Asara Wine Estate “A Girls Dream Venue”

Asara Wine Estate was first farmed in 1691, Asara has been family-owned throughout its history. Although initially two separate wine farms, the current owners combined both to create an estate that would be a warm, friendly, full-service destination. With execptional restuarants Raphael and Sansibar (cigar bar) over looking the beautiful dams while enjoying a lovely lunch.

The name Asara comes from the African gods Astar, Asis and Asase, who represent the earth, the sun and the sky. With nature very much at our core.

The wine estate and hotel is set on in the Cape winelands, and offers a naturally beautiful setting,when we entered 180 hectares of farmland I turned to Jason and said we are getting married Here!!, I instantly fell inlove it has a warm rustic welcome.

if you’re looking for a exceptional lazy lunch, a wedding venue or wine tasting, its the right place, the staff are on point and so proffessional…I really loved this place!! piece of heavenIMG-20141009-WA0002IMG-20141009-WA0004IMG-20141009-WA0003IMG-20141009-WA0006

Hootsuite vs. Tweetdeck

Social media, world is crazy with all of the social profiles out there (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn & YouTube), it becomes very time consuming to be able manage all these platforms, half the time I dont know my passwords, and spend up to 15 minutes creating a new passwords.Thank Goodness someone invented Hootsuite! my personal favourite.

I personally prefer Hootsuite over Tweetdeck.It allows me to manage all my accounts from one page,and the best part is I just have to know one password.

TweetDeck
TweetDeck’s light interface makes it a perfect to monitor your favorite Twitter Chat. Simply use the “search tool” to find your hashtag and you can create a column that shows only the tweets that have that hashtag, in that column. You can also respond to the tweets right there.

Hootsuite
Hootsuite has a bit more punch an and allows for so much more, a strategic approach to your social media management objectives. However, to truly get the power-packed benefits, you really need to step up beyond the free version and go pro the free option is quite limited…The go pro currently about $8.99 a month. Hootsuite allows you to save time and effectively managing all your social profiles in one spot.

My advice is go Hootsuite…time is precious and cant be wasted on social media….hootsuite-vs-tweetdeck

More than just a wine farm “Vredenheim”

Vredenheim is one of the few Wine Estates, that is not only a place to enjoy range of wines with wine tastings paired with supberb dishes at the restaurants on the estate: Hudson’s Restaurant and Barrique Restaurant.

It’s truly a place to spend the day with your family and is perfect for the kiddies.The spacious and beautiful lawns are lovely for picnics and kids to play.

On the estate their is a unique Big Cats Park which is home to lion, tiger, leopard, cheetah and caracal. Which is so exciting for the whole family.

There’s a variety of wildlife and game on the farm, they offer a choice of venues for an unforgettable wedding or the perfect function.
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Brunch @ Eat@simonsvlei

A lovely Sunday afternoon in Cape Town. Jason and decide to drive to Paarl for lunch,as we driving on the N1 we see Simonsvlei Wine Estate and decided to pop in for brunch.

Eat@Simonsvlei is a relaxed restaurant where you can either dine overlooking the lush lawn and pond or in the air-conditioned restaurant with fireplace in the winter months. Large windows ensure you don’t miss out on the surrounding Paarl mountain views. Which is absolute gorgeous!

We enjoyed the cheese platter for two, we wanted a light yet filling meal,which was accompanied by a glass of Rose and Siomonsvlei Cabernet Sauvignon (2013) Premier Collection.

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Robertson Wine Valley – “Die Laaitjie”

Die Laaitjie is situated on the scenic Route 62 between the Langeberg and Riviersonderend mountain ranges with the Breede River running through the valley.It is a a captavating expience surrounded in the beauty of Gods hands.

Endless exploration and activity awaited Jason and I in the Robertson Wine Valley.

We stayed at Die Laaitjie which is nestled in the smallest and last of the Dassieshoek valleys in the Langeberg mountains. It completely remote,which allowed you us to really enjoy the beauty it is surrounded in…

A scenic gravel road leads to Die Laaitjie,but before we made our way to Die Laaitjie,we thought how can we in the famous wine valley of Robertson and not enjoy this beauty wuthout a glass of Robertson Rose, I love the fruity Rose,its one of favourite its the Rose that makes me feel like im swimming in roses…

We enjoyed hiking trip up to the waterfalls, gentle stroll to the river after breakfast. IMG_20141024_172600IMG_20141024_161217IMG_20141024_160806IMG_20141026_080029IMG_20141026_075556i

A Darling Afternoon out at Cloof Wine Estate

Cloof’s oldest surviving vines were planted in 1966, with additional plantings in 1976 and 1987. A cellar was completed in time for the 1998 harvest, which allowed the first release of Cloof wines during the course of 1999.

In 2003 Darling was declared a wine region in it’s own right in recognition of the unique style and quality of wines grown there.

A few friends and I decided to hit the road,and visit Cloof Wine Estate,and were we in for a day :), we had a light lunch and tasted 19 different wines…Sjoe we were quite bold,in the wines you could taste the passion Cloof Wines has for bold, crispy, cherry wooded delightful flavours in their wines. My favourite was the (2014 Daisy Darling) the (2011 Cloof Merlot) and ofcourse the (2012 Cab Cult Cabernet Sauvignon.IMG_20140927_122339IMG_20140927_114558IMG_20140927_135858