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Seventy reasons to enjoy Roodeberg in 2019

Seventy reasons to enjoy Roodeberg in 2019
Roodeberg, the legendary red blend that has been bringing friends together the world over since 1949, celebrates its 70th anniversary this year.

A true South African original that has stood the test of time, Roodeberg is the heart and soul of memorable get-togethers in the company of good friends. There are big plans afoot for 2019 so keep your eyes peeled and hop on board to celebrate Roodeberg’s 70th milestone year with upcoming new wine launches, promotions and events.

Roodeberg’s rich heritage and colourful tapestry of wine folklore, has seen this signature red evolve from the master’s original blend to an accessible, contemporary classic in step with ever changing tastes and lifestyles.

Launched in 1949, Roodeberg is the brainchild of D...

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3rd Steenberg winemaker inducted into the Cape Winemakers Guild

3rd Steenberg winemaker inducted into the Cape Winemakers Guild
Winemaking prowess knows no bounds at Steenberg Vineyards with the news that JD Pretorius has become the third Steenberg winemaker to be inducted into the prestigious Cape Winemakers Guild.

Pretorius who has enjoyed a successful career making world class wines at Steenberg spanning 10 years, joins the ranks of this respected league of masters in the art of winemaking alongside his predecessors, John Loubser and Nicky Versveld.

During their tenure as Steenberg cellar masters, Loubser and Versveld, produced numerous wines from the Steenberg stable for the Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild(CWG) Auction, the annual showcase of South African wine achievement.

Versveld who became a Guild member in 1999 after joining Steenberg in 1995, f...

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Cape Winemakers Guild swells its ranks with two new members

Cape Winemakers Guild swells its ranks with two new members
The prestigious Cape Winemakers Guild has two new members with the induction of JD Pretorius and Samantha O’Keefe into this respected league of masters in the art of winemaking.

Both accomplished winemakers in their own right, Pretorius has enjoyed a successful career at Steenberg Vineyards spanning 10 years, whilst O’Keefe is owner/winemaker of Lismore Estate Vineyards in Greyton. She is the 6th woman to be inducted into the Guild and brings the current membership of women to three, alongside Rianie Strydom and Andrea Mullineux.

A pioneer to the core, O’Keefe founded her own wine enterprise in Greyton in 2003 and is responsible for establishing this new cool-climate region, previously unknown to grape growing, as a recognised...

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All night entertainment at lavish Grande Provence New Year’s Eve

All night entertainment at lavish Grande Provence New Year’s Eve

Bid farewell to 2018 with a lavish New Year’s Eve bash with all night entertainment, bottomless flutes of bubbly, canapés and tapas at Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate in Franschhoek.

Guests will be spoilt for choice with tasty and bountiful morsels starting from 20h00. A line-up of live entertainment, fire performers and DJ’s will take guests through to the magic hour to welcome the New Year.

Grande Provence will be pulling out all the stops to sound in 2019. The cost of the New Year’s Eve festivities is R2 600 per person. Pre-paid booking is essential. Email events@grandeprovence.co.za or call Tel: 021-876 8600.

Diary listing information:
Dates: 31 December 2018
Time: 20h00
Venue: Grande Provence Heritage Estat...

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StreetSmart diners in Plettenberg Bay do it again in aid of vulnerable children

StreetSmart diners in Plettenberg Bay do it again in aid of vulnerable children
StreetSmart SA, an organisation dedicated to helping vulnerable children, at risk of becoming street children, rebuild their lives through donations from restaurants, accommodation establishments and wine tasting venues in the Western Cape, Garden Route, Gauteng and KZN, has handed over R80,000 to their Plettenberg Bay beneficiaries for 2019.

This grand effort is part of the total StreetSmart allocation of R1,7 million distributed nationally for 2019 to organisations working with street children and children at risk of becoming street children.

“This amount is made possible by the generosity of the patrons and our partners, who in spite of tough economic circumstances still give to make a difference to the live...

