Wine Tourism


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

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:  […]


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

WO Districts

Garden Route wine news

As a regular visitor to Plettenberg Bay, I have been watching the development and growth of various wine farms from a distance.  This is not because I have doubted that they will succeed, but rather because I love nothing better than visiting, examining the vines in the soil and then tasting […]


Out & About

I was invited to the Rod Stewart show and thought “that old fart, what have I got in common with his music, I don’t even own one of his CD’s”?  Well, 3 days later I bought his compilation CD after realising I knew the words to most of his songs!  […]


Waterfront Wine Affair 2008

FINE WINE, FOOD AND FASHION COME TOGETHER AT THE V&A WATERFRONT 2008 CAPE TIMES V&A WATERFRONT WINE AFFAIR Visitors to the Cape Times V&A Waterfront Wine Affair can expect to be overwhelmed by over 300 wines being showcased by more than 75 of the Cape’s top wineries, delicious wine and […]


Welgemeend Harvest Festival

Welgemeend Wine Estate is holding it’s first Harvest Festival on Saturday 5 April 2008, from 10h00  – 14h00. Relax with the beautiful view of the Simonsberg as you sample classic French-styled red wines.  This occasion also marks the official release of the 2002 & 2003 vintages.There will be various wine related items on […]


Wine Specialist Guides

The very word specialist conjures up images of an Einstein-type character who is able to rattle off Latin names, impress with statistics and know just about everything associated with his or her area of specialism.  Unfortunately, this is not always the case where wine is concerned.  I can remember years […]