Nederburg has been showered in medals awarded by the 2021 International Wine & Spirit (IWSC) Competition based in London, winning three gold and three silver medals across its multi-tiered range, with Cabernet Sauvignon taking centre stage. All IWSC entries are tasted blind. To earn gold, a wine must achieve a score of at least 95. […]

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The age-old history of this humble town and its generations-old traditions has many believing the region hasn’t developed with the times… they couldn’t be more wrong. We found the birthplace of chocolate pinotage, we also found white pinotage, plus an entirely new varietal (a first in South Africa). That’s pretty innovative in our books. That’s […]

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The World’s Best Hotels, Resorts, Destinations, Spas, Trains, Car Rentals, Luggage, Airlines, Airports and Cruises Ranked by Travelers October 2021 – Condé Nast Traveler this week announced the results of its annual Readers’ Choice Awards with Babylonstoren recognised as the #1 hotel in Southern Africa. More than 800,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers submitted responses rating […]

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As the festive season draws closer, many people are preparing for a special time of celebrations. The reality for most families in the Paarl valley however looks completely different. With 60% of children in South Africa living below the breadline, thousands of children won’t be able to receive Christmas gifts or educational supplies for the […]

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If there is one thing this pandemic and lockdowns has taught us then it is the power of communities when they stand together and rally for each other. As an Africa Proverb so aptly say, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”  In these times our business needs ‘to go far’ – they need to survive and […]

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The picturesque Boland town of Wellington with its beautiful historic buildings, gracious hospitality and an array of tourism attractions is an inviting destination for a crisp winter’s day. Pop in at the visitors’ information centre next to the majestic Dutch Reformed church at the top of Main Road for recommendations. A good starting point to […]

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Founded in 1693, this working cheese and wine farm is home to a variety of attractions including a fresh-produce deli for take-home goods, a bakery, tasting room, tasting classes and the popular Goatshed Restaurant. The charming Goatshed Restaurant serves farm-to-table fare in a luxury atmosphere. For the warmer months, there is a large undercover patio […]

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Tucked in the valley below the majestic Hawequa Mountains is the rural village of Wellington in the heart of the Cape Winelands.  Conveniently located within an hour’s drive from Cape Town, visitors will be amazed by the offerings of this quaint town. Wholesome winter dishes, champion wines and unbeatable winter accommodation deals makes Wellington a […]

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In a secluded valley between the granite hills of the Paarl Rock mountains, Rhebokskloof Wine Estate is a quintessentially family-friendly Winelands experience. With rolling lawns, 100-year-old oaks and the scent of jasmine and lavender wafting through the air Rhebokskloof is known and loved for its warm hospitality and a slew of exciting offerings for children […]

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On this day, 11 February 1990, Nelson Mandela stepped out of prison into the hearts of South Africans. We can all recall this day and where we were, but did you know that Madiba spent his last 14 months of incarceration in Paarl? Paarl Wine and Tourism and Drakenstein Municipality started with a Madiba Legacy […]

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