Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate - South African Wine Country at Its Very Best by Yasemen Kaner-White

I was initially struck by the estate’s sheer size and natural beauty, there was a sense of being transported to a secret hideaway. Less than one hour drive from Cape Town, set within the famed Franschhoek Valley in South Africa’s Western Cape, Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate, a 300 year old, 47 acre area, is really rather special and definitely worth a visit. The perfect abode to be based whilst exploring Franschhoek. 

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Sleeping Beauty: La Clape Awakens to a Crown | Languedoc | France by Valentine Mühlberger

Despite its imperial beginning, it took more than two thousand years and a great deal of patience for La Clape to earn an AOC crown. This summer La Clape, a landmass that was once a Mediterranean island (more on that in just a bit), was appointed Appellation d’origine contrôlée, which is a prestigious, rigorously controlled regional or sub-regional designation.

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