Wine & Wineries

Wanna do something unusual? Try Hanepoot Picking at de Krans.

    During the months of February and March, De Krans Wine Cellar, situated in the quaint little town of Calitzdorp alongside the well known Route 62, will once again offer visitors to the area the opportunity to pick deliciously sweet Hanepoot grapes (For a little more on what a Hannepoot is, go here).  This fun-filled picking experience will take place from 8 February to 3 March 2012, and will be made available every day (except Sundays) from 08h00 until 16h00. Grapes cost R4.90/kg (are our shopkeepers taking note??), and visitors are welcome to bring their own containers. Alternatively containers can be purchased at De Krans at a minimal cost. Picking grapes can lead to visitors working up a hefty appetite,                  

Eating Out

The Waterfront Wine Affair


Cape Town's been very quiet this week - we've been nursing our once-flourishing social calendars and wishing for sunburn. But what we have fast forgotten is that winter brings wine, fireplaces and excuses for shared body-heat...  Until Friday, The V&A spends the week swaying with the inebriated influence of dozens of boutique and reserve wines. With curling leaves and early evenings comes the annual V&A Wine Affair. The backdrop of a Table Mountain-marked cityscape makes The Waterfront's look out a perfect rooftop for some indulgent-out-of-doorsness.    This well-loved tasting/sipping soiree is a palate party.  Think sushi, oysters, imported cheeses and charcuterie... the menu boasts the