Yearly Archives: 2009

Kloovenburg’s Annual Christmas Market

On Saturday 12 December 2009 Kloovenburg Wine & Olive Estate will once again be hosting their annual Christmas Fresh Produce Market Day. Kloovenburg’s seasonal Market Days are a showcase of the finest fresh produce from the Valley and surrounds and allows locals and visitors to the Riebeek Valley the opportunity […]

Keeping It Cool

Right now daytime temperatures in areas close to our Cape coastline average around 26°, so imagine what those temps are like further inland.  The question then begs, is it necessary to have a wine fridge or professional cellar or is that taking your love of wine too far?  The most important reason one would […]

The Restaurant @ Clos Malverne

  Fusion cuisine is exciting, thrilling and a cooking adventure like no other.  Boasting international influences, this is a style of cooking using ingredients and techniques from around the world to combine into a single meal. Such is the menu at the new The Restaurant @ Clos Malverne which officially […]

Wine Accessories for 2010

Platter’s South African Wines 2010 An essential companion on any wine tour and invaluable in terms of “last minute” changes to any winelands tour itinerary.  Available from supermarkets, specialist wine shops such as Caroline’s Fine Wine, Hugh Johnson, Vineyard Connection and retailing between R133 – R149.95. Pulltex Wine Saver and […]

Gifts from the Winelands

La Petite Ferme restaurant in Franschhoek is a landmark, offering sweeping views of the valley below and an outstanding and varied menu.  If you have not yet visited, do feel you have missed out!  A great gift idea is the La Petite Ferme Country Cuisine cookbook – the second book released […]

That Was Then…

“Modern diners have practically dispensed with the old custom of serving a different wine with each course.  To-day the fashion varies.  In some houses it is customary to serve a glass of dry sherry with the soup and to follow it with either white or red wine.   Strictly speaking, white […]

Jordan Opens Restaurant Doors

On Saturday 21 November, Jordan launched their brand-new restaurant at their Summer Festival event.  Now as a rule I  do not visit newly opened restaurants until after a month or so, to allow for inevitable teething problems.  However, the combination of Gary and Kathy Jordan with George Jardine sealed the deal and […]

Jordan Summer Festival 2009

  SATURDAY 21 November It’s about that time of year when Stellenbosch and the summer season is infused with a sublime blend of wine, dining, social endeavours and a pleasant memory of Jordan Wine Estate. Join us for our open day filled with fun, culture and sports! Activities available at the festival […]