Food & Drink

Handpicked Festive Season Hamper

November 20th, 2015

Oh, we love this time of the year! Everything on the farm reminds us of joy – vibrant green vines, the early summer produce in the garden, holiday vibe amongst our visitors. Read more

Food & Drink

Cool as Rice

November 6th, 2015

We’re on the brink of summer, the bountiful season. Warmer days bring a new burst of new energy; farmer Hannes and team thinning out young plums and topping vines. They also planted risotto in our rice paddy, next to the vlei. You’d think you’re in Po Valley of Italy, where a hundred thousand women from the South once came to tend the harvest. Read more


We’re nuts about the Macadamia tree

October 15th, 2015

Any gardener will tell you that his art is a grand teacher of patience. One has no choice but to wait for plants to mature and bear fruit when they’re ready. Especially nut trees, they’re not to be hurried. We have several of these in the garden: macadamia, almond, hazel, walnut and pistachio. Read more

Food & Drink, Garden

The Bee’s Knees

October 2nd, 2015

You know that slightly rushed, panicked feeling that characterises most of our lives? It is no excuse. Bees have it too, in fact they live to be only six or seven weeks old. What they achieve in so little time is remarkable. Through their masterful pollination skills and their sexy little dances, they are responsible for over one third of all the food we eat. Read more

Food & Drink

Feast on Flowers

September 18th, 2015

Have you been amazed by the subtle fragrance and taste of our flower salads? We also use flower petals fresh, or crystallise them with sugar for decoration, or dry them as garnish. But that’s not all: how about flower butter for freezing; steeping flowers in oil or vinegar for dressings? Read more