All a-buzz about raw honey

September 19th, 2018

All honey we use in the restaurant and sell in the farm store is raw and unfiltered, which has inspired the question from one of our visitors: What is raw, unpasteurised honey, and is it good for you?

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Babel’s Autumn Offering

April 19th, 2017

In Autumn the garden alters: at first the ripple of muted colour that transforms into ochre, orange, red and brown. Against this backdrop of colour, pine and eucalyptus stand tall and green.

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Magical Mushrooms

July 9th, 2015

This month we turn our attention to the magical world of mushrooms. At the top of the garden, next to the nursery, is our mushroom cellar. In this controlled environment our garden team grows flavourful mushrooms for the restaurants on the farm.

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Eat, Drink & Be Cozy

June 4th, 2015

We often get asked what the best time of year is to visit our garden. In reply we quote Patrice Taravella, the architect of our heritage garden, who says that a garden is like someone you love, it is beautiful in every season. Winter at Babylonstoren certainly has its own charm...

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From Grains to Bread

October 15th, 2013

Every day our master baker, Karen Pretorius, conjures up loaves of bread for sandwiches served at the Greenhouse, for lunch at Babel and to sell ...

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Vintage Babel Red 2012

July 3rd, 2013


We’ve just finished bottling our 2012 vintage Babel Red. This wine –  a fusion of red berry flavours and chocolate rounded off with a ...

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Biltong

June 26th, 2013

Winter has arrived on the farm and we are thinking about gatherings with friends, wood fires and biltong.

July is biltong month at Babylonstoren, ...

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It’s Citrus Month

June 24th, 2013

Taking a walk through our garden this time of year, there is one thing that will capture the senses. It’s the smell of earth blended ...

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