Sunday, November 28, 2010

Tasting at Eagles Nest.

Today we drove to Constantia to go and tast wine at Klein Constantia on the way there we drove past Eagles Nest and saw it was open. We went in and discovered the most wonderfull wines. Interesting Sav. Blanc made from grapes from Durbanville and Lutzville need more time in the bottle and will develop into a realy nice wine. The Viognier is realy special so is the Little Eagle a blend of Merlot Cab Franc and Petit Verdot. Very good value for money. The Shiraz is realy there best red wine. Could not tast at Klein Constantia because they had a 80th birthday party coming up.

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Weekend in Slanghoek.

Deetlefs was the first wine farm where we had a tasting. We set the motion detecter alarm off as we arrived at 10 to 10. Luckily the owner came to switch it off. We had a wonderful tasting with him. Then we were off to Slanghoek mountain resort. What an interesting setup with an Afrikaans man that totally think out the box. The dam with the wood houses is on his farm where you can really go and relax. Fish for trout and hike or ride your mountain bike. Then we went to Opstal where we had a nice tasting with the owner and winemaker's son. Very nice and interesting wines. Had a lovely meal and then off to Slanghoek cellar. Here we got the chance to make a red wine blend and had it bottled and labelled to take home. Slanghoek really make some good wines. Enjoyed the tasting. Now back to the Buchukloof guesthouse to go to The Opstal for supper and Frank Opperman's Rooi Kaart. Sunday morning lovely hearty breakfast and then on a drive with Kosie to their stone house up on the mountain. Unfortunately it was now pouring with rain and the mountains were covered in clouds. Back at the house we left to go and have lunch at Jason's Hill. Lovely meal and nice wine tasting and then back to Cape Town via Bainskloof pass. What a wonderful weekend.

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Friday, November 19, 2010

Weard plants and picnick.

Having some Cederburg Savy and Fairview goats chease al Elandskloof; end of a good day.
Posted by PicasaIdeal Shiraz soil at the top of Elandskloof.

The Koue Bokkeveld.

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Cederburg to Ceres drive.

What a wonderfull tasting at Cederburg. The tasting assistant highly knowledgableb about there product. Took a drive from there to Ceres and back over the mountain to Citrusdal via Elandskloof.
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Mountain at Algeria and tasting at Cederberg winery.

Beatyfull view of the mountain at Algeria. Tasting at Cederburg , what a wonderfull tasting. A very informed tasting assistant and some realy good wines. If you ever could buy some Cederberg wines buy them they are realy gorgeous.

Vines at Cederberg winery.
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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Blogg this weekend.

Sorry for no posting last weekend but will post about last weekend on Friday night about tasting at Cederberg cellars and the drive to Ceres and back to Citrusdal past Elandsvallei on Saturday. Took some stunning pictures and tasted some great wines.

Ride on Sunday in Citrusdal.

Stop on way back with ten kay's to go. Did a 45km ride .
The road back. Realy was hot but a good ride. Very few cars and no wind. Getting better for the Burger.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

First over 30km ride for Diana

We did a lovely 42 km ride this morning with our mountain bikes. Got up early and rode out on the main road to Melkbos and turned back at the traffic light and then went into the city on the cycle lane and back to Blaauberg again. Got home before the wind has started. What a great ride. Diana's first 42km ride and enjoyed it . Now time for a cold Windhoek. Diana was dying for a cup of coffee , 2 cups later she was ok. Woollies expresso beans. Need to service her car now and then watch the Moto GP. Diana in her Quickstep shirt.
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Saturday, November 6, 2010


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Wine tasting Ernie Els.

Tasting at Yonder Hill with the wine maker. They are now open on Saturdays.

Ernie Els lovely wines and good lunch. Annandale has an old slave bell and very good wines from Hempies du Toit and very old tasting room. Really a step back in history but great wines. Ring bell to bring tasting staff to room. Really worth a visit if you are serious about wine.
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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Nederburg wine maker.

Anel and Martin enjoying some Nederburg wines. (Nederburg Winemasters Reserve Chenin Blanc 2009)

The cellar master of Nederburg Razvan Macici explaining the wine making process of all the wines we were going to drink.
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Nederburg Anatoli Evening.

View from inside the restaurant Turkish with all the bling.

Riblets with courgettes stuffed with bughul and tomato. WINE: Nederburg Ingenuity White 2009. A really good evening with good food and wine. The starter was a Mezze platter with 2010 Reserve Riesling, what a match. Dessert Platter baklava , apricots and dates Nederburg Winemasters Reserve Noble Late Harvest 2010. Then to finish the evening off Coffee and lokhum with Nederburg Solera Potstilled Brandy. Nice people to chat to and great wines and food , what an excellent evening.
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