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David Bristow: The cottages at Beaumont Wines

On moving to the Cape around three decades ago, having explored most of the mountains of the region, what next gave me unlimited pleasure...

David Bristow: Into the Wild West

After a long and typically boozy lunch at the Strandloper beach restaurant in Langebaan, you would be forgiven for thinking you had woken up...

David Bristow: Of Men and Wine, Noble and Not-so

No self-respecting student in the Cape over the past eight decades, since 1936 specifically, would face the year without the character-building help of another...

David Bristow: Cape Town’s unfinished flyovers and how SA’s oldest vine...

This missive is dedicated to the connection between some curious unfinished flyovers and a glass of wine. Continuing the musical theme from my first...

David Bristow: The history of Groot Constantia

Although Steenberg is the oldest private estate in the Constantia valley, having been granted to Free Burghers Hans and Catharina Ras, Groot Constantia is...

David Bristow: Great Rift Valley Wines

Please allow me to introduce myself, I’m a man of wealth and taste … Well, I’m not really, but I thought a musical introduction...

Best sundowner spots in Cape Town

Location counts for a lot but restaurants with a great setting or spectacular views often become complacent. It’s not the case with the establishments...

Markets in the winelands

A round-up of some of the best markets in the Cape winelands. Blaauwklippen Family Market, Stellenbosch Sundays, 10am to 3pm www.blaauwklippen.com Families are welcome! Expect arts, crafts, food...