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  • Surrounded by Nature 19 May 2022
    If you have ever taken the winding Houw Hoek pass, through the heart of the Kogelberg Nature Reserve you might have noticed the picturesque Houw Hoek Hotel. Surrounded by nature, this hotel is a unique getaway whose popularity dates back to its establishment in 1779, making it the oldest licensed hotel in South Africa! Comfortable ...
  • Elgin Chardonnay Dominates 19 May 2022
    Elgin Chardonnay regularly dominates local wine competitions and blind tastings, and has made a name for itself internationally as a key producer of some of the finest cool climate Chardonnay in South Africa. This is pretty impressive as around 80% of the Elgin Valley is used for apple and pear production, and less than 750ha ...
  • Where Magic is Distilled | Oude Molen Distillery 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 | Iona Wine Estate | Elgin Valley 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 ...