Virgin Limited Edition, Sir Richard Branson’s worldwide luxury collection of award-winning retreats has entered into a preliminary agreement to purchase a new property – Mont Rochelle Hotel and Mountain Vineyard in South Africa, which would become the latest addition to the already eclectic portfolio. (more…)

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Richard Branson set to acquire Mont Rochelle in Franschhoek

Virgin Limited Edition, Sir Richard Branson’s worldwide luxury collection of award-winning retreats has entered into a preliminary agreement to purchase a new property – Mont Rochelle Hotel and Mountain Vineyard in South Africa, which would become the latest addition to the already eclectic portfolio.

 

Loaded Beer and Baked Potato Soup

A malty brown ale is a great way to add some of that craft beer flavour to a big bowl of soup.

 
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Franschhoek Spotlight – Anthonij Rupert Wyne

We’ll get started with Anthonij Rupert Wyne, which was founded on the farm, L’Ormarins in Franschhoek. Originally owned by the late Anthonij Rupert, who passed away in 2001, the farm was eventually taken over by his brother Johann Rupert in 2003 and the brand named after him.

 

Allesverloren brings fresh Pizazz to its stable

Allesverloren, the oldest Swartland wine estate, and renowned for its superlative red and port-style wines, has announced the release of three newcomers made from its vineyards in the Riebeek Valley.

 

Seductive Syrah

Syrah is often considered the workhorse of the vineyard – tough and easy to grow, able to withstand robust treatment in the cellar and consistently producing quality wines.

 

Why your holiday wine never tastes as good at home

The taste of wine can vary substantially depending on where it is drunk. Now Oxford University and Campo Viejo have teamed together for a huge experiment to find out the perfect conditions for drinking wine.

 

The Riebeek Valley Olive Festival 3-4 May 2014

Olives, Olive Oils, Olive Produce, Olive Trees are an integral part of the Swartland Towns of Riebeek Kasteel and Riebeek West.

 

A luxurious overnight at Angala

 

De Wetshof Stakes Double Claim in SA Top 100 Wines

Two wines from De Wetshof Estate in Robertson have been selected for the winners-list of this year’s Top 100 SA Wines Competition.

 

Lanzerac Mrs English 2011 a Top 100 Wine

The Lanzerac Mrs English 2011, a limited selection of the finest Chardonnay grapes the estate has to offer, has recently been selected as one of the Top 100 Wines in South Africa at the 2014 Top 100 Wine Challenge. 

 

Dave Hughes Benefit – 1st event golf day on 15th May

Press Release: The contribution that Dave Hughes has made to the South African wine and spirit industry is marked by the many citations and awards he has received over the years, most local but more t

 

Franschhoek Spotlight – Anthonij Rupert Wyne

We’ll get started with Anthonij Rupert Wyne, which was founded on the farm, L’Ormarins in Franschhoek. Originally owned by the late Anthonij Rupert, who passed away in 2001, the farm was eventuall

 

Win tickets to the Winter Sculpture Fair presented by MasterCard

The Winter Sculpture Fair presented by MasterCard will return to the NIROX Sculpture Park near the Cradle of Humankind on the 10th and 11th May 2014, where a selection of South Africa's best contempor

 

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Mulderbosch resurgent

The bottom line is simple: Under new ownership and new cellar direction, with a coherent strategy and a focus on quality, Mulderbosch has improved greatly in the past few years. This became clear to m

 

Virgin Limited Edition announces that it has signed a contract to purchase Mont Rochelle Hotel & Vineyard in Franschhoek, South Africa

14th April 2014 – Virgin Limited Edition, Sir Richard Branson’s luxury collection of award-winning retreats is excited to announce that it has reached a preliminary agreement to purchase a new

 

Delta Trap – 20 April 2014

Hot on the heels (so to speak!) of the Delta Draf, the third annual Delta Trap off-road cycle race, is on Sunday 20 April 2014. Like the Draf, the route winds through stunning countryside in a 20km lo

 

April 2014 – News Alert

April is the month of health and fitness at Solms-Delta as we host our 5th annual Delta Draf tomorrow and the 3rd annual Delta Trap on the 20th. We look back on another successful ATKV-Oesfees and for

 

Solms-Delta Delta Trap – 20.04.14

The third annual Delta Trap off-road cycle race at Solms-Delta, is on Sunday 20 April 2014. The route winds through beautiful countryside in a 20km loop amongst working vineyards and along the banks o

 

Silvermist Sauvignon Blanc 2013

An exciting discovery at the Constantia Food and Wine Festival held over the past weekend was the Sauvignon Blanc 2013 from Silvermist (R140 a bottle). The vineyards are situated high on the mountain

 

Môreson Mata Mata 2010 – 14.04.14

Môreson Wine Estate in the beautiful Franschhoek Valley has an amusing way of naming its wines.  Some are named for cute family sayings, like the Knoputiback, others for their family dog, a Weimaran

 

Stellenbosch Wine Routes Names Ultimate Bucket List winner

Lifelong dream of travelling to Africa comes true  The Stellenbosch American Express® Wine Routes has turned a lifelong dream into an extraordinary reality for the winner of its Ultimate Bucket List

 

Overseas investors snap up SA wine farms

Speculation about who is buying Mont Rochelle hotel and vineyards continues unabated.

 

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Dave Hughes Benefit

The contribution that Dave Hughes has made to the South African wine and spirit industry is marked by the many citations and awards he has received over the years, most local but more than a few inter

 

Give OBiKWA Merlot A Whirl

When friends come knocking, bring out the OBiKWA Merlot and enjoy this fruity, easy drinking red with a quick, no fuss meal. With a different variety for every day of the week, you are spoilt for choi

 

Bosman Family Vineyards – hits the high spot in Top 100 S A Wines

BOSMAN FAMILY VINEYARDS has regularly made the list of Top 100 SA Wines.  Every year since its inception four years ago, the list of Top 100 SA Wines has included two wines from the estate.  This ye

 

Simonsig Labyrinth Cabernet Sauvignon Offers A Maze Of Flavours

Designed to entrap the essence of a great winter wine, Simonsig Labyrinth Cabernet Sauvignon owes its name to the circular vineyard maze planted and nurtured by the wine team of this family owned wine

 

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Easter Festivities For Diners At The Peninsula Hotel

The Peninsula All-Suite Hotel to offer exciting kiddies’ activities this Easter Weekend The Faces Lounge at the Peninsula All-Suite Hotel will become a children’s wonderland this Easter Weekend, w