Join us at Benguela Cove in Hermanus for our eagerly anticipated Annual Harvest Event. This special day is an invitation to explore the art of winemaking, from the vine to the bottle, complemented by exceptional culinary experiences. Set aside Saturday, 2nd March, for a unique adventure in one of South Africa’s most renowned wine estates.


This year marks over six decades that Carel Nel and daughter Margaux have made wine, almost half of them as collaborators at the Boplaas family-owned wine farm. Between them, they have a lifetime of experience amassed over 63 harvests that are ploughed into the making of every new vintage.


Chelsea buns differ from cinnamon buns in that they have the fruit filling and the glaze is different. Cinnamon Buns have a thicker frosting, like in the top images, whereas a Chelsea bun has a glazed top, as below. Keep in mind these are the UK definitions so may differ from what people are used to in the USA and other countries.


Sparkling wine, champagne, or prosecco is a necessity at any important event. But opening the bottle can often come with its challenges, and it turns out how you pop your drink of choice can say a lot about you. 


In an unfortunate incident, Leonardo da Vinci’s renowned masterpiece “Mona Lisa” was targeted by two protestors at the esteemed Louvre Museum in Paris, France, on Sunday. The protestors chose an unusual tactic, hurling canned soup onto the priceless painting in an act that shocked museum-goers.


The year 2023 will undoubtedly be remembered by the world’s wine fraternity as one of the most challenging years. This rings true in the context of South African wine exports as well, with volume declines of 17%, resulting in total export volumes of 306 million litres. The silver lining for South African producers can be seen in the positive value growth of total exports to a respectable US$540 million (R10 billion), despite the volume decline.


What is at the top of many New Year’s resolutions? For many it’s weight loss and/or abstaining from alcohol.


Escape to the lap of luxury by booking a private picnic pod at Jordan Wine Estate with breathtaking views of Stellenbosch Kloof Valley and mountains. Each basket, brimming with delights from The Cellar Door, is perfect for two.


The perfect Valentine’s Day menu has been carefully crafted by Chef Annie Badenhorst, from fresh, locally sourced ingredients to give you and your loved one a romantic gift to remember.


Enjoy this Picanha steak, a family recipe from Rievalley Wine Estate with chimichurri sauce and a bottle of Rietvallei Cabernet Sauvignon.