In true South African tradition, over 160 residents of Val de Vie Estate enjoyed our second annual potjiekos competition, hosted in the Pearl Valley Boma. While residents and friends huddled around 19 fires, preparing their favourite potjie recipe, children delighted in exploring the wide-open spaces on the estate.

 The judges – Mynhardt Joubert (Winner of KykNet’s popular cooking reality show, Kokkedoor), Ryk Neethling (fellow neighbour), and Jaco van Tonder (owner of Paarl’s Goedehoop Slaghuis) – thoroughly enjoyed tasting and comparing the various elements and awarded prizes to the top three dishes.




Congratulations to the 2017 winners!

First place: Brickart with an Oxtail Potjie

Second place: Pot Luck Club with a Moroccan Lamb Potjie

Third place: Beauty & the Beast with a Pork Belly Pot


The time and effort placed into each potjie was evident and we look forward to the 2018 competition.



In the Beginning...

The idea of "Val de Vie" started almost 30 years ago when the visionary Martin Venter had a vivid dream of a place in the winelands his family could call home.

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