Category Archives: wine estates

Picnic concert with Watershed at Warwick Wine Estate

Ian, Kathy, hubby and I spent a lovely relaxing day out at Warwick Wine Estate in Stellenbosch on our last day in the Cape, enjoying a picnic with Warwick wines and listening to chilled music of a local South African band, … Continue reading

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BJ’s at La Vierge, Hemel-en-Aarde Valley

A visit to Hermanus is not the same unless you have a meal at BJ’s.  Very sadly, it was burnt down not long before hubby and I visited Cheryl and Bob last month.  Totally devastating for locals, and visitors alike, many of … Continue reading

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Wine tasting at Creation Wines, Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, Hermanus

Along the now tarred R320 through the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley linking Hermanus to Caledon there are several wine estates, one of which is Creation.  I have been wanting to do a wine tasting there as I often buy Creation’s Syrah/Grenache blend … Continue reading

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The best wine bottle opener at Raka Wine Estate

Well ….. I like it anyway!   It’s easy to use and fits neatly in a drawer.  With a couple of twists of the foil cutter then screw the screwing thingie into the cork, lift cork out with ease and voilá … … Continue reading

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Lunch at 96 Winery Road

Hubby and I have been to 96 Winery Road  many times over the last 11 years my Mum has been in the Home in Somerset West, and not thinking, this time, I didn’t take decent photographs as I have taken … Continue reading

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Lunch and wine tasting at Rust en Vrede

After my Mum’s memorial, hubby, Ian, my cousin Barry and I went to Rust en Vrede in Stellenbosch for lunch and wine tasting.   Mum would have approved and, I am sure, she was with us in spirit.  She loved a … Continue reading

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I will be away for a few days … … …

Hubby and I will be away for a few days. Tomorrow we’ll be flying down to the Cape for my Mum’s memorial service which will be held at my brother’s home on Wednesday morning Vergelegen .. Mum’s favourite wine estate and … Continue reading

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Reunion with my cousins in Somerset West

My apologies for being a little quiet on my blog. Hubby and I returned a week ago, from six days in Somerset West, visiting my Mum and having the most amazing time reuniting with my cousins Barry and Gavin.   Unfortunately we only … Continue reading

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Some photos from Somerset West

Balancing act !! Ian and I had a lovely lunch with our dear friends Ray and Carol at the Goatshed, Fairview Wine and Cheese Estate in Paarl …  It was cool under the shaded terrace with bubbling water feature behind us.  … Continue reading

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‘The Wine Kingdom: Celebrating conservation in the Cape winelands’

It’s a book.   It’s a beautiful book.   And my first published images are in this book 🙂 🙂 🙂 A short intro ….   In November last year, when hubby and I were visiting family in the Cape, we decided to do a … Continue reading

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