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Posts of "Food & Wine"

Sadie Family Wines, wine tasting

17 June 2018 by Lesley No Comment

Thanks so Pam McOnie, owner of Cape Fusion Tours for organising this wonderful visit to Sadie Family wines, a unique glimpse into this Swartland vineyard which offers wine tastings limited to 16 visitors around seven times per year. A little over an hour’s drive from Cape Town, with the last few kilometers on a gravel ...

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Cape Fynbos Experience, with Giselle Courtney

22 November 2017 by Lesley No Comment

Today I was lucky to have the opportunity to participate in the Cape Fynbos Experience with Giselle Courtney (Get to the Point) at the Cape Heritage Trust, Company Gardens.  It is hard to find anyone with more passion and knowledge like Giselle, whose enthusiasm to share Cape Fynbos with everyone is infectious. Giselle lead us ...

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Rustenberg – a visit to the Barlow family private home

27 October 2016 by Lesley No Comment

I am a member of the Simon van der Stel Society in Cape Town and they organise some interesting outings to historical places which are not typically open to the public.  Today was an amazing experience to visit the home of Simon and Rozanne Barlow, owners of the Rustenberg wine estate, initially purchased in 1941 ...

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Faldela, cooking experience and breaking the Ramadan fast in the Bo Kaap

3 July 2015 by Lesley No Comment

I have taken many guests over the years for a cooking experience with Faldela in her home in the Cape Malay Quarter (BoKaap), and last week we enjoyed the special experience of breaking the fast with her family during the holy month of Ramadan.  At this time of year the fast is broken around 5.50pm ...

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Flowers at Vergelegen

1 January 2015 by Lesley No Comment

Vergelegen is one of the few vineyards open on Jan 1.  A wonderful alternative to the beach and now a place for all the family.  Vergelegen is so well known for the grandiose Manor House with Cape Dutch architecture and the three hundred year old giant Camphor trees.  We sometimes neglect to mention the gardens ...

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Grangehurst vineyard, wine tasting with Jeremy Walker

31 December 2014 by Lesley No Comment

It can be a challenge to find a special wine tasting experience during the week between Christmas day and new year as the wine region is swamped with visitors.  It was our luck that winemaker Jeremy Walker of Grangehurst was available yesterday and took my visitors Rick and Betsy Huber (USA) through his wines.  Rick ...

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Cape Town Fishmarket restaurant has relocated to the Clocktower, Waterfront

9 December 2014 by Lesley No Comment

The Cape Town Fishmarket restaurant has relocated overnight to an exciting new venue nestled in between the Robben Island gateway and the Chavonnes Battery museum on the clocktower side of the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.  Previously located inside the mall close to the lower floor cinema, this new venue will now offer the diner excellent ...

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Wine Post

18 March 2014 by Lesley No Comment

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