labels, people, and great wine…

“Pretty labels, good people, great wine” The Cravens prefer a hands-off approach in their winemaking, focusing much more of their efforts in the vineyards during the year to ensure the highest quality fruit possible comes in to the winery at harvest time. Jeanine and Mick Craven have been making their single vineyard / single varietal

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reds for heading into winter…

“Autumn in the Overberg” With our mornings starting off a bit darker, a bit of a chill in the evenings and the first cold fronts already passing through, it would seem that winter is definitely around the corner.  Fortunately for us in the Overberg, our winters are quite mild and we don’t have those freezing

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a long weekend, and wine from The Ridge…

“A Long Weekend…” This coming Sunday is Human Rights Day which means that Monday 22 March will be a Public Holiday, making this weekend a long weekend in South Africa. Fortunately for you winelovers, we are open every day of the year – including Public Holidays – so there is no excuse for running out

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Pedestrianizing, whales, and adding ‘zing’…

“The Roadworks…” The ‘pedestrianizing’ (or ‘pedestrianisation’?) of our part of High Street is in full swing. Along with the paving, there have been a few Syzygium guineese (waterpear) trees planted which are certainly making it look better already and we’re looking forward to seeing how the trees grow to give shade over the (soon to

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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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