On Friday 20th November we will be hosting our ‘Finer Things in Life’ Champagne Festival, now in its fourteenth year, with the theme of Fire and Ice at The Vineyard Hotel! From 6.00pm – 9.00pm we will be offering numerous cuvees for tasting from premium and...

Summer is almost here with the occasional chilly morning still reminding us that the variable weather of spring is not yet over. The vineyards in the Cape are now in full leaf cover and fairly soon they will start budding and the important berry formation will...

It was very special seeing so many of our wine friends at our 13th annual Seductive Sauvignons Festival earlier this month at The Vineyard Hotel. Thank you for being with us and for your warm reception to the producers who were there. Many of the...

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...

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...

Last month lovers of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir enjoyed our Festivals in Cape Town and Johannesburg, which proved once again that we have the right formula for successful wine events! We would like to thank all of you who attended and also the participating wine...

Now in its fifth year our annual Burgundy Lover’s Festival’s kick off this month in Cape Town on the 15th May at The Vineyard Hotel in Newlands and in Johannesburg on the 28th May at The Wanderers Club in Illovo. For more details on this...

The Easter holidays now behind us we are seeing the long warm days of summer slowly coming to an end. The vineyards are now taking a break after the earlier than usual harvest this year and, which means, we are seeing a trickle of 2015...

Tragedy and devastation struck the Western Cape's Southern Peninsular during the first week of this month with runaway fires that raged through Cape Point, Hout Bay and the wine region of Constantia. Scores of brave firefighters both on the ground and in the air bravely...

Despite the persistent heat our busy winemakers seem pleased about what is going on in the vineyards, although some interesting differences this year with more than usual micro climate temperature variances! By now all grapes for the production of sparkling wine should have been in...