Travel Review: An Exclusive Tasting – Warwick Wine Estate for the Win

If there’s one way to describe Warwick Wine Estate – it would be as: pretty inspirational. Not least of all because this Ratcliffe family-owned and run estate has successfully raked in the wine awards over the years – but, perhaps more importantly, because of its pioneering original winemaker, Norma Ratcliffe. During the 1970s, Norma became South Africa’s first female winemaker […]

Celebrating 50 Years of the Stellenbosch Wine Routes

In 2021, the beautiful Stellenbosch Wine Routes celebrates 50 years of forward-thinking wine innovation and pioneering (wine) tourism. As South Africa’s first official, recognised wine route – founded in 1971 by Frans Malan (Simonsig), Niel Joubert (Spier) and also, Spatz Sperling (Delheim) – this stunning wine route has only grown from strength to strength. Stellenbosch Wine Routes have put South […]

Best Wine Farm Experiences

On wine estates across the globe, there are incredible wine farm experiences to be enjoyed. In wine regions spanning from France to the US. Wine Farm Winners South Africa’s Cape Winelands especially offer some truly wonderful wine farm experiences. Think everything from dreamy picnics to unique wine tastings to delight all your senses! In this post, myself and some guest […]

Special Date Ideas to Enjoy Around the Western Cape

Although February is famously the month of love (and my birth month so I am particularly partial towards it) – I don’t believe romantic gestures and fun couple experiences should be reserved to a single day or month. So, to help you build lasting memories with your sweetheart, here are some special date ideas to enjoy around the Western Cape […]

Mind-blowing Food and Fine Dining at Gåte Restaurant, Stellenbosch

Update: Chef Rikku Ò’Donnchü and Chef Warwick King have bid farewell to Quoin Rock to pursue an exciting, new restaurant venture in town. However, this particular review was written around them so I have left it untouched. In late November, I had the pleasure of being invited to dine at Gåte Restaurant. This Stellenbosch-based fine dining restaurant lies on the […]