New Year 2016 tasting trip to South Africa

There is nothing better than on a cold dismal day in mid January to arrive at Terminal 5 to know that in just 12 hours we will alight from the plane at Cape Town Airport to sun and 30 degrees!

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SOUTH AFRICAN WINE - STOCK HAS ARRIVED

Marian on Thu 7 Apr

It has taken a while but we are very pleased to say that all the wine we ordered during our trip in January are now in stock.

Goodbye South Africa

Marian on Mon 15 Feb

One month has flown by. Suddenly we are back in Cape Town waiting to catch a plane back to UK.

Black Oystercatcher

Marian on Tue 9 Feb

Just a few days left here in South Africa and we found ourselves at the Southern most point of this Continent.

We have been following @BOC onTwitter for a while and hoped that we would get a chance to visit.

Nabygelegen

Marian on Thu 4 Feb

We promised ourselves a couple of days by the pool to relax - however we were told of  couple of vineyards which were worth visiting!

First visit to Bosman Vineyard where we were turned away at the tasting room door as hosting a private tasting for Sainsburys, Waitrose and Majestic - INSULT OR WAIT!!!!

Not deterred went to the 2nd recommendation which was 100% worth leaving the pool for.

Nabygelegen Private Cellar is a special place to visit.

 

Noble Hill Winery

Marian on Sun 31 Jan

Like Lynx and La Chataigne, Noble Hill in Simondium is one of original wines we mported to the UK.

Four Paws

Marian on Fri 29 Jan

What happens when you have a group of cats who own three wine lovers? Well, you start your own wine label of course!

Clos Malverne

Marian on Thu 28 Jan

Today we left Franschhoek and travelled to Stellenbosch to the Devon Valley area and Clos Malverne Winery.

Lynx Winery

Marian on Wed 27 Jan

Today 9.00am saw us knocking on the tasting room door of Lynx Winery. 

La Chataigne Winery

Marian on Wed 27 Jan

Just one mile from Lynx is another carte-du-vin favourite ' La Chataigne '.

 

Suzanne and Richard were here to welcome us, they are having a busy year not just with the harvest - picking has just started -  they are also are building a new tasting room which will be situated in the vineyard ,near to their Holiday Cottages so making management of the whole business more streamlined.

 

We tasted the new vintages and have bought wines needed to re-stock the cellar in UK

Springfield Wines

Marian on Mon 25 Jan

A short trip up the road from Arendsig and we were at Springfield Estate.

Arendsig Wine Estate

Marian on Mon 25 Jan

Today we had an appointment to meet Lourens the owner and winemaker at this vineyard.

 

Star Hill Estate

Marian on Sat 23 Jan

We have stocked Star Hill wines now for 2 years but this is the first time we have visited the vineyard.

Stony Brook Winery

Marian on Thu 21 Jan

Wine tasting starts today!

Topiary Winery

Marian on Wed 20 Jan

For three nights we have stayed on Topiary Wine estate they have just opened 2 cottages to rent situated in the middle of the vineyards with views to die for!

Accommodation in South Africa

Marian on Tue 19 Jan

We have flown into Cape Town and start our trip with a day relaxing.

 

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