Harvest & Winemaking 2022

Crate of Vionier grapes

This week we began harvesting and making wine. The grapes are good quality this year but the baboons, growing in number on the mountain, have taken tons off the crop. Here the team is picking viognier which is then taken to the winery to be destemmed and crushed, before being pressed. After settling overnight the…

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After School Programme

After School Game Changer workshop at Fynbos Estate

Closing the Opportunity Gap “After School Programmes enrich learners’ lives and grow dreams.” This amazing programme for learners is run by the department of Western Cape Government, in partnership with the City of Cape Town and a number of NGO’s. They recently held a second workshop at Fynbos. Everybody worked really hard and said our…

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Year End Celebration Specials

Year End Functions near Cape Town Swartland

It is that time of year again and Fynbos is offering four inclusive packages to make it easy for you to book a magical function to suit your budget. Fynbos has a reputation for its delicious country food and farm fresh, locally sourced and seasonal ingredients. Dragonridge Wines, made on the farm, are delicious organic…

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UCT Critical Urbanism Workshop

Research and Design Workshop for Masters Students in the Critical Urbanism Program. This group has come to us twice before – each time with different students. It is a joint program between UCT and the University of Basel in Switzerland. Students spent each day in session in the Pavilion covering the awnings with different colour…

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BDI Tiny Home Project

The Biodiversity & Development Institute  – a non-profit international organisation – has chosen Fynbos Estate for their Tiny Home Project. The BDI team headed by Pete, Dieter and Les designed an extraordinary small mobile home to put up international students coming to do biodiversity research.   The project was launched a few weeks ago with…

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BEST MOVE Pilates Workshop

BEST MOVE Pilates Workshop

BEST MOVE Pilates based in Cape Town brought a number of lovely women to Fynbos for a weekend of rest and restoration, plus two extended pilates sessions in glorious weather in the Pavilion. They enjoyed specially chosen meals and wine, and since many are mothers, they celebrated mother’s day while they were at it .…

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Vinpro / Winetech Workshop

Vinpro Winetech Workshop in the Swartland at Fynbos Estate

Vinpro and Wintech ran a workshop at Fynbos Estate directed predominantly to Swartland grape growers, to assist them in their production. They chose De Perdestal as a venue. They said it worked excellently and the food was delicious. Actually, they were especially treated to a sweet and savoury high tea.

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UCT Research and Design Workshop

UCT Research and Design Workshop for Masters students in the Critical Urbanism Program

Masters students in the Critical Urbanism Program This group has come to us twice before – each time with different students. It is a joint program between UCT and the University of Basel in Switzerland. Students spent each day in session in the Pavilion covering the awnings with different coloured bits of paper and had…

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