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TripAdvisor Travellers Love Franschhoek!

For the fourth consecutive year Franschhoek has been listed in the Top 10 Travellers’ Choice Destinations in South Africa, as voted for by TripAdvisor travellers. Franschhoek was listed as one of the top three destinations, with Cape Town securing first place, followed by Knysna.
31 March 2015
Franschhoek Wine Valley
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Run the Vines Trail Run at Laborie Wine Farm

The 2nd ‘Run the Vines’ Trail Run series will take place on 4 April 2015 @ Laborie Wine Farm. Runners and their families can look forward to yet another splendid day out in the Cape Winelands. 5km Run/Walk with kids Easter Hunt and the 10km trail run for the more serious runners. Kids play area, food and live entertainment through-out the day.
31 March 2015
Laborie Wine Farm
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Cape Legends Inter Hotel Challenge 2015

2015 sees the announcement of the annual Cape Legends Inter Hotel Challenge now in its third year with 25 hotels from the Cape, Port Elizabeth and KwaZulu-Natal to Gauteng on board.
31 March 2015
Cape Legends
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Bouchard Finlayson Pinot Noirs are a hit with critics in the USA and Europe

Bouchard Finlayson’s famed Pinot Noir vintages have recently been making headlines in the UK and US where both The Drinks Business and Wine Enthusiast, as well as leading wine critics James Suckling and Robert Parker, have been raving about the vineyard’s signature grape.
31 March 2015
Bouchard Finlayson
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Schwasted Science: How Your Favorite Alcohols Affect You Differently

At one point or another, you’ve probably tricked yourself into thinking different kinds of alcohol make you feel different kinds of drunk.
31 March 2015
Alexia LaFata, Elite Daily
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One of the USA's Largest Universities Chooses Premium SA Wines for Wine Education

Students in the Rosen College of Hospitality Management at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida were introduced to premium SA wines in lectures, which USA importer and wholesale distributor Sovereign Selection was chosen to give.
31 March 2015
Janelle Davis
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Special Offer: New Luxury Hotel Accommodation this Easter at Lakeside Lodge

Enjoy a luxurious stay on the Garden Route at Sedgefield’s newest 5-star awarded hotel, in the beautiful setting of Lake Swartvlei in Wilderness National Park.
30 March 2015
Benguela Cove
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What Wine: What Hollywood Bombshell

On request, here are the perfect wines to be drinking alongside some of Hollywood's most beautiful ladies.
30 March 2015
Shante Hutton
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Agri’s got Talent kicks off : singing competition for fruit and wine workers

The Agri’s got Talent project recently kicked off and gives workers in the fruit and wine industries the opportunity to receive recognition for their singing talent.
30 March 2015
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Boschendal Harvest 2015 could be the best ever

The 2015 vintage has been fantastic in the vineyard with very little challenges and could be one of the greatest ever, says Stephan Joubert, the DGB group viticulturist responsible for ensuring Boschendal’s award winning winemaking team is supplied with grapes of exceptional quality.
30 March 2015
Doug Carew
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Zandvliet Wine Estate Announces Wacky Wine Festival 2015 Line Up

Zandvliet Wine Estate and ClemenGold have teamed up to bring you a fun filled, festive Wacky Wine Weekend! This unique pairing has been made possible by the recent acquisition of Zandvliet Wine Estate by ANB Investments (the holding company for ClemenGold) and we aim to prove that you can have your fruit and drink it too!
30 March 2015
Zandvliet Wine Estate
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{WIN TICKETS} Taste of Cape Town 2015 - Come and taste what's new on the food scene

Decadent treats, unique handcrafted drinks, nostalgic flavours and interesting new food creations are what you can expect at this year’s Taste of Cape Town. The festival will have the same, much-loved format, but with some exciting new flavours.
23 March 2015
Taste of Cape Town
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