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#WIN a 2 nights stay for 2 at O on Kloof Boutique Hotel & Spa ~ Cape Town


At Creation we like to think of our Tasting Room not only as a place where we can pamper our guests but also as a place where we can interact and learn from each other. A recent visit from the well-known German cheese sommelier Michael Bode from Käse Ecke in Lindau Insel presented such an opportunity. Michael of course ‘chatted cheese’, sharing some valuable information on cheese tasting such as rind, smell, texture and optics. His visit ended in an unexpected and pleasurable cheese and wine tasting where the sharing of exciting ideas was the order of the day. Click here to read the complete blog and to view some highlights of the event and here to buy our wines online.

Yes, it’s Klink season again and at Creation we’re delighted to be a nominee in the

category that we love best: Wine and Food Pairing. As proud recipients of three Klink awards for Best Food and Wine Pairing we look forward to competing in the same category - now named ‘Great Pairings’ - once more. So, let your own experience be the deciding factor … Do you feel Creation deserves to be Klink’s ‘Great Pairings’ Champion? Then please go to www.klinkawards.co.za, click on ‘Great Pairings’ and cast your vote which is very important to us!

Find Restaurants & Restaurant Reviews on Nosy Rosy Also a full list of Hermanus Restaurants.


Visitors to the Creation Tasting Room will have the opportunity of contributing to the Pebbles Hemel-en-Aarde After-School Care feeding scheme by asking their waitron to add R10 pp to their bill. This will be an entirely voluntary donation and we would like your feedback on the matter. Please contact elizabeth@pebblesproject.co.za for more information on how to help.


Win 2 nights for 2 people at O on Kloof Boutique Hotel & Spa Follow th prompts from the newsletter - click here.


South Africa and some of our places to visit, things to do, experience and see. Hello Lovely People! This month we bring you Interestingness & Inspiration. We wish you a FEBulous February!

​ "Make each day your masterpiece." ~ John Wooden Click here to read this on NosyRosy.co.za Congratulations to Cape Town! She sits perched second only to Bordeaux on the Lonely Planet's best city to visit in 2017 list! This month's recommendations: Check out the lineup for the Greyton Genadendal Classics for all music festival and book your tickets! Read our tech section - we can all do with as much help as possible. Imagine!... Manicure your nails, trim your uni-brow (yes you too sir) while a Text to Speech website elegantly reads out all those never-ending & boring Terms & Conditions before you accept Absolutely Fabulous! Keep a drool-hanky handy and watch the new Forage video by Chris Botha. Do a Random Act of Kindness with Creation Wines ... & then drink some ; ) Win a fantastical meal for 2 at Benguela Cove - transported by chauffeur - or a 2 night stay for 2 at O on Kloof Boutique Hotel & Spa in Cape Town ...just click and read! __________________________________________________________________

Damn Fine Jazz and a Gourmet Picnic Basket at Aphrodisiac Shack & Smokehouse

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South Africa ~ February / March 2017 #Win! Exclusive to Nosy Rosy subscribers: A two night giveaway at the magical O on Kloof Boutique Hotel & Spa in Cape Town !! #WIN a two night stay for two in one of the suites with its own private balcony and Jacuzzi. Full breakfast included. #Win a momentous dinner for two at #BenguelaCove Lagoon Wine Estate. Benguela Cove enjoys majestic views of the Bot River Lagoon and Palmiet Mountains. Making a home near any one of these would be considered world class living but to sit comfortably in the center of them both is like heaven on earth. Visit the Benguela Cove website and peruse their homes and plots for sale, their wines, their olives, their events and more. Education Matters! Tear up and donate with Creation Wines, Ford Hermanus, Agrimark Hermanus, Pebbles Project & many caring #BeautifulPeople making a difference in the Hemel & Aarde Valley. Music Matters! The 13th Greyton Genadendal Classics for All Festival is on from the 19th until the 21st of May 2017. It's that time of the year again, when the charming villages of Greyton and Genadendal in the foothills of the Sonderend Mountains in the Overberg come alive with the magical sounds of classical music. Come see why this intimate and fun festival of classical music is one of the most popular festivals in the Western Cape. Magical Musician! #Music In Cape Town on 11 February. In East London on 3 March. In Dover UK on 18 March. Our favourite Cellist ~ HA!Man Francois Le Roux Invite him to do a private-function performance for your guests ~ Pure Energy ~ you will not need Tequila! (Or Cocaine if that is still a thing.) HA!man's music puts everyone on a natural high!

