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Avontuur Cabernet Franc Carnival - Sunnies out, Fedora's on!
The fourth annual Cabernet Franc Carnival was held on 21 May on the Avontuur Wine Estate located along the R44. The rolling green lawns, view of Somerset West and the peaceful horses in their paddock made for the perfect sunny Saturday escape.
Beat the Winter blues with “Taste of Tygervalley” Wine Fest
Tygervalley Centre in the northern suburbs of Cape Town has the perfect solution to those mid-winter blues; A celebration of flavours and tastes which will stop your winter cocooning in its tracks.
Third Cab Franc Carnival at Avontuur a success for the varietal
The third Cabernet Franc Carnival, presented by Avontuur Estate took place again on Saturday, 20 May 2017 on the terraces and expansive lawn at this family-owned wine estate between Stellenbosch and Somerset West.
Five good reasons NOT to miss the Cab Franc Carnival
After two successful years of the Cabernet Franc Carnival, presented by Avontuur Estate, fans of this unusual varietal will once again get the chance to celebrate their favourite grape on Saturday, 20 May 2017 from 11h00 - 17h00 at the family-owned wine estate between Stellenbosch and Somerset West.
We're celebrating Cab Franc country-wide this year
After two successful years of the Cabernet Franc Carnival, presented by Avontuur Estate, fans of unusual varietals in Gauteng will also get the chance to experience this grape.
Congrats to all the star-studded wineries at Platter 2017
Big and small, far and wide... with 94 Five Stars at Platter this year
Classy wines and Capegate Eateries pair up for Roving Lunch
Four of the participating wineries are providing the wines for a roving lunch for media guests to highlight both the quality of the wines on show at the We Love Wine @ Capegate Wine Festival on 26 and 27 August, and show off some of the eateries in this regional shopping Mall.
Under R100 wines CWA tasting delivers on promise
“Winemakers have a few things to keep in mind when producing a lower cost wine,” says Yonder Hill Wines winemaker Abe Beukes at a recent tasting held to choose six wines to serve in the Cape Wine Academy wine theatre at this year’s Capegate Wine Fest, which takes place on 26 and 27 August.
"We Love Wine" returns to Capegate in August
Wine lovers can look forward to an even bigger and better We Love Wine Festival at Cape Gate Shopping Centre on Friday, 26 August from 17h00-21h00 and Saturday, 27 August from 12h00-18h00. A good mix of well-known producers as well as smaller boutique and family-owned wineries will give northern suburbs vino’s a taste of the best of South Africa’s winelands in one venue.
Cape of Victory: South Africa shines at International Wine Challenge 2016
South African winemakers had a standout year at the International Wine Challenge 2016, which announces its results today. Following two weeks of intensive blind tasting in London last month, panels of international wine experts awarded 21 Gold medals, 98 Silver and 169 Bronze medals, bringing the total medal tally to 288.
David Finlayson Camino Africana Chenin Blanc 2014
Christian tastes the 2014 David Finlayson Camino African Chenin Blanc
Which bottles from the Cape’s new frontier of fine wine should you be buying here?
This week South Africa sees the huge Cape Wine event pouring over 5000 local wines for the world of wine fans journeying to Cape Town’s International Convention Centre.
and the Top 10 Western Cape Tasters are...
The Cape Town leg of the South African Wine Tasting Championships attracted more competitors than ever, all eager to win the coveted title of Best Western Cape Provincial wine taster, alongside the chance to qualify for the National Final where Team South Africa will be selected to fly the National colours at the World Blind Wine-Tasting Championship in France in October.
and the winners are...
The Cape Town leg of the South African Wine Tasting Championships drew well over 100 entrants.
Test your taste, and fly to the World Wine Tasting Championship
The only wine tasting competition opened to all wine lovers will have its Cape Town Provincial leg on the 27th of June 2015. For the third year, we are now calling all wine lovers to test their abilities for The South African Wine Tasting Championships 2015. Finally wine lovers are the center of a wine event.
Yummy wine and food combos
I'm constantly focusing on food and wine pairings, mainly because I want an excuse to eat and drink, but also because the two work so well together.
Can we make your life any easier?
Our specially selected mixed cases of top quality wines are now prepared in a 6-pack for you, so just click and off you go - a delicious and varied set of wines delivered to your door! Red or white or mixed - you can choose - or take all 3!
South Africa's got talent
The South African Wine Tasting Championship 2014 celebrated the 20 best national tasters in Cape Town on the evening of the 25th of August.
Win your seat in Team South Africa
The 2014 South African Wine Tasting Championships will take place this Saturday, the 2nd of August 2014, in Cape Town.
Diners Club Winemaker of the Year finalists announced
The finalists of the prestigious Diners Club Winemaker of the Year are Christiaan Groenewald (New Cape Wines), Mary-Louise Nash (Black Pearl), William Wilkinson (Wildekrans Wine Estate), Johan Malan (Simonsig), Johan Jordaan (Spier Wines) and David Finlayson (Edgebaston).
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Avontuur Cabernet Franc Carnival - Sunnies out, Fedora's on!
The fourth annual Cabernet Franc Carnival was held on 21 May on the Avontuur Wine Estate located along the R44. ...
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