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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