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Glenwood vineyards and mountains, Franschhoek

DP Burger at Glenwood Vineyards in Franschhoek, South Africa, interview and videos

Franschhoek can almost be too quaint, too pretty as a wine region. The wineries are dotted along the main road – the only road – along the valley like pearls on a string. They are surrounded by beautiful real estate developments where the villas have stunning views over the mountains. The village of Franschhoek itself […]

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Cool climate vineyard landscape in Walker Bay on the south coast

New wine videos, Glenwood, Newton Johnson in South Africa, and Pic St Loup

We have published quite a few wine videos lately. You can for example watch a whole series of videos with the winemaker at Glenwood Vineyards, DP Burger, in Franschhoek: An introduction to Glenwood Vineyard in Franschhoek with DP Burger When to pick the grapes? A visit to Glenwood Vineyards And several more on their different […]

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Rickety Bridge Foundation Stone White, South African favourite | Britt’s wine of the month

One of our favourites in South Africa is Rickety Bridge in Franschhoek, a winery that we always have on the itinerary for our SA wine tours. Their Foundation Stone White is made primarily from Chenin Blanc which gives it an interesting complexity, body, ripe fruit with a touch of honey (and it has just managed […]

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Personal blend at Rickety Bridge in South Africa

We tried our hands at making wine. Here’s the result

In most cases, when you visit a winery, it is to taste the wine, talk to the winemaker and see the vineyard and cellar. Only on the rare occasion you also get the possibility to actually make your own wine. But that is what our travel guests on the latest wine tour to South Africa […]

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Ntsiki Biyela, winemaker at Stellekaya in Stellenbosch

South African wines: well on their way to international top quality | Britt on Forbes

They make great wines in South Africa. It is generally considered as a New World wine country but they have been making wine there for more than 350 years. Unfortunately South Africa is best known for their affordable and reliable every-day wines. However, today South Africa is also a source for some outstanding world-class wines, […]

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Dramatic stories from the Cape Wine Lands | A travel story

The interesting thing about going to a wine region is not only the good wines and the good food. It is also the many personalities you get to meet and the stories they tell you. Teddy Hall is a wine producer in Stellenbosch in South Africa. He is a very talented winemaker (one of many). […]

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Harvesting and sorting white grapes at Boekenhoutskloof

Amongst porcupines, wolves and leopards in the vineyards at Boekenhoutskloof in South Africa

Porcupines, baboons, wolf traps and not so long ago they actually saw traces of a leopard. There is evidently a lot of animals roaming around Boekenhoutskloof. But maybe the label with the seven chairs is better known to some of you? Boekenhoutskloof’s wine labels are easy to remember. Maybe it is a bit more difficult […]

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The barrel cellar at Rickety Bridge winery

An even better wine tour to South Africa in March 2015

The definitive program for the wine tour to South Africa is now published. We have changed some of the planning and hope that this will be even more tempting for you. In this edition of the wine and food tour to South Africa we include Hermanus and Walker Bay. This is two regions on the […]

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Rickety Bridge wins double gold for South African bubbly

South Africa makes very good sparkling wine. Since a few years back they call their sparkling wines made from the traditional method that is with a second fermentation in the bottle, MCC, Methode Cap Classique. In the MCC Challenge which recently took place in South Africa, 100 wines were tasted and judged and one of […]

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Vineyards and mountains in Franschhoek, South Africa

Travelling in the South African wine regions can be full of surprises

“It looked very curious. The clouds were pouring over the edge of the mountain tops in the Franschhoek Valley. It looked almost like a waterfall that was falling down on us. Luckily the “waterfall” evaporated before it reached the middle of the valley where we were standing in the vineyards.” “We were in a block […]

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Wine tour to South Africa in March 2014: dates are fixed

South African wine regions wine tour: February 28 to March 10, 2014! We have now finalised the dates for the new wine tour to South Africa: 28 February to 10 March 2014.  We are still working on the details of the program, but you can get an idea of how it will look already on […]

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Rickety Bridge winery in Franschhoek

A selection of delicious wines from Rickety Bridge in South Africa

Those of you who drink South African wines regularly have probably noticed that the quality of the wines have increased dramatically in recent years. This is often due to hard work in the vineyards by young, ambitious winemakers and their will to experiment with different techniques. An example of this is Wynand Grobler, winemaker at […]

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South African quality wines from Rickety Bridge

Those of you who drink South African wines regularly have probably noticed that the quality of the wines have increased dramatically in recent years. This is often due to hard work in the vineyards by young, ambitious winemakers and their will to experiment with different techniques. An example of this is Wynand Grobler, winemaker at […]

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Rueben’s, Franschhoek restaurant | BKWine Pick

Reuben’s is on the main street in the small town of Franschhoek, one of the most beautiful wine regions in South Africa. This is quite famous restaurant. It has a nice outdoor seating on a small court yard, calm and cool in the evening. The restaurant has a very high reputation. When we were there […]

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