Come Join Us – Chef Arno Janse van Rensburg – Chef and Owner of Janse and Co Restaurant

At Come Join Us we are constantly inspired by chefs in the South African food industry. Back in the day while studying at the ICA, Chef Arno and myself actually did one part of our practical together with the absolute legend himself Graeme Shapiro. Loads of fun times, hard work and laughs.
Today I chat to Chef Arno about his food journey and opening up his brand-NEW restaurant Janse and Co in Kloof Street, Cape Town. We chat about local and produce and working with the best of what South Africa can offer.

A definite must-visit for lunch or dinner when you are in Cape Town next time!

Come Join Us – Martine Solomon – Mzanzi Group – Motivational Speaker, Financial Consultant and Woman activist

Known for being an unstoppable force within the woman in the business sector of South Africa – I went to find out what’s behind the ‘not just a pretty face’ Martine Solomon. We delve into women in business and what we find very tricky but also rewarding having our own businesses in South Africa. We chat about our dreams and wishes for our country and what we can do to make it a better and safer South Africa especially for woman and children. We love our country – what can we do to help?

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Come Join Us – Martin Moore – Head Winemaker from Durbanville Hills

A winery as imposing as Durbanville Hills was always going to need a cellar master with matching personality and skill. Martin Moore was that person, appointed in 1998 while the cellar was still under construction. Martin was attracted to winemaking whilst growing up in Worcester, spending many a weekend on a farm – attentively watching vineyards coming into production and wine being produced at a small winery.

Come Wine With Us was privileged enough to be working with Durbanville Hills the last five years on specialized curated events. Known for their delicious crisp Sauvignon Blanc’s I went to chat to Martin about their brand NEW range called the ‘Reserve Range”. For the month of November we will be hosting our last Come Wine With Us events for the year in Durban and JHB with Durbanville Hills Reserve Range. Be sure not to miss these special events.

Come Join Us – Johan De Wet – Head of Marketing De Wetshof Estate

Growing up together as family friends I chat to Johan De Wet who heads up the marketing at De Westhof Wine Estate.
Very well known for their world-class Chardonnays we chat about what makes Robertson so special when it comes to this specific grape variety.
Travelling all over the world and keeping up with the latest technology and trends is what makes De Westhof in a class of its own.

Come Join Us – Jacques Bruwer – Winemaker and Owner of Bon Courage Wines

I grew up 3km from Bon Courage on a farm in Robertson. As a teenager, I used to work at Café Maude which belonged to Maude, Jacques sister. Then after my waitering stint of working school holidays and weekends, I moved over to the wine sales. I Absolutely loved the wines I worked with which ranged from prize winner Collombard Chardonnays, MCC and Red Wines.

On this podcast episode, I enjoy some oysters and chat with Jacques Bruwer about his dream of making MCC. “Innovation is an absolute key when it comes to making great wines.” Like they say Robertson is a small town with a big heart.

Come Join Us – Chef Mynhardt Joubert – Chef and Kokkedoor Winner

For the month of August Come Join Us is planning their first official “Come Travel With Us” trip to the Cape, South Africa. Part of the trip’s itinerary is a culinary food and wine experience with Chef Mynhardt Joubert in his loft apartment in Paarl. We went to find out what he has in store for us and what we can look forward to. Go and check out Chef Mynhardts Facebook page for more info on events coming up this year.

Come Join Us – Bertho van der Westhuizen – Head winemaker of Alto Wines

For the month of July, we will be hosting Alto wines “Like Father Like Son” food and wine pairing evenings in Johannesburg at our Come Wine With Us event happening on the 24th and 25th July at Van Der Linde Restaurant in Linden. In this specific podcast episode, we chat to head winemaker and guest at our event, Bertho van der Westhuizen about his love for RED wine as well as taking the reins from his father, previous head winemaker from Alto. Be sure not to miss out on this event! It’s going to be one for the books