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  • Where Magic is Distilled 30 March 2021
    South Africans like to rant and rave about their lush Winelands, and the immense offering visitors can expect around every corner and at every cellar door. This is indeed true. But when last have you stood still to have a good look at South African brandies? We are not talking about blended brandies enjoyed in ...
  • From Vikings to Vines 9 March 2021
    Elgin as a wine-growing region is a beautiful enigma. It harbours a plethora of stories and tease you with its unpredictable weather. Driving from a sunny Cape Town towards a bank of clouds bulging over the Hottentots-Holland Mountains, one is never sure quite sure what awaits you on the other side. If the Iona Wine Estate ...
  • Authentic people. Authentic wine. Authentic food. 1 March 2021
    Did you hear the good news? Paul Cluver wines have reopened the doors to their restaurant, this time as an extension of the Cluver family values and everything they represent. The South African food and wine industry suffered a massive blow, leaving many restaurants with no other choice but to close. The Cluver family decided that ...
  • Discover Elgin at your leisure 25 February 2021
    #UnmaskElgin We are living in unprecedented times that have urged us to rekindle a special relationship with nature. Heated hotel swimming pools are exchanged for cosy campfires, and mesmerising sunsets over the mountains, certainly beats another Netflix series. Nature has taught us to be kind to ourselves in these times. That is why it is so important ...
  • A melting pot that makes your heart melt too 16 February 2021
    This time last year, most of us wanted to avoid the commercial folly of Valentines Day’s  so often associated with exorbitant prices for a romantic meal. A year later, we cannot wait to get out of the house to support our local restaurants. It helps that Oak Valley’s elegant new restaurant called The Melting Pot, setamongst magnificentold ...

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