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Pinotage King Launches Writer’s Block

Flagstone Writers Block Pinotage wine

In keeping with its motto “We are born creative”, Flagstone Wines’ head winemaker, Gerhard Swart, has created a single block pinotage that will surely rejuvenate any writers creative slowdown during the COVID-19 lockdown. “When we named this pinotage ‘Writer’s Block’, ...

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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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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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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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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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How to Increase Digital Visibility at Zero Cost

Judith Lewis with Wine & Food Tourism Conference logo

Top digital strategist to show Wine & Food Conference delegates how to up their communication game at zero cost Wineries can easily and effectively raise their digital visibility and strategically enhance their impact without having to spend an additional cent ...

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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 Tasting Menu at Azure Twelve Apostles Hotel

Exterior view of The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

Journey Through the Cape – inspired food and wine pairing menu delights diners at Azure Restaurant. Cape Town, May 2019 – Besides its location in Camps Bay, with awe-inspiring Atlantic views and sunsets, there’s a new reason to visit The ...

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Airline Showcases Proudly South African Wines Served Onboard

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, 15 May 2019 – Emirates airline continues its long-standing relationship with South Africa’s top wine producers. Since 2005, the airline has partnered with 25 local wineries, providing travellers with 50 different South African wines to enjoy onboard Emirates flights ...

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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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Wine and Dine with Cape Town Icons

Durbanville Hills Winery Restaurant

Take a leisurely 20-minute drive from Cape Town’s city centre towards the northern suburbs of Tygerberg and you’ll find Durbanville Hills Winery – the perfect location to experience the Mother City’s iconic attractions, namely wine, food, and panoramic views. Unlike ...

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Art and Wine – A Symbiotic Pairing

Artist Alexia Kobusch with one of her paintings

Any wine connoisseur will tell you that the creation of a good wine is in the hands of the winemaker.  It is their ability to take the simple grape and turn into a thing of wonder for your palette, that ...

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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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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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Emirates Grows Wine Investment In South Africa

Cape Wine Farm

Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, is growing its relationship and investment with South Africa’s top local wine producers. Since 2005, the airline has partnered with 25 South African wineries, from which 50 different South African wines have been enjoyed ...

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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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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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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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Art & Wine Combine To Create Collectors Reserve

CAPE TOWN, 06 August 2018 – Durbanville Hills launched its latest collection of wines, the Collectors Reserve, to media guests today. The name is certainly an appropriate double entendre, as this premium wine-of-origin varietal collection ties-in perfectly with the linocut artwork depicted ...

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Maison Estate Announces Latest Wine Releases

Franschhoek boutique wine estate Maison Estate is proud to announce the release of its 2017 Single Vineyard Chenin Blanc and Shiraz Blanc de Noir. Following the success of previous varietals produced by winegrower Antwan Bondesio, the latest vintages are characteristic ...

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Mhondoro Game Lodge Scoops Winelist Award

Mhondoro Game Lodge is one of only a select few South African game lodges to have received the coveted 2017 Diners Club Platinum Winelist Award. The luxurious 5-star safari lodge is located in Welgevonden Game Reserve in the Waterberg (Limpopo ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Delta’s 2017 Wine Menu is Now Boarding

JOHANNESBURG, March 1, 2017 – Delta’s Master Sommelier, Andrea Robinson, has hand-picked her 2017 Wine selections, offering exclusive choices to Delta One customers flying between South Africa and the United States. The vintages will appear on a rotating seasonal basis, ...

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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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Ease into summer with an Eikendal Experience

From light pizza and wine pairings to a lazy vineyard walk Although serious when it comes to producing its award-winning wines of great fruit purity and finesse, Eikendal Vineyards, has ‘lighten up’ with a fresh new list of leisure attractions ...

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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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Bot River hosts blooming nice Spring Weekend

Pantry of homegrown pleasures to be savoured – 2 to 4 September The close-knit winemaking community of the small town of Bot River, is set for its annual Spring Weekend which promises an authentic bouquet of all things exceptional and ...

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Yoga & Wine

We all know that the term ‘wine pairing’ is associated with food; the process of pairing food dishes with different wine cultivars to enhance the dining experience. But did you know that wine and yoga is possibly the perfect pair? ...

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Palazzo hosts Signature Dish lunch

Three top chefs at the ultra-luxurious Palazzo hotel at Montecasino presented a three-course masterpiece meal on 22 April at a Signature Dish lunch, with wine pairing by Tsogo Sun’s Group Sommelier, Miguel Chan.   The starter was created by Gareth ...

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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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Organic Food for Conscious Conferencing

By Des Lamgkilde As GMO (genetically modified organism) food concerns continue to be a top priority for the general public, the demand for organic food is growing, but are professional conference organisers taking advantage of this trend when planning catering ...

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Young Winemakers Drive Change at Boschendal

With international modern palates displaying an increasing passion for wine, Boschendal’s dedicated red and white winemakers are determined to drive change, engaging their audience with innovation, originality, quality and a focus on ethical viticulture. Applying cutting-edge best practice while balancing ...

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Boschendal cultivates Farm to Table Ethos

Contemporary farm to table dining shaped by the rhythm of the seasons Since its opening in April 2015 and the addition of an abundant kitchen garden expanding over five acres, the Boschendal team’s visionary Farm to Table Ethos puts the ...

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Red Carpet Concepts Lands La Petite Ferme Account

Franschhoek based wine estate, La Petite Ferme has awarded Cape Town based bespoke PR agency, Red Carpet Concepts (RCC) with its public relations, marketing, social media, new website development and events management portfolio. Bringing light to the iconic wine farm’s ...

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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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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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Winner of the Le Bonheur Wine Competition

CONGRATULATIONS to Richard Mauchle of Rosebank Lodge Guesthouse. Richard won a mixed case of LE BONHEUR wine by entering our June competition, with the compliments of Cape Legends. Enter the Tourism Tattler July wine competition and stand the chance of ...

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Win a case of Durbanville Hills Rhinofields Pinotage

THIS COMPETITION IS CLOSED. THE WINNING ENTRY WAS BEVERLEY LOODS FORM ACIA GUESTHOUSE. To enter this competition, read the article ‘Soul of the Grape’ on pages 24 – 25 of the Tourism Tattler July 2014 magazine and find the answer ...

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