Take a look at behind the scenes to see why SA’s bread prices are set to increase because of the onset of the worst drought in SA’s history.
How does having an epic wine-tasting experience without leaving the sanctuary of Cape Town sound? Pretty darn good, if we don’t say so ourselves…
Everyone loves a good farmer’s market, so why not head to one that we only get once a year? This special day with the Santam Swartland Wine and Olive Route is sure to get you excited.
This is the first in what I hope to be a fairly regular column that offers you a guide to a day or two out in the wine lands. I, your strong livered, hard-of-constitution wine reporter will plan a weekend trip for you; giving all the directions, the best places to eat and sleep, and, of course, the best wine farms to stop at. I thought I would start with the Swartland.
The rough and ready salt-of-the earth winemakers of South Africa have been known to, at times, give me kak for being a soft handed, soutie poofta who spends all his time drinking, and none of it working. And despite the fact that they are not entirely incorrect with this assessment, I readily took Adi Badenhorst (possibly the saltiest and earthiest of the lot) up on an offer to stay on his farm for a few days during the harvest, and help out.