Grape harvest in the making

Before you know Chateau de Thierry in Napier, Western Cape is harvesting grapes for their small scale production of world class Petit Verdot, Sauvignon, Viognier, Sangiovese and White Muscadel wines.

Local produce

Skipskop Petit Verdot from Napier in South Africa is a surprising great (desert) wine with flavours that still indulge your taste buds long after you finished your glass … If this does not say anything about the quality … (etc.) … ?

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 of our previous neighbors who just said: “I ate poems”.

Springfontein Eats is located at the estate of Springfontein Winery and to qualify their wines: “I drunk …..”. My personal favorites of this cellar are the Chenin Blanc and Petit Verdot (only a few estates in South Africa produce Petit Verdot which is an excellent digestive).

Anyway I was there this morning to show my wife the pictures I made and which (on 60×90 CM board) are hanging on the walls. For me the opportunity to make some extra pictures just to show you the ambiance in case you’re in the neighborhood one day…