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Gooi-Agri video drive

Gooi-Agri video drive

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture has launched an exciting new video clip drive, called “Gooi-Agri”, where agricultural stakeholders (farmers, agricultural businesses, industry organisations, etc.) can showcase their smart-agricultural actions or projects....
A hard road back

A hard road back

The fire had started in a pine forest high on the mountainside above the farm, and the near gale-force wind drove the raging fire down the slope in minutes. By the time farm foreman James Johanneson had hitched up a water tanker to the farm tractor and headed back up...
Acclaim for Spier

Acclaim for Spier

Spier received silver at the African Responsible Tourism Awards 2018 in the category of Decent Work and Inclusion at World Travel Market Africa in Cape Town last night. Companies making up the strong longlist were scrutinised by judges on the lookout for a meaningful...
Big data for bigger tourism

Big data for bigger tourism

Wine tourists in the Western Cape are increasingly opting for guided tours with a growing preference for tailor-made itineraries to suit their specific interests, says Margi Biggs, convenor of the annual Business of Wine and Food Tourism Conference that takes place in...
A taste of Thelema

A taste of Thelema

Perched near the top of the Helshoogte Pass in Stellenbosch is a much acclaimed South African wine estate with a pure focus on wine accompanied with picturesque views. An impressive approach through winding roads surrounded by stunning scenery brings visitors to the...
Orange River Cellars expands into raisin industry

Orange River Cellars expands into raisin industry

In a move to unlock further value to its grape growers and the business in general, Orange River Cellars has bought the Farmers Pride Raisins facility outside the town of Keimoes in the Northern Cape. Farmers Pride produces some 4 000 tons of premier quality raisins a...
Elmarie Botes: Shaping her own story

Elmarie Botes: Shaping her own story

Petite but feisty, with an incredible will backed by a good measure of brain power, 31-year-old Elmarie Botes is the newest member of the Nederburg winemaking team. Responsible for its white wines, she is currently completing her first harvest for this famous Paarl...
A true icon

A true icon

Eleven years after launching his unique Pinotage under the Le Vin de François label, legendary winemaker Francois Naudé is seeing his annual once-off offering taking its place at the top of South Africa’s wine offerings, both in terms of quality and in the high-end...
Heritage meets vintage at Rustenberg Estate

Heritage meets vintage at Rustenberg Estate

Climb high up into the sloping vineyards at Rustenberg  Estate and you will be met with a spectacular view. Stellenbosch spreads out beneath you and if you peer hard enough, Table Mountain is visible in the distance.  A stunning view from a stunning wine farm....
Diemersdal takes gold

Diemersdal takes gold

Diemersdal winemaker Thys Louw had just finished the first stage of the world’s toughest mountain-bike race, the Cape Epic, when he heard that he’d won two gold medals. Not on the bike, but at the Concours Mondial du Sauvignon 2018, the world’s premier international...
An afternoon at Spier

An afternoon at Spier

Sprawling vineyards, historic Cape Dutch architecture, award-winning wine and beautifully dramatic mountain backdrop – Spier Wine Farm has everything needed for a great day out in the Cape Winelands. Located a 45-minute drive from Cape Town, Spier is en route to the...
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