Chicken Out

May 15th, 2018

Free-roaming chickens can often be spotted scratching in the garden and plucking pesky bugs off our farm produce. We have five different types of chicken here at Babylonstoren – Boschvelders and Potch Koekoeks in the garden, as well as the Leghorns, Araucanas and Lohmann Browns that are looked after by farmer Christo.

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Oh boy, he’s here!

December 1st, 2017

Trompie and his svelte young wife Racheltjie are proud to announce the arrival of their firstborn, a dashing baby jack. The newest member of the family was born early yesterday morning in perfect health, with four hooves and two floppy ears.

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Mourvèdre Rosé – Love at First Sip

August 26th, 2016

As spring unfolds, budding blooms and warmer weather invite us to soak up a new season. And as we trade hearty stews for crisp salads, we fill our glasses with wine of a lighter complexion. Babylonstoren Mourvèdre Rosé, with a rosy blush and tantalizing taste, is our spring muse.

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ROCKIN’ THE CAPE

May 25th, 2016

We've always been strong on botany, weak on stones. Now we're adding the palaeontological landscape of four regions of the Cape. Our team is reworking blocks in the indigenous fragrance garden with soil, rocks, and numerous plant species. We're creating small-scale versions of the Hantam, Robertson Karoo, Simonsberg and Eastern Cape.

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Sprankel, a taste of the stars

December 4th, 2015

Four years after the first harvest, Sprankel - our very own Méthode Cap Classique. Sprankel is a proud blanc de blanc of selected Chardonnay grapes from various vineyards on the farm.

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Bamboo Bliss

September 11th, 2015

New at our Garden Spa: a deep-tissue bamboo massage so relaxing it will send you drifting in space! Our fascination with this plant is rooted in heritage - building with natural elements such as bamboo and glass, we've created more room for rejuvenation. Now, we also use bamboo in one of our spa treatments.

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Spring Hamper

August 20th, 2015

As winter slowly skulks away, the new season’s light green leaves are breaking on our stone fruit trees. Merry days are here again, O, O, blissful Spring! Celebrate we must, so we created a limited edition spring hamper.

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Get Your Glow On

July 31st, 2015

Our Garden Spa, tucked away behind the Greenhouse, echoes the seasonal rhythm of the garden. During the winter slumber, our gardeners are as busy as ever, pruning and planting, preparing for the garden’s re-awakening in summer.

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How to Make a Worm Farm

June 25th, 2015

The food we serve in Babel and The Greenhouse come from the garden and the menus are inspired by the fresh produce currently in season. With two restaurants it’s no surprise that we have quite a bit of fruit and veggie offcuts - this is great for making nutritious compost!

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Good Morning!

May 29th, 2015

We are happy to announce the arrival of Trompie, born yesterday in our farmyard to Lulu and a caballero from Upington. Baby and mother are both well. A strapping 12 kilos, hazel eyes.

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