In the Cellar of Fraai Uitzicht 1798

Sunday Special

From Wikipedia: “Mourvèdre (also known as Mataró or Monastrell) is a red wine grape variety that is grown in many regions around the world including the Rhône and Provence regions of France, the Valencia and Jumilla denominaciones de origen of Spain”. Yesterday we were at Fraai Uitzicht 1798 in Robertson, one of the few cellars …

Zandvliet and Wetshof

De Wetshof and Zandvliet are a few of the wine houses worthwhile for the connaisseur to visit in the Robertson Wine Valley (others are Fraai Uitzicht 1798, Graham Beck and Springfield).

Selection Springfontein Eats (drinks too): Eating Poems

Since a month or so there is a new restaurant in (or better: just outside) the village. Not one of 13 in a dozen but it’s one with the first Michelin Star rating in South Africa. Ain’t we lucky! One can use many, many words in bragging about the food but I just quote one …


The grape harvest in South Africa is on full steam. It’s hard work in the vineyards and the cellars. And in between. The tractor driver in this picture is fully focussed on his job at Springfontein Winery here in Stanford. Picture taken at 6 AM.