Entries by Sandro Tasso

Berg River Canoe Marathon 2018

Berg River Canoe Marathon 2018 The Berg River Canoe Marathon takes place annually over a distance of 240 km over four days from Paarl to the West Coast town of Velddrif. This classic 240km paddling odyssey from Parrl to Velddrif gets a new twist as it becomes a two-person team event. Solo adventurers always welcome. The Berg River […]

Essay Shiraz Mourvedre & Grenache & Cinsault

Essay Shiraz Mourvedre & Grenache & Cinsault This deep garnet blend is a medium-bodied red wine with an expressive nose and a soft, lush mouth-feel. The Shiraz gives ripre plum fruit and dark fruit notes on the nose and palate. Grenache softens the palate, adds floral notes and combines with Shiraz to form the back-bone […]

La Petite Dauphine

La Petite Dauphine La Petite Dauphine is a historical working fruit & wine farm with superior accommodation. Situated just two kilometers from the village of Franschhoek “The Gourmet Capital of South Africa” it is in the heart of the Cape Winelands and a playground for diverse interests. There are 9 suites to choose from – […]

Boekenhoutskloof Noble Late Harvest

Boekenhoutskloof Noble Late Harvest Nobel Late harvest is a term applied to wines made from grapes left on the vine longer than usual. Noble Late harvest is usually an indication of a sweet dessert wine. Botrytis cinerea, or noble rot, is a mold that causes grapes to lose nearly all of their water content. Wines […]

Semillon picking

Semillon picking Boekenhoutskloof Wine Farm Franschhoek South Africa. Semillon is one of the Cape’s true heritage white varietals, with origins as early as the 17th century (when it became known as Groendruif which translates as Green grape), the grape variety accounted for more than 90% of plantings in the first half of the 19th century. […]

Morukuru Beach Lodge

Morukuru Beach Lodge New luxury boutique eco lodge, opening 7 July 2018 The new Morukuru Beach Lodge is situated at Koppie Alleen, approximately 1 km west from Morukuru Ocean House along the same pristine coastline of the De Hoop Nature Reserve. Considered to be the ultimate place in South Africa to see southern right whales, […]

Ormonde Wine Estate Harvest 2018

Ormonde Wine Estate Harvest 2018 Ormonde Wine Estate is situated on the West Coast of South Africa, where the rugged Darling hills roll and fall along the contours of a ancient granite intrusion. These molten rocks, forced from the earth to 300m above sea level, guard the Atlantic Ocean while banks of fog roll to the […]

Coco Africa

Coco Africa An innovative company designing and producing unique timber lifestyle products. Each item is skillfully crafted from wood, a priceless material, by gifted local craftsmen from the Franschhoek community. Coco Africa team focuses on the highest standards of manufacturing, joinery and finishing. This artistry results in the beautiful smooth finish, a trademark of Coco […]

Merlot hand picking at Bokenhoutskloof

Merlot hand picking at Bokenhoutskloof Wine Estate in the beautiful valley of Franschhoek. Merlot is a dark blue-colored wine grape variety, that is used as both a blending grape and for varietal wines. The name Merlot is thought to be a diminutive of merle, the French name for the blackbird, probably a reference to the […]