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Once a year the Heuningsvlei Village in the remote part of the Cederberg, attracts about 150 enthusiastic environmentalists from far and wide to assist the community to plant sapling Clanwilliam Cedar trees in amongst the craggy Cederberg mountains. May is considered the best time of the...

[caption id="attachment_2266" align="alignleft" width="300"] Welcome to Muratie[/caption] The farm on which Muratie Wine Estate is situated started life back in 1685 when it was granted  to a young German soldier, Laurens Campher, by Governer Simon van Der Stel. This surely must make Muratie one of the...

[caption id="attachment_2245" align="alignleft" width="560"] Historical Groot Constantia[/caption] South Africa’s oldest wine farm Groot Constantia,  has been around for 328 years and wine has been produced on the property without missing a vintage since 1685!!. Groot Constantia has evidence of this as bottles, pieces of bottles and...

  Far from the maddening crowd in-between Noordhoek and Fish Hoek lie the vineyards belonging to Cape Point Vineyards. Well known particularly for their Sauvignon Blanc’s and Semillons produced under the Cape Point premium range they are also the winery behind the popular Splattered Toad Sauvignon...

[caption id="attachment_2218" align="alignleft" width="560"] The unique Bouchard Finlayson cellar[/caption] The Hemel en Aarde Valley on the outskirts of Hermanus is home to a collection of top class wineries where some of South Africa’s finest Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays are produced. Contributing to this is that the...

[caption id="attachment_2202" align="alignright" width="368"] Botanica Chenin Blanc Grapes[/caption] Chenin Blanc, the versatile white wine variety, which hails from the Anjou region in the Loire Valley in France, produces a range of styles from bone dry through to rich and sweet. Good examples include unwooded, dry to...

Blaauwklippen wine farm in Stellenbosch first planted the variety Zinfandel in 1978 (Zinfandel is an exotic and unique red cultivar which originated on Croatia’s Dalmatian coast). From this bush vine vineyard the then wine maker Walter Finlayson won the Diners Club Winemaker of the year...

[caption id="attachment_2190" align="alignleft" width="560"] Entrance to J.C. Le Roux[/caption] The month of February always seems to bring romance into our lives especially with the sunny balmy weather we are experiencing and that we also celebrate Valentine’s Day with our loved ones. And what do we do...

[caption id="attachment_2160" align="alignright" width="392"] The famous avenue of trees[/caption] In 2009 The Neethlingshof wine estate outside  Stellenbosch launched a  highly successful reserve tier of wines, made exclusively from hand-picked grapes, which are named The Short Story Collection.  They draw attention to Neethlingshof’s rich and varied narratives,...

Once a month we head off from Cape Town to our retreat in the Koue Bokkeveld and to get there I often vary the route to make the trip more interesting. However a favourite (and must say shorter route) is via the Huguenot tunnel and...