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 in the heart of the charming and historic village of Franschhoek, surrounded by majestic mountains and nestled amongst magnificent wine estates.
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 African Adventures
Corporate photo shoot at the beautiful Babylonstoren Wine Farm in Franschhoek.
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
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
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
Tel:+27 (0) 22 492 3540
Ormonde – copyright 2010
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:
Tel:+27 (0) 22 492 3540
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