Razvan Macici at Ormonde Wine Estate
Ormonde Wine Estate in Darling has announced that former Nederburg Cellarmaster Razvan Macici has joined them and is responsible for all winemaking activities on the estate.
For more info on Ormonde wines please email email@example.com
Capensis Fijnbosch Wine Farm
Harvest time at Capensis Fijnbosch Wine Farm situated above Bartinney in Stellenbosch.
South Africa’s Western Cape can be called both the oldest wine region of the New World and the newest wine region of the Old World. Capensis skillfully combines these two facets — the oldest and the newest — of Western Cape winemaking. It embodies the unparalleled quality that comes from old, gnarled vines planted in some of the oldest soils in the world, and it represents the young energy of a new generation of winemakers determined to make world-class wines with state-of-the-art techniques.
Capensis, meaning “from the Cape,” is a leader in bringing South Africa to the forefront as a world-class Chardonnay producer.
The Covey Guest cottage in the Franschhoek valley
Surrounded by vineyards and located next door to a working winery – The Covey is situated 1.5km outside the village beneath the imposing Middagkrans Mountain. The cottage, which is next door to the owners house, consists of a living room with galley kitchen, bedroom with king size bed and shower room. Opening off the living room there is a private stoep and pretty walled flower garden. The cottage is comfortably furnished – 100% percale linen on the bed with feather pillows (or synthetic if you prefer) there are ceiling fans and plantation shutters on the windows. The fully equipped galley kitchen has an electric oven and gas hob, dishwasher and bar height table. Outside on the stoep there are comfy chairs and a small table for eating al fresco, as well as a weber type BBQ. Beyond the cottage garden there is a tranquil lawn interspersed with mature trees. Use of the swimming pool is by arrangement. There are three lively but friendly dogs!
German Karl Platt (5 times Cape Epic winner) won the Porcupine Ridge Mtb Challenge 2018 in Franschhoek.
Karl Platt finished the Porcupine Ridge Mtb Challenge 2018 54km in a time of 2:32:14
Tim Bohme was second across the line after 2:32:15
Some images taken at the arrival of Porcupine Ridge Mtb Challenge 2018 at Bridge House School in Franschhoek.
Sponsor: Porcupine Ridge Boekenhoutskloof Wine Farm
Olympus OM-D EM-1 mark II Pen F Zuiko 25mm f1.2 Zuiko 45mm f1.2 Zuiko 300mm f4
Photographer Sandro Tasso Wide Angle photo studio Franschhoek Paarl
Katia and Bevan
Photo shoot at this wonderful couple at Boschendal Wine Estate a picturesque 300 year old farm in the Franschhoek Valley known for its award-winning wines, farm-to-table cuisine, fresh produce, and rare natural beauty.
Gear used Olympus Em-1 mark II Zuiko 25mm f1.2 PRO and Zuiko 40-150mm f2.8 PRO and Godox flash.
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 at Ormonde Wine Estate please call for bookings for a delicious picnic platter or nougat / chocolate wine pairing!
For more info please contact:
Tel:+27 (0) 22 492 3540
Set amongst the vineyards and mountains of Franschhoek, this guest accommodation offers self-catering cottages with a private pool and barbecue facilities. Free private parking is also available on site Franschhoek Rose Cottages.
The property features spacious, elegantly decorated cottages with a seating area and a fully equipped kitchen. Each cottage has a fireplace, and opens onto a patio with loungers overlooking the mountains and the pool.
Guests can prepare their meals in the privacy of their cottage, or enjoy gourmet dishes in one of the nearby restaurants.
Fishing, hiking, horse riding, and golf are some of the activities offered in the surrounding area.
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