Beards on Saturday, April 21, when – for the first time ever ...

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Eikendal Dazzles with Weintaufe Harvest Carnival

The Stellenbosch Winelands will don their most convivial carnival colours when Eikendal Vineyards celebrates the end of its harvest with a farm-style Weintaufe jamboree that promises a merrymaking funfair for young and old on Sunday, 4 March 2018. The Eikendal ...

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Take a trip on the wild side with a Delheim Mushroom Forage Pop Up

Sign up now for this year’s must-do forest and food excursion *Mid-2018 The Cape’s wild mushrooms are about to pop-up again so make sure you’re first in line for Delheim’s exclusive Mushroom Forage Pop Up series this year! Learn first-hand ...

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Celebrate Valentines Day the French Way

Celebrate the loved one in your life the French way and escape to the rural idyll of Gabriëlskloof for a special three-course feast of culinary passion at the famous Botriver wine and olive estate on Sunday, February 11. With Valentine’s ...

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False Bay Wine Range Gets New Identity

Born from a desire to make real wine affordable, False Bay Vineyards, named after South Africa’s most iconic bay which frames much of the country’s premium Winelands, has given its range of wines a fresh new facelift, with each now ...

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Sprinkle Valentine’s Love

February is the Month of Love and to celebrate this romantic time, Stellenbosch Hills has created the perfect couple. Enter Polkadraai & Popcorn! For Valentine’s month only, the light-hearted winery with the really good wines, has put together a special ...

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Stellenbosch Harvest Parade Paints Town Ted with Winemaking Pride

Cape minstrels, drum majorettes, merry farm workers, marching brass bands and barrels of fun…Be sure to claim your spot on the pavement when the oak-lined streets of Stellenbosch will be invaded by its colourful winemaking community for its annual Harvest ...

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New year brings new style to Delheim’s harvest celebration

Ease into 2018 with the first Winelands festival of the season Saturday, 27 January Mother Nature’s annual bounty of grapes has always been a cause for celebration at Delheim, the famous Stellenbosch wine estate. This year’s Delheim Harvest Festival will ...

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All-new Lautus Savvy White hits the spot without the guilt

A smart low-calorie sip, big on flavour to revolutionise your lifestyle Meet Lautus Savvy White – South Africa’s very first de-alcoholised wine, crafted like no other and with a single goal in mind: to deliver the best of the grape ...

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New to Stellenbosch Hills…yadda yadda…bacon!

Winery deploys the ultimate ‘fan magnet’ for Biltong & Wine Tasting Stellenbosch Hills set tongues a-wagging in 2005 when it paired wines with that quintessential South African snack, biltong and droëwors. Now, it takes that lead to a whole new ...

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Get set for SA’s all-new Southern Moonshine revolution

Cocktails, Sippin’ Drinks & Shooters will never be the same again It’s time to break out the stressed denims and Old Glory! Now you can #GetYourShineOn with the all-new Southern Moonshine range of unaged American-style moonshines, handmade in small batches, ...

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Winemakers Toast Year-end with Pop Up Lunch at Mooiplaas

The amicable winemakers of the Bottelary Hills region have saved their best Pop Up Lunch of 2017 for last, when Scotland-born chef George Jardine will make their champion wines shine during a feast of provenance and passion at Mooiplaas Wine ...

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Wine Estate Festive Season Sumptuous Fare

Gabriëlskloof, a wine and olive jewel of the Overberg, will don a festive halo this season with a host of indulgent moments to savour with family and friends, including a Celebration Braai on Sunday, 17 December. This family braai feast ...

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Eikendal Vineyards swirls Cheesecake & Wine Pairings this summer

Zesty citrus flavours, followed by a rich berry delight and rounded off by a sultry salted caramel enchantment. These are the delectable cheesecakes that are on offer at Eikendal Vineyards as part of its brand new Cheesecake and Wine Pairing ...

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Bot River Is Going Wild With Forage Inspired Feast

The Overberg wine community salutes Spring Weekend with nature’s delicacies on Friday, 1 September at 19h00. THE WINES of Bot River have all gone wild by pairing up with natural food straight from nature. The quaint town on the edge ...

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Join Bottelary Hills for a Scottish Braai

Chef George Jardine will fan the flames for a celebrated food and wine feast on 27 August at the Kaapzicht Wine Estate. What on earth is a Scottish Braai? To find out, join the Stellenbosch wine route of Bottelary Hills ...

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Heritage High Jinks at Gabriëlskloof Estate this September

Mzansi Tapas Tasters and Long-table Braai Feast to wallow in ubuntu. It’s time for heritage high jinks at Gabriëlskloof when this wine and olive estate invites you to savour ubuntu spirit in true Overberg style with its month-long offering of ...

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Bot River Explodes with Colour for 2017 Spring Weekend

Follow the rainbow for fanciful farm hopping and pantry shopping. Let the bluebird of happiness lead you over the rainbow when the annual Spring Weekend comes to the pretty little village of Bot River on 1-3 September and a kaleidoscope ...

