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All about herbs

Our resident horticulturalist, Niall is nothing if not a pragmatist. So whilst pottering around his own garden, Niall reflected on what he could eat and enjoy from his patch of earth... "I decided to see what I could eat and use medicinally out of my little patch." Thankfully, the medicinal herbs and flora he uncovered are all perfectly legal :) Take a look for yourself, then consider foraging in your own garden to see which of these you have and could use before dashing out to the shops or pharmacy... Apart from the usual suspects we all know and love [...]

June 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Coffee 101

In a city brimming with fine coffee roasters, Rosetta Roastery is one of the finest. With an almost cult-like following and a close-to-religious zeal for their craft, Rosetta has quickly amassed an impressive line-up of awards... To name just a few - they've been listed on the List of Top 25 Cafes in the World to see before you die, featured on Top10for.com's List of 10 Best Coffee Houses in the World, and been awarded the title of House & Leisure's Best Cafe in South Africa. They also happen to be one of the favourite coffee spots for Aussie Masterchef's Matt Preston to grab a cup when [...]

June 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Winter’s best whites

Three is a charm. Especially when it comes to incredible white wines that pair beautifully with winter fare. Our much-loved Chardonnay Reserve 2014 is made from our very best hand-picked, first-press Chardonnay and was awarded an enviable 4 and a half stars in John Platter. Prepare for a fresh and complex nose of ripe citrus, fresh pineapple and butterscotch. The palate is elegant and leans more to an old world style with an exceptional balance of fruit and texture. Our brand new Semillon 2014 possesses an exquisitely complex nose of limes, orange marmalade and earthy notes, whilst the palate is full-bodied with [...]

May 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|

What’s up at Uitsig?

On the farm, we've been busy uprooting old, sick vines and planting new ones, installing the trellis on young vines, and finishing the sowing of our cover crops. The rains are a bit late, so along with the rest of the drought-stricken Cape, we’re praying more comes soon. Open Door's Wine Wednesdays is increasingly gaining a following - so be sure to book soon to take advantage of their great offer. And The Bike Park at Uitsig is as popular as ever. Check out their updated prices here. Of course, it's hard to miss the most exciting development at the [...]

May 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|

What’s up at Uitsig?

A wonderful thing about being surrounded by vineyards is the unsentimental, unceasing and yet truly exquisite way the passing of time is observed. The flourish and leaping greens of summer, almost overnight, give way to burnt orange, rusty red and brown leaves...

April 26th, 2017|What's up at Uitsig|

The art of dirt

Our resident gardening guru, Niall McKrill, shares his secrets to creating crème de la crème compost. “As winter approaches and piles of leaves begin to accumulate, now’s the perfect time to start making your own compost. So let’s get down and somewhat dirty…

April 26th, 2017|News|

Reflections on reaping

Reflecting on the 2017 harvest, it seems it was an outstanding one for most vineyards in the Cape. Our winemaker, Jacques, agrees...

April 26th, 2017|News|

Winter Whites

Who can deny the lure of a good red on a cold day? As temperatures begin to dip, thoughts of warmer food and rich red wines begin to sound oh-so-good… But you’d be crazy to disregard all white wines until warmer weather surfaces again. Here’s why, and which wines to reach for…

April 26th, 2017|Food Pairings, The Tasting Sessions|

Part of the furniture

Boetie Isaacs hasn’t just worked at Uitsig for 46 years, he was raised here too.

March 25th, 2017|News|

Here’s to long life!

We’ve collected the best insights on longevity we could find…

March 25th, 2017|News|