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April 2013 Newsletter South Africa Events Things to do

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The 2012 Klink Wine Tourism Yin and Yang Award for Best Food and Wine Pairing on a Wine Farm … the 2013 Great Wine Capitals of the World Award for Most Innovative Wine Estate in South Africa … no less than seven wines receiving prestigious Robert Parker ratings of 90 points and more - when it comes to the accolades recently garnered by Creation Wines, where does one start? Let's start at the beginning. The story of Creation is as exciting as its spectacular setting on the lofty Hemel-enAarde Ridge. Swiss winemaker, Jean-Claude (JC) Martin, and his wife, Carolyn (née Finlayson), upon discovering their little piece of paradise in Hermanus, named it 'Creation' and set about taming the wilderness. Taking every challenge as an opportunity, their first grapes were harvested in 2006 the quality was fantastic! The custom-designed production and maturation cellar was completed in the next year and the opening of their trendsetting tasting room in 2008. This was the first winery in Walker Bay apellation to grow and produce a Bordeaux-style blend, the first producer in the area with a Grenache vineyard and the first to bottle a single-variety Viognier wine. Today, just over a decade after the first fledgling vine took root in the virgin earth, Creation clearly lives up to its evocative name. Its portfolio of ten award-winning wines are characterised by balance, elegance, distinction and finesse. It has also become one of the Cape's most sought-after destinations offering an exciting array of attractions – from their famous Wine and Food Pairing to their unforgettable Vineyard Safari. facebook/creationwines

Hemel-en-Aarde Road, R329 Hermanus, South Africa. Gps settings: GPS S34 19'54.40", E19 19'54.92"

South Africa is cooling down - only in temperature. We have some seriously hot discussions going on - books and articles to read and - events coming up.

The first wayward woman I ever heard of was at age 5 when my mother told me of Lady Godiva who was so respected that no-one but "Peeping Tom" looked when she unambiguously protested against the taxes her husband subjected the less fortunate to. Fact or fable, it inspires the awareness of the difference it can make when we take action. Thanks Mom! With mother's day coming up, I do wish mothers will tell their daughters more about the long road to women's voting history & fought-for rights. Please read about the Suffragettes. These women changed history for all and hopefully ever. Some Suffragettes links: UK Parliament & WikiPedia Despite all the hard won ‘freedom’, read about how women sabotage themselves You know the story of 'If you want to run with the big dogs..." Contemplating rights and how other people suffered for what we take for granted. Do

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what your rights are? Has a sheriff ever delivered a little unwelcome surprise to your door? You can save and help yourself a great deal by knowing what the right procedures should be and be less of a victim to legal abuse and sue-happy villains.

For those who want to read and know, how kewl, comfortable or chaotic our world really is!

"A read a day keeps the ignorance at bay" For those who want to play! NOTEWORTHY NEWSLETTERS PRINCE ALBERT's -

The Olive Branch April 2013 Congratulations on your BEST FOOD STALL award at the KKNK 2013! Well Done!

Another brilliant initiative in Prince Albert, as in Greyton, read about Transition Awareness. When in Greyton, do not omit to go to the Grape & Vigne and visit hte Extraordinary candle shop of Gretha Quinlan Candles from Greyton

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Wine Route of the month.

Print this digimag of our favourite wineries, venues and where to eat, drink & chillout. Wineries: Tastings, venues, accommodations and hospitality. Driving from Cape Town one can mosey past many alluring spots but keep going and only stops at Botriver for Beaumont Wines, Genevieve MCC, Wildekrans Wines Then on the R43 just past the Kleinmond turnoff for Rivendell Wine Estate & Bistro and on to the Hemel & Aarde Valley to rest your eyes on the vista and take wine at La Vierge. Heaven Restaurant is on the way to Creation Wines, Elemental Bob & Domaine Des Dieux before your designated driver takes you to Tapas at the old harbour in Hermanus for balance, good vibes and great food. From there on to The Original Deli for some out of this world Coffee and other wonders. Now the designated driver role can roll over onto the one who ate the most and you can move on to the breathtaking tranquillity and earthy vibe at Stanford Hills If you get 'sshhtuck' at any point, there are lots of enchanting accommodations available. This trip might have to be repeated many times before you get to taste all the great wines that are produced by these wineries. Even (or especially) if you have sampled them all, you would want to repeat the experience.

