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Nitida celebrating Seasons of Sauvignon

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Enter the World of the Durbanville Grape

Add a drop of spring to your step at the annual Seasons of Sauvignon on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th October, 2014. Recognized as one of the country’s top terroirs for quality wines, the Durbanville wine valley will be hosting an array of Nitida Wines and 10 other leading wine producers showcasing their finest cultivars in the celebration of Sauvignon! Nitida_SOS_Logo Renowned for its rolling hills and Mediterranean climate, complimented by the moisture driven coastal mist and cooling southeaster from False Bay on the Indian Ocean, Durbanville wine valley finds itself perfectly positioned for the production of award winning cool-climate wines. “We carefully managed all our sauvignon blanc vineyards by partially opening up the canopy for optimal sun exposure thus guaranteeing healthy grapes, enhancing fruit development during ripening and ensuring a desirable balance of pyroxene (green) and thiols (tropical)” Says Nitida Wines Owner, Bernhard Veller. This year’s Seasons of Sauvignon at Nitida wine farm will be hosted (entrance free) at the family friendly restaurant, Tables@Nitida, which has recently undergone reconstruction and doubled in size. The venue still boasts a natural outdoor amphitheatre, ideal for live concerts and picnics on the lawn, offering ample room for jumping castles and other fun outdoor activities. A variety of stalls will be on display offering an array of delicious sweet and savoury treats for all tastes. Pre-booked picnics are also available at a cost of R240 (R300 per couple on the day). Guests can kick back and enjoy the live band with family and friends whilst sipping on their favourite Sauvignon Blanc. Additional cocktails will be made available for the more experimental pallet, including the Elderflower Sauvignon Blanc slush garnished with fresh mint.

For more information, kindly contact 021 976 1467 or visit


Event:               Seasons of Sauvignon at Nitida Date:                 Saturday and Sunday, 25 & 26 October 2014 Time:                11am – 4pm both days Venue:              Nitida Cellars, Tygerbergvalley Road (R13), Durbanville, 7550 Entry:                Free of charge Place:               Tables at Nitida Music             70`s / 80`s band playing covers Food options:   Pancake and ice cream stands Beef fillet/chicken burgers, boerie roll and suckling pig on herbed flatbread Parking:             Available parking outside and behind Tables For more info:   021 976 1467 or Website:   

SA Cyclist returns from Tour de France

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Philippus Jacobus Francois Grobler, winner of the Medac and Rockets Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour competition, returned to SA on July 21st , 2014 after participating in the Tour de France L’Étape du Tour in the Pyrénées.

The prize included entrance  into the Étape leg of the race, a three night’s stay package at Hotel Chapelle et Parc, return flights between Johannesburg and Toulouse and an extensive range of Rockets high performance cycling gear.

“Racing through the small towns and country side was very beautiful and the narrow streets and crowds supporting made it even more exhilarating. Crossing the finish line was incredible, relief, joy, achievement and regret. It was over. This amazing race was over. Thanks so much Rockets for making this possible.” says Grobler

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Mediterranean Delicacies Meets Those Who Wander

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As part of their pursuit to permeate numerous spheres of lifestyle and gastronomy, Mediterranean Delicacies pairs up with Salon 91 for the exhibition launch of Those Who Wander, beginning July 25th, 2014. The contemporary art collection comprises a collection of eight incredibly gifted young South African artists showcasing a multimedia mix of print, sculpture, drawing and painting. The theme draws on elements of misfits and outcasts exploring the wastelands of the chosen artists’ minds and our universe. Artists include: Gerhard Human, Ree Treweek, Daniël du Plessis, Jade Klara, Bruce Mackay, Jean de Wet, Hanno Van Zyl and Rikus Ferreira. Commencing at 6:30pm guests may enjoy Mediterranean Delicacies’ delicious new Regal Range as well as gourmet tapas whilst perusing these unique pieces.

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                          Event details as follows: Event: Those Who Wander Art Exhibition Starts: Friday, 25 July, 2014 Time: 6pm – 9pm Venue: Salon 91, 91 Kloof St, Cape Town 8001 Contact: 021 424 6930

Equinox Spa Specials during the month of July

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Equinox Spa at the Cape Royale Luxury Hotel & Spa are hosting two promotion days this July. Medi-Heel™ offers the perfect solution for dry and cracked heels. In one application, it gently removes all dead skin cells leaving softer and smoother heels. Guests whom book for a Medi-Heel™ treatment at a cost of R150 on Saturday, 26 July 2014 will receive the treatment free when purchasing two products to the same value on that day.

