Wine tasting at Stellenrust

Wine tasting at Stellenrust

I am back from my brief visit to the Cape.¬† Always too short ūüôĀ¬†¬†¬† 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 from overseas for¬†a couple of weeks.¬†¬† Spending precious time with my¬†very frail Mum¬†is also heart-breaking.¬† Not the happiest of visits, but¬†we did have a few good laughs.¬† Laughter is¬†definitely the best medicine –¬†as they say in the classics … it doesn’t take away the situation but it eases the pain. Daniella invited me to go along with her to meet up with friends¬†over a wine tasting at Stellenrust,¬†situated on the R44 between Somerset West and Stellenbosch.¬†¬† I had never been there before, and I’ve been to many¬†ūüėȬ†¬† What a lovely morning!!!¬†¬†¬†¬†Vines dressed in autumn/wintry shades, backdrop of mountains, gorgeous blue skies, good wines and¬†super company!!!¬† What could be better than that!¬†¬†¬†It was lovely listening them chatter¬†about their experiences overseas working on¬†yachts¬†on the Mediterranean, and interesting places they’ve¬†seen. The tastings were very good and of a generous proportion¬†and¬†only having had a banana for breakfast,¬†my cheeks glowed¬†after the second one!!¬†¬† My favourites were the 2013 Chenin Blanc 49 Barrel Fermented, 2013¬†Barrel Fermented Chardonnay, and 2012 Timeless (Cabernet Savignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc).¬† I’m not terribly keen on Chenin Blanc but this one is good.¬†¬† Nice for hot summer days Copy of IMG_6033 Copy of IMG_6034 Copy of IMG_6029 Copy of Copy of IMG_6022 Copy (2) of IMG_6031 Copy of IMG_6032 Copy of IMG_6045 Copy of IMG_6024 Copy of IMG_6026 Copy of IMG_6035 Copy of IMG_6038 Copy of IMG_6046 Copy of IMG_6052 Copy of IMG_6053 Not a good spot for the spittoon !!! Copy of IMG_6056 Copy of IMG_6050

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Thank you so much ‘oh favourite niece of mine’¬†¬†¬†for a relaxing and enjoyable¬†morning¬†¬†xxx …

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