Soup, Sip, Bread. Durbanville Wine Valley Festival

Durbanville wine valley festival

Ask people what their favourite things about winter are and chances are that comfort food, fireplaces and gorgeous wine will feature. The clever people of the Durbanville Valley are making these available to us at the Soup, Sip and Bread Festival this weekend, the 2nd and 3rd of June, in a one of a kind food and wine-pairing event. Think unique perspectives on hearty soups, gorgeous wines and artisan breads: twelve wine farms will present their interpretations on these winter favourites on each of their respective estates. These are Altydgedacht, Bloemendal, D’Aria, De Grendel, Diemersdal, Durbanville Hills, Groot Phesantekraal, Hillcrest Estate, Klein Roosboom, Meerendal and Nitida. The programme is varied and each                  



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Slip on your Jimmy Choos, grab your best girlfriends and head to the premier fashion event of the season. This is a unique opportunity to re-ignite your passion for style and feed your personal fashion and beauty cravings with Kumari Govender from Style Society's latest and most fabulous event yet - High Style Kumari and StyleSociety in collaboration with Elizabeth Arden, Absolut Hair, Cloud Nine, Minx Nails, Violent Lips and Sebastian Professional will be hosting the fashionable affair that includes a day of pampering accompanied by flowing champagne and canapés at the breathtaking Nitida Wine Estate in Durbanville. Guests will have the opportunity to learn from our on hand experts who with be dishing on the seasons hottest                  

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    DURBANVILLE HILLS RECEIVES GOLD ACROSS WINE RANGE Durbanville Hills Wines received three gold medals across its three wine ranges at the 15th annual Michelangelo International Wine Awards. A panel of international judges bestowed these on the 2011 Durbanville Hills Sauvignon Blanc, the 2008 Rhinofields Merlot and the 2008 Caapmans Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot blend. The 2011 Durbanville Hills Merlot Rosé, 2009 Rhinofields Chardonnay and 2009 Rhinofields Outer Valley Sauvignon Blanc received silver. Cellar master Martin Moore said he was delighted with the result especially as each of the three gold awards went to a different range. “Since our first vintage in 1999 we’ve extended our                  

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Biltong Tasting

BILTONG AND WINE TASTING AT DURBANVILLE HILLS What would South African hospitality be without a generous helping of biltong? It’s synonymous with holidays, mid-afternoon snacks, rugby, braai and educating international guests. With this in mind the Durbanville Hills Winery has added a new biltong and wine tasting to its offering at the cellar and by doing so, brings two great South African specialties together.  Biltong was most probably the first convenience food developed, originating from the Dutch settlers who sun-dried strips of meat as ready-to-eat sustenance during their treks across the country. And as diverse as South African wines are, so are the various biltong and droëwors varieties. From the                  

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  The much-anticipated 2011 Durbanville Hills Merlot Rosé has been launched and is now available nationally. Sure to turn heads with its inviting strawberry and raspberry freshness, the wine extends the Hills range of food-friendly wines and brings versatility for all year enjoyment.  Whether enjoying it as a summer sundowner after a hard day’s work, surrounded by your favourite people and tapas-style nibbles or at the dinner table served with duck in winter, berry desserts in spring and seared tuna in autumn, you can adapt the Durbanville Hills Merlot Rosé  to any occasion.     Winemaker Gunther Kellerman is proud of the fact that this rosé made from Merlot grapes extends                  

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Learn the Art of Blending Red Wine.

  BLENDING TO PERFECTION AT DURBANVILLE HILLS Learn the essence of creating a masterpiece along with Durbanville Hills’ red winemaker Wilhelm Coetzee as he shares the technique of blending red wines. Discover first-hand the components and nuances in crafting the best Bordeaux- and Cape-style blends. Teams of four people will be creating their own signature style red wine blend and Wilhelm will ensure that the balance and flavour profile is perfected. The blending will be followed by a chef’s side salad, bread rolls and heart-warming lamb tomato bredie served with mini basil dumplings and rice. Date: 9 June 20111 Time: 18.30 for 19.00 Venue: Durbanville Hills tasting room Cost: R145 per person (includes                  


Paris in Spring Vintage Fair

Vintage Clothing Fair

17 on Loader guesthouse understands the need to look great and feel fabulous, so for Vintage finds and surprises, come and join us for an intimate upmarket Paris in Spring Vintage Fair out in the open air to celebrate the start of Spring at Avocado restaurant, 46 Oxford Street in Durbanville! You can expect to find all things fashion orientated, romantic and with a French flair: original art, clothes, vintage wedding dresses, beautiful cupcakes; French and baroque furniture, decor, gifts, flowers and more. There will also be a tailor available at your service. Avocado restaurant will be serving breakfast + lunch outside under the trees. Come enjoy the day with us from 9:30am – 3:00pm. SHOP for FREE from 2pm-3pm at