BLEND YOUR OWN AT AFRICA’S ONLY COMMERCIAL WHISKY DISTILLERY

BLEND YOUR OWN AT AFRICA’S ONLY COMMERCIAL WHISKY DISTILLERY
BLEND YOUR OWN AT AFRICA’S ONLY COMMERCIAL WHISKY DISTILLERY

This festive season you can try your hand at being a whisky master for a day at The James Sedgwick Distillery, situated in Wellington an hour’s drive from Cape Town and home to the proudly South African range of Three Ships Whisky and Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky.

The distillery, now open to the public, offers guests a one-of-a-kind whisky experience as part of their tour and tasting. The micro-distillery is situated in the tasting room and with innovative technology and a custom-made simulation of a whisky distillery offers guests the unique opportunity to blend their own whisky.

Select from slightly peated to heavy peated malt, and older and lighter wood grain expressions in creating the exact balance you think your palate would enjoy. Master distiller Andy Watts has pre-selected a few blends should you rather trust his judgement rather than your own! Watch with anticipation as your whisky is blended and presented in a gift box to savour at home. Read more BLEND YOUR OWN AT AFRICA’S ONLY COMMERCIAL WHISKY DISTILLERY

The perfect braai ingredients

The perfect braai ingredients
The perfect braai ingredients

An eclectic mix of participants and sponsors speaks to the very core of the of the National Braai Tour’s ethos.

Now in its third year, the National Braai Tour draws participants from all over South Africa. Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Gauteng, Mpumalanga and more regions are well represented amongst the 40 teams who will soon be travelling from Cape Town to the Addo Elephant National Park. And for the first time ever, in what must surely be a sign of the growing global appeal of the humble braai, the National Braai Tour will feature a foreign team. Read more The perfect braai ingredients

Kiddies programme at the Winelands Chocolate Festival

The second Winelands Chocolate Festival takes place at Blaauwklippen Wine Estate in Stellenbosch on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st of August 2016. The festival offers an even bigger and better line-up with activities for the whole family, plus a programme designed especially for children.

Little ones at the festival can get really involved with their favourite sweet treats through a variety of fun and educational activities. Gabi Soule, one of SA’s most experienced chocolatiers and confectioners, and owner of Rococoa Coffee and Chocolate Shop, will be hosting hourly playtime activities for children aged between 5 and 12 years old. These playtime tickets are R20. They are available via Webtickets and are additional to the entry fee. Children 6 years and under enter the festival free of charge. Read more Kiddies programme at the Winelands Chocolate Festival

Join Durbanville Hills for SA Restaurant Week 2016

Join Durbanville Hills for SA Restaurant Week 2016
Join Durbanville Hills for SA Restaurant Week 2016

Enjoy Restaurant Week South Africa’s first autumn edition at Durbanville Hills Restaurant from 21 April to 1 May.

As it was named Best Restaurant in the Winelands in the 2015 Restaurant Week South Africa Awards, you should book your table soonest if you want to share in this special experience.

The restaurant, from where you enjoy panoramic views of Table Mountain, Table Bay and Robben Island, is offering a two-course lunch for R150 or a three-course dinner for R250 during the competition period. Read more Join Durbanville Hills for SA Restaurant Week 2016

Fleur du Cap adds extra flavour to Stellenbosch Wine Festival

Fleur du Cap adds extra flavour to Stellenbosch Wine Festival
Coetzenburg Sports Grounds – Friday, 5 to Sunday, 7 February 2016

Experience the diversity of flavours when pairing Fleur du Cap wines with tasty morsels enriched with artisanal salts at the 2016 Stellenbosch Wine Festival taking place at Coetzenburg Sports Grounds from Friday, 5 to Sunday 7 February 2016.

Fleur du Cap will treat festival goers to a variety of delicious pairings. Enjoy Fleur du Cap Bergkelder Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2015 with popcorn spiked with Kala Namak salt. This exotic salt accentuates the intricate layers of tropical fruit and herbaceous notes of this crisp and refreshing Sauvignon Blanc.

The golden straw coloured Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Chenin Blanc 2014, one of two new wines in the ultra-elegant Unfiltered range, is paired with rich cheese straws festooned in a combination of Khoisan Flakes and Caviar salt. The burst of freshness from the wine is the perfect foil for this salty snack.

The beautifully complex and fruit forward Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Pinotage 2014, the other brand new addition to the range, melds seamlessly with biltong and Himalayan Salt for an interesting twist to this classic South African combination.If something sweet is what you are after, try Fleur du Cap Noble Late Harvest 2013 paired with Red Alea salt dusted fudge. Read more Fleur du Cap adds extra flavour to Stellenbosch Wine Festival