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Constantia Glen Sauvignon Blanc – a dryland vineyard triumph

Constantia Glen Sauvignon Blanc – a dryland vineyard triumph

Constantia Glen’s new Sauvignon Blanc 2019 vintage, just released from the beautifully appointed boutique wine estate, is a wonderfully complex wine with ample personality and an unfettered expression of its Constantia roots.

The Constantia Glen Sauvignon Blanc 2019 is a multi-layered wine with complex flavours from dryland vineyards grown on the upper reaches of the Constantiaberg. Considered as one of South Africa’s sought-after regions for Sauvignon Blanc, the Constantia Valley is known for exceptional cool-climate wines.

“The 2019 Sauvignon Blanc offers impeccable balance. The classic varietal aromatics on the nose are supported by flavour concentration on the palate...

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New TOKARA spring menu redefines SA cookery inspired by nature’s bounty

New TOKARA spring menu redefines SA cookery inspired by nature’s bounty

TOKARA Restaurant Executive Chef, Carolize Coetzee, has turned her appetite for relaxed, playful dining up a notch with her new ingredient-driven spring menu, reinterpreting traditional South African cookery following a three-week stage at Cosme in New York, ranked 23rd in the world by the World’s 50 Best Restaurants this year.

The menu is interspersed with ingredients unique to the Simonsberg area of Stellenbosch, fresh produce growing in the Tokara Wine and Olive Estate’s organic vegetable garden and playful flavour combinations.

Fragrant Cape flavours such as nasturtium, kapokbos, renosterbos and sorrel are infused in classically prepared dishes alongside broad beans, asparagus and stone fruit, just some of th...

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TOKARA Multi Varietal strikes gold at SA Olive Awards

TOKARA Multi Varietal strikes gold at SA Olive Awards
TOKARA, the highly acclaimed, family owned wine and olive oil farm on the outskirts of Stellenbosch, has netted a slew of medals across its range of cold pressed extra virgin olive oils at the 2019 SA Olive Awards.

Top performer this year, is the 2019 TOKARA Multi Varietal Extra Virgin Olive Oil, a gold medallist in the ‘Medium’ category. A blend of Frantoio, Leccino and Mission varieties from TOKARA olive groves on the foothills of the Simonsberg, the Multi Varietal has elegant aromas of fresh green olive fruit, wild rocket and butter lettuce that follow through on the palate, finishing off with walnut and spicy notes.

Every year the SA Olive Awards reward excellence by acknowledging the best of the vintage as judged by a panel of ...

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New Roodeberg 1949 is a modern return to the roots of SA wine

New Roodeberg 1949 is a modern return to the roots of SA wine
Roodeberg, the true South African original that celebrates its 70th anniversary this year, has taken its narrative back to the heart of the country’s winemaking roots with the launch of ‘1949’, a meticulously crafted, limited edition commemorative blend.

Continuing the Roodeberg tradition as a blend with universal appeal, Roodeberg 1949 lends new vitality through the added intrigue and dimension of exciting contemporary varieties from sought-after vineyard sites, starting a new chapter in the illustrious Roodeberg story.

The maiden 2017 vintage was crafted from Stellenbosch grapes grown on Grondves Farm, one of the primary sites for the development of mother plant material for the South African wine industry...

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Steenberg Garden Party is a sparkling Gauteng affair

Steenberg Garden Party is a sparkling Gauteng affair
Saturday, 5 October 2019, 12h00 – 17h00,
The Kitchen | L’antico Giardino, The Forum Company, Lanseria

Get ready to savour the best of spring with the finest bubblies and wines when Constantia meets Gauteng at the annual Steenberg Garden Party on Saturday, 5 October 2019.

Brought to the people of Jozi by Steenberg Vineyards, one of the jewels of the Constantia Wine Route, this all-inclusive outdoor experience takes place once again in the magical gardens of The Kitchen | L’antico Giardino in Lanseria.

Enjoy delicious Steenberg wines at your leisure and tuck into a harvest table laden with fresh culinary delights...

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Tryn – Steenberg’s vibrant new signature restaurant opens

Tryn – Steenberg’s vibrant new signature restaurant opens

Tryn, a vibrant new signature restaurant opens at Steenberg in September with cherished Constantia chef, Kerry Kilpin, at the helm.

Emerging from the chrysalis after the complete transformation of Catharina’s Restaurant which closed after 21 years, Tryn is a refreshed, youthful and stylish space that appeals with leisurely charm and inspiring cuisine.

Dedicated to Steenberg’s 17th century founder, Catharina Ras, or Tryn as she was known to her nearest and dearest, the new restaurant is contemporary in spirit with fabulous food, bold accents and modern textures.

“My team and I are very excited about bringing Catharina into the 21st century with the opening of Tryn, and creating a dining experience that is more connected to he...

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TOKARA celebrates 20th vintage of formidable winemaking

TOKARA celebrates 20th vintage of formidable winemaking
Family values and a single minded vision to produce timeless, world class wines is the bedrock of TOKARA, the prestigious Stellenbosch property that celebrates its 20th vintage this year.

At TOKARA, nothing is left to chance. “The mantra has always been one of no shortcuts – no compromise. From the very beginning TOKARA aimed at an international style with a distinct South African identity – an ambition to create something that would be recognised as timeless,” says TOKARA GM Karl Lambour.

It all began in 1994 when G.T. and Anne-Marie Ferreira purchased a farm on the foothills of the Simonsberg to build a home for their young family amongst the beautiful old oak trees...

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Survivor crowned 2019 ABSA Top Ten Pinotage

Survivor crowned 2019 ABSA Top Ten Pinotage

Survivor, the unbridled Swartland wine range, has made the cut as an ABSA Top 10 Pinotage for the second time, standing tall as one of South Africa’s top producers of this home grown grape variety.

Survivor Pinotage 2017 took the honours this year after the maiden 2014 vintage cracked the nod in 2015. The ABSA top ten wines are considered benchmarks for South African Pinotage by a panel of experts comprising respected local and international wine judges.

“We feel honoured to be named one of the ABSA Top Ten Pinotage wines alongside some of South Africa’s leaders in the industry...

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Heritage Day braai feast at Grande Provence

Heritage Day braai feast at Grande Provence
Enjoy a truly South African braai inspired harvest table for a laid-back Heritage Day at Grande Provence, the picture perfect wine estate in the Franschhoek winelands, on Tuesday, 24 September 2019.

The Heritage Day Braai will be held under the oaks on the stretched out lawns in front of the new Bistro and is perfect for the whole family. Children can look forward to plenty of action including a jumping castle and a variety of lawn games.

Meat lovers can delight in a variety of braai specialities such as artisanal boerewors, rump steak and chicken sosaties prepared on the coals in traditional half drums. The Bistro’s harvest table, laden with fresh salads, home-baked breads and sweet treats, completes this easy-going lunch experience...

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Steenberg toasts spring with annual trail run

Steenberg toasts spring with annual trail run
Raise a glass of Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc with Steenberg Vineyards at their annual spring trail run which winds its way through undulating Constantia vines on Sunday, 1 September 2019.

The Steenberg Spring Trail Run takes you on a 5km or 10km loop to run or walk amidst the budding vineyards. All participants receive a glass of Steenberg Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc at the finish. This youthful, bottle fermented bubbly is fun, ultra-refreshing and fruity.

A portion of the proceeds as well as donations on the day will go towards helping the True North Vrygrond Early Childhood Development (ECD) project...

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