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2014 Robertson Wine Guide

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Hanlie Allan, a UCT Michaelis School of Fine Art graphic design graduate, succumbed to the lure of the countryside and settled in Stanford in 1999.

She established her reputation in graphic design in the corporate world with clients like Woolworths, Clicks, Metropolitan and Amstel and continues to design for clients like The Burgundy and Overstrand Municipality.
A fine graphic designer, Hanlie now uses her profession to express her love of the country lifestyle – good food, excellent wine and genuine rural hospitality - in marketing brochures and publications of her own design.

A passion for travel, writing and wine combined with almost a lifetime spent in the magnificent Overberg gave Glynis van Rooyen all the natural ingredients to enter into the publishing and communications business.

A graduate of the University of Stellenbosch (BA), Glynis is a professional journalist and has authored several travel guides and innumerable travel and wine articles. She has worked extensively in marketing the tourism attractions of the Overberg and manages exclusive tours.

In their business Overberg Promotions and Publishing, the owners are enthusiastically developing publishing projects to market the marvels of the Overstrand and Overberg.
 Overberg Wine is in its 7th annual publication edition and the fourth Robertson (and surrounds) Wine Guide will be published in May 2014.

The latest addition to the publishing stable is the first guide to Extra Virgin Olive Oil in South Africa - an excellent tool for the consumer to find and buy this healthy local product.

The guide features 48 producers and information on how to taste, identify and store extra virgin olive oil. The medical benefits of using EVOO are also clarified as are some myths and assumptions regarding its use.

The guide is aimed at the consumer in South Africa who is generally uninformed about the quality and benefits of locally produced oil. The guide is available from the publishers: or the SA Olive Association: