Franschhoek Bastille 2024 Celebrations Postponed to New Dates: 20th & 21st July
Lady Wineland
by Delaille Raubenheimer
21h ago
In an urgent update, event organisers, following consultations with disaster and risk management, have been advised to postpone the Iconic Bastille 2024 celebrations to new dates, 20th & 21st July. This decision prioritises guest safety amidst severe weather warnings and anticipated disruptive rain this week. "The decision to postpone was not taken lightly, but it was essential to ensure our annual celebration lives up to the months of hard work that define it. With recent updates regarding the Level 8 Cape Storm warnings from City Of Cape Town, reaffirming our dedication to safe ..read more
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Taste The Very Finest at Caroline's Red Wine Review
Lady Wineland
by Delaille Raubenheimer
21h ago
Caroline’s 2024 edition of her annual Red Wine Review, is hailed as one of the most prestigious tasting events on the South African wine calendar. Hosted by Caroline Rillema of the legendary Caroline’s Fine Wine Cellar, this world-class showcase gives wine enthusiasts the rare opportunity to experience some of the Cape’s very best flagship red wines all under one roof. When: Thursday 25 July (17h00 until 21h00) Where: Members’ Lounge at the DHL Stadium alongside Fritz Sonnenberg Road in Green Point, Cape Town. Tickets: R495 per person - purchase online here  ..read more
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Don't Miss Stellenbosch Wine Festival 2024!
Lady Wineland
by Delaille Raubenheimer
21h ago
It’s time to block out the diary for one of the South African winelands’ biggest events of the year, and to book tickets!   Wine Town Stellenbosch is the annual seven-day celebration of wine and wineland living that takes place from 29 July to 4 August. The highlight of the event is the Stellenbosch Wine Festival 2024, taking place on 2-3 August. It was first held in 1973! Hosted in the historic town hall, some 60 of the country’s best producers offer more than 200 wines for tasting, which are served alongside a never-ending harvest table of seasonal and local bites and delights. If y ..read more
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KWV unveils Classic Collection Cape Blend: A Celebration of South Africa’s vibrant spirit
Lady Wineland
by Delaille Raubenheimer
21h ago
For decades, KWV has perfected the art of wine blending in its cellars, a tradition attributed to the many visionary winemakers who have passed down their knowledge and passion. Among these luminaries is Professor Izak Perold, revered as the ‘Father of Pinotage’, whose groundbreaking work in cloning Cinsault and Pinot Noir gave birth to Pinotage, South Africa’s unique grape variety. This spirit of innovation continues to inspire the winemaking team at KWV and is evident in the vibrant taste of the Classic Collection Cape Blend. It is also a wine which reflects KWV’s unwavering commitment to q ..read more
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Franschhoek Celebrates Bastille 2024: Your Guide to the Festivities
Lady Wineland
by Delaille Raubenheimer
3w ago
Raise a glass and join in the French revelry as the Franschhoek Wine Valley gears up to host the renowned calendar highlight of Bastille Day.  This year's festival, once again in proud partnership with Prescient, promises the ultimate weekend showcase of the region's finest wines, artisanal fare, live entertainment and a plethora of activities. Held on the 13th and 14th of July at the expansive new venue of Franschhoek High School rugby fields, it will proudly paint the town in the tricolore of France. Visitors can expect a distinguished line-up of featured wine estates ..read more
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Brookdale Estate Releases New White Vintages
Lady Wineland
by Delaille Raubenheimer
3w ago
Brookdale Estate has released new vintages of the three white wines under the Brookdale label, crafted by winemaker Kiara Scott Farmer at the young winery on the slopes of the Du Toitskloof Mountains outside Paarl. Under the leadership of the owners, the Rudd family, Brookdale continues breaking down boundaries to define its own path within South Africa’s wine industry. The new releases include the third vintage of the unique Brookdale Estate Sixteen White Field Blend (2023); the second vintage of the Southern Rhône-style white blend, Brookdale Estate Bradbourne (2023); and the sixth vintage ..read more
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South African Brandy tops the charts at the Intercontinental Spirits Challenge
Lady Wineland
by Delaille Raubenheimer
1M ago
South African Brandy continues to stake its claim among the world’s premier drinks following chart-topping performances at this year’s Intercontinental Spirits Challenge held in Kortrijk, Belgium. Producers of South Africa’s quintessential spirit have just been awarded eleven of the authoritative competition’s highest accolades including a trophy for the Boschendal XO Potstill. The Intercontinental Challenge annually singles out the best drinks of entries from across the globe, and made the announcement of its best-of-the-best just days ago. Winning an award is a mark of the most outstandin ..read more
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AYAMA - Celebrating Italian Heritage in the Cape Winelands
Lady Wineland
by Delaille Raubenheimer
1M ago
Over the past three years, AYAMA Wines has celebrated numerous milestones, marking significant achievements in their journey. From the grand opening of the AYAMA Wine Cellar to the introduction of their "Agriturismo," featuring an authentic Italian Farm Kitchen welcoming guests every day, and a tranquil Guest House nestled amidst breathtaking landscapes. AYAMA has just announced their latest creation: the first-ever Nero D'Avola - NERO DEL CAPO 2023, meticulously crafted by their team. This exceptional wine showcases a unique grape variety, originating from Sicily. AYAMA is a Farm located ..read more
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Discovering Vergenoegd Löw
Lady Wineland
by Delaille Raubenheimer
1M ago
A tranquil, luxury retreat in Stellenbosch   After nearly a decade of meticulous heritage restoration and revitalisation, Vergenoegd Löw The Wine Estate in Stellenbosch has brought to life the vision of imaginative investor, Prof Dr Dr Peter Löw. German entrepreneur, philanthropist, specialist historian and heritage advocate, he acquired the property in 2015, immediately recognising its cultural and heritage value as one of South Africa’s oldest working farms with a history dating back to 1696.  He is also the founder of the and chief curator of the European Heritage Project (EHP ..read more
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Pre-release tasting and review of Le Riche Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2021
Lady Wineland
by Delaille Raubenheimer
2M ago
On Monday I attended the pre-release tasting of the Le Riche Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2021, presented by iconic father & son duo Etienne and Christo le Riche. Since the prestigious maiden vintage in 1997, the Le Riche family has become synonymous with exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon. The highly sought-after Le Riche Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, the pinnacle of their collection, epitomises the outstanding quality that Le Riche consistently delivers. In the vineyard & cellar: The 2021 vintage marked the 25th vintage of this wine being produced! The season started off fairly cool wi ..read more
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