The Explorer

“If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough.”

Bringing wine to light

Innovus Launchlab at Stellenbosch University is a hub of innovation, where brilliant ideas are brought to fruition. Jan Van der Ahee meets two men whose ideas can change the world in very different ways.

Weekend gig guide

International guitar sensation Dan Patlansky is performing at Hillcrest Quarry, join Matthew Mole for an intimate Sunday wind-down at Franschhoek Cellar while those looking for classical fare can catch Stellenbosch City Orchestra as they pay tribute to the legendary Andre Rieu at Lourensford.

A weekend of running, riding and hiking

From a gentle bird-watching hike at Helderberg Nature Reserve to conquering the super endurance “Bonecrusher” route at Darling Brew, there is something for every type of outdoor enthusiast to enjoy this weekend.

Talk of the Town

The Nederburg Auction (now known as the Cape Fine & Rare Wine Auction) has found a new home in Stellenbosch, the Cape Wine Academy celebrates four decades of producing wine masters and local producers dominate in the cabernet sauvignon rankings.

Distell appoints new head winemaker

Cellar-master at Nederburg since 2015, Andrea Freeborough will be leaving her position at the Paarl winery to take up her new role in overseeing the production of SA’s largest wine portfolio.

A toast to a century of winemaking heritage

We spent the afternoon at Alto Wine Estate yesterday as they celebrated 100 years of winemaking and found out more about the proud story of a Stellenbosch champion and the people who have made it so.