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La Petite Ferme Cellar Tour with John Dendy Young

La Petite Ferme Cellar Tour with John Dendy Young

It is so rare to be able to do a cellar tour with a member of the family that owns a wine estate.  Most estates get too big and then they employ staff to do the cellar tours.  A cellar tour is always interesting as everyone wants to learn about how wine is made, however there is something so special in getting to know the history of the estate from the family as well as getting the opportunity to learn…

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Overture Restaurant – a hidden gem in a hidden valley

Overture Restaurant – a hidden gem in a hidden valley

Ok – so the local Capetonians are reading my headline and saying – it is not so hidden – we have found it!!  And no doubt many others have too, as it has consistently been rated as one of the Top 10 restaurants in the country for the last three years!  It however remains one of my personal favourites and I return regularly. We must however not forget that fellow “foodies” visit us from other parts of the country and…

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Druk My Niet – an award winning wine estate in the making!

Druk My Niet – an award winning wine estate in the making!

Yesterday, on a cold Cape rainy winters day, Lesley Cox and I headed through to meet the winemaker, Abraham, from Druk My Niet for a wine tasting.   The drive there was wonderfully scenic, however the signage to Druk My Niet was a little lacking and we found ourselves a little lost.  Abraham got a couple of phone calls from us and patiently guided us to his cellar.   The estate is set with a dramatic mountainous backdrop and is…

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A slice of Heaven-on-Earth in Hermanus

A slice of Heaven-on-Earth in Hermanus

I don’t seem to find enough time to blog – life just seems to get so busy and things just pile up!  So now, we have a big pile to work through and share.  This series of blogs is going to share some new places I have found as well as some of my favourite places and experiences in the Cape Town and the Cape Winelands.  As always – I want this website to be a place where fellow foodies…

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The Constantia Valley Cape Town – a little piece of paradise

The Constantia Valley Cape Town – a little piece of paradise

For wino’s and foodies in the know – this has always been a little piece of paradise.  There were numerous reasons to visit: It is renowned as one of the best regions for sauvignon blanc in the country due to the cool sea breezes it gets from False Bay.  All the more reason for you to hotfoot it down to Steenberg, Klein Constantia and Buitenverwachting wine estate It is one of our oldest wine regions and for anyone into history…

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Hmmmm! Perhaps the world of blogging could become addictive! A gem to know about when visiting the Cape – PAUL CLUVER WINE ESTATE.

Hmmmm! Perhaps the world of blogging could become addictive! A gem to know about when visiting the Cape – PAUL CLUVER WINE ESTATE.

Paul Cluver Wine Estate. Last night we headed through to the Paul Cluver amphitheater to watch a wonderful South African band called the Parlotones.  Picture a rustic theatre in the middle of a Eucalyptus forest and one of South Africa’s best and up and coming bands combined with one of South Africa’s top wine estates (note to self – you have to enjoy the Paul Cluver wine while you are there and may not smuggle in other brands.  Second note…

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