UK readers, please look at the Spontaneous CreHA!tivity Day free expression workshop with South Africa's HA!Man Sat 18 March 2017 The Studios 67 Astley Avenue, Dover, Kent CT16 2PL 10h-16h (10am to 4pm) ÂŁ10 per participant, limited to 15 - book now!


ART Matters! Art@alemenkerk is an experience based sculpture garden and gallery that finds its home at the award winning Almenkerk wine estate which overlooks the picturesque valleys of Elgin in the Western Cape, South Africa. The current exhibition (MUTE W!SDOM ~ Opening on 15 Feb.) will silently trigger feelings, emotions, render you speechless and makes you contemplate their underlying messages. WINE Matters! Creation Wines. Yes, it's Klink season again and Creation is delighted to be a nominee in the category that they love best: Wine and Food Pairing. As proud recipients of three Klink awards for Best Food and Wine Pairing we look forward to competing in the same category - now named ‘Great Pairings’ - once more. Please Vote Here! : ) Read about Pinot Panache and more news here. FOOD Matters! Our Restaurant recommendations of the month: In the absence of Michelin Stars in South Africa - We shall demonstratively feature this restaurant three *** times in a row! Forage restaurant at Wildekrans is still doing their genius indigenous dining thing. Watch the video by Chris Botha ! Keep a drool-hanky handy. The Botrivier Hotel does a four course traditional "Boerekos" Sunday Lunch at R145! Tech Matters! Text to Speech website & Save Youtube videos in 2 seconds. Did you know that you can download and keep any Youtube video by typing in double s after the www.(here)youtube and click enter. Example: https://www.ssyoutube.com/watch?v=zhRh4y8OAeY&feature=youtu.be. The http://en.savefrom.net site will open. Wait for a thumbnail image of your video to appear (in this case Haman) and click on the green download button next to it. Et voila! Travel Matters! Feeling a little old? You will have a new perspective immediately when you visit the West Coast Fossil Park in Langebaan. #ForEverYoung Community Matters! Please visit our Caring Community & Doing Random Acts of Kindness page where you can pick your favourite charity or choose a random one to donate a couple of rands to. Giving is good for the soul.


South Africa ~ Overberg ~ Wine Our Favourite Wines which we suggest you stock up on this month are: Creation Wines. When Creation Wines was established in 2002, it meant a brand-new beginning for Jean-Claude and Carolyn Martin who decided to exchange the winelands of Switzerland for those of South Africa. It also meant the planting of vines in virgin land where there had only been sheep pastures before, and building a cellar and tasting facilities from scratch. Perhaps it’s not surprising that innovation has since been the order of the day on this beautiful estate. Read more Seven Springs International recognition for wines produced on your doorstep! Seven Springs Vineyard produces just five wines and already celebrates Gold and Bronze Decanter World Wine Awards, Silver and Bronze International Wine Challenge Awards as well as two 4 Star Platter ratings. 7springs.co.za Read more about the delightful 7 Springs vineyard.

Sumaridge Estate Wines In the beautiful Upper Hemel ~ en ~ Aarde valley lies Sumaridge Estate Wines. Family owned, and best known for its world class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, it also produces other single varietals and premium blends of equal quality. The tasting room opens every day, between 11am and 5pm, and is family and disabled friendly; encouraging you to linger longer at this little piece of heaven on earth. Click here to visit the Sumaridge Estate Wines website.

