A way of living…

If in our last newsletter devoted to Safari, we discussed the senses and sensations that the bush can provide, there is one that we reserve for Cape Town and its wine region …  the Taste!

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And if the tongue has over 8,000 taste buds, South Africa are more than 800 wineries located between Constantia, Franchhoek, Wellington or Walker Bay to train your papillae…

Bathed in the cool Atlantic Ocean breeze,  the Cape winelands are marked by mountain ranges defining different terroir, each having its own soil, with moderate to strong sunlight and moisture, resulting in a real typicity and very distinctive character.

Sauvignon, then Chardonnay, Viognier, Pinot, Cabernet, Merlot, Shiraz and Pinotage, the one and only endemic varietal, blossom in the valleys of Stellenbosch, Paarl or Robertson. We do not have a wine route, but more than a dozen itineraries that will take you from vineyard to vineyard, from cellar to table, from historic farms to the most modern and refined wineries.

But wine alone would not find as much nobility if not paired with some of the best restaurants of the region. A rich and varied gastronomy combining flavors from different continents, uniting them in the plate with finesse and creativity.

This newsletter number 44 honors two noble Arts. Traveling and the Art of Living in South Africa … And as Epicurus said: “one should hurry into temptation before it goes away“.

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