House and Leisure December 2018

The small fishing town of Doringbaai is home to Fryer’s Cove Winery – the home of a few of the celebrated wines of the Cape West Coast.
Origin is an important detail to South African winemakers. What with such a diverse selection of estates across the country, the significance of origin sets a wine apart, giving it identity. On the shores of the Cape West Coast, vineyards are planted within a few hundred metres of Atlantic Ocean, utilizing the natural terroir of limestone and cold sea breezes to yield some of the finest white varietals that the region has to offer…

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Traveler 24, June 2018

In a nondescript section of the West Coast, there is a Western Cape dorpie that is so obscure and tiny that you may drive right past it without knowing. This is the heart of ‘gone-fishing’ land, a place where time slows to a virtual crawl and instead of an app, the sea and sky tell you what the weather will be like.
Welcome to Doringbaai and welcome to Fryers Cove…

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Rapport, June 2018

Fryer’s Cove se wyne word in ‘n eertydse kreeffabriek gemaak
Die see en witwyn is sinoniem met vakansie, en in Doringbaai is daar oorgenoeg van albei vir jou – ‘n egte Weskusdorpie, sowat 230 km Noord van Kaapstad, met sy oorsprong uit die verpak en uitvoer van kreef…

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Melkkos & Merlot, November 2018

Fryer’s Cove Vineyards
If ever there were an example of what can happen when imagination meets determination, Fryer’s Cove Vineyards would be it. Located about 300km from Cape Town up the West Coast, this is a vineyard that never should have been. Why? Well, because pretty much everything counted against it. For starters, it’s incredibly small – as in only four hectares currently under vine, with the option of expanding to just six. An international rugby field is about a hectare, so that’s how small we’re talking here. There is practically no rain – as in only 50mm a year on average. Consider that a teacup is 250mm and you’re starting to get the picture…

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IOL, June 2018

WATCH: This wine is made in a fishing village and tastes like the ocean
Drink / 4 June 2018, 07:00am / Nathan Adams

Fryer’s Cove is a taste of the ocean – Pic by Nathan Adams
Tucked away on the West Coast, about 300km from Cape Town there’s a fishing village producing some truly special wines.
Doringbaai is one of those towns most people only see in their rear-view mirror but if you stop and take the time to taste what is being produced at Fryer’s Cove Winery; you won’t be disappointed…

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Explore SA, July 2018

In July 2018, Cathy Dippnall wrote an article on Fryer’s Cove Vineyards
Wine Trek out West
Discover a gem of a winery hidden in a West Coast village
There are so many diverse treasures to discover along the Cape West Coast, not least the little coastal villages that are almost off the radar. Not only are they remote but they still retain the charm of a bygone era…

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Escape SA, July 2018

In July 2018, Escape SA wrote the following article…
A gem of a winery hidden in West Coast village

“The road is long with many a winding turn…” Courtesy the Hollies – He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother.

There are so many diverse treasures to discover along the Cape West Coast, not least the little coastal villages that are almost off the radar. Not only are they remote but they still retain the old worldness of days long past.

The roads are certainly long with many a winding turn, but if you are adventurous and have the time; then pile up and head for Doring Bay, a small fishing village nestled between Lamberts Bay and Strandfontein.

There is no straightforward way of reaching Doring Bay (formerly known as Thorn Bay) from the south unless you take the last few kilometres on a dirt road, but once there it is well worth the visit.

It is not just a one street sleepy hollow with its police station and general dealers, it’s great for fishing and surfing too. But its best kept secret is Fryer’s Cove, a unique and distinctive wine cellar to be found in a converted crayfish factory right next to the lighthouse, old jetty and the Doring Bay Abalone farming factory…

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Die Burger, July 2018

Beste kus is teen Weskus
Aan die Weskus word alles in oorvloed met gasvryheid gedoen.
Dis soos om terug te gaan na jou ouerhuis as jy teen die Weskus gaan kuier, want hier sal jy sommer dadelik tuis voel. Van Vredendal tot Doringbaai – elke stopplek op die Weskus-wynroete bied die warm gasvryheid van die omgewing, wat dit baie moeilik kam maak om net aan te klop vir ‘n “vinnige” proe…

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