Wine Farms

Cape Town, Coffee Shops

Chart Farm and Coffee Terrace


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We shot Chart Rose Farm’s video profile over the weekend. It’s a divine coffee terrace and rose picking farm in Constantia, Cape Town. As the only place in the Cape Peninsula where you can select and pick your own roses, Chart Farm offers a unique experience for visitors. The Coffee Terrace serves teas, cakes, breakfasts and lunches. Along with the magnificent views of the Constantia Valley, it’s a great meeting place. Open daily from 9:00am – 4:30pm, the farm stall alongside the terrace offers fresh farm produce (in season), including lemons, limes, grapes, chestnuts and vegetables.

Check out their awesome website here and join them on facebook here.

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Cape Town, Coffee Shops

Charly’s Bakery


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We recently shot at the famous Charly’s Bakery at 38 Canterbury Street in Cape Town. We enjoyed some great weather and awesome crowd shots of happy customers feasting their eyes on all the delicious treats!

Check out their awesome website here and join them on facebook here. Watch this space for their video, soon to be added to our online database and our YouTube Channel.

Located in District 6, Cape Town, Charly’s Bakery is a family run business which was begun by Charly and Jacqui Biess in 1989. It specialises in “Mucking Afazing” designer cakes for all occasions, as well as a range of fun and bright cupcakes, petit fours, cookies and other yummies.

Over the years the business has grown and their 3 daughters, Alexandra, Daniella and Roch have joined them in creating their crazy, magical, glitter-filled world of Oompa Loompas, Luf Luf and decadently Wicked Chocolate Cake.

Their philosophy is to innovate, not imitate, and that the more you give the more you’ll get ♥

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Cape Town, Wine Farms

Groot Constantia


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Ok so one of my favourite wine farms of all time is “Groot Constantia Wine Estate“. It’s located in the Constantia Valley in Cape Town, South Africa. I like it so much that I requested it when I shot my Top Billing interview with Janez. – click HERE to read more about that interview and HERE to see the photos from it. What a pleasure shooting Groot Constantia’s official video profile for Skybok. Here’s putting in a word for Grant Newton, its Marketing Director – absolute legend. The entire estate is a national heritage site and fully operational wine farm. The shoot was smooth and the weather was perfect. Did you know that it’s one of Cape Town’s “Big 6″? – Fellow members are Table Mountain, The V&A Waterfront, Robben Island, Kirstenbosch Gardens and Cape Point. It’s won over 36 gold medals over the last 10 years in various wine excellence competitions… Now that’s impressive! Great place to have a function. Watch their video and see what all the fuss is about! For more photos Skybok took on the day, click HERE.

Franschhoek, Wine Farms

Vrede en Lust


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We recently shot the video profile for Skybok of Vrede en Lust Wine Farm in Franschhoek, about an hour’s drive from Cape Town.

What a pleasure!

I’m a huge fan of their wine and this is honestly one of the most beautiful wine farms I’ve seen.

They have certainly left a lasting impression!

I actually purchased their flagship wine, The Boet Erasmus 2009, at the Good Food and Wine Fest in Cape Town – see my article on it by clicking HERE.

The history of Vrede en Lust is a story of passion, vision and resurrection, which goes as far back as 1688, when Flemish merchant Jacques de Savoye arrived at the Cape with the French Huguenots.

Absolutely love their accommodation – nice place to go for a romantic weekend away!

Am I giving you some good ideas? ;)

For more photos Skybok took on the day, click HERE.

Take a watch of their video and see what all the fuss is about!

Here are some more interesting blog articles about Vrede en Lust from popular blogs:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g469391-d1009145-Reviews-Vrede_en_Lust_Winery-Franschhoek_Western_Cape.html

http://www.roomsforafrica.com/establishment.do?id=4709

http://dostuffct.com/activity/klapmuts/vrede-en-lust-wine-farm

http://www.wine.co.za/directory/wineryfree.aspx?CLIENTID=4760

Stellenbosch, Wine Farms

Warwick Wine Estate


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‘Breath-taking’ took on a whole new meaning for me  recently when I arrived at a secluded spot on a mountain top overlooking Stellenbosch vineyards.

Here in South Africa we are very well-known for our gorgeous wine regions, specifically those in the Western Cape (where I live).

Tourists flock from miles around to tour the famous Stellenbosch wine route- the first and oldest wine route in the heart of the wine producing regions! The route takes you along several winding country roads and patrons stop over at various wine estates along the way. The route represents over 300 wineries. There are a number of sub-routes to make it easier for people to travel it. They are the Bottelary Hills, Devon Valley Vintners, Helderberg and Simonsberg-Stellenbosch. The idea is that people stop off at various estates along the route and enjoy wine tasting, cellar tours, picnicking on the lawns and perhaps a lunch at what is bound to be an award-winning restaurant on the estate.

While shooting a video profile for one of the estates – Warwick Wine Estate- we were given a complimentary gourmet picnic basket and a drive in a 4×4 up a vine-covered hill.

While driving up, all I could see were fields of vineyards stretched before me and stunning views.

It was a perfect experience.

If you don’t already, I recommend that you do more of this kind of excursion – nothing beats a chilled glass of Sauvignon Blanc and a killer view!

Go check out their website http://www.warwickwine.com/

And view more photos Skybok took while shooting the estate HERE

Stellenbosch, Wine Farms

Simonsig Wine Estate


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Skybok filmed the video profile for Simonsig Wine Estate in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Simonsig is located in the heart of the Stellenbosch wine region. Travelling there to film was such a pleasure. We got a beautiful view of the Simonsberg Mountain (after which the wine estate is named), not to mention some even more lovely shots around the estate itself. They are the only wine estate with a working wine cellar, and it was fascinating watching this process!