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COVID-19: Chefs unite for Stellenbosch

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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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Wine and Braai Pop-Up at Le Grand Domaine

Spek & Bone Pop-Up on Fire event at Le Grand Domaine winery in Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch, 22 February 2020 – Food and wine have always been a complimentary pair and they’re best savoured outdoors in the company of friends. When the venue for such a treat happens to be the beautiful Grand Domaine Wine Estate overlooking ...

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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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2019 Wine & Food Tourism Awards Deadline Extended

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The deadline for nominations to enter the inaugural Wine & Food Tourism Awards has been extended to 30 June – see entry links at the end of this post. The annual Business of Wine & Food Tourism Conference, currently in its ...

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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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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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Big Names To Talk Big Data At Wine And Food Conference

If we don’t know what we don’t know, how can we tap into the true potential of South Africa’s wine and food tourism, argues tourism maven Margi Biggs. The convener of this year’s The Business of Wine & Food Tourism ...

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Opportunity for Tourism, Hospitality, Wine, Food and Marketing Students

CAPE TOWN, 19 July 2018 – An opportunity exists for tourism, wine, food, hospitality and marketing communications students and trainees to learn from, and network with, experts in their specific industry fields. When registering to attend the third annual The Business ...

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Col’Cacchio Launches Revamped Stellenbosch Store

Col’Cacchio, the popular Italian inspired franchise known for its gourmet thin-base wood-fired pizzas, hearty pasta and crisp fresh salads, has announced the opening of their revamped Stellenbosch branch, with the store officially opening its doors today. Located in Plein Street, ...

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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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Nederburg Ranks in World’s Most Admired Wine Brands

Nederburg is the sole South African winery featured in the esteemed Drinks International ‘World’s Most Admired Wine Brands’ top 50 list this year, in 36th position.  Last year was the first time the Paarl winery was included in this prestigious ...

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Final Falke Full Moon Hike

The Falke Full Moon Hiking season wraps up with a spectacular autumn holiday hike at Delvera Farm outside Stellenbosch on Tuesday, 11 April.  Whether with a group of friends, family or that special person, hiking up Klapumutskop at sunset promises ...

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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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Best Design Hotel in Africa & Middle East

South Africa, Stellenbosch; CAPE Winelands luxury small hotel destination Majeka House & Spa has scooped a coveted international award in recognition of their world class interior design. By Lise Manley. Already a recipient of a string of awards and accolades ...

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Bottelary Hills Gets Festive

Fall hook, line and sinker for Chef Bertus Basson’s all fired-up feast The final Pop Up Lunch of the Bottelary Hills Wine Route for 2016 promises to get all wine and food aficionados hooked on the festive season, when renowned ...

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Golden terroir shines through every Eikendal wine

Portfolio-wide excellence reveals true champion status Like DNA, excellence is an inseparable part of Eikendal Vineyards near Stellenbosch; its very essence, the purity expressed in the blend of sublime terroir, choice fruit and meticulous skill. This is the foundation that ...

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Stellenbosch reigns supreme over 2016 Eat Out nominations

Seven restaurants from the area deliciously represented on the shortlist Fuelled with a wealth of creative, culinary talent and top end gourmet distinction, Stellenbosch continues to push the culinary boundaries through innovation as South Africa’s ‘Food Capital’. It recently reaffirmed ...

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Stellenbosch Street Soirees back in full swing

City of Oaks’ popular bi-monthly street parties a summer hit Warmer weather and longer days echo the return of the ever-popular Stellenbosch Street Soirees – bi-monthly street parties bringing together wine farms, restaurants, locals and visitors in the vibrant streets ...

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Top SA chefs confirmed for Stellenbosch at Summer Place

Delights of the winelands on offer in Johannesburg for one night only Book the date: Wednesday, 26 October 2016 It’ll be a foodie’s delight on a single, star-studded night when Stellenbosch at Summer Place returns to Hyde Park on October ...

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Delheim Spreads Blankets for Riverside Picnics

Picnic season opens on October 1 and the restaurant has a new nature-inspired menu It’s almost summertime and the living is tasty at Delheim Estate, the Stellenbosch stalwart in the foothills of the Simonsberg. The season for its Riverside Picnics ...

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Stellenbosch at Summer Place 2016

Jozi’s premier lifestyle soiree to showcase exciting new talent Wednesday, 26 October 2016 Johannesburg’s glitterati will soon gather for one of the City of Gold’s premier lifestyle events when Stellenbosch at Summer Place returns to Hyde Park on October 26. ...

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Eikendal warms up with Winter Pizza & Wine Pairings

Popular tasting experience gets cosy with hearty new tastes Chilly days call for serious comfort therefore Swiss owned Stellenbosch Estate, Eikendal, has tweaked its popular Pizza & Wine Pairing experience with new wintry taste sensations that will beat the winter ...