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Melt the cold away with Swiss Cheese Fondue at Eikendal Vineyards

What better way to escape the chill of the Cape winter than a cosy evening with friends, a shared Swiss cheese fondue and exquisite wine at iconic Eikendal Vineyards. Owned by the Swiss family Saager, Eikendal is embracing the best ...

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Eikendal Vineyards 2017 Winter Experience

Winter has finally come and Eikendal Vineyards’ popular and unique Pizza & Wine Pairing is ready to delight food and wine lovers. What better way to battle against the cold Cape winter than to enjoy three thin-crust mini pizzas prepared ...

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Bottelary Hills Pop Up Lunches Pays Homage to Heritage

Chef George Jardine to enthral with traditional tastes and champion wines on 28 May, 27 August and 19 November. Discover what makes fine country food and slow-crafted wine so special when you book a seat at this year’s trio of ...

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Delheim’s Jazz and Cheese Fondues

Escape the cold with a warm-hearted feast at famous Stellenbosch estate. Now’s the time to beat the rush and book your seat at the fabulous Delheim Jazz and Cheese Fondues. Held every year for over a decade, the lingering lunchtime ...

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Slay Winter Blues at Taste Helderberg Epicurean Fest

Get the inside track on the best of Helderberg wines on 15 June 2017. It’s time to shun the cold of winter and light up at Taste the Helderberg – the sophisticated annual sip-and-snack institution of warm company, levity and ...

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Delheim goes Cape Malay in May

Re-connect with the alluring history of the Cape this winter by joining Delheim, the renowned Stellenbosch wine estate, for its special Cape Malay lunches in May. Known for its spice and warmth, the Cape Malay dishes will be the perfect ...

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La Petite Ferme to Dazzle with Wine & Food Experiences

Savour sublime dishes with local and international wines at four events only: 4 May, 8 June, 6 July and 3 August Indulge your inner gastronome this winter and snap up a seat (or two) at the exclusive Wine & Food ...

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Experience Fungi-Fever at Delheim’s Mushroom Forages

Gourmet food and wine experience unearths Mother Nature’s own wild pantry. Dates: 15, 16, 30 June and 1 July. It’s mushroom time again! Soon, wild mushroom foragers will head into the forests in search of these delicious delicacies that only ...

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Sharing Sundays at Gabriëlskloof go Oo-la-la!

‘Pie-oneering’ bakes take centre stage on new winter menu. When the celebrated restaurant at Gabriëlskloof Estate, situated outside Bot River, launched its winter Sharing Sundays last year, it unleashed a sensation. This year in addition to exciting changes, the darling ...

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Escape Winter to a Cosy Mountain Idyll

Stay, sip, savour and see with special limited offers at Franschhoek retreat valid from 1 May to 30 September 2017. Take your annual hibernation to a new level – and different location – this winter with the ultimate Winelands escape ...

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Eikendal and Peace Parks Partnership Bears Fruit

Year-long wine sales fund-raiser materialises in joyous hand-over this week. African conservation efforts were given a small boost this week thanks to eco-conscious Stellenbosch wine estate Eikendal as well as its customers who purchased Eikendal Pinotage 2015 over the past ...

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Best of Bot Wine Auction 2017

Whether you grunt, shout or simply tip your hat like a pro in the back corner of the room, you’ll want to bring your A-Game on April 22 to the hairiest auction in town. The Best of Bot 2017 is ...

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Harvest brings bonhomie and beards back to Bot River

Barrels & Beards festival showcases the excellence of unpretentious wine 22 April 2017 Soon, Bot River winemakers will return to the tribe where Gandalf, Lincoln, Chuck Norris, Castro and their bearded ilk hold sway. And as has become the most ...

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Let Gabriëlskloof sweep you away to the Mediterranean

Relax with premier wines and servings of light Mediterranean bites Picture a sunny hilltop winery surrounded by olive groves, vineyards and wheat fields. This might be magnificent Tuscany or much closer to home, just minutes from Cape Town: Gabriëlskloof Wine ...

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Stellenbosch Wine Routes becomes a triple champion

Tourism dynamo clinches top spot at international Wine Tourism Challenge The Stellenbosch Wine Routes organisation has again been singled out from its peers in leading wine regions of the world. Having continued to impress the judges in the , South ...

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Eikendal amuses with Weintaufe Harvest Carnival

Playground of Winelands pleasures for young and old 5 March 2017 The Stellenbosch winelands will take on wonderland proportions when Eikendal Vineyards celebrates the end of its harvest with a farm-style Weintaufe Carnival that promises a pleasure-seeking funfair for young ...

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La Petite Ferme Expands Horizon with New Chardonnay

The Franschhoek estate’s magical vista is resplendent in its latest barrel-fermented wine There are few places with views that match wine so exquisitely as La Petite Ferme in Franschhoek. Now, the boutique winery complements its exquisite rainbow palette of premium ...

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