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Nabygelegen Movies Under the Stars – 14th February

January 31st, 2013 by karen

Join us for an unforgettable evening, sipping on our award winning wines while watching the Romantic Comedy-Drama SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Come for an evening with Friends or with your Loved One! DATE: THURSDAY 14TH FEBRUARY 2013 TIME: 18:30. THE MOVIE WILL START AFTER SUNSET VENUE: NABYGELEGEN PRIVATE CELLAR, BOVLEI DIVISIONAL ROAD, WELLINGTON TICKETS R60.00 PER…

Robertson Hands-On Harvest 2013

January 31st, 2013 by karen

Prepare to get your hands dirty as you harvest the best of the Robertson Wine Valley, from Friday 22 February until Sunday 24 February.    With harvest time around the corner, it is time to make plans to head out to the Robertson Wine Valley to experience the ‘magic of harvest’. Given the success of the…

Muratie Harvest Festival – 23rd February 2013

January 31st, 2013 by karen

Muratie, the historic Stellenbosch estate well-loved for its unique old-world ambience, distinctive wines and warm hospitality, is once again hosting its series of summer music concerts, offering something for every musical taste.  And Muratie’s annual harvest festival will be an event not to be missed. All these wonderful outdoor events are a great opportunity to…

Constantia Fresh 2013

January 31st, 2013 by karen

The fourth annual Constantia Fresh festival develops further in its approach to discover fine wine. This year’s Constantia Fresh will invite the finest South African wine producers to show not just their Sauvignon Blanc, but other wines exhibiting that all important charater: freshness. Once again Constantia Fresh explores the distinctiveness of Constantia’s fine wine, while…

Winters Drift “Stationed” in Elgin

January 30th, 2013 by karen

Spending much of my time as a wine specialist tour guide I’m always on the look out for somewhere new and interesting to take my guests. Not much has piqued my interest in this regard as I the invitation to attend the opening of the Winters Drift Tasting Station housed in the historic Elgin station…

IWSC South African Tasting 2013

January 30th, 2013 by karen

It was wonderful to attend this event again. Certainly far more wines than people in the room but such a privilege to get to taste such a huge array of fine wines at one time. As usual the international wines were finished within the hour. The three international wines that stood out for me were:…

Stellenbosch Wine Festival 2013

January 28th, 2013 by karen

25 January to 3 February 2013 The Stellenbosch Wine Festival, the flagship event of South Africa’s iconic wine region, stomps its way into a new era this January with an expanded ten-day program designed to showcase in a bigger, better and bolder fashion the delightfully diverse town of Stellenbosch from 25 January until 3 February 2013.…

In the Glass – Jan 2013

January 22nd, 2013 by karen

I think you will see a theme of some wonderful powerful whites this month. Starting with Teddy Hall Reserve Chenin Blanc 2009. We have some of his CWG Auction wines as well so treated ourselves to this stellar example from one of the Chenin Kings Bosman‘s features regularly on my monthly list as I really…

Investigating Riesling

January 21st, 2013 by karen

Last week I attended a tasting of some Rieslings with Carl Schultz in Hartenberg cellar. Carl’s passion for the Riesling grape is a well known one and he mentioned it is the only cultivar he collects personally. He visits Alsace regularly and was lucky enough to be there for the end of 2012 vintage. Carl…