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With the release of our first cookbook Life on a Cape Farm in August 2013, we  were delighted at the response from our guests and community regarding the recipes as well as the  photographs taken by Bruce Tuck.

Along with the talented team at Random House Struik  we put together a  beautiful book we are really proud of and hope will inspire more people to come and visit this wonderful part of the Cape. We have recently learnt that our book was the winner for South Africa  for   best local cuisine book. The winner in each country will compete against winners in the same category in other countries for The Best in the World. The results will be announced on May 20-21, 2014  at the annual Awards event. It will take place in Beijing during  the Beijing Cookbook Fair, May 19-21, 2014.

At the recent Veritas and Decanter Competitions, Wellington once again brought home gold. Well done to Wellington Wines and Doolhof Wine Estate to make us proud with the following accolades:
Decanter Gold

Doolhof Signature Malbec 2010
Doolhof Unwooded Chardonnay 2011
Wellington Wines La Cave Cabernet Sauvignon 2010


Doolhof The Minotaur 2009



Doolhof Cabernet Franc 2009

VDC Chardonnay 2012

VDC Four White Legs 2012


Veritas Gold

Wellington Wines La Cave Cape Blend 2011
Wellington Wines Cabernet Sauvignon 2010



Wellington Wines Moscato Frizzante

Signatures of Doolhof Malbec 2011

Linton Park Proprietor Reserve 2010

Welbedacht Bohemian Syrah 2008

Dunstone Shiraz 2012

Wellington Wines La Cave Shiraz 2010

Wellington Wines Chenin Blanc 2013

VDC Four White Legs 2012

Douglas Green Chardonnay 2013

VDC Chardonnay 2012

Douglas Green Chenin 2012

Mont du Toit Les Coteaux 2008

Mont du Toit 2007

Alkmaar The Old School Master 2010



Diemersfontein CD Malbec 2011

Douglas Green Pinotage 2013

Linton Park Proprietor’s Reserve Shiraz 2008

Linton Park Shiraz 2010

Nabygelegen Lady Anna 2013

Bosman Adama 2012

Linton Park Louis Fourie Chardonnay 2013

Douglas Green St Augustine 2012

Nabygelegen 1712 2009

VDC Black Countess 2011

Wellington Wines La Cave Cape Blend 2011

Linton Park Cabernet Sauvignon 201


Klein Optenhorst will again open its garden to the public this Spring - on Saturday 26th and  Sunday 27th of October. An entrance fee of R40 includes tea & home-made scones and cream.  2011 Klein Optenhorst Brut Rose will be available for sale by the glass and by the bottle while the nursery will be selling unusual and rare plants from 9:30am to 4:30pm.


They will also be hosting an exhibition of paintings and ceramics by Carolyn Metcalfe.


For more information, please phone Jane at 083 324 6855 or email  kleinoptenhorstwines@gmail.com or

Jenny at 021 8641210    email  ferreira@patat.co.za






Wellington Cordially invites you to join them on an auspicious journey featuring a unique experience, an exclusive train ride from Cape Town to a secret location. Guests can expect to be entertained by some of South Africa's best live musical acts while indulging in frence cuisine with a twist at Malan de Versailles Wine Estate.

SA's top flairing barman, familiar faces and the odd flamboyant 'french' actor are just a hint of what guests can expect to encounter on the evening.

Only 160m tickets available from 20 September 2013. Guests to be on platform 24, Cape Town Station at 17:30 for 18:00. Train scheduled to be back at Cape Town Station at 22:30.

For bookings or queries please e-mail Zola at baslineevents@gmail.com or 072 779 7430

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