Beaumont wines Bot River Beaumont wines is a family business that focuses on producing hand crafted wines that capture the essence of their Bot River terroir. The Beaumont Family bought the farm nearly 40 yrs ago and have revitalised the 100 yr old wine cellar to produce world class wines. We specialise in cool climate Chenin Blanc with a crisp fresh unwooded style and our famouse Hope Marguerite(winner of 3 Platter 5 star ratings). While our reds focus on producing a deliciouse Pinotage, a Shiraz/Mourvedre blend and the flagship red blend Vitruvian. The farm dates back to the 1750's and has a historical charm that can only be appreciated when visiting the farm. Visitors are offered personal tasting and cellar or Mill tours on request.The 200 year old water mill has been restored to working order and stone ground flour can be purchased. As part of our wine experience we celebrate with a few special events throughout the year. These include Special Releases of new vintages of our flagship wines, Port Stomping, Spring and Open Garden weekends and gourmet winter lunches in our barrel cellar. There are also beautiful spaces to utilise for intimate personal weddings and private functions. Two selfcatering cottages are available for those looking for a quite break. One can make the most of the open landscapes of the Overberg by going on beautiful hiking, horse riding and mountain biking trails on the farm. To recieve more information visit or call us on 028-2849194 or email Tastings are from Monday to Friday 9am till 4:30pm Saturday 10am till 3pm


Places to stay Hermanus Beach Front Lodge I Francolin Hof I Hemel & Aarde Estate I 7 Karen's Place Von Abercron Residence I Newlands Southern Sun



A Celebration of South African Arts 07 – 16 June 2013 Read the updates or visit their lovely website Take someone special to the Kirstenbosch Concerts.

HERMANUS Gourmet Wine Evenings 2013 at the Pavillion at the Marine Hermanus Allways something interesting on at the University of the third age.

Please help us to help a loved and respected local hero who performed above and beyond his duty. Read about Patrick Africa, Chief Traffic Police officer in Hermanus who had his personal motor vehicle destroyed whilst assisting the community during the Hawston riot in October 2012.

CARING COMMUNITY Anima special needs children therapy Centre. Buy a delightful Soul Buddy, each with it's own huge heart & unique syndrome - like all of us. Friends of the Hermanus Hospital - please stay in touch.

GREYTON Trash to Treasure Festival in Greyton – 20 April lots of fun and learning to care for the environment. Greyton Information Bureau 028 254 9414/9564 or

BOTRIVER See our Nosy Rosy Favourite Wines & Wineries or the Overberg region. Tastings, Accommodation, Event venue facilities and hospitality. Loads of fun att The Shuntin Shed open for Thurs evening, lunch and dinner Friday & Saturday, Sunday will always be roast/specials and live music, bookings are always advisable, on 0282849443. If you wish to host an event with us at anytime, contact Lyndsay on 0726747239 to discuss. We will however open at anytime for tables of 10 or more.

THINGS TO DO Overstrand conservation Go to the Saturday morning, or last Wednesday of the month evening, Farmers Market for unadulterated food and fun. Learn to dance with confidence! Get Fit! Proactive Fitness Invest offshore - De Vere South Africa Hermanus U3A Program The Vermont Art Circle: Ralph Watson Design Jewellery courses Go see a stage performance or practice and/or show off your Theatrical sparkle. Theatre Bar Onrus Hermanus Home entertainment - Watch some Classic Movies this month: The multiple Oscar winning Network (Available at DVD Gourmet) would be a great start. Also see The last picture show. ReviewBEST DVD's for rent Movies, Documentaries, Series, Wii Games. The most Brilliant, Eclectic, MOVIE COLLECTION: From Historical Documentaries to Hilarious thriller to life affirming Indi masterpieces, something for every mood and or age. Watch The Last Picture Show and read this billiant review.

Read a good book from The Book Cottage

Stanford Hills Estate is more than just a farm, it’s a

lifestyle! Ideally located just 2km outside of the delightful Victorian village of Stanford, there is much to explore in the area. Self-catering accommodation in one of five quaint cottages, at reasonable prices. All cottages have fireplaces for those chilly winter evenings. There are hiking routes laid out on the farm for guests to use and enjoy the magnificent views over Stanford. Hiking, swimming and fishing available.. ………………………………………… We are a child and pet friendly. The quaint and cosy tasting room is open from Thursday to Monday 11am-5pm. Free tastings of the award-winning range of Jacksons wines, as well as gourmet deli lunches on sale, made from only the freshest local ingredients. The tasting room is also the ideal venue for your function, call Bridget on 072 639 6135 for further information or enquiries.Pay us a visit, we are sure it won’t be your last! Tel 028 341 0841



Places to shop Earthcote - Best Paint. I Foto First - photographic desires. PCXPress ALL computer needs I Bellini Gallery & Cappuccino-Bar Sylvia Smith!! I The Book Cottage - The home of fine books For the Best Computers & best honest Computer advise, service and realistic prices.

