If you can’t get to where the wine is made it is convenient if someone can bring the wine to you. Cellar in the City has done this. They open a variety of South Africa’s best wines every day in the tourism heart of Cape Town – the V&A Waterfront. The options are plentiful. Order… Read More Cellar in the City
It’s a few days away from WTM Africa. The Cape Whale Coast will be there as we were last year and three years ago on 17 April 2015 when Gansbaai took the honours as World Responsible Tourism Destination. Professor Harold Goodwin, Chair of the Judging Panel has just spent 3 days on the Cape Whale… Read More Responsible Tourism Africa #ARTA18
As far as vehicles go the Nissan Navara was my biggest drive ever. I had a whole weekend with the big boy and decided to test his muscle on vineyard roads. First we took the journey up Hemel-en-Aarde to see how the Hermanus wineries were doing on a Friday afternoon. The double cab gripped the… Read More Nissan Navara
Another chapter in the Creation food and wine pairing presentation is aptly called Down Paradise Road. Here we have Creation’s Pinot Noir matching quail, pearl barley, baby beetroot and dried raspberries. Paradise for sure! The Story of Creation has 5 courses paired with 8 wines and comes at the reasonable price of R550. Make your… Read More Down Paradise Road
The Hemel-en-Aarde is known for its good wine. More recently it has also become an example of community involvement and support. Three Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres are supported: Hemel-en-Aarde Valley Pre-School Ella Gordon Creche Pebbles Hemel-en-Aarde Education Project There is also support for the Blackbirds Rugby Club to ensure that its not all work… Read More Charitable Hemel-en-Aarde #dogood
The area known as Hemel en Aarde falls under the appellation of Walker Bay and is divided into three wards: Hemel en Aarde Valley, Upper Hemel en Aarde Valley and Hemel en Aarde Ridge. The Bosman De Bos Estate is situated in the Upper Hemel en Aarde Valley where their vineyards are planted between indigenous […]… Read More New Kid On The Hemel-en-Aarde Block – Tasting Bosman Family Vineyards Chardonnay 2016 – Greg Sherwood MW
One would not think that there’s a trick to pouring wine but there is. Each wine varietal has its own unique glass, then you need to chill wine to the right temperature before finally …uncork/unscrew and release the trapped liquid. I have heard connoisseurs saying that if the wine is good enough to drink it… Read More The ABC of Serving Wine
What a privilege to spend the Saturday at Rustenberg Wines in Stellenbosch attending the 5th Cape Wine Auction. The setting was lush and green and the venue decorated with opulence. R17,5m was raised in only a few hours and all of this will go to the children of the winelands. All for a better education… Read More Cape Winelands Charity #CWA2018
Grow, develop, veraison… the process of grapes changing colour from green to red, berries softening and sugar building up in the fruit. The sugar is meticulously measured as this will bring on the signal to start picking. Harvest – almost that time of the year in the Overberg.
The 5th Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir Celebration included events on the different farms. I was fortunate enough to make the Creation guest list. I spent the morning tasting Burgundian Pinot Noirs along that of Hemel-en-Aarde Creation Pinots.