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Photo Essay: Springtime Picnics with Tangled Tree Wines

Recently, Tangled Tree Wines invited me to create a spring-inspired picnic experience;Β this post is designed to showcase the result of that fun wine-meets-picnic collaboration. I am all for local businesses and wine farms finding ways to be more planet-friendly so Van Loveren Family Vineyards’ eco-friendly Tangled Tree wine range instantly appealed to me. Best of all, the wine bottles are […]

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Eat at Constantia Glen and Enjoy a Host of Winter Specials

Found unobtrusively along the forested Constantia Main Road, just before you ascend up Constantia Nek, lies the beautiful Constantia Glen. This boutique wine farm offers visitors both a wonderful tasting room and modern restaurant. And arguably some of the best views that you will encounter anywhere in both. Currently, until end-July 2021, they are running some excellent winter specials when […]

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Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden, Stellenbosch: A Walk Through an Artist’s Mind

If there is one art form that naturally inspires me, it is sculpture. There is something evocative and moving about sculptures that transcends mere art. One such sculpture work example is that of globally acclaimed, South African artist, Dylan Lewis. While I have long heard about the beauty behind Lewis’ powerful sculptures – after my visit to the artist’s incredible […]

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Bistro Sixteen82, Steenberg Vineyards: Deliciously Satisfying Lunches

Tucked away in Tokai, Steenberg Vineyards is a welcoming respite from the everyday bustle of the inner city. More importantly, it is a key part of the idyllic Constantia Wine Valley. This beautiful farm, edged by picturesque mountain vistas and indigenous gardens, is a quality destination for all to enjoy. Steenberg Vineyards Has It All Steenberg offers plenty for its […]

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Hazendal Wine Estate: A Sensory Feast in the Stellenbosch Winelands

In August 2019, I first had the pleasure of exploring the newly revamped and revived Hazendal Wine Estate. Tucked away along Bottelary Road in Stellenbosch, even then, Hazendal struck me as a sensory feast, in every way. With its tranquil lawns and distant rolling hills, blend of Cape Dutch buildings and other modern additions (like the Pavilion), outstanding food- and […]

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Picnic Review: Blown Away by Hazendal’s Babushka Picnics

On my second estate visit to the beautiful Hazendal Wine Estate near Stellenbosch, we were privileged enough to be invited to enjoy Hazendal’s incredible Babushka Picnics. In August 2019, I had previously visited this stunning Stellenbosch estate for their enchanting Russian tea ceremony. And, after being thoroughly impressed by that offering, I had mentally added their picnics to my still-to-do […]

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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 […]

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How to Support Western Cape Wine Farms During Extended Level 3

With the third alcohol ban in South Africa under extended Level 3 regulations, wine farms – and restaurants – across the Western Cape are bleeding. So, for this post, I want to try highlight ways to support Western Cape wine farms during extended Level 3. Even if you can’t enjoy a wine tasting or take-home wine purchase. Show Your Support […]