Despite the wet and rainy day that we had booked for the walk, we were warmly greeted by our guide and soon found refuge in front of the glowing fire in the main tasting room. As the MCC was poured we discussed the not so pleasant walking weather outside and decided to rather cut our walk a bit shorter than to risk getting caught in a heavy down-pour. And so we set off…
Across the central courtyard over the roofs of the cellar, our guide was quick on drawing our attention away from the rain clouds, as he pointed out the beautiful mountains in the distance with cascading waterfalls and the brickwork of the main tasting room that had been hewn from local stone.
The cellar tour was very interesting and was followed by a visit to the room where the wine barrels are stored before the bottling process begins. The heady aromas of the French oak barrels and wines lingered as we made our way back across the yard and onto the estate itself.
The estate offers a rich diversity of indigenous fauna and flora and our guide was able to point out many of the plants as we wandered our way through the fynbos. The rain luckily stayed away until we were almost back at the tasting room where we tucked into delicious paninis filled with ham and cheese, and tasted a variety of wines. This was followed by a wine and chocolate pairing in front of the roaring fire! We were also treated to a tasting of the estate’s flagship wine which is a blend of various varietals all grown on the farm.
All in all, despite the weather it was a very enjoyable day out. We thoroughly enjoyed the walk and our guide was very informative and knowledgeable about the wines and the estate. I would definitely recommend this experience to anyone with an interest in wine and a love of nature.
Spend an unforgettable afternoon with a best friend or loved one enjoying a gourmet picnic on the lawns.