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Frans Smit, Cellarmaster at Spier outside Stellenbosch, had every good reason to host a dinner to celebrate his recent achievements. Although the invitation initially was to celebrate his honoured five star John Platter rating for his flagship wine the Frans K. Smit he had another...

Article By: Bryony Whitehead  of iafrica.com In the old fishing town of Paternoster a little restaurant glows with warmth that melts even the chilliest evening. Abalone House’s Saffron Restaurant is a little gem amongst the white-washed walls of Paternoster that will get your tastebuds singing. Chef Darren...

This past weekend was a treat for any self respecting wine lover and I am told the Wacky Wine Weekend in Robertson was a great success...

When planning a long evening of fine wining and dining, smaller portions can sometimes be better and I am not talking about the food! Clever wine farms now understand the need for lovers of the good stuff to offer more of their products in smaller...

It’s encouraging to see wine farms and estates, both established and new, calling on the expertise of talented chefs to create menus around their wines. Wine is generally consumed over a plate of good food along with convivial company whether at home or eating out....

It’s cold which means I am finding myself visiting my wine cellar a lot more often for a lovely matured red! Recently I enjoyed a wine I purchased at the Nederberg Auction last year, the Yonder Hill Inanda 2004. Deliciously smooth wine with excellent rich...

An invitation to attend the launch of the first South African digital wine and food menu created thoughts of eating and drinking in cyberspace! I was curious so accepted! The venue was the recently opened Johan’s At Longridge Restaurant at the Longridge Wine estate in...

On the West Coast just north of Cape Town is the delightful and charming town of Darling. Inhabited by interesting folk from retirees, artists, actors, farmers and restaurateurs they all seem to be so content with their idyllic lifestyle. Well known actor and comedian, Pieter...

Ken Forrester (Ken Forrester Vineyards) and Martin Meinert (Meinert Wines) have worked closely together for well over a decade and this wine making relationship resulted in them producing arguably one of South Africa’s finest Chenin Blancs, the FMC (Forrester Meinert Chenin). The association started with...

Morgenster Estate is 300 years old this year and so owner Giulio Bertrand had every good reason to celebrate this milestone along with the launch of the 2008 Morgenster and Lourens River Red wines. Many wonderful stories about the first inhabitants and buildings can be...