AWESOME DATE IDEAS FOR WINE LOVERS
November 08, 2018
Are you a budding oenophile with an insatiable love of all things wine-related? Step right up! We’ve found three awesome date ideas for couples who adore wine, but are looking for something a little more exciting than the stock standard wine tasting.
WACKY WINE WEEKEND
Who ever said date night should be confided to a single evening? Plan ahead, take some time off and make a weekend off it at the Wacky Wine Weekend in the Robertson Valley. The Wacky Wine Weekend
is one of the most highly anticipated wine events in the Western Cape and showcases the finest wines from cellars like Van Loveren
as part of a weekend-long celebration that features great music, entertainment and so much more.
TOP TIP: Book your accommodation well in advance – Robertson fills up quick as a wink.
THE FORGOTTEN ROUTE
Weird, wonderful and uniquely South African, this exceptional tour takes you on a quest into South Africa’s hinterland as you follow in the footsteps of the men that tamed the African wild. It includes a train trip to Matjiesfontein, stopovers at some great micro-wineries and all sorts of shenanigans from the tour leaders. A must-do!
A FYNBOS & WINE PAIRING
Sustainability superheroes and makers of top-notch tipples, Bartinney Wines
offers wine lovers a chance to experience how the unique flavours of their farm’s fynbos are a match made in heaven with their boutique wines. Taste three different Bartinney varietals and learn more about the amazing Cape Floral Kingdom first-hand.
TOP TIP: If you’d like to find out more about great foodie experiences like these, keep an eye on brand new online Eatsplorer Magazine
What did we tell you? Doesn’t that sound amazing? Here’s to enjoying the many marvels of the South African wine industry, supporting our local producers and creating jobs while you’re at. Bottoms up!
6 REASONS WHY COUPLES SHOULD TAKE TIME OUT FOR ROMANTIC GETAWAYS
• Anticipation and excitement
• Reduce stress and improve mental health
• Strengthens the structure of a relationship
• Better relationships with spouse and children
• Increased work performance
• Renews intimacy
“No matter what has happened. No matter what you’ve done. No matter what you will do. I will always love you.
I swear it.”
––Defiance by C.J. Redwine
“I wanted to tell you that wherever I am, whatever happens, I’ll always think of you, and the time we spent
together, as my happiest time. I’d do it all over again, if I had the choice. No regrets.”
––Boundless by Cynthia Hand
“And in her smile I see something more beautiful than the stars.”
––Across the Universe by Beth Revis
“It’s one thing to fall in love. It’s another to feel someone else fall in love with you, and to feel a
responsibility toward that love.”
––Every Day by David Levithan
“I love you the way a drowning man loves air. And it would destroy me to have you just a little.”
––The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson
“I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things.
I’m in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable,
and that we’re all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and
I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have, and I am in love with you.”
––The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
“I never loved you any more than I do, right this second. And I’ll never love you any less than I do,
right this second.”
––Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
“Sometimes I can’t see myself when I’m with you. I can only just see you.”
––Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson
“I am catastrophically in love with you.”
––Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
“I knew the second I met you that there was something about you I needed. Turns out it wasn’t
something about you at all. It was just you.”
––Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire