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Experience the Cuisine of Collaboration at Luke Dale Roberts X Saxon

 Luke Dale Roberts X Saxon - Candice Philip & Luke Dale-Roberts Chef Luke Dale-Roberts and head chef Candice Philip are taking their collaborative energy to new gourmet heights

February 25th, 2017|

Spier people – Heinrich “Bones” Opperman – Senior Cellar Assistant

Heinrich Opperman_Senior Cellar Assistant Spier is home to a diverse bunch of passionate people, doing what they love, and committed to making a difference every day. Senior cellar

February 25th, 2017|

Landskroon Paul de Villiers Merlot 2014 & Ina Paarman’s Individual Beef Wellingtons – 24.02.2016

Landskroon Paul de Villiers Merlot 2014 When I asked Paul de Villiers, Cellarmaster at Landskroon Wine Estate on the South-Western slopes of the iconic Paarl Mountain, who he

February 24th, 2017|

Perdeberg The Ploughman Wines, a tribute to Dawid Diederiks – 23.02.2016

The Ploughman Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Perdeberg Winery echoes the saying of Pliny the Elder, Roman Statesman and Scholar, who said ‘always something new out of Africa,’ for

February 23rd, 2017|

Nederburg offers young wine, delicious food & fun during Ommiberg 2017

Nederburg Manor House Let Nederburg, the 2017 Platter’s South African Wine Guide ‘Winery of the Year’, entertain you during this year’s OmmiBerg Round the Rock Festival in Paarl,

February 23rd, 2017|

Zevenwacht 7even Rosé 2016 & Jane-Anne Hobbs’s Chicken with Roasted Onions, Grapes & Verjuice – 22.02.2017

Zevenwacht 7even Rosé 2016 Zevenwacht, that beautiful Estate in the Stellenbosch Wine Appellation, is situated on the just north of False Bay, from whence cooling breezes blow in

February 23rd, 2017|