Wine, Women and Song

Wine, Women and Song

The Gram Magazine

Edition 5 of The Gram is out now and the first distribution has been done. We have only scratched the surface  – we have delivered the first 1,000 between Cape Town, Worcester, Robertson and now we are focusing on Swellendam, Barrydale, Suurbraak, Malgas, Buffeljagsrivier, Witsand etc. to distribute the rest, with the bulk of the copies being couriered through from CT on Tuesday.

“An open fire, a warming Wildebraam Liqueur, and something special to read – what more could you ask for!”

So .. what is in this edition and why is it being greeted with such happy faces?

This edition features three young women who are achieving great things in their respective fields, local wine festivals and producers, and beer brewing in Barrydale. Two local events – The Silver Mountain Music Festival and Around the Pot MTB are given special treatment. The ‘Road to Malgas’ will surely make you want to take a trip down this dusty trail to explore what lies in both Malgas and Infanta.

‘Audrey’s Story’ is a must read – an honest and heartwarming story of her childhood, and how her love of literature has developed and led her to pen her own work. A true talent – and not only does she write well – she has provided us with a front cover that is breathtaking! Credit for the photograph must go to Ellenore Gerber from Swellendam.

A street map of Swellendam and a regional Western Cape map are included in every edition of the Magazine- created specially for the magazine by highly talented  The MapMaker 

Local events are listed – right up until December – so you can plan the rest of your year if you are a forward planner.


We are delighted that people are enjoying the magazine – and that they are prepared to support us in various ways – by buying it, reading it and advertising in it.  (and being nice about it!)

We will eventually publish the articles on this website so if you don’t manage to get your hands on a copy all is not lost. (though nothing is as special as holding it in your hands)

We will deliver orders of over 10 on request, until we run out.. Just call 072 923 2697

(If you are interested in having an article / ad in our Spring Edition 6 which will be coming out on Sept 1st, you will need to contact us before the end of June 072 923 2697 or

Swellendam has such eggcellent publications!

CURRENT STOCKISTS IN SWELLENDAM (June 11th) ….More coming soon

Joy L’Afrique /Iki Gai / Woodpecker / Tredici / Monken’s / Beleef at Rooiklip / Old Gaol / Country Butcher / Specsavers / Penny Lane / Swellendam Tourism Office / Wildebraam / Boondoggle


Rolandale Padstal / Oude Post


The Makers Brew /The Cellar



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