Holden Manz Wine Estate

Set beneath dramatic elephant-shaped mountains and cradled by the Franschhoek and Stoney Brook rivers, few locations in the Cape Winelands match the beauty of the Holden Manz Wine Estate. This collection of whitewashed Cape Dutch buildings may only have 5 suites, but inside there's acres of space. This is more a stylish homestead than a hotel.

Two Styles of Chardonnay Wine and How to Find Them

Did you know Chardonnay is actually one of the most neutral grapes in the world? This neutrality allows Chardonnay to be heavily influenced by where it is grown, picking up flavors and characteristics from its soil and climate. And while rich oak was all the rage in the 80’s and 90’s, today unoaked fermentations such as steel and concrete are just as widely used for making crisp, fruit-driven Chardonnays.

Mother's Day Brunch Recipes and Wine Pairing

Start things off right on Mother's Day by spoiling Mom with these sweet and savory breakfast and brunch recipes and a cocktail (or three).

Interview with the winemaker - Mark Le Roux

Nestled in the picturesque Blaauwklippen Valley, in the world renowned Stellenbosch Region, this 120 hectare property boasts citrus groves, rolling lawns, water features and fragrant lavender beds. The Waterford Way is a philosophy that honors prosperity, celebrates life, food and wine, and loves family and friends with passion. Each vintage pays tribute to the families who make these wines, by bearing the name of a family member on the Jem (named after the owner of the estate, Jeremy Ord) and the Kevin Arnold Shiraz.