Peter Falke Signature Muscat d’Alexandrie non-vintage, a fine wine to accompany Christine Capendale’s Amarula panna cotta with a rooibos tea & chilli reduction…

Peter Falke Signature Muscat d’Alexandrie is a non-vintage fortified single block vineyard wine, made from a grape commonly known as Hanepoot...

Delaire Graff Banghoek Reserve Merlot 2016, so good with Alida Ryder’s Crispy bacon & brie grilled cheese sandwich with caramelised onions…

Delaire Graff Banghoek Reserve Merlot 2016, grapes harvested from a single vineyard on the Estate. A pure fine Merlot.

Asara #3 – The Vineyard Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Dianne Bibby provides the perfect match with her Roast leg of lamb with sweet onion marmalade…

The most eminent of red wine grapes, grown on the Asara Wine Estate, go into this carefully made wine. Dianne Bibby's Roast Lamb is a great match...

Asara #2 – Asara The Speciality Collection Carillon 2014, with Dianne Bibby’s Dianne Bibby’s Apple Galette with Walnut Frangipane & Caramel…

Noble Late Harvest is one of our most special wines, The Asara Carillon 2014 is one of them. Made solely from Chenin Blanc, it partners food perfectly.

Delaire Graff Botmaskop 2016, perfect partner for Robyn Wallace’s Impala Shanks…

Delaire Graff Botmaskop 2016 The Delaire Graff Wine Estate sits below Botmaskop at the top of the Helshoogte Pass in the Stellenbosch Wine Appellation. Named Helshoogte, some think by the Rev Pierre Simond, a Protestant priest and meester who came over from France with the first flush of the French Huguenots fleeing from France as

Simonsig Malan Family Collection Frans Malan 2006, good with Cheryl Bennett’s Vegan Crispy Tofu Asian Noodle Bowl

Simonsig Malan Family Collection Frans Malan 2006, named for pioneer Wine Estate Owner, Frans Malan. A Cape Blend, 60% Pinotage. A fine Stellenbosch wine matched with some fine Florida food....

Glenelly Estate Reserve 2012, heartwarming partner to Anina Meyer’s Veggie Packed Chakalaka…

Glenelly Estate Reserve 2012 is made by Luke O'Cuinnegain on the Glenelly Estate in the Stellenbosch Wine Appellation. Well worth a visit not only for its wines, but also The Vine Bistro and the Glenelly Glass Collection...

Glenelly Glass Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, so good with Alida Ryder’s Easy Creamy Pepper Sauce on steak..

Glenelly Wine Estate in Stellenbosch bought as a plum farm by Madame May Eliane de Lencquesaing in 2003 boasts fine award winning wines, a superb The Vine Bistro and a large eclectic glass collection and is well worth the visit. Get it high on your bucket list - now!

Simonsig Malan Family Selection Redhill Pinotage 2015 meets its match with Dianne Bibby’s Barley Salad with Sumac & Roast Butternut

Simonsig Malan Family Selection Redhill Pinotage 2015, the Estate's Flagship Pinotage. Matured for 15 months in French and American White oak barrels it is a fabulous glass on its own and just so perfect as a food wine.

Mulderbosch Single Vineyard Chenin Blancs. Chenin loves Dianne Bibby’s Chakalaka Marinated Roast Chicken – 23.01.2018

Mulderbosch, home of 3 Single Vineyard Chenin Blancs Adam Mason, Winemaker at Mulderbosch Vineyards, makes a range of Chenin Blancs called The Single Vineyard Block.  Grapes from three different vineyards are treated in exactly the same way in the vineyard and during elevation in the cellar. The three blocks are harvested in the same way

Asara Vineyard Collection Chenin Blanc 2016 & Alida Ryder’s Cheat’s Deep Dish Pizza – 26.05.2017

Asara Vineyard Collection Chenin Blanc 2016 I have watched this vintage grow over the last year. The 2015 vintage took a trophy at the Japan Wine Challenge last year for the Best New World Wine. This vintage is a step up on the 2015 and I can’t wait to taste the 2017 babies in the

Asara Vineyard Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 & Tracy Foulkes’s Caramelized Onion Thyme & Taleggio Cheese Tart – 25.04.2017

Asara Vineyard Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Asara Wine Estate is situated in the rolling Polkadraai Hills south-west of Stellenbosch in the Stellenbosch Wine Appellation. Stellenbosch is strong Cabernet country and the big flavours come from the slow ripening of the grapes.  Summer heat is ameliorated by cooling breezes off False Bay.  The marine climate carries

Ultimate chicken liver pâté with brandy & cream – Ilse van der Merwe

Ilse van der Merwe's Ultimate chicken liver pâté with brandy & cream Ilse says: "This recipe contains all the great ingredients for a fabulous grown-up pâté: chicken livers, onions, garlic, butter, fresh thyme, cream and brandy. Use a stick blender or food processor to process it to a very smooth pulp, then refrigerate until set.

Glenelly plays its part at The Cape Wine Auction – 27.02.2015

Madame May-Eliane de Lencquesaing of Glenelly EstateCape Wine Auction Ambassador Glenelly Wine Estate in Stellenbosch played a major part in the The Cape Wine Auction with May-Eliane de Lencquesaing being one of the Auction Ambassaors. The auction raised over R7 million in its first year for winelands education and this year over R10

Perfect Paté @ Alto

Known for its historical and impressive collection of classically-styled reds, Stellenbosch estate Alto is now offering visitors a delicious combination of its reds, teamed up with home-made pâtés. Each of the three wines in the range is combined with a pâté of the day. These are served on artisanal 100% rye bread made in the

Overgaauw Estate

Overgaauw has been in the ownership of a single family since it was originally settled by the ancestors of Abraham van Velden in 1783. Abraham himself set up as a farmer in 1905 on a portion of this land and named it for Elizabeth Overgaauw who married the first van Velden to arrive in South

Grangehurst Winery

Jeremy and Mandy Walker's home and winery, Grangehurst, is on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain midway between Stellenbosch and the False Bay coastline with a spectacular view to the west of the Table Mountain Reserve all the way from Cape Point to Signal Hill.  To sit there, as I have, on their balcony in

Dornier Wines

Christoph Dornier, born into a family of engineers, knew from an early age that art would be his life.  And he became an artist of international repute. He was attracted to Stellenbosch and in the early 1990's he became one of the first foreign investors in post apartheid South Africa.  The mystical aspects of wine,