On Saturday, 20 May from 11h00 - 17h00, the Cabernet Franc Carnival Cape Town event will take place at Avontuur Estate between Stellenbosch and Somerset West. Taste and buy the wines directly from the wineries, enjoy live entertainment, food trucks and food stalls. Tickets are R200 pp which includes all tastings, a R50 discount coupon to spend on food, as well as a tasting glass.
Meet Wilhelm Pienaar, winemaker at Hermanuspietersfontein while sipping on some Stertswaai at Proof Wine Bar.
Dynamic duo takes over Benguela on Main
A winning recipe for a great night out starts with good food, excellent wine and great company. The Winemaker’s Dinner to be held at Benguela on Main on the 1st of June 2017, is a hub for oenophiles and foodies to entice their senses.
Get the inside track on the best of Helderberg wines
It’s time to shun the cold of winter and light up at Taste the Helderberg – the sophisticated annual sip-and-snack institution of warm company, levity and gastronomic delight.
For the last 100 years or so, quality grapes have been delivered to De Helderberg Co-op, but in 1994 we pressed a small quantity of our Sauvignon Blanc grapes. In 1995 we added a partially wood fermented Chenin Blanc to the range. Not just a fruity, upfront, happy, quaffing wine - we specifically endeavour to produce Chenin Blanc to stand a class apart, in a different style, definately a great accompaniment to fine food. A wine of complex structure and discernible character, from our 30 year old vines.
Founded on 1 February 1700, Vergelegen (meaning "situated far away"), has been under the ownership of some of the world's great explorers and visionaries, each of whom, in their own way, have helped shape Vergelegen to what it is today: a world-class Estate.
A taste of Italy comes to the countryside of Somerset West.
A full day of activities and related events is planned at the Italian Festival @ Idiom when Idiom Wines host their Italian-themed harvest festival on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th February at Idiom Tasting Centre in the hills of Somerset West.
We believe winemaking is all about individuality. We also believe strongly in the Cape’s ability to produce great wines with inimitable character. Just like the people who live here. We want our chosen varieties to express the extraordinary array of terroirs that nurtured them – with precious little intervention from us. This sense of “place” is often lost in modern winemaking, where too much emphasis is focused on commercialism, medals and other frilly stuff imposed by the winemaker or, worse still, by the marketing department.
We invite all loved ones to join us this Valentine's Day for a rare opportunity to experience the culinary excellence of Chef Irwin de Vries for a sensory lunch or a delectable Degustation Dinner.
Indulge in a complementary glass of Prosecco on arrival, followed by one of our two set menus. Explore a 4 course menu for lunch at R595pp or take the rare opportunity to visit Idiom for a sunset with prosecco and a 6 course Degustation dinner at R895pp.
The Stonewall cellar is situated on a picturesque farm near Somerset West, dating back over two centuries. The farm was bought in 1873 by the De Waal family who promptly changed the name from Verdruk Mij Niet (Don’t oppress me) to a more upbeat Happy Vale. The actual Cape Dutch Homestead however dates back to 1853. The farm then became the property of De Waal Koch, grandson of owner Koos De Waal’s brother, in 1984.