Yearly Archives: 2011


Green waste boosts Hunter grapes

Household green waste is being used as compost at a Hunter Valley winery and vignerons say it is leading to bumper crops. Tyrell’s winery has been taking green waste from households on the New South Wales central coast and using the compost in six semillon and shiraz vineyards. The Office […]


Wine in the deep south…

Internet is fast and convenient, but it does take the fun out of exploration.   We pay bills, order goods and even communicate without having to leave our homes. With this insight I decided to drive further south this morning, taking Ou Kaapse Weg to make my way to Longbeach Mall.  My mission:  […]

Cloud bank over the Constantia Wine Valley as seen from Ou Kaapse Weg.

Tuscan Wine Region 2

In May I took a break to Tuscany and have had itchy feet ever since.  Apart from the beautiful landscape, delicious wines and food, I found the locals to be friendly, helpful and constantly smiling .  Italy is an Old World wine producer with examples of traditionalist and modernist wines in abundance.  One quickly […]

San Gimignano

Journey – Op Reis Art Exhibition 1

Artb. Gallery, Bellville, May, 2011 ‘TRAVELLING LIGHT MOTHER EARTH’  Reflecting on the world to-day and my journey in it, I find that environmental issues loom very large.  I am always so conscious of the space around me and what’s in it and particuarly, natural elements. I chose to focus on […]