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Esona in the May issue of Wanted magazine

Business Day’s Wanted did a commentary on the Robertson wine valley for their May issue and Esona was one of the farms featured! Thank you Wanted, what a privilege to be part of your prestigious publication. You can read their story about the Robertson wine valley online or you can download a PDF of the […]

Caryl’s Roast Gammon

My Story… When I was growing up we always had an endless stream of relatives and visitors to our house over the Dec / Jan holidays. My mom was very good at organizing the house and the whole family well in advance, moving beds around etc., cleaning and washing everything in sight. My sisters & […]

In the news

It’s been an amazing year for Esona and we received some fantastic coverage after guests explored the Robertson Wine Valley and all it has to offer. Click on the links below to see what they wrote: indwe-magazine 5 must-do wine activities in Robertson Valley this summer

Caryl’s Hake Fillets with a parmesan crumb topping

My Story… Our family has always loved fish. As long as I can remember we had fish at least once a week, either fresh or as fish cakes or in a pie. Living in such close proximity to the sea, there is no excuse for us not to enjoy it often. My dad loved going […]

Viticulturist/Wine maker

Do you love everything about wine? Does wine excite you? Have you just completed your studies and looking to gain some practical experience in the industry? If you answered yes to the above then…this job is just for you! Esona is a boutique winery, producing limited release wine from single vineyards nestled beside the Breede […]

Caryl’s Apple Tart

My Story… As promised, here is my apple tart recipe. So simple to make, even a child can do it with adults help. I started helping my mom in the kitchen from about the age of 8. Coming from a large family, there was always plenty to do in the kitchen as we entertained often […]

Caryl’s Blindekuikentjies – Roasted Stuffed Chicken Breasts

My Story… Chicken is so versatile and tasty if properly cooked, so although I have given you 2 chicken recipes previously, I never tire of ‘chicken’ and find it a ‘must have’ meat to always have at hand in the fridge or freezer. Chicken is probably the most economical meat to roast for a ‘Sunday […]

Life on our farm (Part 5)

Taking it slow Have you ever wondered what a farmer does during the winter months? Now that our vines are resting we can lie back and take a long breather until the next season starts. This is the time of the year where we can take things slow and enjoy the simple pleasures in life. […]

Life on our farm (Part 4)

Get ready for Wacky Wine Weekend! Our team is busy preparing for the 13th annual Wacky Wine Weekend that will take place from 2–5 June 2016. If you have not yet had the opportunity to experience a Wacky Wine Weekend, it truly is one of the biggest and best wine festivals in the country! More […]

Life on our farm (Part 3)

On the outskirts of the Boland After a busy harvest season behind us, our vines are going into rest for the winter months while our wines on the other hand is in the process of being hand crafted to perfection. This time of the year it is like time is standing still at Esona. Guests […]