Not everyone is aware of the grape vines growing in Newlands. Roy Davies, General Manager of The Vineyard Hotel explains, “Wine-growing in this area of the southern suburbs actually pre-dates wine-making in Constantia – only a few hundred metres from where our vineyard is, Jan van Riebeeck planted South Africa’s first vines along the Liesbeek […]

Does your company offer a wellness programme? It should. The benefits of a healthy work force to the business should be obvious; for staff they can be life-saving. Not only would such a programme ensure fewer sick days, but according to Gallup research, healthy employees are engaged employees and as Jim Harter Ph.D., a chief […]

The phenomenon that is Tennessee Williams’s The Hotel Plays had its African premiere at the Vineyard this winter. Featuring some of Williams’s most lyrical and powerful writing, The Hotel Plays opened in Cape Town fresh from successful, sold-out performances in New York and London. Directed by veteran, multi-award winning director Fred Abrahamse and starring critically acclaimed actors Nicole Franco, […]

Our team is working hard to get the garden ready for winter. Here our horticulturalist Bruce Nutman gives his top tips on preparing your greenery for the chilly season

Long Café, off the Hotel’s main foyer, offers a truly unique ‘connoisseur’ coffee experience with distinctive coffees sourced from individually selected, sustainably-managed estates across the globe, freshly roasted and blended on site.

In honour of Women’s Month, Vineyard’s Anita Thomson and Sarah Chihurani spent three days at Haskell Vineyards learning more about winemaking from experienced female wine maker, Riani Strydom.

The Vineyard Hotel was the official accommodation sponsor for the Good Food and Wine Show, hosting the chefs during their time in Cape Town. At the show, our resident chefs did a number of cooking demos and shared their insight into the art of wine-pairing, using wines from our five wine partners. Want to dazzle […]

Fresh from sold-out performances in New York and London, The Hotel Plays is coming to the Vineyard Hotel this winter. It will feature a double bill of Williams’s Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen as well as Green Eyes.

Thembeka Njena, one of our restaurant staff, recently completed her WSET Global Level 1 exam, and passed with flying colours. She was sponsored by one of our wine partners, Klein Constantia, as part of the PIWOSA Women in Wine initiative.

Horticulturalist and Group Sustainability manager Chris van Zyl, pictured on the left with Responsible Tourism’s Prof. Harold Goodwin, gave a talk at the recent World Travel Market, hosted at the Cape Town Convention Centre (CTICC). It was hugely educational and delved into our many sustainable practices.

Our ‘Tastes’ festivals have become a firm highlight and in 2016 we celebrate its 10 year anniversary with a fitting theme   The upcoming Tastes of 2016 promises a sensational line up, celebrating its auspicious tenth year with the suitably fitting theme – ‘knowledge sharing’. This will essentially ‘swap’ Vineyard’s chefs and their staff with […]

The Vineyard Hotel’s tenth annual series of “Tastes” wine-paired dinners is well underway, and on Friday, 20 May they will be hosting an evening with Mulderbosch.