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The ABCs of South African wine appreciation sans pomposity

Ah wine, the nectar of the gods. If only some people who drink it didn’t think they were the gods in question, aimiright? If you’ve always wanted to cultivate an appreciation for wine but were afraid you’d develop a rather unfashionable chip on your shoulder as soon as you popped the cork on that first […]

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Food & Wine Pairing Experience in An Inspiring Working Artists’ Studio in Woodstock, Cape Town

In the 50s, Pablo Picasso was famous for entertaining groups of friends and fans in his light-filled studio in Paris. In the 60s, Andy Warhol’s Manhattan studio, The Factory, became a psychedelic refuge for creative souls from all walks of life. Now, in 2018, Maia du Plessis and sculptor husband Otto open their creative space […]

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Wild Mushroom Foraging Experience and Feast on Elgin Vintners Wine Estate

The spellbinding Elgin Valley lies in a lush arboreal fold on the cusp of the Overberg, where verdant forests and carefully tended vineyards play tag team against the rolling hills. It’s in this epic setting that renowned mushroom forager Gary Goldman, celebrated chef Robert Knuckey, and wine guy extraordinaire Richard Rose join forces to take […]

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The skinny on the rather delicious Robertson Wine Valley Hands-On Harvest Festival

Situated in the heart of the abundant Breede River Valley, the quaint town of Robertson is surrounded by many well-known wine estates and stud farms. Here, in the shadows of the Langeberg mountains, fanciful Victorian homesteads rub shoulders with chic eateries along jacaranda-lined roads that amble towards ever-more fascinating destinations. The town developed against the […]

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Vineyard Cottages, Bartinney Wine Estate in Stellenbosch

A stylish wine farm stay where you could easily just keep to yourself, admiring the view and exploring the fynbos-thicketed mountain trails around you, or pop over to the resident tasting room to kick off one of the most epic of wine-tasting weekends ever. If that’s not the best of both worlds, we don’t know what is. […]

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