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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 […]

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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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Picnic Photo Essay: Relaxing Picnics at Alluvia Boutique Winery

Alluvia Boutique Winery is a beautiful boutique wine farm hidden in the Stellenbosch Winelands. This unique estate, which offers award-winning wine, accommodation and food, also has lovely relaxing picnics for guests to enjoy. In this photo essay, I share all about our vegetarian picnic experience at Alluvia Boutique Winery. Oh, the Views at Alluvia Boutique Winery Alluvia, which lies tucked […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]