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Wine-lovers head outdoors: New Klink Awards category honours trail-blazing farms

Getting fit has gone mainstream. And forward-thinking wine farms now offer the outdoors as part of their appeal. It’s easy to understand why: with breath-taking landscapes, a mountain or two, or lush forest, they make the perfect tracks and trails for hikers, bikers and riders. Awarding all things “new” in the Winelands for the past three years, The Klink Awards – which revealed its 2014 winners l
21 November 2014
Klink Awards
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Muratie Estate Donates Art Prize To Stellenbosch University

A tribute to the historic estate’s close affiliation with art. Rijk Melck, custodian of the historic Muratie Estate in Stellenbosch, is donating a generous prize to the art student who is judged to be the winner of the best painting showcased at Stellenbosch University’s Gradex 2014 exhibition.
21 November 2014
Muratie
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Stellenbosch Street Soirees back in full swing

Food & Wine culture transforms oak-lined streets
21 November 2014
Stellenbosch Wine Routes
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Crisp and aromatic Two Oceans Pinot Grigio released

One of the few wines produced from this cultivar in South Africa, the newly released 2014 Two Oceans Pinot Grigio is a delightful, crisp wine, perfect for enjoying as the days get warmer.
20 November 2014
Two Oceans
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Stellenbosch Vineyards announces the winner of the barrel of wine

Wish you had your own barrel of wine? Well, for Albertus van Zyl it’s no longer a wish. Stellenbosch Vineyards announced last week that he won a barrel of Welmoed wine.
20 November 2014
Stellenbosch Vineyards
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A vintage year for Steenberg’s Merlot as JD Pretorius wins Young Winemaker of the Year.

JD Pretorius, 29, from Steenberg Farm, has won the Diners Young Winemaker of the Year award for his Steenberg Merlot 2012.
20 November 2014
Steenberg Vineyards
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J.C. Le Roux adds celebratory touch with limited edition festive gift cards

Get the perfect all-in-one gift this festive season with any J.C. Le Roux Méthode Cap Classique or sparkling wine, decorated with a limited edition “A reason to celebrate” gift card just waiting for your personal message.
20 November 2014
JC Le Roux
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The joys and perils of Airport wines.

In an effort to make my journey more of an experience, British Airways kindly changed my flight times so that instead of a three hour wait at Heathrow, it became a six hour wait. Something about schedule changes. Anyone who has experienced the joys of such soulless places knows how thrilled I was.
19 November 2014
Dave March
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Fine wine, gourmet food, fashion and showjumping at 2nd annual Le Kap Lifestyle Fair

The Le Kap Lifestyle Fair is one of the most eagerly anticipated events on the social calendar, attracting luxury aficionados from far and wide.
19 November 2014
Le Kap Lifestyle Fair
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Shimmering J.C. Le Roux Scintilla gift pack is a festive season essential

Encased in a limited edition, beautifully faceted gift pack dusted with gold, Scintilla 2008, the signature Méthode Cap Classique from The House of J.C. Le Roux, is a must have on your wish list this festive season.
19 November 2014
JC Le Roux
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Unlock wine tourism potential – expert

South Africa has the wine quality & innovative offerings to be at the forefront of wine tourism, but cooperation is required to reach a common goal & to take the industry to the next level. So says Mariëtte du Toit-Helmbold, tourism specialist and CEO of Destinate, who has been contracted to facilitate the implementation of the Wine Industry Strategic Exercise (Wise) wine tourism project.
17 November 2014
Edo Heyns, WineLand
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