Entries by BnW Editor

,

Lovane Boutique Wine Estate

LovanE is one of the smallest wine estates near Stellenbosch, situated in the picturesque Boland, neighbouring the famous Neethlingshof Wine Estate and Overgaauw Wine Estate. 2.5 Hectare vineyards were planted on virgin land in 2003. The plantings consist of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. The first wine was produced in […]

,

Stellenbosch Wine Route

Stellenbosch American Express® Wine Routes, one of the biggest tourist attractions in the Western Cape. The original Stellenbosch Wine Route was founded in 1971 and has been promoting its members for more than 30 years. Today the new Stellenbosch American Express® Wine Routes represent more than 200 wine and grape producers within the boundaries of […]

,

Giant Bicycles

Bikes ‘n Wines is proudly partnered with Giant Bicycles. We rely on giant for all our bicycles, parts and maintenance. Giant was founded in 1972 with a mission: to create better bikes and improve the cycling experience. From the very start, innovation and manufacturing expertise set us apart. It began with our lightweight chromoly frames. […]

,

Greenpop

Bikes ‘n Wines gives back to community by partnering with Greenpop. For every 10 guests on our tours, we donate 1 tree for greenpop to plant Greenpop is a social enterprise that plants trees and facilitates environmental education and upliftment in under-greened areas. In the last year, we have planted over 7000 trees at more […]

,

Skilpadvlei

The farm derives its charming name from the legendary colony of water tortoises that was found on the land in the 1800’s. Skilpadvlei has been in the hands of the Joubert family since 1917.  Today, fourth generation Willie Joubert upholds the proud family tradition of harnessing the rich potential of the land with a dedicated […]

,

Van Ryn’s

Van Ryn’s was established in 1845 by Jan Van Ryn. The Stellenbosch distillery was built in 1905 using stone from the Eerste River. This building is still in use today. Brandy is made from Chenin Blanc and colonbar grapes. These are then crushed and allowed to ferment in to a crisp wine. This wine is […]

,

Vredenheim

The farm Vredenheim was given to Hendrik Elbertz by Simon Van der Stel, who was the governor of the Cape at the time. It then went through a series of owners until it was purchased by the Roux family in 1772. The farm remained in the Roux family for 170 years. The new owners have […]

,

SAYTC

BACKPACKING SOUTH AFRICA (BSA) was formed in 1998 as a trust organisation for the purpose of cooperatively marketing South Africa as the best international backpacking and adventure destination. In 2007, BSA recognised the need to incorporate address other aspects of youth tourism. BSA expanded and the South African Youth Travel Confederation (SAYTC) was formed. SAYTC […]