On Monday, 28 July 2014, Equinox Spa will be hosting a Nimue™ consultation day. The cost of the consultation is R50 and includes an in-depth skin analysis, a product description customised to your own skin and a free gift. Guests will receive a free full size Exfoliating Enzyme or Active gel/lotion to the value of R440 when purchasing any Nimue™ products to the value of R2000 or more.

For something more relaxing book for an Equinox Detox Ritual which includes a stimulating body exfoliation and a detoxifying wrap express facial at a cost of R700 for a duration of 75 minutes.

For bookings or more information contact Equinox Spa on 021 430 0511 or

Visit the Cape Royale Luxury Hotel & Spa Facebook page and follow them on Twitter @Cape_Royale for daily news & updates.

LifeStraw®’s Bold Arrival in Southern Africa

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With RSA as its home base, distribution company Aqua4Life launches the multi-award winning LifeStraw® in Southern Africa (RSA, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Transkei and Swaziland). The launch took place at Le Roi Beach Club in Camps Bay on Thursday 26 June, 2014. Produced by Swiss-based company, Verstergaard, this chemical free micro-filtration system instantly converts contaminated water into safe drinking water. Internationally and SABS tested LifeStraw® removes up to 99.99999% of bacteria, protozoan cysts and turbidity from water. The product range will be available to the South African retail market late July 2014 in the forms of LifeStraw® Personal (filters up to 1000litres), LifeStraw® Go (filters up to 1000litres) and LifeStraw® Home unit (filters up to 4500litres). Each product offers environmentally friendly, cost and energy saving solutions. Upon purchase of any LifeStraw® product, Vestergaard contributes clean water for a child in Africa for the period of one year through their humanitarian Social Responsibility program. “We have a plethora of projects lined up for the implementation of LifeStraw® in poorer communities with little or no access to any water sources. Our foremost quest in southern Africa is to save and change the lives of those most desperately in need of clean, running water. We now need role players to step up and help us change those people’s lives.” says Aqua4Life MD Nico Germishuizen. Amongst a magnitude of accolades LifeStraw® was named “Best Invention of 2005” by Time magazine, “Innovation of the Year” by Esquire; Forbes dubbed it “one of the ten things that will change the way we live”, and Saatchi & Saatchi awarded it for “World Changing Ideas” in 2008. Aqua4Life has also partnered with various other service providers including Rotary Int. (Clean Water & Sanitation) and Human Moments. It also supplies humanitarian products (which filter up to 100,000litres) to Southern African Governments, GIZ, US Aid, Red Cross and WHO, as well as partnering with Corporate SA via CSI funding initiatives to implement clean water solutions to those who most need it. To find out more about LifeStraw® ® products or to place your pre order, go to, or check out the LifeStraw® ® Facebook page or connect on Twitter. Catering done by Mediterranean Delicacies & Le Roi Beach Bar

Mediterranean Delicacies Gourmet Luncheon with the Drunken Tuscan

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Celebrity Chef, Lapo Magni, also known as The Drunken Tuscan, hosted a Mediterranean Delicacies infused luncheon at the Cape Royale Luxury Hotel and Spa’s Villa Louise on Tuesday 24th June, 2014. The Drunken Tuscan whipped up a Mediterranean inspired feast for his VIP guests at the luxury villa, showcasing exotic dishes like his speciality: Climaxing Risotto, where a three cheese risotto is infused with the Nitida Matriarch Chardonnay Pinot Noir MCC; followed by slow roasted lamb shanks stuffed with garlic, rosemary, Medi Deli Calamata olives, sun dried tomatoes and anchovies, with Tzatziki Royal served on the side. Rounding off on a sweet note, the Drunken Tuscan fired things up with his homemade Pistachio Halva Ice Cream on a smoking display of dry ice. “I wanted to show my guests a fantastic gastronomic experience using gorgeous Mediterranean Delicacies ingredients, paired beautifully with exquisite Nitida wines, and what better venue than the Cape Royale Villas” says Lapo Magni. Mediterranean Delicacies’ Facebook fans Reneé and Mike Venter and Megan Richards and Celeste were invited to join this special occasion. This gourmet experience was one of an assortment of exciting, upcoming culinary adventure events planned for the near future.  To keep an eye out for their upcoming activations, exciting competitions and specials, go to or catch them on Twitter @medideli. Media Deli also encourages fans to upload their foodie pics to the Medi Deli Instagram account @FoodPornZA.