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New seasonal dishes refresh the menu at Catharina’s Restaurant

New seasonal dishes refresh the menu at Catharina’s Restaurant
Celebrate the best season of the year with some delicious new tastes at Catharina’s Restaurant, the signature eatery at Steenberg farm. Executive Chef Kerry Kilpin of Bistro Sixteen82 fame, has taken over the reins in the kitchen and has added her personal touch to a host of exciting new light summer dishes on the à la carte menu.

Chef Kerry describes her new dishes as “contemporary classics with a twist” bursting with fresh seasonal flavours for all tastes. For starters there is a choice between ham hock tortellini, marinated artichoke salad, hand cut beef tartare and her favourite, the Cajun calamari with asparagus, chard, lime and miso. Sous vide pork belly, grilled beef fillet and sirloin steaks are up for mains...

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TOKARA releases 100% pure, cloudy extra virgin olive oil on tap

TOKARA releases 100% pure, cloudy extra virgin olive oil on tap
TOKARA, the award winning Stellenbosch wine and olive oil estate has set a new benchmark with the release of its first refillable unfiltered, cloudy extra virgin oil on tap.

This unique artisanal TOKARA olive oil redefines the meaning of untouched as it was specially selected for its purity and unbridled flavours while the oil was flowing from the olive press.

“We choose not to refine this special olive oil in order to retain its fresh and cloudy appeal and make it available on tap to visitors to our Deli,” says TOKARA’s olive oil master, Gert van Dyk, of this precious untouched liquid gold.

The olive oil has aromas of olive leaf, pea shoots and green tomato leaves supported by a full flavour spectrum including artichoke...

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StreetSmart diners in Knysna do it again in aid of vulnerable children

StreetSmart diners in Knysna do it again in aid of vulnerable children
StreetSmart SA, an organisation dedicated to helping street children rebuild their lives through donations from restaurants, accommodation establishments and wine tasting venues in the Western Cape, Garden Route, Gauteng and KZN, has handed over R100,000 to their Knysna beneficiary for 2019.

This grand effort is part of the total StreetSmart allocation of R1,7 million distributed nationally for 2019 to organisations working with street children and children at risk of becoming street children.

“This amount is made possible by the generosity of the patrons and our partners, who in spite of tough economic circumstances still give to make a difference to the lives of children, R5 at a time!”, says Margi Biggs, founder of S...

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Survivor goes BIG this festive season with magnum gift packs

Survivor goes BIG this festive season with magnum gift packs
Be bold and save the day with a mighty Survivor magnum gift pack that will bring cheer to any host inviting you for Christmas dinner or a free-spirited summer festivity.

While this range of intrepid wines may be inspired by the colourful legend of a Nguni cow that jumped off a bakkie into the vineyards where the Suvivor grapes are grown declaring: “The cow stops here”, there is nothing quirky about the quality of these award winning wines.

Rooted firmly in the Swartland, Survivor wines express a true sense of place and authenticity attributed to the prized low-yielding, dryland vineyards near Malmesbury.

The Survivor white wine line-up includes exceptional Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay, with well-structured, fr...

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Past Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé is Young Winemaker of the Year

Past Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé is Young Winemaker of the Year
The title of 2018 Diner’s Club Young Winemaker of the Year awarded to a former protégé of the Cape Winemakers Guild is a feather in the cap of this forerunner of skills development in the South African wine industry.

Rudger van Wyk who participated in the Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé Programme before joining Stark-Condé as assistant winemaker in 2016, is the Guild’s first past protégé to be crowned Young Winemaker of the Year. Van Wyk earned the title in this well-respected annual competition now in its 18th year, with his Stark-Condé 2016 Stellenbosch Syrah. He was promoted to winemaker at Stark-Condé earlier this year.

During his time as a protégé he honed his skills under the mentorship of Abrie Beeslaar a...

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