Philip Jonker responds, as a wine farmer, to farm protests
Philip Jonker, the owner of Weltevrede, one of the famous Cape Wine Estates that was hit by the farm worker protests and uprisings in the last 2 weeks, wrote about his life-threatening experience in the following newsletter... (Be prepared to be awed) "Some time ago someone asked me what my dre ... read more
New tasting experience for visitors to Van Loveren
Visitors to Van Loveren can expect a novel wine experience following the opening of the renowned Robertson Wine Valley estate’s brand new tasting venue in mid-November. The cellar owned by the Retief family was one of the very first in the region to present wine tastings for visitors. Now, emb ... read more
Introducing Hank - Balance wine's worldwide ambassador
Slightly chubby yet utterly charming; down-to-earth yet stylish and debonair; clean-cut but street-wise … We're talking of course of Hank, the likable, lovable and delightfully sociable Balance Wines personality. "Hank is the epitome of a balanced and thoroughly enjoyable lifestyle,& ... read more
Luxury rooms at BeauSoleil
Zandvliet’s wine club invites all wine lovers to join
If you are a fan of Zandvliet Wines on either Facebook or Twitter, you might have heard news about the launch of their wine club. The club, The Whole Nine Litres, was created with you, the wine lover, in mind and Zandvliet hereby officially invites you to join. The name of the club was crowd-sourced ... read more
De Wetshof Estate plays host to World-Class Chardonnay Event
The dynamic diversity of the Chardonnay grape was accentuated during the Celebration of Chardonnay held at De Wetshof on Friday 9 November. With the list of 15 presentation wines originating from Australia’s Margaret River to local Robertson, from Burgundy to Stellenbosch, the general consensu ... read more
A decade of patience rewarded Boplaas releases Cape Vintage Reserve Port 2002 at R1000 per bottle
Carefully stored in Boplaas’s vinotique for a decade - with only 24 being made available for sale - the Boplaas Cape Vintage Reserve Port 2002 is a true testament to the art of crafting authentic fine Cape fortifieds and the pursuit of vinous excellence. With the potential of future cellaring ... read more
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Barrydale, Klein Karoo
After 1700 the settlers attracted to the remote corners of the Overberg and began searching for new land to farm.  It had to have an ample supply of water and the so... read more
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  JOSEPH BARRY TRADITIONAL CAPE POT STILL BRANDY Banana, dried peach and pear aromas with a hint of vanilla. Deliciously complex with a lingering aftertaste. Use of ... read more
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1 Woman, 650 Kilometres, 15 Days... - For 1 Great Cause.
2014-02-19 16:16:43
Robertson, Western Cape  -  Wednesday, 12 February 2014   -&... read more

The Olive Branch - February 2014
2014-02-06 15:45:57
February and our thoughts turn to love… Valentine’s Day falls on a ... read more

Slanghoek, a beautiful discovery
2013-02-21 14:36:54
There are plenty of reasons to visit the picturesque Slanghoek Valley on the Bre... read more

De Krans wines selected for 2013 KKNK
2013-01-15 12:35:24
De Krans Wine Cellar in Calitzdorp has, for the second consecutive year, been ch... read more

Living the light life! Boplaas Moscato Light 2012
2013-01-09 12:22:40
No longer does "Light" have to mean less flavoursome, with the buxom B... read more

Waterblommetjie Bredie from the Du Toitskloof team
2012-08-24 09:39:03
INGREDIENTS • 3 kg mutton in large chunks • 1 chopped onion • 12 ... read more

Waterblommetjie Bredie from the Muratie team in Stellenbosch
2012-08-23 14:35:22
    INGREDIENTS • 1 kg mutton (a combination of platrib, dikrib a ... read more

Classic French Toast
2012-05-10 15:30:19
Our version of classic French Toast. Like most of our recipes, this one offers h ... read more

Easter Macarons with White Chocolate and Passion fruit Ganache
2012-04-05 09:31:58
Easter Macarons with White Chocolate and Passion fruit Ganache...... You haven&# ... read more

Chocolate Pancakes
2012-03-30 08:21:11
2 cups flour 3 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup sugar (less may b ... read more

Barrydale Karoo Hotel
Barrydale Cellar
Wheatless Wonders

Tucked into a fold of the Langeberg Mountains, Barrydale is one of the most charming dorpies on Route 62, with a hotel that puts the funk back into country. Just 2.5 hours from Cape Town, it’s a fascinating village,  Read more

Barrydale owes its existence to the vibrant trade that was established with farmers in the region in the late 1800s – and one of these products was brandy.  In 1941, the town’s first “official” brandy was made at the newly established Barrydale Cellar. Read more

Barrydale is known for its interesting mix of shops and now we have something innovative for health conscious people. Wheatless Wonders opened doors to the public last week and aims fill a gap in the market, catering for those who cannot or prefer not to eat wheat.  Read more

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Tapas deli/restaurant at Joubert-Tradauw Wingerde en Kelder.

The Deli is a Mediterranean-style farm kitchen with rustic décor. Our platters...


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