Properties for sale

Country place for sale - Stanford area I Hemel & Aarde Estate

Services E&L Screenprinting & branding - signage & embroidery Earthworks - Garden Service with care! Exclusive Works - Steelworks & Building Expertise Grow your business: The labour office PCXPress ALL computer needs Woodworks - Dream it, they create it! See new photos WiFi Internet connectionGet connected at high speed - Medical Services - Pappin Pretorius Optometrist

WEST COAST & INLAND A Hearty, healthy & smaller waist sized hallo from our West Coast team. For those who want to lose weight or just feel Grreat: New to our pages: Paleo Living South Africa. Get the full Story of Paleo Living South Africa and see how Garry has turned his life around and lost ?? kg. In 6 weeks. How to follow this healthy lifestyle... Nina Timm’s My Easy Cooking Roast lamb on the table is such a wonderful tradition for any occasion. Treating your family to a roast every now and then, is precious! Winter is creeping up on us and we will have plenty of time to make all the delicious roasts and heart warming dishes, but while we still have good weather, lets light the fires and roast outside!. What else does Nina have in the kitchen for this month... West Coast Restaurant Review A restaurant review by Colin Tedder of Faraway Fields WEST COAST EATERIES REVIEW There seems to be a misconception about what this column is all about. Find out what Colin has to say... Blombos West Coast Koringberg/Piketberg New! Situated on the banks of the Bergrivier just outside of Koringberg is Blombos - farm style Self Catering accommodation. Close enough to the city for a quick getaway to the peace and tranquillity of the country side. Picnic on the banks of the river. Have a braai looking up at the unpolluted night sky. Go to the Newsletter page to visit webpage..

Therapeutic aromatherapy products developed by a pharmacist Aromatic Apothecary is a family-run business with a focus on achieving wellness through the natural art of Aromatherapy. We are PASSIONATE about our products and the promotion of natural healing within South Africa! At Aromatic Apothecary, we only ever turn to the natural world to source the amazing ingredients we use in our products. Pain relief has never been this easy... Moorreesburg Swartland Charity Run Bikers Braai – Sleepover 20 - 21 April 2013. Contact details. Artytots New training dates ...

Hermanus Aesthetic Clinic. Drs Du Plessis en Grobbelaar

Anti ageing products Glycolic peels - Fruit acid peels administered by a doctor for maximum effect. Botox en Fillers - Done by a Specialist Doctor Body sculpturing machine, lip laser en Cryolipolysis Lunchtime procedure - freeze the fat & has the effect of liposuction Contact: 028 3132218 e-mail


With a determination to make unsurpassed quality MĂŠthode Cap Classique from the outset, and to continue to do so each year. Melissa Genevieve Nelsen has created Genevieve MCC from a small pocket of Chardonnay in the Bot River area. Now into the third vintage release the Genevieve MCC has become a statute necessity for lovers of fine bubbly!

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ucked away in the picturesque mountains of the Hemel en Aarde Valley near Hermanus, lies La Vierge. It is the home of wines so tantalizing that it merits comparison beyond its handsome physical attributes.

The long sultry summers, the close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean and the lovingly tended vineyard combines to create the perfect balance. Celebration of the outstanding Pinot Noir wines is a climatic daily activity and makes it easy to succumb to the elegance.

