Tag: wine tasting

Restaurants, Restaurants in Cape Town, Restaurants in the Cape Winelands

Lunching at Idiom in the Cape Winelands

Today we’re travelling into the Winelands outside Somerset West, way off the beaten track on a long and winding road to the top of a hill. Yes it did feel like something of a voyage into the unknown. As you can probably gather from the length of that sentence. Idiom is run by the Bottega family who […]

Travel, Travel in Africa

Exploring and indulging on the Franschhoek Wine Tram

As promised, today we’re hopping on board the Franschhoek Wine Tram. There are so many vineyards in Franschhoek in  South Africa’s Cape Winelands it’s quite a daunting task to pick which ones to visit. So someone clever thought about starting up the Wine Tram to make it easier. There are five routes to choose from and seven […]

Restaurants, Restaurants in Cape Town, Restaurants in the Cape Winelands

A fabulous lunch in the Winelands at Clos Malverne

There are few better ways to spend a Saturday than dining in the Cape Winelands (well, for me anyway). Long, lazy afternoons with beautiful sunny views and amazing food and wine. Like at Clos Malvern which is set deep in the Devon Valley near Stellenbosch. The restaurant has a wrap-around balcony with fabulous views across […]

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Travel: A culinary tour of Chile

One of the best things about being a food and travel writer is that you get to explore the world and sample all its flavours. I’ve travelled fairly extensively so far, though that travel wishlist seems to be constantly expanding rather than being ticked off. And there’s one big gap in my travels – I’ve never been […]

Restaurants, Restaurants in Cape Town, Restaurants in the Cape Winelands

Tasty local fare at The Gallery at South Hill

Today we’re heading for the wine growing region of Elgin. It’s about an hour’s drive from the centre of Cape Town over the magnificence of Sir Lowry’s Pass which is a real feat of engineering with stunning views. As roads go it’s in a league of its own. And once you reach the other side you’re […]

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Chilled out lunch at Constantia Glen

One of the many attractions that Cape Town offers is its wine. There are several wine regions around the Mother City where you can pop in for a tasting and to stock up your cellar, or settle in for a leisurely lunch. The Constantia area is only 20 minutes from the centre of town and […]