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Cintron Pink Polo

Posted by Lorenzo Samuels on 07 November 2017 3:25 PM CAT
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On Saturday, 4 November 2017, Cintron Pink Polo hosted a celebratory affair in the Cape Winelands for the eighth consecutive year. Unmatched by any other, this highly commended Polo with a Purpose pursuit took place on South Africa’s leading wine- and polo domain; the immaculate Val de Vie Estate.

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Spice Route Destination, situated on the slopes of the scenic Paarl Mountains, offers various tasting and aesthetic experiences at different establishments within walking distance of each other. Its broad-ranging offerings make for a full day’s excursion that often has visitors come back to fully explore all the sensory experiences. The Destination’s recently released passport, a pocket-sized booklet, now offers guests the convenience to enjoy a selection of tastings all year-round.

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Picnics in Paarl

Posted by Lorenzo Samuels on 02 November 2017 10:30 AM CAT
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The summer mood is undeniably here in Paarl!

Our wineries and restaurants offers visitors top class picnic options to laze away the warm days right here in the beautiful Paarl

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Le Bonheur is truly one of the Winelands gems that has to be visited in the Paarl region.

Their mission is to promote the conservation of the Nile crocodile and other reptiles through education and to provide an engaging experience that nurtures respect for crocodiles and other south African reptiles

Le Bonheur offers some exciting reptile adventures to visitors this summer.

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Pinotage Day Celebrations in Paarl

Posted by Lorenzo Samuels on 03 October 2017 11:35 AM CAT
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Pinotage Day Celebrations in Paarl

Pinotage is a grape variety that was created in South Africa in 1925 by Abraham Izak Perold, the first Professor of Viticulture at Stellenbosch University.

Perold was attempting to combine the best qualities of the robust Hermitage with Pinot noir, a grape that makes great wine but can be difficult to grow.

Perold planted the four seeds from his cross in the garden of his official residence at Welgevallen Experimental Farm and then apparently forgot about them. In 1927 he left the university to take up a job with KWV co-operative and the garden became overgrown. The university sent in a team to tidy it up, just as Charlie Niehaus happened to pass by. He was a young lecturer who knew about the seedlings, and rescued them from the clean-up team.

The young plants were moved to Elsenburg Agricultural College, grafted onto newly established rootstock and the one that was doing best was selected for propagation and was christened Pinotage.

The first wine was made in 1941 at Elsenburg.

14 October is International Pinotage Day and Paarl Wine Route producers will be celebrating this special grape.

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