The Chocolate Block 2018 Uncorked Festival 2019

The Chocolate Block 2018 Uncorked Festival 2019

Lot of fun lot of wine what else? The Chocolate Block 2018 at Boekenhoutskloof Franschhoek.

Come and taste The Chocolate Block 2018

The quest to understand the name of this wine and the wine itself is now the stuff of legend – it’s even launched a graphic novel (see here). While we are not about to reveal all, we can say that the style of the wine is a reflection of our belief that the Cape, with its Mediterranean climate, is eminently suited to blended reds. The make-up of this wine is tweaked from vintage to vintage to best reflect the season and the ancient vines of great character that are an integral part of the wine’s charm and personality.

For more info visit the internet page of Boekenhoutskloof press here.

SmartStarters

SmartStarters

SmartStarters
are women and men who are implementing the SmartStart programme in communities throughout the country.
Also known as franchisees, these women and men receive the SmartStart training and quality approval before starting their early learning micro enterprises in their communities.
SmartStarters are giving children the power to succeed by providing access to affordable quality early learning.

Recognising the importance of the first six years in a child’s life and the huge gaps in provision, we provide a pragmatic, affordable solution to rapidly expand access to quality early learning. Our franchised programme is delivered through playgroups, day mothers and Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres to improve children’s readiness for learning, school performance and overall life success.

SmartStart was established in May 2015 to create universal access to early learning for three and four-year old’s. Since then, we’ve been providing an effective and affordable solution that enables unemployed women and men to run their own SmartStart programmes, and that empowers parents and communities to seek out and support this quality programme.

South Africa

Sony A7III
Sony 24-70mm f2.8 GM
Sony 85mm f1.4 GM
Barre Pilates

Barre Pilates

Barre Pilates

Barre Pilates at Pam Hammond Studios in Franschhoek.
Barre Pilates is a fusion of ballet-inspired moves with elements of Pilates, dance and strength training.
The results are rewarding – strong, flexible and lean bodies.

For more info please send email to Pam @ pamhammondstudios@gmail.com

Photographer: Sandro Tasso

Models: Natalie and Jolandi

Camera: Sony A7III

Lens: Sony 35mm f1.4  and Sony 85mm f1.4 GM

Flash: Godox AD600 PRO + Godox AD200 MagMod MagSphere MagGel

Bastille Festival 2019

Bastille Festival 2019

Bastille Festival 2019

the popular Franschhoek Bastille Festival Food & Wine Marquee, situated at the Huguenot Monument.

Vinologist stand
www.vinologist.co.za

Berets in hand.Red white and blue outfit planned to perfection. Now you’re ready to celebrate this year’s Franschhoek Bastille Festival, 13th and 14th July, in style!

Photographer: Sandro Tasso

Wide Angle photo studio

Gear: Sony A7III + Sony 70-200mm f2.8 GM + Tamron 28-75mm f2.8

Le Bourgette Estate

Le Bourgette Estate

Le Bourgette Estate

Le Bourgette – Secure residential estate in Franschhoek, Western Cape.
A brilliantly positioned new gated complex in the heart of Franschhoek, offering a modern, spacious open plan layout and climate control air conditioners for ease of living. Quality, energy efficient appliances have been included and a neutral colour palette allows you to integrate your current furniture pieces or create a whole new look.
Appartment available for rent please contact Kevin at kpwest69@yahoo.co.uk
Photos by Sandro Tasso Wide Angle photo studio in Paarl.
Gear used: Sony A7III with Sony Zeiss 16-35mm f2.8 GM
Franschhoek Literature Festival 2019

Franschhoek Literature Festival 2019

Franschhoek Literature Festival 2019
Porcupine Ridge from Boekenhoutskloof in Franschhoek is proud to sponsor the Franschhoek Literary Festival.

Porcupine Ridge wines were launched in 1996 and have grown to be one of the most recognised wine brands in South Africa. Being located in the Franschhoek valley, Porcupine Ridge has always taken a keen interest in the development of the town, and so it made perfect sense to support the Franschhoek Literary Festival when the opportunity arose.

The Franschhoek Literary Festival (FLF) has gained a worldwide reputation as a respected celebration of books and writers, with a focus on promoting South African writing and reading, while exposing book lovers to some of their favourite international authors.

Photographer: Sandro Tasso

Wide Angle photo studio

Sony A7III Sony 16-35mm f2.8 GM and Sony 70-200mm f2.8 GM and Godox V860II for the opening evening shots.

Location: Franschhoek

Kevin and Stephen wedding

Kevin and Stephen wedding

Kevin and Stephen wedding

Some pictures taken during Kevin and Stephen wedding at Grand Provence Wine Estate in the beautiful valley of Franschhoek

Venue: Grand Provence Wine Estate

Grande Provence Wine Estate wears her 325-year history with dignity. Nestled in the beautiful Franschhoek Valley in South Africa’s Western Cape, her lush vines spread across 47 acres. Rolling vistas frame the valley floor and heighten the drama of the rugged mountains beyond. Barely a one-hour drive from Cape Town, this is heartland South African Wine Country at its very finest.

Gear: Olympus OM-D Em-1 mark II and Zuiko 12-40mm f2.8 PRO | Zuiko 40-150mm f2.8 PRO | Zuiko 45mm f1.2 PRO

Photographer: Sandro Tasso Wide Angle photo studio

 

Matric Dance 2019

Matric Dance 2019

Matric Dance 2019

Some photos taken at Solms Delta Farm in Franschhoek.

Gear used Sony Alpha A7III Sony Zeiss 50mm f1.4 Sony 85mm f1.4 G Master.

Photographer: Sandro Tasso

Wide Angle photo studio Paarl

Family shoot

Family shoot

Family shoot

Portraits during a family shoot at Val de Vie Estate in Paarl

Wide Angle photo studio Paarl Franschhoek Stellenbosch

Camera: Sony A7III

Lens: Sony Zeiss 50mm f1.4 and Sigma 105mm f1.4 Art

Location: Val de Vie Estate Paarl

The Châteauneuf red

The Châteauneuf red

The Châteauneuf red

Cuvée da Capo is, we very much hope, nothing to do with the Mafia, rather it is a single foudre of no specific provenance, which is selected only in exceptional years (2009, amazingly, did not make the cut) and aged for significantly longer than the Reservée. The resulting wine is often seen as the very best in the appellation. The 2010 is tighter than the Reservée, unsurprisingly, but behind the brooding beast there is an impressive fruit character….,the sweet and the savoury are rehearsing their pas de deux which will be sure to impress even the strictest of judges.
The Châteauneuf red (a small quantity of white is also produced) is a blend of 75% Grenache, 20% Syrah, with the remaining 5% being made up of Mourvèdre, Counoise and other varieties. The grapes are hand harvested and are then fermented without being de-stemmed. The cuvaison lasts for 12-15 days and the wine is then aged for around 18 months in old oak foudres. No fining or filtration is carried out. The Cuvée Laurence is the same wine as the Cuvée Réservée but is kept in wooden cask for another 18-24 months before being bottled. These are rich, robust and concentrated wines, which tend to show at their best with 7-8 years of bottle age.
Very expensive wine

Camera: Sony A7III

Lens: Sony 85mm f1.4 G Master

Location: Wide Angle studio Paarl