Stay on a Swartland wine farm during harvest season!

By Jolene Janse van Rensburg | Jan 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

The holidays are over, the kids are back at school and now the good men and women of the Swartland wine tribe can go to work. It’s harvest season in the Swartland. Days start in the mottled pink of pre-dawn and continue into the dusk of dusty twilight as everyone works side by side to…

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The Definitive List of Swartland Bubblies You Should Be Sipping on This Summer

By Jolene Janse van Rensburg | Dec 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Are you ready to celebrate Christmas and ring in the new year in style? There are a few Swartland MCCs and sparkling wines that should be gracing your table this festive season is you want to make a splash. Here’s the definitive list of Swartland bubblies you should be sipping on this summer: Méthode Cap…

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6 Tasty Road Trip Stop overs in the Swartland

By Jolene Janse van Rensburg | Nov 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Planning a little festive exploration of the Western Cape over the summer holidays? Here are six must-visit destinations in the Swartland that offer lovely things to eat and drink – tailor made for tasty road trip stopovers! Org de Rac Organic Wines Perfect for: Bubbly & oysters Org de Rac is located on a beautiful…

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Must-Visit Swartland Olive Destinations for 2018/9 Festive Season

By Jolene Janse van Rensburg | Oct 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

The year is speeding to a close, and before you know it the December holidays will be upon us, which means there will be time to explore the wonderful Western Cape Winelands with friends and family. Looking for a novel experience or two to enjoy on your festive season excursions? If so, we highly recommend…

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Swartland Wine Farm Accommodation Destinations for Flower Season 2018

By Jolene Janse van Rensburg | Sep 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Spring is officially here and the Swartland is slowly but surely bursting into bloom. If you’ve always wanted to make your way to this area to see the veld in all it’s springtime glory, we highly recommend that you make a weekend of it and do a little wine tasting while you’re at it. Here…

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Swartland’s agricultural workers recognised at 2018 Prestige Agri Awards

By Jolene Janse van Rensburg | Sep 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

The winners of the regional leg of the 2018 Western Cape Prestige Agri Awards were announced this week and received recognition at an awards ceremony at the Goedgedacht reception centre outside on the Riebeeksrivier-road on the 7th of September. The Western Cape Prestige Agri Awards are presented annually by the Western Cape Department of Agriculture…

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The inspiring story of Thembile Ntloko & his rise to success at Riebeek Cellars

By Jolene Janse van Rensburg | Aug 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Not every hero’s story features a fearsome dragon and a swift white horse. Some heroic tales hinge on difficult circumstances and the ability to see the opportunity for growth when it presents itself. The story of Thembile Ntloko and his rise to success at Riebeek Cellars is one of the latter, and something that lies…

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Swartland Jongwynskou bring hulde aan 2018 se pronkwyne

By Jolene Janse van Rensburg | Aug 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Agt kelders afkomstig uit beide die Darling en Swartland WO-areas het vanjaar aan die Swartland Jongwynskou deelgeneem en het beïndruk met ‘n allemintige 9 goue, 58 silwer en 51 brons toekennings. Daarbewenens is ‘n groottotaal van 30 klaswenners aangewys vanuit die goue en silwer toekennings. Hierdie besonderse wyne staan as toonbeeld in hul kategorieë en…

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Swartland Wine & Olive Route Salutes Its Female Winemakers

By Jolene Janse van Rensburg | Aug 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

In the spirit of National Women’s Day, we would like to take a moment to shine the limelight on the female winemakers who live and work throughout the Swartland. The following women have been doing their part to put the Swartland on the map as a wine region to be reckoned with: Alecia Boshoff (Riebeek…

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Top Swartland Wedding Venues for 2018/19

By Jolene Janse van Rensburg | Jul 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Getting ready to tie the knot? We’ve got excellent news – the Swartland has a wide variety of stunning wedding venues to choose from. Here are a few of the beautiful destinations our region has to offer: Allesverloren Set amidst majestic blue gum trees and picturesque vineyards, the beautiful Allesverloren bush chapel offers spectacular mountain…

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