Vergelegen Wine Estate has recently announced the appointment of a new winemaker. Luke O’Cuinneagain will take the reins around September this year, following in the footsteps of André van Rensburg (1998-2022) and Martin Meinert (1989-1998).
Covid-19 hit South Africa’s wine, hospitality and tourism sectors hard – to say the least. But despite many ghastly challenges, Vergelegen, 322 years old this year, is heading in only one direction – forward. During an unveiling of the estate’s future plans, one thing was crystal clear: managing director, Wayne Coetzer, is a man with a plan.
In news & reviews this spring: wine estate Vergelegen publishes a new recipe book, photographer Obie Oberholzer produces a photographic book capturing the many faces of Tokara, find beauty in concrete, and celebrate South African wine with a puzzle.
What’s on offer this winter in the Cape Winelands and surrounds? Opt for a nature exploration at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve only three hours from the Mother City, spend the night at De Stellenbosch Luxury Boutique Hotel, enjoy horseback rides for the whole family at Boschendal, cook at home with Vergelegen’s new recipe book, and head to Prince Albert with this guide in hand.
Make your weekend unforgettable with our curated three-day calendar: enjoy a forest picnic at Vergelegen Wine Estate, cook alongside executive chef Stephen Fraser for Lanzerac’s Summer Masterclass, dust of those running shoes and take part in the STF Bartinney2Bartinney Trail Run, see one of South Africa’s foremost organ improvisers Zorada Temmingh live in concert, and sit down for heavenly culinary delights at the recently re-opened Gåte at Quoin Rock.