The Paarl & Wellington wine routes are celebrating International Pinotage Day on Saturday, 13 October, by paying homage to the father of this proudly South African varietal, Professor Abraham Izak Perold. Read more
Babylonstoren and Boland Cellar walked off with the trophies for top red and top white respectively at he recently held Paarl Wine Challenge. This prestigious regional wine challenge has been showcasing the quality and terroir of the region for over two decades and has evolved into a new format that included nine different categories this year.
This October Paarl offers a jam-packed calendar of events and activities that will keep visitors entertained for days.
Pinotage is one of the wine world’s few “designer grapes”. Pinotage is probably South Africa’s most treasured wine, because it was invented in our country in the 1920’s.
Head for the magnificent Babylonstoren this October and take part in some educational workshops. Spend the day and discover the versatility of herbs. Also learn more about the bees that not only produce honey for Babel restaurant, but also play a key role in the garden ecosystem with pollination.
Paarl does not disappoint with food and drink options during the month of October.
With a variety of offerings ranging from meat evenings, craft beer, Mediterranean food, cheese and charcuterie platters, summer tapas picnics and kosher picnics you will definitely find something to your liking.
The Drakenstein Municipality is paying homage to South African icon Nelson Mandela with a photographic exhibition in honour of his centenary celebrations. The poignant exhibition of photographs shot by ordinary South Africans was opened in the imposing KWV Cathedral Cellar earlier this week. Read more
Yesterday, Cape Town’s world champ surfers Jordy Smith, Mikey February and Frank Solomon joined Wesgro to unveil the new #ItsAllStillHere tourism campaign. Read more
Just in time for National Heritage Day on 24 September, Drakenstein Local Tourism Association is introducing a mobile application that combines the proud heritage of the region with the latest state-of-the-art technology. Read more
Drakenstein Local Tourism Association used the recently held Cape Wine 2018 to showcase the proud heritage and award-winning wines of the Paarl and Wellington regions. With 352 producers attending this year’s event, Cape Wine is considered to be the flagship business showcase of the S0uth African wine industry and is presented by Wines of South Africa every three years. Read more