CHAMONIX – The Essence of Splendour

With extensive wine growing regions, unique terroir and curious winemakers, in the Cape we’re fortunate to have immediate access to wines of impeccable quality – and one such producer is…

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History, Wine, Food & Bastille Day

Bastille Day (known as La Fête Nationale in French) is a French holiday that commemorates the storming of the Bastille, a Parisian prison, on 14 July, 1789, during the…

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Our Candidates are up to the Challenge!

We’re exceptionally proud of Chef, Charmainne Deacon, and Wine Steward, Mpho Masiu, who made it to the finals in this year’s Cape Legends Inter Hotel Challenge. The Challenge…

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NEWTON JOHNSON – Where Heaven and Earth Meet

We’re half-way through our 2015 Tasting Menu line-up and this month we’re back on the road travelling towards the coastal town of Hermanus, to where ‘Heaven…

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Sophisticated, Modern Cuisine at Constantia’s New Open Door

After extensive restoration and renovation, the old schoolhouse at the entrance to Constantia Uitsig wine farm has reopened as a brand-new restaurant, Open Door. It’s the latest venture…

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Searching between heaven and earth

The Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, just outside Hermanus, is a destination in its own right. It’s worthy of a day trip or an entire weekend of exploration. From Cape…

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Destination Elgin

From the orchards to the vineyards, the Elgin valley is dressed in exceptionally photogenic autumn shades right now, just in time for the annual Elgin Cool Wine and Country Festival…

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Lunch with a view

Hout Bay has a number of restaurants, but my go-to favourite is the popular restaurant at the Chapmans Peak Hotel, a century’s old property at the base of…

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What drinks to serve when having friends over for Christmas

Long, sultry evenings are one of the best things about this time of the year. Keep the fridge stocked with a few carefully chosen, unusual wines for impromptu drinks when…

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Stellenbosch Street Soirees back in full swing

With more than 200 wine producers in the valley, Stellenbosch has become the pulsating heart of South Africa’s wine industry, where both connoisseurs and novice wine-drinkers can delight…

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