Wine & Wineries

Nederburg hits the roof in debut Gugulethu Wine Festival


  Nederburg is the lead wine sponsor of the debut Gugulethu Wine Festival at the end of May and will headline with a highly entertaining Nederburg Food & Wine Theatre experience, presented by winemaker Tariro Masayiti, who fell in love with wine after his first glass and wants to share his passion. Hosted by high-profile local entrepreneurs Mzoli Ngcawuzele and Lungile Mbalo from Mzoli’s Place, the two-day festival from Friday, May 27, to Saturday, May 28, will take place on the roof of the Gugulethu Square Mall. This will be the first time a major wine show is being held in a Cape Town township. While Nederburg is a familiar presence in Gugulethu and neighbouring suburbs, the festival will give members of the                  


Mexican Shebeen!


Weeks of searching and I believe that I've discovered where the real, riotous, palpable World Cup fever is AT!!! Cape Town's football-crazed chaos has largely been a pub and fan park affair. With other great places to perch onesself for a viewing, including the actual stadium, and Mzoli's. But in search of something more - something different - last night we wandered down toward the muffled crowd sounds of the Shebeen (which is at the Strand Tower Hotel on the corner or Strand and Loop Streets) and found our way up into, what looked like, an entrance parkade... and low and behold, discovered the Me-heee-carn shebeen! Think hot dog stands, big screens, foosball tables, a mechanical bull, a live DJ blaring the Bump 205's