De Krans’ award-winning Cape Vintage Reserve Port 2009, currently available directly from the cellar or from selected retail outlets nationwide, was recently selected as one of the Top 100 Wines in South Africa at the 2013 Top 100 Wine Challenge, at an awards ceremony last week.
Regarded as South Africa’s culinary capital, visitors can once again look forward to reawakening their taste sensations as the award-winning Franschhoek Wine Valley prepares for the annual Cook Franschhoek. The interactive hands on demonstration kitchens, presented by some of the Valley’s highly acclaimed chefs and winemakers, takes place over the weekend of 14, 15 and 16 June.
The Klein Karoo is the place to be this winter for the annual Absa Calitzdorp Port & Wine Festival, which takes place over the weekend of 15 to 17 June. Regarded as South Africa’s Port Capital, visitors from across the country make their way to the sleepy town which comes alive during this social calendar highlight.
New developments at the home of Anthonij Rupert Wyne, one of South Africa’s renowned wine producers, have invigorated this destination for wine lovers near Franschhoek. The owner of renowned L’Ormarins and Anthonij Rupert labels, Anthonij Rupert Wyne is also the brainchild behind the South Africa’s Old Vines initiative to preserve wine industry heritage.
With their out of the box thinking and regarded as one of South Africa’s premier port producers, brothers Boets and Stroebel Nel of De Krans Wine Cellar have kept port enthusiasts wanting more with their innovative De Krans Espresso. As the name states it would lead you to believe it is a new style of coffee, which it is not, yet it displays the same sweet aromas of freshly ground coffee.