Wildekrans Boutique Wine Estate is an international award-winning vineyard overlooking Walker Bay, set within a picturesque 1000-hectare estate tucked away in the beautiful Bot River Valley. Apart from award-winning wines available for tasting on the Wildekrans farm, the Estate offers 8 luxury self-catering cottages, perfectly designed for the ultimate experience in relaxation. The Wildekrans winemaking philosophy is one that starts from the premise that great wines begin in the vineyard. The winemaking process, similarly, adheres to principles of low intervention with a focus on capturing and retaining the essence of the vine and terrior. Website


Events To Attend More events added daily - click here to view. FUN Matters! Events To Attend More events added daily - click here to view. Overberg First Friday of the month Art Walks ~ Hermanus Every Friday Live Music at Tapas in Hermanus Elgin Valley Events Weekly Farmers Markets (More below) 15 Feb - 30 June Mute Wisdom art@almenkerk 24th - 26th February 2017 The Global Challenge ~ Hermanus Golf Course. 19 - 21 May 2017 ~ The 13th Greyton Genadendal Classics for All Festival West Coast 18 February 2017 Oysters & Bubbly in Darling Darling! Western Cape & Winelands The Epic Cape Epic! Winelandsweb.co.za The Best Events site ever! Stellenbosch Woordfees Cape Town 25 February 2017 15h00 - 19h00: Constantia Fresh, Buitenverwachting Wine Farm Calitzdorp Events 11 March 2017 Durbanville Plaasfees

Food Markets & Food Lovers Baardskeerders Bos (B Bos) Farmers Market ~ Last Saturday of every month. Hermanus Country Market Every Saturday morning at the Hermanus cricket club. 9am to 13pm. Greyton Saturday Market Every Saturday Stanford Sunset Market Last Friday of each month Napier The Village Market Every Friday & Saturday Times: Fri: 1 -5 pm / Sat: 9 - 2 pm Sedgefield Scarab Market Every Saturday come rain or shine. Garden Route, Western Cape Interesting links to check in to see what is on ... See what is on at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. See what is on at Hermanus U3A (University Of The 3rd Age) Kirstenbosch Events Platbos Africa’s Southernmost forest.

Theatre Matters!

Gauteng

On at the Cape Town Opera

25 FEBRUARY 2017 ~ OFF THE GRID MUSIC FESTIVAL On at the Brooklyn Theater.

On at the Fugard Theatre Cape Town


Our Restaurant recommendations of the month: The Forage restaurant at Wildekrans

is still doing their genius indigenous dining thing while also doing the fabulous new Racione at the tasting room. Considering the name of the

Panorama Restaurant at Bellavista

Country place, you should not be surprised to find 180 degree breathtaking views over Walker bay. But you will be! It is as if everything comes together to be expansive and inducing deep breathing. The view, the food, the wine, the ambience and the almost laid-back perfection everything is done with (.... só Afri-Swiss™ : )

Please visit our Caring Community & Doing Random Acts of Kindness page where you can pick your favourite charity or choose a random one to donate a couple of rands to. Giving is good for the soul.


Caring Community & Doing Random Acts of Kindness PEBBLES. CHANGING LIVES in the Hemel-en-Aarde Friday, 20 January 2017 saw the official launch of the Pebbles Hemel-en-Aarde Education Project. Pebbles was established in 2004 and focuses on the children and families of the Winelands communities in the Western Cape. Particular goals in the Hemel-en-Aarde include the improvement of transport services, the establishment of an additional Early Childhood Development Education facility, the provision of After-School Care facilities, a community centre/training facility and the hosting of cultural and sporting events for the community. The long awaited Hermanus Night Shelter is in the final planning and fundraising stage. Please support this cause.

Enlighten Education Trust Anima Special Needs Children Therapy Centre Camphill School Please read the latest newsletter & Donations welcome. Look at the new website, lovingly designed by Webwits & sponsored by Nosy Rosy. Please support the new Butterfly Centre – Special needs schools and therapy centre in Stanford. Please help our NSRI Heroes to help us. Support the NSRI Animal Lovers Hermanus Animal Welfare Society Animal Adoptions Caledon Animal Welfare. Cloth Lovers The Clothing Bank‘s mission is to empower unemployed mothers through enterprise development. 14 Arum Road Hermanus Industria Contact Magda 028 312 1774


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