Category: Travel/Reis

When one thinks of Turkey, wine isn’t something that immediately springs to mind, and yet Turkey is home to between 600 and1200 indigenous wine grape varieties. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the country’s first president, established Turkey’s first commercial winery in 1925. Met dit in gedagte, en die feit …

More off-the-beaten-track wine routes in South Africa

Most visitors to the Cape spend at least one day in the winelands. While most people have heard the likes of Durbanville, Constantia, Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek, there are so many other wine routes that offer hidden gems that only true wine insiders know about. These lesser known routes are …

Pfalz: The must-visit wine region full of surprises

Pfalz is about embracing the juxtaposition of modernity and tradition. I spent my first afternoon in this region strolling through the quaint village of Deidesheim. It is classic Germany – storybook houses, window boxes overflowing with colorful flowers, and a welcoming fountain surrounded by cafes …

Off-the-beaten-track wine routes in South Africa

Most first-time visitors to the Cape spend at least one day in the winelands. While most people have heard the likes of Durbanville, Constantia, Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek, there are so many other wine routes that offer hidden gems that only true wine insiders know about. These lesser known …