Tag Archives: Winelands

In Search of Hidden Gems

For this year of indulgence we have chosen to take you on a gastronomic journey orientated around some of the most talented Chefs of the continent.  Some of the chefs featured on the itinerary of the month are known worldwide and have a long-term reputation. But let us not forget that the New Year is […]

Happiness is in the Winelands!

Yippee! Here we are leaving for a weekend trip through the winelands. The road is beautiful, the air is sweet and the future is bright… We pointed to a few landmarks on the map to use as a linking thread of our gustative adventure. A pleasant mix of wine and local product tasting. Of course, […]

Old Mc Daddy, my vintage break

Elgin, nothing more than a few wine farms, 45mn out of Cape Town, 45 minutes drive towards Hermanus. Almenkerk wine estate on the road, a bio market on the side, a local pub… You’re probably thinking now, what a hell of a place! Wrong, wrong, wrong. Going to Elgin, out of the path of the […]

Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyard

Celebrate summer with superb wines

The Franschhoek Summer Wines Festival will take place in Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyard, on the 8th of February. It aims to be relaxing and intimate. The theme for this year is “elegantly white”. Franschhoek’s finest wineries will be showcasing their premium summer wines. This year, the wineries taking part are La Bri, Morena, Moreson, Anthonij […]

white wine journey tasting cape town

A white wine tasting journey

The Winelands, in Western Cape,, offers picturesque reliefs, lush nature, blazing sun and beautiful road. It’s also more than 10 million hectoliters of wine produced each year ! White ones compose 55% of the whole production. Carte blanche then for a daily journey among the vineyards, that will make you see (drink) the glass half […]

Le Quartier Français launching The Long Tea Table

Tailor-make your own breakfast or tea menu

Le Quartier Français is launching The Long Tea Table – a high tea menu designed by Grand Chef Margot Janse. Tailor-make your own menu from choices such as Macadamia and white chocolate cheesecake, and Kabeljou and baby leek crumble. Whether a special event such as a baby shower, birthday party, book club, or just a […]

wine and food festival at constantia

The finest food & wine at Constantia

The annual Constantia Food & Wine Festival features some of the finest food and wine from farms throughout the valley, and is a delicious way of promoting one of the Cape’s – and world’s – premier food and wine destinations. With over 40 of the Constantia valley’s wines and culinary creations on offer all in […]

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! And if the tongue has over 8,000 taste buds, South Africa are more than 800 wineries located between Constantia, Franchhoek, […]

picnic south africa winelands

Winelands with family

On a lovely sunday, we decided to spend our day in the beautiful Cape winelands. We first went to Boschendal Wine Estate. Situated on the edges of Franschhoek, that was the perfect occasion to show our children the beauty of this area and to enjoy a wine tasting in one of the oldest and most […]

make your own wine in south africa

Make your own wine

Have you ever dreamed of making your own wine? Well, I have and for me that dream came true. Teach how to make your own wine is a truly fulfilling experience. In the end, you really feel proud of having created your own and unique product. It’s all possible in Stellenbosch, South Africa’s oldest city, […]