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Forage for Fungi at Delheim Estate

Stellenbosch wine farm unearths Wild Mushroom Hunts in its forest on 16 & 17 June and on 1 & 2 July 2016 Blusher, porcini, boletus, pine rings… Mother Nature’s elusive delicacies are waiting to be unearthed at the legendary Delheim ...

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4 Big Ideas 4 Green Meetings

The colour green is often associated with plants and nature, which is why the term ‘green meetings’ is associated with sustainable procurement practices, writes Des Langkilde. Likewise, the idiom ‘give the green light’ means “go”, so if you are working ...

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Stellenbosch at Summer Place – Culinary Artistry

Powerhouse Stellenbosch pairings to entice Gauteng palates Wednesday, 25 November 2015: If you are serious about food and wine, then Stellenbosch at Summer Place 2015 is your gourmet ticket to exceptional culinary prowess, paired with the finest cellar gems from ...

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Four Stellenbosch Wines Go Back to Pinotage Roots

Four of South Africa’s iconic Pinotage producers, all part of the Stellenbosch Wine Routes, have joined forces to create the Pinotage Root of South Africa, the first demarcated wine experience centred round the grape variety with which the South African ...

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Eikendal Releases Latest Wine Duo

Classique 2013 & Chardonnay 2014 polished versions of estate’s understated elegance. Swiss owned Stellenbosch Estate, Eikendal, renowned for its elegant wines that impress with great fruit purity and finesse, has released the latest vintages of its two flagship wines – ...

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Conscious Conferencing

Spier Wine Farm in Stellenbosch coined the phrase ‘Conscious Conferencing’. Des Langkilde investigates this claim and finds it to be more than just a marketing ploy – it’s an historical commitment to environmentally and socially responsible practices. Following my Spier ...

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Stellenbosch third time on target at The Drinks Business Awards

Wine Route nominated for Best Contribution to Wine & Spirits Tourism again The iconic Stellenbosch American Express® Wine Routes has made the sought-after shortlist for The Drinks Business Awards 2015 for the third consecutive year, once again vying for the ...

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Venue Review – Spier

It’s been a while since I’ve visited the Spier Wine Farm in Stellenbosch, South Africa. To say that I’m impressed with the farm’s conference facilities would be an under statement, writes Des Langkilde. Due to travel commitments at the time, ...

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Protea Stellenbosch Refurbishment

Protea Hotel Stellenbosch is currently undergoing a refurbishment of the bedrooms. The hotel, which is conveniently located between two international golf courses in one of the most popular tourist towns in South African, has been refurbished for greater comfort and ...

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Delheim’s Start of Harvest Celebration

Barrels of fun, family time to kick-start the 2015 harvest 31 January and 1 February 2015 No summer in Stellenbosch would be complete without a fun-filled harvest celebration. So get a good dose of Winelands entertainment early in the New ...

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Stellenbosch Street Soirees back in full swing

The popular Stellenbosch Street Soirees are back to spill the town’s unique food and wine culture onto its oak-lined streets, for locals and visitors alike to sip, savour and share in the vibrant spirit of this ‘forever young’ town. The ...

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Property Review: Wild Clover Farm

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The likelihood of finding a four-leaf clover in nature is 1 in 10 000, and according to Irish superstition, brings the finder good luck. Tourism Tattler found both when visiting this unique hospitality establishment located in Stellenbosch, along Cape Town’s ...

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Come Sit, Stay & Savour Stellenbosch this winter

Sensory Play & Stay Packages to fulfill your Winelands Bucket List Stellenbosch’s Come Sit, Stay & Savour winter programme invites enthusiasts to swap their winter hibernation for a sensory sojourn in the vibrant City of Oaks and to immerse themselves ...

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Stellenbosch Wine Routes Nominated

Wine Route nominated for Best Contribution to Wine & Spirits Tourism – 2nd year in a row The pioneering Stellenbosch American Express® Wine Routes has made the sought-after shortlist for The Drinks Business Awards 2014 as a contender for the ...

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Stellenbosch reigns culinary king at 2013 Eat Out Top 10 Awards

Stellenbosch reaffirmed its status as the ‘Gourmet Capital of South Africa’ by wiping the floor at the 2013 Eat Out DStv Food Network Restaurant Awards with no less than four winners amongst the enviable Top 10 eateries in the country. Showcasing ...

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Clos Malverne salutes New Year with a stylish Hats Off Party

8 course menu and brand new MCC to end 2013 on a gourmet high Don a funky fedora or flip on your favourite Stetson and make your way to Clos Malverne Estate on the 31st of December, when this family-owned ...

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