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The Cape really has weather rather than a climate and on many days you can experience all four seasons in one from bucketing rain at one moment to brilliant sunshine with the air fresh and crisp and polished by the rain. And now the Cape is...

Wine: Doolhof Theseus 2011 Winery: Doolhof Wine Estate Winemaker: Gielie Beukes Region: Wellington Background: Doolhof is an intriguing wine estate nestled in the rich fertile, and beautiful valley just outside Wellington, below the start of the Bains Kloof Pass. The name Doolhof is Afrikaans for “Labyrinth”. According to Greek...

Wine: De Grendel Op Die Berg Pinot Noir 2012 Wine of Origin: Ceres Plateau Winery Location: 112 Plattekloof Road, Panorama Cellarmaster: Charles Hopkins Winemaker: Elzette du Preez Background: De Grendel is a sprawling farm on the outskirts of Durbanville owned by the Graaff family. Their winemaking team is headed up...

Wine: Pella “The Vanilla” Chenin Blanc 2013 Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch Winemakers: Daniël de Waal and Kyle Zulch Background:  Daniël de Waal owner and winemaker (with the assistance of Kyle Zulch) of Super Single Vineyards produce wines under two brands namely Pella and Mount Sutherland. The Pella range...

Gourmet Magazine’s iconic 1960s publication Bouquet de France tells us that the cow is the key to the superlative food of Normandy. She is the provenance of the milk, butter, cream and cheese for which the cuisine of this northern province of France is so...

Winery: Lynx Wines Winemaker: Helgard van Schalkwyk Cellarmaster: Dieter Sellmeyer Region: Franschhoek Background: After spending most of his working life as an engineer Dieter Sellmeyer started making wine when he bought Lynx wines at the age of 50! He thought that his first vintage would be an experimental one just...

Winter shows visitors to the Cape that our vineyards are starting to be pruned and will eventually look like rows of soldiers in the lush green grass that has grown around them as a result of recent winter rains. The dams are filling and we...

Winery: Simonsig Landgoed Winemaker: Debbie Thompson Cellarmaster: Johan Malan  Region: Stellenbosch Background: Simonsig is a well-established winery on the outskirts of Stellenbosch and since 1968 has been producing an extensive range of white, red and sparkling wines which over the years has won the hearts of many wine consumers....