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Escape to the mountains with a luxury picnic at Quoin Rock Wine Estate in Stellenbosch

Quoin Rock Wine Estate, nestled in the beautiful Knorhoek Valley in Stellenbosch is home to award-winning wines, world-class architecture, breathtaking views, and most notably, for its accolade-accruing fine-dining restaurant, Gåte. Hailed as one of the best restaurants in South Africa, Gåte Restaurant is known for its unique approach to molecular-gastronomy and its luxury picnic experience […]

Heard it through the Grapevine | Louisvale

Cape Town March 2021 – The most-anticipated date on the wine calendar, for Louisvale Wines, is of course harvest season.  This is when the Lousivale vineyards in Stellenbosch are carefully monitored for the perfect timing for the annual fiesta. This is when everyone on the farm is involved, excited and full of eager anticipation. All […]

Gecko Rock – A place to free your mind | Touws River

Life during this current pandemic creates a new norm with tasks requiring control and mental effort. Sometimes we are faced with multitasking whilst having different priorities all at the same time, trying to create a healthy work-life balance. We might often feel run down. The things we enjoy and take for granted now comes with […]

Saluting The Culture Of Food And Wine At Muratie Estate

“Drinking good wine with good food in good company is one of life’s most civilized pleasures”. These are the words of the late Michael Broadbent MW, legendary wine critic, writer, author and auctioneer – a towering figure in the international world of wine. However, these could so easily be the words of Annatjie Melck, foodie […]


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