Tag Archive: Wine

November 9, 2017   /   by natalie   /   , ,

My Guide to A Self-Driving Barging Holiday in France

My Guide to A Self-Driving Barging Holiday in France

4 women. 1 luxury Le Boat houseboat. 7 days. 133km. 26 locks. 27 hours of cruising. Imagine cruising the French countryside, autumn leaves blowing in the warm breeze, landing just in front of your luxurious houseboat as you slowly wind your way along a canal in the Loire Valley. At lunchtime, you moor the boat […]

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June 7, 2017   /   by natalie   /   , , , , ,

24 Hours In Franschhoek

24 Hours In Franschhoek

When I think of a dream getaway, I imagine four things; gawking at amazing scenery and views, drinking from an endless fountain of top quality wine, indulging in mouthwatering food and curling up in the lap of luxury at the end of the day. The truth is that we all lead pretty busy lives and […]

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May 30, 2017   /   by natalie   /   , , , ,

24 Hours in the Yarra Valley

24 Hours in the Yarra Valley

While visiting my sister in Melbourne, I was excited to head out of town for a night and explore the famous Yarra Valley. As I’m sure you’re aware, I’m very interested in drinking wine, and I’m always keen to try new varietals and regions. If you’ve never heard of the Yarra Valley before, it’s a […]

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March 29, 2017   /   by natalie   /   , ,

Meet Christoffel Hazenwinkel

Meet Christoffel Hazenwinkel

As I’m sure you’re well aware, I *love* wine (link to food & wine landing page). I’ve spent the past few years tasting my way through some of South Africa’s famous wine producing regions and learning about varietals and flavour profiles as I go. Having said this, I’m still just as much of a sucker […]

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December 8, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , , ,

Rooftop Dinner with Durbanville Hills 

Rooftop Dinner with Durbanville Hills 

The weather in Cape Town has been been absolutely peachy for the past couple of weeks and the city has started to feel really festive. My calendar is packed with Friendsmas parties and end of year get togethers and I’m really enjoying all the excuses to dress up and pop some bottles. This City Sparkles […]

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October 31, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , , , , , ,

Summer at Hartenberg

Summer at Hartenberg

This past weekend I spent a lovely day under the trees at Hartenberg Wine Estate, with a bottle of Chardonnay, a picnic crate full of delicious treats and a couple of gorgeous girlfriends. This is honestly exactly how I plan on spending as many summery Sundays as possible in the coming months. We’re super spoilt […]

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October 3, 2016   /   by natalie   /   ,

Spring Tasting at Spier

Spring Tasting at Spier

This past weekend I was hosting a new friend visiting Cape Town from Germany. Since showing people around and meeting new friends are two of my favourite activities (not to mention eating and drinking), I loved having the opportunity to show off Cape Town food, wine and hospitality. It was Anika’s birthday on Sunday, and […]

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September 26, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , ,

Ten Stunning South African Wines for Under R100

Ten Stunning South African Wines for Under R100

My love affair with South African wine started in 2010 when I moved down from Johannesburg to the beautiful Cape. I’ve spent the last six years exploring the Cape wine regions, from Stellenbosch to Franschhoek, Robertson to Paarl, learning about wine and falling more in love with the entire process of winemaking as I go. I’m […]

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September 12, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , , , ,

Exploring The Robertson Wine Valley

Exploring The Robertson Wine Valley

Thanks to my love of fine wine, I’ve spent A LOT of time exploring Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, two of the Western Cape’s beautiful wine regions. Tasting my way through some of South Africa’s best wine farms is one of my favourite ways to spend time, and a couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to do just […]

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July 28, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , , ,

Cape Town Hotspots: Where to try next?

Cape Town Hotspots: Where to try next?

So I’m sure you, dear reader, know that I make a point of eating at as many of Cape Town’s new hotspots as possible. Because I love food and wine and eating out, and because I justify my habit by calling it “work” or “research”. I’m quite into fine dining, so the surge of new […]

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