I arrived in Franschhoek on a cold wintery day, looking for somewhere new to visit and I spotted this little hidden gem called Le Manoir de Brendel. The advert outside […]Read More Tasting older vintages at Le Manoir De Brendel
Franschhoek’s Mystery Weekends are back! Leave the mystery and planning of your fabulous trip in the winelands up to Franschhoek Wine Valley. Simply arrive and be whisked away in pure […]Read More Franschhoek’s Mystery Weekends are BACK from R5800 per couple!
GlenWood Vineyards in Franschhoek is my 140th winery visit in South Africa and it’s about an hour’s drive out of Cape Town. Can you believe that this winery is one […]Read More GlenWood Vineyards in Franschhoek has the Best Sushi and Wine Menu!
La Motte in Franschhoek is my 137th winery visit in South Africa. I have actually visited on numerous occasions but never actually counted it as a review. This time I […]Read More La Motte offers the Quintessential Franschhoek Wine Valley Experience
Vrede en Lust is a fabulous place to visit if you are a foodie who loves Lindt Chocolate! If you’re not particularly into chocolate, then it may be the history […]Read More Vrede en Lust Wine Estate in Franschhoek is Foodie Paradise
Harvest time has arrived in the Cape Winelands and La Motte agrees that despite the Covid-induced fight for survival (alcohol has been banned for two months), the industry is excited […]Read More La Motte Counts Harvest as a Blessing even in 2021
It was my first official wine festival since March and this years’ Franschhoek Uncorked Festival was really rather good. Tickets were just R180 per person and are valid for the […]Read More My Experience at Franschhoek Uncorked Wine Festival 2020
La Motte Wine Estate, internationally acclaimed for its exceptional wine tourism offering, will close all tourism experiences from Monday, 16 March until Monday, 23 March 2020. The closure follows information […]Read More La Motte Wine Estate Closes as Precaution Against COVID-19
As a precaution, all the popular guest experiences at Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards will be closed from Monday, 16 March until Monday, 23 March 2020. The closure follows information from […]Read More Leopard’s Leap Franschhoek closes in face of Corona threat COVID-19
There’s something magical about a Franschhoek Wine & Food Pairing Experience. Not only has Franschhoek often been considered as Cape Town’s gourmet food capital, La Motte has been awarded the […]Read More Franschhoek Wine & Food Pairing Experience at La Motte
Celebrate the 2020 grape harvest with Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate in Franschhoek on Saturday, 22 February at their annual Harvest Festival. I attended last year and thoroughly enjoyed the […]Read More Harvest Festival 2020 at Grande Provence Franschhoek South Africa
Haute Cabrière has just completed a renovation of their wine cellar, tasting room, restaurant and deli in the Franschhoek Wine Valley of South Africa and it’s stunning! Today marks 25 […]Read More NEW HAUTE CABRIÈRE Cellar, Franschhoek Wine Valley, South Africa
Enjoy a relaxing country-style picnic under majestic oaks in beautifully landscaped gardens at Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate. Packed to the brim with delicious artisanal foods, the Grande Country Picnic […]Read More Franschhoek country picnics at Grande Provence
30 November & 1 December 2019 Kickstart the festive season on a fashionable high note at the annual Franschhoek Cap Classique & Champagne Festival, ‘The Magic of Bubbles’, presented by Sanlam Private […]Read More Franschhoek Cap Classique & Champagne Festival 2019