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Wellington Harvest Festival 2011

March 23rd, 2011 by karen

This was my first experience of the Wellington Harvest Festival and I was more than pleasantly surprised!  In fact, it reminded me of the Wacky Wine Weekend experience from several years ago before the arrival of “the masses” over the past few years.  This quaint Boland town was named 2010 SA Terroir Top Wine Area…

Jorgensen’s Distillery

March 19th, 2011 by karen

Since we were heading out of Cape Town to Wellington for the weekend an ideal occasion presented itself for us to visit Dawn and Roger Jorgensen at their historic farm Versailles, where they also operate their distillery (www.jd7.co.za) They were so friendly on arrival and really went out of their way to make us feel…

Warwick Wine & Picnic

March 14th, 2011 by karen

In my capacity as a tour guide I have taken several of my guests to the picnic at Warwick which is always incredibly well received. The picnic is most often combined with the Big 5 Wine Safari. This involves taking a vineyard tour in Land Rover Safari vehicles where their guides introduce the ‘Big 5’…

La Mouette Twitterati

March 8th, 2011 by karen

Through some very consistent on-line twitter activity I had heard only good things about La Mouette Restaurant based in Sea Point, Cape Town. La Mouette, meaning seagull in French, was named after the seagulls so often seen riding the breeze in Sea Point.  They offer modern French cuisine with a distinctly Mediterranean flair, imitating the…

Rietvallei Harvest Day Tweetup

March 1st, 2011 by karen

Dusan Jelic, the social media guru and much more for wine.co.za, organised a hugely successful “tweetup” at Rietvallei (www.rietvallei.co.za) in Robertson over their Hands on Harvest Festival 26th and 27th February 2011 We were collected in CT for an early morning start and drove out to Robertson arriving at the family owned, Rietvallei Wine Estate,…