Yes, we are open every day!

“Business As Usual…” After the unexpected ‘Lockdown Level downgrade’ announcement on Sunday evening, we are very pleased that we are once again able to open our shop every day (for the forseeable future, anyway). It will mean less time off and fewer opportunities to visit the wine farms, but luckily I managed to spend a

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Beer from Belgium…

Something new… We are trying a different mailing program for our Newsletter – please let us know what you think of the layout. When setting it all up we found a few old email contacts from the previous application which we have imported into this one which might explain why you may have suddenly received

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Pesky Hobbit Gin

OPEN, SORT OF…Here’s some good news – we will be open for tastings over weekends! Stop in to taste and we can deliver any purchases after we close. It seems that with our On/Off License we are able to open for tastings and sales – with deliveries only after we close the shop. This means

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Happy New Year!

Is it too late to wish everyone a happy and healthy 2021, more than a month after the fact? Last year seems like a very long time ago, and with this past week being the first time we have been able to open our doors for the year, it only feels right to get the

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Wine and Co – (almost) back to normal…

It has been a very long wait, but we are finally able to open our shop!  A big thank you to all our loyal customers for your ongoing support, patience and especially for making use of our not-so-pretty website. All the online purchases will be sent out this week (free delivery within the Hermanus area, and

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The Great Lockdown…

While we wait for the go-ahead to resume trading I have been busy working on our website which should have been up at least a year ago. It is a basic website, and it isn’t pretty, but it is functional with 300-odd different wines available, and it will be updated with images and more wines as

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Weekly Newsletter #7

Trizanne Barnard does not have her own vineyards, but rather sources and selects specific blocks (from two very diverse wine regions – Elim and the Swartland), where she can be involved in the process from grape growing through to making the wines. Previous to her 4 years at Klein Constantia, she worked in Australia, Portugal

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Weekly Newsletter #6

This month’s winner is Adri Niemand of Hermanus – congratulations!! Please come in to the shop to collect your wine… The 2016 Wildehurst Red is a blend of Cinsault (29%), Mourvedre (24%), Shiraz (16%), Pinotage (16%), Grenache (15%). After 18 months in old French barrels and time in the bottle, it is perfect for drinking

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Weekly Newsletter #5

Specializing in the production of red wine only, Rust en Vrede Estate is certainly one of South Africa’s Premium red-wine Estates. Former pilot and owner, Jean Engelbrecht, also has the Guardian Peak, Donkiesbaai, Stellenbosch Reserve and Cirrus Syrah brands in his portfolio so join us to taste some wines from these ranges this Friday 31

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Weekly Newsletter #4

We will be keeping it local this week – with wines from Spookfontein in the Hemel en Aarde Valley. The rocky soil and a cool breeze coming up the valley from the sea in the evenings help winemaker Hannes Storm to create wines of a completely different character than others one will find in the

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