Category Archives: wine estates

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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Wine tasting at Stellenrust

I am back from my brief visit to the Cape.  Always too short 😦    My Cape family is going through a tough time at the moment so I needed to be there, even for a few days, and especially as my favourite niece is home … Continue reading

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Roses and wine

I spent the day gardening.  It’s good for the soul 🙂 (Burgundy Iceberg rose) All my roses have bruises from the terrific hail we had last weekend A lovely quiet evening swim and a chilled glass of Jordan’s Chardonnay  .. … Continue reading

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Walking through vineyards and fynbos part 2: Bouchard Finlayson

On our recent trip to the Cape .. Let’s get straight to it !!!   From the top of the ridge overlooking the vineyards of Bouchard Finlayson and Hemel en Aarde Valley in Hermanus, our walking trail continued .. I was quite surprised at the … Continue reading

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Walking a trail through vineyards and fynbos : Bouchard Finlayson

On our recent trip to the Cape … What a fabulous day we had!!!! ” Bouchard Finlayson Wine Estate, established in 1989 covers 125 hectares,  of which some 20ha on the lower fertile soils are under cultivation with the remaing … Continue reading

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