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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: In search of winter fortification

This is the time when snow lies scattered across the high ground of South Africa – like clothes strewn across the floor of a...

Out and about in Breedekloof

There are certain places I’d prefer not to write about lest they be discovered and irrevocably lose their charm.  This Breedekloof farm is one...

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: A Gambler’s Life – Bill Winshaw

At a tasting some years ago, a wine luminary said to a group of avid admirers: “Wine farming is such a gamble it’s a...

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...

Family-friendly wine farms

A decent glass of wine and a happy child needn’t be mutually exclusive. These are some of my favourite wine farms that are geared...

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...