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Porcupine Ridge MTB Challenge 2019

Porcupine Ridge MTB Challenge 2019

Porcupine Ridge MTB Challenge 2019

Make sure you are available on 26 January. The PORCUPINE RIDGE MTB CHALLENGE is now in it’s 20th year. 2019 promises to take you back to your MTB roots. Fun and exciting routes & trails in and around the Berg river Dam with spectacular views of the Franschhoek Mountains. These trails are ridden by very few with three routes on offer. We also welcome back our coach and race ambassador, Joanna Dobinson from Biking in the Bosch who will be in the mix and assisting all our riders.

Taking place at the Bridgehouse School on the 26th January 2019.

Long Route – 54kms | 7am |
Medium Route – 36kms | 7.45am |
Short Route – 12kms | 8am |

Don’t let the distances fool you! You will experience a mix of Single Track, Gnarly Down Hills, Steep Climbs and water crossings.

Main sponsor: Porcupine Ridge Wines from Boekenhoutskloof

 

 

Los Olivos at the Yard

Los Olivos at the Yard

Los Olivos at the Yard in the heart of the charming and historic village of Franschhoek, surrounded by majestic mountains and nestled amongst magnificent wine estates.

The penthouses are situated in the centre of Franschhoek at The Yard, an upmarket piazza surrounded by gently-flowing waterways offering the best location.The 4-star penthouses are uniquely decorated in a Colonial- African style, stylish and comfortable haven for your stay.
They are fully equipped for self-catering with secure off-street parking with local supermarkets nearby. In summer, have a leisurely breakfast, before taking a stroll through the village. The penthouses are air-conditioned and serviced on a daily basis.In winter, light a fire and spend a cozy evening curled up on one of the comfy sofas with a good book and a glass of excellent locally produced wine. Fleecy gowns and hot water bottles are provided. Los Olivos will provide you with a warm and welcoming haven from which to explore Franschhoek, so comfortable that it feels like a home from home.
Coco Africa

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 Africa’s products.

For wood care & other products visit cocoafrica.co.za all products are made in Franschhoek, South Africa for wood lovers…

All images taken with Olympus OM-D EM-1 mark II and Zuiko pro lenses

Photographer: Sandro Tasso

Dare to Explore

Dare to Explore African Adventures

Dare to Explore African Adventures

Corporate photo shoot at the beautiful Babylonstoren Wine Farm in Franschhoek.

www.daretoexplore.co.za

Bulumko and Shaylene engagement photo shoot

Bulumko and Shaylene engagement photo shoot

Bulumko hired me to catch “the moment of the proposal” to Shaylene a genuine photo of the moment …

Engagement photo shoot at La Petit Ferme in the valley of Franschhoek  surrounded by vineyards with a spectacular mountain backdrop, breath-taking views of the undulating countryside and an atmosphere of complete tranquility.

Congratulations to Bulumko and Shaylene and all the best for the future!

The Chocolate Block 2017 Uncorked Festival 2018

The Chocolate Block 2017 Uncorked Festival 2018

The Chocolate Block 2017 Uncorked Festival 2018

Lot of fun lot of wine what else? The Chocolate Block 2017 at Boekenhoutskloof Franschhoek.

Come and taste The Chocolate Block 2017
Syrah 64% Grenache 14% Cabernet Sauvignon 10% Viogner 1%
Total barrels 2057

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.

Cape Wine 2018

Cape Wine 2018

Cape Wine 2018

Ormonde stand at Cape Wine 2018 South Africa’s biggest wine platform. Ormonde Private Cellar 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 foot of the hills, blessing the vineyard with coolness and moisture.

Soil composition varies between deep homogeneous soils, rich in iron and organic matter and harsh glenrosa forms, derived from the granite. These deep soils provide the ideal cradle for Ormonde vines.

For more info please contact Ormonde Wine Farm in Darling

info@ormonde.co.za
Tel:+27 (0) 22 492 3540
Ormonde – copyright 2010

33°22’52.27″S 18°22’24.44″E

 

 

Literary Franschhoek Festival 2018

Franschhoek Literary Festival 2018

Franschhoek Literary Festival 2018

sponsored by Porcupine Ridge wines

Ormonde Wine Estate Harvest 2018

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 foot of the hills, blessing the vineyard with coolness and moisture.

At the start of the 18th century some 29 farmers occupied farms in the Darling area. Langfontein was one of these farms. Years later, the Darling Village Trustees Board succeeded in buying the Langfontein farm on 12 February 1853 for 50 000 guilder or 1 250 pounds. It was on this farmland where the village and church were founded. Darling was named after Charles Henry Darling who came to the Cape as Lieutenant Governor in 1851.

Some pictures taken during the harvest time.

Ormonde Cellar compares favourably with the world’s best, being ultra modern with advanced international cellar technology and state of the art equipment it is still combined with traditional techniques like open fermentation – cold soak – and barrel fermentation, these techniques ensure that our quality commitment is guaranteed.

For more info please contact:

info@ormonde.co.za
Tel:+27 (0) 22 492 3540

Coco Africa

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 Africa’s products.

For wood care & other products visit cocoafrica.co.za all products are made in Franschhoek, South Africa for wood lovers…

All images taken with Olympus OM-D EM-1 mark II and Zuiko pro lenses

Photographer: Sandro Tasso