The Red Table to Delight with Bright Summer Flavours during Restaurant Week

Nederburg’s The Red Table restaurant, situated in its historic manor house dating from 1800, is once again participating in South Africa’s Restaurant Week, from 19 October to 5 November 2017.

Expect pure country hospitality, matched with full-blown flavour!

Enjoy a refreshing welcome drink on arrival, while you take in the beautiful surroundings alluding to the stories of those who have laboured to establish Nederburg as one of South Africa’s most loved, award-winning wineries. Scan the landscape, relish the wide, open skies and enjoy the majestic mountain views.

Then settle down for a lazy lunch featuring a main course of smoked snoek fisherman’s tart, served with a fresh summer salad, and accompanied by a complimentary glass of Nederburg’s expressive, exuberant and delicious The Anchorman Chenin Blanc 2016 from the Heritage Heroes collection. This wine is a stunner, featuring impressive awards such as best South African Chenin blanc at the 2017 Decanter World Wine Awards, and listed as a 2017 Standard Bank Top 10 Chenin Blanc Challenge winning wine. It is named to commemorate Philippus Wolvaart, who founded Nederburg in 1791. Read more The Red Table to Delight with Bright Summer Flavours during Restaurant Week

Oyster and Champagne Festival 14 and 15 Oct media tickets

Oyster and Champagne Festival 2017. 14 and 15 October at Hillcrest Quarry in Durbanville – gates open at 12h00.

Our theme is Gold and White, dress up and stand a chance to win the prizes for the best dressed couple.

Join us at this year’s annual Oyster and Champagne Festival on 14th and 15th October at Hillcrest Quarry in Durbanville and get a good dose of delectable oysters, coupled with fabulous Champagne, good music and an upmarket selection of foods and treats.

Difference between Champagne, MCCs and Sparkling Wines: For those of us that need this clarified here is some helpful information: Read more Oyster and Champagne Festival 14 and 15 Oct media tickets

Eikendal Vineyards swirls Cheesecake & Wine Pairings this summer

Zesty citrus flavours, followed by a rich berry delight and rounded off by a sultry salted caramel enchantment. These are the delectable cheesecakes that are on offer at Eikendal Vineyards as part of its brand new Cheesecake and Wine Pairing Experience – the first Stellenbosch wine estate to offer this.

Eikendal’s crisp Sauvignon Blanc pairs likes a summer’s breeze with the creamy and tart Lemon Cheesecake while the plump Berry Cheesecake fuses seamlessly with the Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay blend. The pairing ends on a high note with the estate’s award-winning Janina Unwooded Chardonnay, which brings out her charm alongside the decadent Salted Caramel Cheesecake. All worth every single calorie. Read more Eikendal Vineyards swirls Cheesecake & Wine Pairings this summer

Oyster and Champagne Festival at Hillcrest Quarry on 14 and 15 October 2017

Oyster and Champagne Festival 2017.
14 and 15 October at Hillcrest Quarry in Durbanville – gates open at 12h00.

“Too much of anything is bad, but too much Champagne is just right.” Mark Twain

Oysters may or may not cause people to fall in love with each other, but there are a good many people who have fallen in love with oysters themselves.  Casanova, the great 18th century Italian lover is believed to have started his day by eating 50 oysters!  Join us at this year’s annual Oyster and Champagne Festival on 14th and 15th October at Hillcrest Quarry in Durbanville and get a good dose of delectable oysters, coupled with fabulous Champagne, good music and an upmarket selection of foods and treats. Our theme is Gold and White, dress up and stand a chance to win the prizes for the best dressed couple. Read more Oyster and Champagne Festival at Hillcrest Quarry on 14 and 15 October 2017

Imbibe a sense of history at Nederburg On Heritage Day

Mould your own Cape Winelands story in a comfortable and historic atmosphere at Nederburg, Platter’s South African Winery of the Year for 2017, on Heritage Day (24 September).

The Red Table restaurant, run from the Paarl winery’s iconic manor house is set to delight guests with a tantalising array of country-fresh fare prepared using locally sourced ingredients.

Experience an exciting variety of new and trusted tastes while relishing in the beauty of a backdrop of vineyards and the towering Drakenstein mountains.

On the terrace and in the fragrant gardens surrounding the manor house, you’ll find leisurely spots in the cool shade of the age-old trees to enjoy fare created to complement Nederburg’s delicious wines. Read more Imbibe a sense of history at Nederburg On Heritage Day

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