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Wine Whisperer of the Banhoek Valley | Jocelyn Hogan Wilson

Posted on Tue June 15, 2021.

As Stellenbosch locals hailing from the Banhoek valley - we never thought that De Akker, marriage, motherhood, a legend called Serge, Carignan, and entrepreneur would feature in one sentence. That was until we sat down and chatted to Jocelyn Hogan Wilson, our golden thread and inspiration behind this very blog. She’s a winemaker, mom, and businesswoman who started the small independent wine label of Hogan Wines in our Banhoek Valley.

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Our Top 6 Stellenbosch Restaurants You Just Have To Try

Posted on Wed May 5, 2021.

As you may well know, Stellenbosch is quite a tourist destination! If you're not tasting wines at one of the 130 farms in the valley, you're probably strolling through the charming streets, admiring the Cape Dutch architecture and - again - being spoilt for choice with restaurants. While there certainly are (many) hidden gems, here are our current top 6 local-approved Stellenbosch restaurants you have to dine at during a stay with us.

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Wedding Dreams In The Cape Winelands Are Made At De Zeven

Posted on Tue April 20, 2021.

At De Zeven, we offer luxurious Stellenbosch accommodation and a wedding that lasts longer than merely a day, but rather an entire weekend getaway with close family and friends, where couples celebrate the fondest of memories while creating new ones to cherish for life.

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Limoenkloof - Our Labour of Love at De Zeven

Posted on Thu February 11, 2021.

Winemaking is often referred to as a ‘labour of love.’ But, like anything in life, the more you put in, the more you will get out. Respect is a huge factor, as well as kindness, gentleness, and most importantly – patience! At De Zeven, one of our many love languages is welcoming you with a glass from the Limoenkloof range, available for sale exclusively to De Zeven guests.

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Our 6 New Year's Resolutions to You

Posted on Fri January 1, 2021.

Ah, it's that time when personal trainers are on speed dial, calendars are filled with post-it notes and inspirational quotes to help us get more organised. But let's face it. New Year's Resolutions show great intention; after all, it's the thought that counts, right? Yet in reality, we hardly ever keep them, and come February, we're back into the Valentine's chocolates and treats.

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