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Winemakers turning their skills to beer

19 January 2015
What does it take to make good wine in the new world? Cold beer is one answer and a growing numbers of winemakers are tailoring their own brew. Boustred brothers Rob and Chris make Wild Beast beer at family wine estate Remhoogte. The name was inspired by the Black Wildebeest, Zebra and Antelope they keep which make for calming views from their tasting room stoep where you can now sample their wine and beer.     chris & rob boustred...

Five Amazing Food Markets in Stellenbosch

14 January 2015
Not only does Stellenbosch have great wine and awesome restaurants, but it also has some of the most amazing markets in the Western Cape. Whether you’re looking for delicious food or fresh produce, these markets have the best of the best of both.   Here are some of the most amazing food markets in this quaint town:   Root44 Market Address: Audacia Wines, Corner of R44 & Annandale Road, Stellenbosch   Surrounded by gorgeous vineyards, the...

Stellenbosch Harvest Festival is a barrel of fun

6 January 2015
It's a busy time of year in Stellenbosch as farmers and their teams begin to reap the rewards of their growing season. It's all systems go as grapes get harvested and pressed and the juice gets pumped into fermentation tanks where it will get to work becoming that heavenly nectar we all love so much - Stellenbosch's fine wines. This is an exciting time to visit the winelands, as many farms celebrate their hard work with harvest festivals,...

Keep Calm & Experience Luxury Stellenbosch

22 December 2014
Luxury Stellenbosch 2.jpg You won’t have to look very far to find a touch of glamour in the Cape Winelands. From award winning restaurants, to five star accommodation- for those who enjoy the finer things in life, Stellenbosch has all the ingredients for a luxurious experience. Hasmita Nair gives her tips on experiencing luxury Stellenbosch. Where to stay: Majeka House   If you want to stay somewhere that feels...

‘Olive’ Stellenbosch more than you know

22 December 2014
  South Africa is not well known for producing olives or olive oil, and it is true that our olive industry is relatively young compared to other countries around the world. But you may be surprised to know that we have over 100 olive producers in South Africa and our olive oil is widely considered to be among the best in the world. Dax Villanueva from Relax With Dax tell us more.    Hidden-Valley-Olive-Oil.png  ...

Stellenbosch Street Soirees - Make a note of 14 January 2015

22 December 2014
Summer is in full swing and the Stellenbosch Street Soirees are bringing music, wine, food and good vibes to the streets. Locals and visitors flocked to Drostdy Street where wine producers, food stalls and live music brought a festive air to the summers evening.  Until the end of March 2015 these monthly, after-work get-togethers offer the perfect remedy for a hectic day at the office and invites strangers to become friends over a glass of...
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Stellenbosch for families: My top 9 spots

15 December 2014
Stellenbosch's resident Food Fox, Ilse van der Merwe shares her top spots to spend time with the kids in Stellenbosch this festive season.    A student town surrounded by wine farms might not sound like the perfect place for children, but the opposite is true. Stellenbosch is renowned for its world class schools and beautiful neighbourhoods, and has remained a firm favourite over many decades for young families to settle with their kids. I grew...


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