Franschhoek Excels at Mayoral Tourism Awards

In an awards ceremony held on 29 March the Franschhoek Wine Valley was presented with the Best Tourism-Related Events Award at the annual Cape Winelands District Municipality Mayoral Tourism Awards. Franschhoek Wine Valley CEO, Jenny Prinsloo, who passed away tragically late last year, was also honoured at the ceremony with a special award, which paid … Read more

Italian-inspired bakery nights at Babylonstoren – a must do!

The Babylonstoren Bakery offers scrumptious Italian-inspired evening meals, but also supplies their shop with freshly baked bread to be enjoyed with delicious local cheeses from their Cheese Room.They grow their own wheat on the farm which is stoneground after harvest. This flour is sold in the Farm Shop, but is also used by the farm's own bakers who, under the guidance … Read more

L’Ormarins MCC and nougat – a pairing of the senses

The latest offering to emerge from the Anthonij Rupert Tasting Room is guaranteed to get your taste buds tickling with delight, as the L’Ormarins MCC and nougat pairing takes bubbly enjoyment to the next level. Breaking with tradition the estate’s three L’Ormarins Methodé Cap Classiques (MCC) have each been paired with handcrafted artisanal nougat, which … Read more

Franschhoek Vignerons excel at 2017 Cab Franc Challenge

The winners of the 2nd South African Cabernet Franc Challenge, which included two Franschhoek producers, were announced last week at an exclusive event in Stellenbosch. My Wyn secured a position on the sought after Top 6 list for their 2014 Cabernet Franc. The judging panel had a tough time selecting the Top 6 as the … Read more

Toast the harvest at Mont Rochelle this Saturday

This March Mont Rochelle Hotel & Mountain Vineyard invites budding vintners to experience the rich traditions that go into every drop of Mont Rochelle wine with its Harvest Festival. On Saturday 11th March guests will be welcomed to Country Kitchen for a light breakfast before being chauffeured, wine maker style, by tractor into the heart … Read more