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Tuesday, 14 July 2009
Celebrate All Things "Vino" in July

Veritas and Reubens Team Up

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Veritas & Reubens

Veritas & Reubens

Veritas and Reubens Team Up for a double dose of delicious: Lovers of fine wines and gourmet dining are in for a two-fold treat this July. Not only will seven Gold and Double Gold award winning wines from the 2008 Veritas Awards be showcased, they’ll be served with a mouth watering three-course gourmet dinner created by celebrated local chef Reuben Riffel at his highly rated restaurant, Reubens, in Franschhoek.

This glorious gourmet dinner promises to be a feast for the senses allowing guests to sample the very best of local cuisine expertly paired with the cream of the South African wine industry crop. The wines will be introduced by well known wine and food fundi, Bennie Howard, Vice-Chairman of Veritas and Cape Wine Master … Continued

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Monday, 29 June 2009
Celebrate All Things "Vino" in July

Wine Events in July

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Wine Events

Wine Events

Just because you can’t make it to the Cape Winelands in July doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate South Africa’s great wines a little closer to your intended destination (or home if you are local). There are a few excellent events being held around the country that celebrate South African wines.

Here’s a quick round up of a few “Wine” events taking place in July: In East London head to the 14th annual Wine Fair from the 1st to the 3rd of July, With over 45 estates, the Wine Fair brings a wide variety of the best tasting wine to your doorstep. Superb local restaurants and eateries always accompany the Daily Dispatch and Sparg’s Superspar Wine Fair, providing a wide selection of cuisine for the hungry. Continued

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Monday, 29 June 2009
Celebrate All Things "Vino" in July

Things to Do in The Cape Winelands

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Hot Air Ballooning

Hot Air Ballooning

You’ll be hard pressed to find a moment to put your feet up and relax in “couch potato” fashion if you are planning to spend time in the Cape Winelands. That’s not to say you won’t be relaxing … there are plenty of things to do that require minimum input for maximum return … but you certainly won’t be watching much television!

Start your day on a Hot Air Ballooning trip with Winelands Ballooning, which will have you floating cloud-wards in a musical silence across the peace of the Winelands. Your colourful craft launches at sunrise and you will be laid back to earth after an hour of hot air ballooning, where a retrieve vehicle will collect you and return you to a breakfast spread in Paarl, at the Grande Roche Hotel. Simply magical! Continued

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Monday, 29 June 2009
Celebrate All Things "Vino" in July

Winelands for Less

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We’re all watching our budgets at the moment. But that doesn’t mean we can’t take a much deserved break. You just have to plan a little better and look around for the best deal. A weekend away doesn’t have to break the bank! While celebrating “all things vino” in July 2009, we thought we’d help you plan a discounted weekend in the Winelands. Consider the following specials (valid July 2009) … Continued

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Monday, 29 June 2009
Celebrate All Things "Vino" in July

Pop Your Cork!

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Wine Tasting

If it’s superb viticulture you’re looking for, then spending some time exploring the Winelands of the Western Cape will definitely pop your cork. There are a staggering number of wine routes to choose from (around 560 wineries), most of which are little more than an hour, at most, out of Cape Town.

And the socially-conscious traveller will be happy to know that SA has the largest number of Fairtrade-certified wineries in the world. Continued

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Sunday, 13 April 2008
Celebrate All Things "Vino" in July

South African Wine

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Dieu Donne

Dieu Donne

The South African wine industry has grown in leaps and bounds since the dawn of democracy in 1994. Many producers have won prestigious international awards for their creations, and South Africa is fast gaining acclaim as a wine producer to watch. Like the culture itself, dubbed the Rainbow Nation for the diversity, wines from South Africa range from crisp, clear whites to robust reds, and everything in between. We have even developed our very own grape varietal, Pinotage, a hybrid of Pinot Noir and Hermitage, which is slowly gaining popularity and acclaim worldwide.

While there have been successes from many estates around the country, for example, the new producers in the KwaZulu Natal region, the heart of South African wine making remains in the Western Cape. This area is criss crossed with wine routes, stretching from the oceanfront to the Cape Fold mountains and beyond. Continued

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