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Lust Bistro nominated for a KLINK Award!

It’s KLINK season and that means that it’s time for you, the consumer, to make your opinion count in the fourth annual KLINK Wine Tourism Awards. This year Lust Bistro & Bakery has been nominated in the ‘Beyond Expectations’ category. Situated between the KLINK Award for casual dining-style, country cuisine and fine dining – this […]

Gearing up for Cape Wine 2015

The Cape Wine international trade show is the flagship business showcase of the South African wine industry and is presented at the CTICC (Cape Town International Convention Centre) every three years by WOSA (Wines of South Africa). This event is a highlight on the South African wine industry’s business calendar and it’s the most successful […]


Vrede en Lust releases flagship wines

Vrede en Lust released four new flagship vintages in the Vrede en Lust range, the cellar’s well-known range with its easy recognisable, striking black labels. The Vrede en Lust Kogelberg Chenin Blanc 2013, from a first ever Chenin Blanc vineyard in the Elgin Valley, was released together with the Vrede en Lust Pinot Noir 2014, […]


An ode to enigmatic terroir

The French word “terroir” referring to all the natural influences on a grape, and resultant wine, has been a hot topic in the local industry for many years now. Literally translated as soil or earth, it encompasses not only the soil in which the vineyard is planted, but also its topography, climate and all aspects […]

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Ballade vir ‘n Enkeling CT premiere

On Monday night our venue was shining with the brightest stars in the South African film industry.  It was the premiere of the upcoming film, Ballade vir ‘n Enkeling in our venue and all the cast and crew from the film, media and specially selected guests attended this magical event.  Guests were treated to beautiful artisan […]

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and the winner is…

The moment many of our Vrede en Lust wine lovers have been waiting for, is finally here.  A few months ago we ran a competition on our social media, mailing list and to Vrede en Lust wine club members, prompting them to suggest a name for our new Rhone blend which was due for release in the new year. […]


Shedding a light on load shedding

“Load shedding is a measure of last resort to prevent the collapse of the power system country-wide.  When there is insufficient power station capacity to supply the demand (load) from all the customers, the electricity system becomes unbalanced, which can cause it to trip out country-wide (a blackout), and which could take days to restore.” […]