The Heart of the Winelands did it again!

Wellington is ready for winter with a packed events calendar, including music, arts, sports and much more.  Spoil your mom this Mother’s Day with a visit to our gorgeous town and great Mother’s Day dining options.  Embrace the chilly weather with wonderful winter meals at many of our local restaurants and wine tastings at participating wine route members

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A bite of Italian in Wellington’s Val du Charron

Anyone who knows me knows that I have a major weakness for Italian food. I love making my own pizza – bases included – and can also create a pretty damn good lasagne. Suffice it to say if you invite me out to lunch and it’s round and flat  (just like Earth!), then I am there. A short while ago a good friend of mine invited me out to Wellington for lunch and pizza, or in this case, ‘piza’. Why the odd spelling? Well, I don’t know! Why would Val du Charron, one of the oldest farms in South Africa, have an Italian restaurant too? As an intrepid reporter, I needed to find out. Not because there was piz(z)a on the menu, or beer, or wine, or that said good friend’s boyfriend was driving… Oh no, it was for science! Read more

Andreas Guest House – Luxury Accommodation And Great Shiraz

Last month, The Husband and I headed out to Wellington for a change! I am sad to admit that visiting Wellington is not something we do often as we always thought it to be too far. But, it’s actually less than an hour’s drive from where we stay! Now that we have been, it’s truly a great place to relax and escape the ‘busy-ness’ of the city. And so, from now on, we have no excuse ?

Explore Sideways study shows that wine tourism in Western Cape has grown by 16%

In 2017, Wesgro, in partnership with Explore Sideways, conducted the second annual Wine & Food Tourism Study in the Western Cape. The study surveyed more than 40 South African tour operators, accounting for over 19,000 itineraries booked over the year. The study aims to determine sector trends and identify changing market conditions in the wine tourism industry in South Africa.

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