Enjoy a glass of our premium wine on the deckor in our stylish La Vierge Restaurant. Winery 028 313 0130 Restaurant 28 313 2007

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Places to eat

Annie se Kombuis I Burgundy I Eat I Fabio's I Fusion I Gecko & Harbour Rock Heaven I La Med & Feathers I La Pentola I Tapas I The Daily Bread The Marine Hotel I Rivendell Estate I Shuntin Shed

THE ESTATE Situated on the Whale Route, at one with nature and its surrounds, Rivendell, like its wine, epitomises harmony and tranquillity, coupled with vibrancy and a spirit of adventure, whilst retaining a classic elegance. THE WINE Rivendell boasts an exclusive range of superb wines consisting of Sauvignon Blanc with the 2011 Maiden vintage as well as the 2012 vintage currently available. A Maiden vintage 2011 Shiraz and a 2012 vintage dry Rosé, perfect for Al fresco dining at the Mediterranean Bistro on the property. With only 4.34ha under vine, the focus is placed on small quantities and superb quality. FUNCTIONS Rivendell sets an unparalleled standard in bespoke functions and caters for any occasion. BISTRO Rivendell’s Bistro seats 40 inside and 30 outside. With only one wine offered by the estate at this bistro’s menu features a variety of wines from the area.

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The Bistro’s vibrant executive chef captures the diversity of the Overberg by preparing fabulous Mediterranean-style food from fresh local produce that will please the most decadent palate. Rivend ell’s younger clientele’s more delicate tastes are also considered by offering some healthy options for t oddler tastebuds. Open from 08:00 till 17:00, the menu offers an exciting selection of breakfast dishes, to be savoured with a freshly brewed cup of robust Arabica, prepared by Rivendell’s Barista. ©

Tapas Food & Wine Bar is a vibey restaurant and wine bar situated at the original Market Square of Hermanus, at the picturesque Old Harbour. With the quaint heritage buildings nearby and war canons across the way you will soon forget about city life and be absorbed by the surroundings of this special place. Located on Marine Drive, which offers a spectacular view of the pristine Walker bay and heritage harbour below, the boundless beauty of Hermanus can truly be taken in. As you are welcomed into our restaurant you will soon see that we have made special effort to ensure that our guests are looked after and given the opportunity to experience all that Hermanus has to offer. We have spent many hours perfecting our wine list by visiting local wine farms and selecting only the best wines for your enjoyment. For your convenience we offer many of our wines by the glass so that you can try the diverse selection that our award winning wine region has to offer. We take pride in every dish which leaves our kitchen, only using fresh ingredients and cooking each meal to order. Our menu is a fusion of local and international taste sensations and includes authentic tapas dishes, pastas, steaks, fresh seafood, salads, and burgers.

Old harbour Hermanus

Tel: 028 312


HERMANUS FYNARTS ! 07 - 16 June 2013. BOOK NOW! A fusion of Arts Fest and Winter School, Hermanus FynArts is a unique Celebration of South African Arts is brought to you by Hermanus Tourism. Ten days packed with Exhibitions, Concerts, Illustrated Talks and Interviews, sensational Dinners and Award-winning Wines. And there is more ... a wide variety of courses that include ceramics, photography, painting, writing, cookery. Blend your own wine or try adventurous food pairing. Browse the website for a taste of what Hermanus Fynarts is about and join for updates.

The Original Deli

Call 028 313 2137 181 Main Road, Hermanus Opening times: Tuesday to Friday 8am-5pm Saturday and Sunday 8am-2pm


Started in 2000, The Deli has become an institution in Hermanus. It has been through some changes during it's 12 years of trading, but it has always retained it's family feel and friendly atmosphere. Owner Sam (you'll know her by her big smile) and her fantastic staff are there to welcome you. It doesn't take them long to learn what their customers like and there is many a time when they find their orders on the table before they are seated. After a devastating fire in 2011, Sam took the opportunity to refurbish and redecorate her Deli. It now has a modern, fresh feel and it is filled with light and the happy buzz of contented coffee drinkers. There is also a secluded courtyard. A wonderful place to enjoy lunch and a glass of crisp sauvignon blanc on a sunny day or read the paper while drinking your cappucino. The Deli has always used Segafreddo coffee, made the way italians like to drink it. It is well known in Hermanus that The Deli serves the best coffee Sam's parents own a farm in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. Much of the produce The Deli uses comes from there, as does the delicious Clouds End Sauvignon Blanc, the house wine, and a limited amount of Extra Virgin Olive Oil from their olive orchard. Be sure to help yourself to a complimentary apple or pear when they are in season. The best you'll ever taste! We look forward to including you in “The Deli Family”.

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Award winning wines - south africa news. accommodation art festival award winning wines cape town events focus on wine restaurants south afr...

Award winning wines - south africa news  

Award winning wines - south africa news. accommodation art festival award winning wines cape town events focus on wine restaurants south afr...