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Raising a glass to Klink!

We’re thrilled to announce that we are finalists in the 2016 Klink Wine Tourism Awards in an all new category for hidden gems: Boutique Wineries. Eloquently described as: “Small production”, “artisanal” or even “cult”, Boutique is more a state of mind than a number of bottles; more of an attitude than a location. A proud […]

The beauty of country living: Elgin Open Gardens

Looking for an excuse to escape the city and replenish your soul in the quiet splendour of nature, now is the perfect time to plan a trip to the Elgin Valley. Just 45 minutes from Cape Town, the next two weekends are dedicated to sharing the vast and diverse beauty of our area’s natural heritage: […]

Calling chardonnay lovers: #ElginCY’s for you!

We’re counting down the days til spring and it’s not just because we’re looking forward to seeing green shoots on the vines again: Friday 7th and Saturday 8th of October heralds Wines of Elgin’s first ever Chardonnay Colloquium. For those unfamiliar with Latin, “colloquium” simply means a conference or seminar – so if you love […]

Hermanus Wine & Food Festival: taste your way from Elgin to Elim!

Next month, the Hermanus Wine & Food Festival (HWFF) celebrates its 18th birthday with a stellar lineup of over 50 wines producers  with more than 250 wines, affording visitors a unique opportunity to discover a cornucopia of exceptional Overberg estates, varietals and vintages. Routinely voted one of South Africa’s Top 10 Wine Festivals, whether you’re […]

Elgin Cool Wine & Country Festival 2016

Next weekend is the annual #ElginCoolFest. This year we are unable to participate due to a function at Lothian House that was booked far in advance but for anyone who appreciates the elegance of Elgin’s wines, this festival is a great excuse to get out of the city to spend a day (or two) soaking […]

Holiday Highlights

Summer is far from over but most of us are still reminiscing over the festive season’s fun – or dreaming about the next holiday. As the grapes slowly ripened in the sun, there was a lot going on here at Lothian…   There were year events:       A 60th birthday party:   Pampering […]

15th annual Elgin Open Gardens

If you’ve got green fingers, love gardening or are looking for a great day out in the country, be sure to diarize this year’s Elgin Open Gardens. Less than an hour drive from Cape Town, you can enjoy access to a magnificent collection of 21 beautiful gardens in the Elgin-Grabouw, Vyeboom and Bot River areas. […]

New life at Lothian…

Spring is always a delightful time: the pruned vines start to sprout fresh green leaves and evidence of new life can be seen all over the farm. At the end of August, a beautiful filly Shamira was born to Amani.     Amani (meaning ‘hope and aspiration’) has been a rather grumpy horse who longed […]