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  • Five Fun Itinerary Ideas - Cape Winelands

    It's the start of the summer season in South Africa and that means it's the time of year that visitors from the UK make their way to the Cape Winelands. Here are five must do's to add to any itinerary when visiting Franschhoek and Stellenbosch.

    Picnics at Mont Rochelle

    In addition to the Country Kitchen and Miko Restaurant, Mont Rochelle offers delicious picnics baskets. Two adults can share a basket that includes cheeses, charcuteries, salads, wraps and more (especially the delicious dessert). Kids under 12 receive their own basket with a child-appropriate menu.

    For more information, visit Mont Rochelle's website here.

    MCC and canapes at Le Lude

    We always have time for bubbles and the perfect spot to enjoy a tasting of Method Cap Classique is at Le Lude in Franschhoek. Their enchanting and beautiful setting complements their wonderful wines and their canape tasting is definitely worth trying. Le Lude offers three canape options, including a selection for vegetarians.

    The rose garden at Le Lude

    While at Le Lude, make sure you take in their glorious rose garden and the views across the surrounding Franschhoek mountains.

    For more information, visit Le Lude's website here.

    Find Wine and Food Pairing at GlenWood

    The tranquil setting at GlenWood is the perfect backdrop for a very innovative tasting experience. On arrival, you will be presented with a specifically designed tasting palette offering six tastings that compliment six of GlenWood's wines. After tasting, select your lunch main course from your favourite tasting and a glass of wine to accompany it.

    GlenWood Fine Wine and Food Experience

    You will not be disappointed by this perfectly planned and prepared tasting! The exquisite wines and the delicious meals accompanying them are not to be missed.

    Learn more on the GlenWood website here.

    Horseback Wine Tasting at Rickety Bridge and Mont Rochelle

    This is one for the horse lovers among us! Beginner or advanced, this experience will be one you thoroughly enjoy.

    The wine tasting on horseback experience begins at Paradise Stables and lasts around four hours. You pass GlenWood and ride towards Rickety Bridge where you will stop for a wine tasting. After that, it's back on the horses and on to Mont Rochelle for another wine tasting.

    Horseback wine tour stopping at Rickety Bridge

    Such beautiful vistas surround you on this unique tasting and excellent wines await you at each stop. You will be so pleased you included this on your itinerary.

    For more information, visit Paradise Stables' website here.

    Duck Parade and Saturday Market at Vergenoegd

    The very first vineyard at the start of the Stellenbosch Winelands, closest to Cape Town, is the Vergenoegd Low Wine Estate. Along with very good wines, they also have a very novel parade by their pest controlling Indian Runner Ducks a few times a day.

    Vergenoegd Duck Parade

    Each Saturday, Vergenoegd hosts a market from 9am until 3pm, offering crafts, food, beverages, wine tastings and live entertainment. If fitness is your thing, then why not start Saturday off with an early morning run at 8am, hosted by Vergenoegd.

    For more information on these and other activities offered by Vergenoegd, visit their website here.

    There are so many other activities to enjoy when visiting the Cape Winelands. Are there any others you are looking forward to when visiting? Let us know and we can feature those on an upcoming blog post.

  • Last Minute Easter Wine Offers

    Easter is nearly upon us!

    And with Easter comes not only copious amounts of chocolate, Easter bunnies and fluffy little chicks, but also time spent with family and friends over meals.

    Hard To Find Wines' Mark Davies has handpicked the wines listed below as the perfect accompaniments to your Easter meals.

    Please remember to order by 1pm on Wednesday 28 March to avoid disappointment in receiving your delivery.



    The Chocolate Block 2016
    Franschhoek, South Africa

    Now £18.50
    Was £20.50


    The Boekenhoutskloof winery produces limited quantities of it's famous Chocolate Block wine. An intricate blend of five grape varieties including Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Grenache Noir and Cinsault. The wine is Syrah led and as the name suggests shows a beautiful richness of Mocha, chocolate and blackberries along with a fresh spiced black pepper. Smooth and luxurious, this wine is ready to drink, although will benefit from some ageing also.

    Ad Hoc Hen and Chicken Chardonnay 2016
    Pemberton, Western Australia

    Now £12.99
    Was £13.99

    A bottle of Larry Cherubino Ad Hoc Hen and Chicken Chardonnay 2016

    Aromas of melon, citrus and minerals, follow through on the palate. A creamy mouth feel, with a generous palate structure and a clean acid backbone. The fruit was hand-picked, whole bunch pressed, fermented with natural yeasts and aged in new and 2 year old French oak for 8 months with 80% undergoing malolactic fermentation.

    Pinot Gris 2011
    Central Otago, New Zealand

    Now £15.49
    Was £17.99

    A bottle of Rabbit Ranch Pinot Gris 2011

    The Rabbit Ranch Pinot Gris is a soft cuddly Gris, with peachy flavours and a furry tail! A core mineral acidity followed by an off dry finish. A medium wine excellent on its own, or with delicate fish dishes.

    Runner Duck Red 2014
    Stellenbosch, South Africa

    Now £8.50
    Was £9.99

    A bottle of Vergenoegd Runner Duck Red

    Plums and currants with cinnamon and nutmeg and a hint of pencil shavings on the nose. The palate is smooth and balanced with blackberries, cherries and a hint of Christmas pudding. This wine is an excellent accompaniment to beef and poultry, especially duck. This red can be slightly chilled or even decanted to further soften the tannins.

    Runner Duck Rose 2016
    Stellenbosch, South Africa

    Now £8.50
    Was £9.99

    A bottle of Vergenoegd Runner Duck Rose 2016

    Fresh strawberries and icecream, candy floss and toffee apple on the nose. Strawberries, melon, banana and plum on the palate with a lingering aftertaste. This Rose is enjoyed best with a variety of poultry dishes, carpaccio, light Asian curries and sushi.

    Runner Duck White 2017
    Stellenbosch, South Africa

    Now £8.50
    Was £9.99


    A bottle of Vergenoegd Runner Duck White 2017
    Fresh green apple, hints of pineapple, guava and soft citrus undertone on the nose. The palate is smooth with green apple, lemon and pineapple and a lingering aftertaste. Excellent served with fish, grilled shellfish, salads, sushi and light pasta dishes.

    In addition to these Easter themed wines, there are many others in our warehouse that would be wonderful accompaniments to your Easter meals. Take a look at our website and make sure to place your order before our final orders cut off for Easter delivery of 1pm on Wednesday 28 March 2018 to avoid disappointment.

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