What's happening in the old Orchid Nursery?

Posted on February 15, 2018 by Nikki Friedman

We have some exciting plans for the old Orchid Nursery space. Here are some pics as a teaser. Stay tuned...

Posted in Franschhoek, Franschhoek Wine, Franschhoek Wine Estate, Franschhoek Wineries, Môreson, Wine Tasting

Bastille Festival 2011

Posted on July 18, 2011 by Nikki

We've got a whole lot of pictures from the 2011 Bastille Festival. If you'd like to check them out you'll find them on our Facebook page.

They're super-fantastic ... probably because they include a guillotine, our winemaker in an incredible moustache and JP in an unforgettable goatee.


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Franschhoek Bastille Festival 2011

Posted on July 14, 2011 by Nikki

This super festival, which is a must for those looking to banish the winter woes, takes place on Saturday the 16th and Sunday the 17th of July. If you've never attended check out our pictures from last year's Bastille. It was a hoot-and-a-half.

We will all be attending and our family will have the following on offer:


The full range of Miss Molly wines including the perennially popular Miss Molly Bubbly, a rather macabre guillotine and our wine maker sporting a very distinguished tache. niaace.

Bread & Wine Vineyard Restaurant

Neil's scrumptious boerewors rolls, Toulouse rolls; game, butternut and walnut sausages, filled focaccia, and - of course - a healthy supply of Tina's totally-addictive fudge. There will also be a variety of Neil's famous charcuterie - Coppa, Saussison Sec, Spanish Cured Loin, Biltong and Tasson - for sale in the town hall. salivate.salivate. salivate.

Le Quartier Français

The beautiful and decidedly tasty Mademoiselle Lamb Burger – Lamb Burger’s lesser known but equally delicious niece - will be making an appearance this weekend at the 2011 Bastille Festival. She'll be accompanied by a selection of her favourite treats including: bitterballen and brownies. wawaweewa.

P.S. Tickets are almost sold out. To book your Bastille Festival 2011 ticket/s online please click here.

Posted in 2011, Bastille Festival, Bitterballen, Boerewors Rolls, Bread & Wine, Brownies, filled focaccia, Franschhoek, Franschhoek Wine, Franschhoek Wine Estate, Franschhoek Wineries, fudge, game butternut and walnut sausages, July, Lamb Burger, Le Quartier, Le Quartier Français, LQF, Môreson, Neil Jewell, News, Tina Jewell, Toulouse Rolls, Vineyard Restaurant

Miss Molly = 1 / Vet = 0

Posted on July 12, 2011 by Nikki

Our famous Miss Molly had to been rushed to the vet at 10 in the evening with a Biliary scare. Unable to stand by herself she was lifted into our 4 x 4 and chauffeured - by me - to her vet in Stellenbosch.

Molly, and I am sure those of you who know her can attest to this, is not a quiet passenger. On this specific trip she insisted on backseat driving the.whole.way Every time we took a turn she let out a deathly moan and I have come to realize that she is not a fan of my driving. I'm sure she believes she could do a far better job. She is, after all, Miss Molly.

After what seemed like a longer than average trip, mostly due to the fact that Molly tried to climb onto my lap more than once, we finally arrived at the vet. Once again Molly found herself too weak to get out of the car without assistance. So her chauffeured became her lackey and carried her into the vet.

At this point in our journey Molly made a remarkable recovery. It took her a while but when she realized that we were at the vet she perked up dramatically. This, the vet informed me, is a fairly common occurrence.

During her examination our dear Molly tried to eat the very nice, and I do mean very nice, vet on three separate occasions. Embarrassingly - as Molly and I later discovered - he is a big fan of her wines. After he mentioned this very important fact Molly seemed to warm a bit. This, I think, was entirely thanks to the delicious dog biscuit she got for not eating the vet being such a brave girl.

After all of this it turned out that Molly did not have Biliary. She'd come done with a case of Garbage Disease. Which she caught from eating something that she really shouldn't have. Charming.

We left the vet - an hour later with, I think, one less fan (the vet) - and Molly had to again be lifted into the back of the car. The vet, far stronger than myself, couldn't help because  every time he approached me she tried remodel his pants with her teeth.

On the drive back to Franschhoek Molly resumed her very effective method of backseat driving and, once she got home (after she was lifted from the car), she proceeded to spend a good few minutes telling the rest of her dog family about her adventures.

No doubt she mentioned how she'd nearly eaten her first vet. This, I believe, is considered very impressive stuff in the dog world.


Posted in Dog World, Eat, Franschhoek Wine, Franschhoek Wine Estate, Franschhoek Wineries, Impressive, Miss Molly, News, Vet, Visit

Off the Hoek!

Posted on July 11, 2011 by Nikki

A farm is absolutely beautiful at the moment.

We've got a lot on the go from the refurbishing of Bread & Wine Vineyard Restaurant to the pruning of our vineyards, harvesting of our lemons, waiting patiently for our avocados to ripen and - of course - our ongoing preparations for the upcoming Bastille Festival (including a very fetching guillotine which was delivered on Friday). It's all very exciting. Seriously, it's awesome!

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If you're in the area you should pop in for a visit and experience all the magic. You know you want to. Come on, step away from the PC and closer to the Hoek.


Posted in Avocado, Bread & Wine Vineyard Restaurant, Franschhoek Restaurant, Franschhoek Wine, Franschhoek Wine Estate, Franschhoek Wineries, Gorgeous, Lemon, Môreson, Neil Jewell, News, Premium Wine, Pretty, Vines, Vineyard, Vineyard Restaurant, Wine, Winter

10% off all Môreson and Miss Molly Wines

Posted on June 27, 2011 by Nikki

We have just launched this-here new website which comes with a nifty eCommerce section. So now you can order your Môreson and Miss Molly without having to leave the comfort and warmth of home. Nice.

We are busy promoting this new online store and we've got a great coupon - for family and friends (this includes you, of course) - which entitles the holder to an awesome 10% discount on all Môreson and Miss Molly wines purchased online. This coupon is valid until the 30th of September 2011. You can use it as many times as you want and you're more than welcome to share it with your friends.

Wines are subject to availability so fans of our award-winning Môreson Premium Chardonnay, Môreson Pinotage and Môreson Magia should make early use of this opportunity to stock up.

The coupon code is: nik_fri

Go on, use it. You know you want to.

P.S. If you're based in Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Paarl or Franschhoek we'll replace the R140 delivery charge (per 6 or 12 bottles) with a bottle of our super Môreson Cabernet Franc (valued at R150 a bottle).

P.P.S. We presently only offer the facility to purchase online, through us, to South African customers.


Posted in 10% discount on wine, coupons, Franschhoek Wine, Franschhoek Wine Estate, Franschhoek Wineries, friends and family, Môreson online store, News, yum

Neil Jewell tackles the Holiest of Holy Guy Meals

Posted on June 15, 2011 by Nikki

Our favourite chef - Neil Jewell - recently appeared in Men's Health where he tackled the Holiest of Holy Guy Meals, the burger.

I've scanned in a copy of the article but I think that you should still pick up a copy of the magazine because, let's face it, my scanning abilities leave a lot to be desired. I think that I've finally come to terms with the fact that I will never been a Professional Scanner. It's a lot to deal with but I am sure you will all be relieved to hear that I'm handling the disappointment surprisingly well. Shoo. I can here that collective sigh of relief.

Posted in Bread & Wine, Burger, Delicious Burger, Franschhoek Restaurant, Franschhoek Wine, Franschhoek Wine Estate, Franschhoek Wineries, Men's Health, Môreson, Neil Jewell, Neil's Burger, News, Restaurant, The Best Burger

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