Late summer is harvest time on Zandvliet estate in the Robertson Valley. There is the sweetest hint of autumn in the air, from the cool mornings to the golden light – a discernible change from relentlessly blue skies to something softer. Having experienced almost every season in the area, harvest time is especially fascinating for … Continue Reading

This article first appeared in House & Leisure Online and is entitled “Storied Seafood  – an Abalobi- endorsed menu at Wolfgat”. Here I’ve adapted my original post slightly in order to make it blog-relevant. Running a restaurant on the West Coast comes with it’s own set of responsibilities. Tradition, community and symbiosis are essential to success in what is … Continue Reading

This article first appeared in House & Leisure Online and is entitled “Sauvignon, salt and sunshine – exploring the wines of the Kelp Coast”. Here I’ve adapted my original post slightly in order to make it blog-relevant. During my time living up the West Coast, Arend and myself headed north on a mission to further explore the wines found … Continue Reading

What with winter still being out in full force in the Western Cape, one dreams of whiling away a weekend accompanied by a well-tended log fire, a few bottles of warming red and a shelf filled with dog-eared paperbacks. Fortuitously, this is exactly what we came to experience at the luxurious Wildekrans Country House in … Continue Reading

Encompassing the best of what the valley had to offer, the Robertson Slow festival features an array of curated activities for those looking to immerse themselves in wine culture. From lengthy dinners with the winemakers, to informative tastings and country markets filled with goodies to eat and drink, the Robertson Slow festival is designed to … Continue Reading