Sip Soup and Bread Winter Warmer Weekend at Nitida

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Nitida Wines, together with Tables @Nitida and Cassia restaurant, will be warming bellies this winter with the annual Sip Soup and Bread weekend on the 7th and 8th of June 2014. “We have selected all the favourites from over the past four years… adding in a real South African influence with three of the soups and have gone Thai and Dutch on the other two” says Cassia and Tables@Nitida owner, Warren Swaffield.

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The soups will be served from potjie pots in the courtyard and new annex at Cassia (overlooking the gorgeous lake), at R50.00 for a single 400ml portion plus a large freshly baked Panini. Soups on offer include Roast Mushroom, Biltong & Mosbolletjie Croutons; Lentil & Ham Hock; Thai Curry Sweet Potato; Malay-spiced Seafood Chowder; and Lamb and Tomato Bredie. Alternatively, guests can try a combination each of the five soups in 150ml cups for a mere R80.00, also served with a fresh Panini. In addition to the regular menu options, an additional two soups will be available at Tables@Nitida – Smoked Tomato, Roast Red Pepper and Gremolata as their vegetarian option, and Spicy Beef and Bean Soup served with a choice of a warm ciabatta/ delicious seed loaf or sweet potato roll, each at R50.00 per portion. Kiddies can enjoy hot dogs and burgers, as well as a host of fun activities including jumping castles. For those with a taste for live music, Ricky Nass will be playing solo on Saturday the 7 June and alongside Chris Rayne on Sunday 8th. Event details as follows: Dates: 7th and 8th June, 2014 Time: 11:00 – 16:00 Venue: Nitida Wine Farm, Tygerbergvalley Road (R13), Durbanville, 7550 For more information on Sip Soup and Bread contact or 021 976 0640.

Food and Wine Pairing Evening with Bistro 1800 & Constantia Glen

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The Cape Royale Luxury Hotel & Spa will be hosting a four course Food and Wine Pairing Evening with Constantia Glen at Bistro 1800 on Friday, 30 May 2014. The boutique wine estate will be showing off their range of boutique wines paired with a host of succulent signature dishes from Bistro 1800.

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Bookings in advance are essential at a cost of R320 per person. For reservations contact Bistro 1800 Reservations on 021 430 0506, or email EVENT DETAILS: DATE:                     Friday, 30 May 2014 TIME:                      7pm to 10pm VENUE:                  Bistro 180 Restaurant, Cape Royale Luxury Hotel and Spa, Somerset   Road, Green Point

Cape Royale Rocks Cape Town Tastebuds

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On Friday, 25 April 2014, Cape Royale Luxury Hotel and Spa, Seven Star Award nominee, celebrates creativity of cuisine with their debut food and wine pairing autumn – winter campaign. Pairing up with multi-award winning Nitida Wines, the hotel’s Bistro 1800 Restaurant showcased a series of four dishes with accompanying wines. Nitida winemaker, Brendan Butler along with Bistro 1800 Sommelier, Ardiel Norodien, and Chef Bevan Webb provided tasting notes to guide guests through their culinary experience. The flavour enhanced evening, bridging ingredients filled with combinations of textures, and tastes kept taste buds on their toes. “We aimed to offer a well-balanced food and wine duo experience, harmonising the balance between the weight of the dishes and the body of the wines” says Nitida Winemaker, Brendan Butler. The event was the first of a series of six pairing evenings which will be held on the last Friday of each month. Upcoming pairings include Constantia Glen on Friday 30 May; Haute Cabriere on 27 June; Nitida Wine Farm, 25 July; Hartenberg Estate, 29 August and Morgenster on the 26 September 2014. Bookings in advance are essential at a cost of R320 per person. For reservations contact Bistro 1800 Reservations on 021 430 0506, or email

Reburn and Friends at Nitida

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The Indie rock band, Reburn, will be revisiting the stage at Nitida Wine Farm on the 13th April 2014, for their much-anticipated return after a six month in-studio sabbatical whilst working on their new album Majestic. The performance will be accompanied by Simon Attwell from Freshlyground, comedian Brendan Murray and the Cape Town Caledonian Pipe Band for an interesting mix of entertainment. Kicking off at 5pm Reburn and City Soirée will be hosting the one-night-only evening at Tables@Nitida’s natural amphitheatre at a cost of R155 per person. Burgers, beers, boerie rolls, and wraps will be available for guest purchase, as well as, of course, Nitida’s multi-award winning wines. REBURN-CITY-SOIREE-EVENT-POSTER-660x440-1 For ticket purchases go to Limited tickets available To find out more about menu options at Tables@Nitida contact 021 975 9357 or email For more information on Reburn contact Marius van der Westhuizen on 076 755 7499 or email Alternatively check out or catch them on Facebook.

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