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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
Interskole 2019 1st XV

Interskole 2019 1st XV

Interskole 2019 1st XV

Once a year, since 1915, the sleepy town of Paarl in the Western Cape comes alive for the annual interschools between Paarl Gimnasium and Paarl Boys’ High. This interschools is the biggest derby in the world and the Faure Street Stadium is always jam-packed with 25 000 supportes!

Paarl Gimnasium erased four years of heartache when they beat rivals Paarl Boys’ High 18-17 in another thrilling Premier Interschools match in Paarl on Saturday.

The Paarl derby, viewed as the biggest schoolboys rugby match in the world, came down to the last kick of the encounter after Boys’ High almost managed to wipe out a 18-5 deficit in the last five minutes – plus stoppage time – to win the match.

Final score Gim 18 – Boishaai 17

Photographer: Sandro Tasso

Sony A7III + Sony 100-400mm GM

 

 

 

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

Architect and Builder Magazine

Architect and Builder Magazine

Very proud to be showcased on Architect and Builder Magazine of South Africa

Client: Architects: Andrew Horne and Herman Groenewald of Architects in Association (AiA)

Udec Group

Location: Paarl

Photographer: Sandro Tasso Wide Angle Photo Studio

Gear used: Sony A7III and Sony 16-35mm f2.8 G Master

Udec Group

Udec Group

Udec Group

Client: Andrew Horne and Herman Groenewald of Architects in Association (AiA)

Udec Group Head Office

Location: Paarl

Photographer: Sandro Tasso Wide Angle Photo Studio

Gear used: Sony A7III and Sony 16-35mm f2.8 G Master

 

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

June Wedding sneak peek

June Wedding sneak peek

June Wedding sneak peek

Location: The Royal Hotel in Riebeek Kasteel

I was the “hottest” wedding ever I think we have reached over 42ºC… it was a long day but full of joy and love!

Olympus gear used Olympus OM-D EM-1 mark II and different lenses Olympus 12-40mm f2.8 PRO | Olympus 40-150mm f2.8 PRO | Olympus 45mm f1.2 PRO | Olympus 25mm f1.2 PRO | Olympus 17mm f1.2 PRO

Photographer Sandro Tasso Wide Angle photo studio

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

 

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