Last year I made a photo documentary for Creation Wines in the Hemel en Aarde Valley between Sandbaai en Caledon in the Overberg, Western Cape. I just selected a few photographs to give you an impression (low resolution).
It’s Autumn here in the Southern Hemisphere but what a beautiful days finishing off with amazing sunsets; a different one every day…. This evening with a sea mist flowing into the lagoon nearby the village …
Always a feast; this time with a glass of good local wine along the roadside…
Saw these on the Saturday Market in Hermanus last Saturday. It’s a very diverse market with everything between food stalls and wine and plants plus art. Worthwhile to visit every now and than. I wasn’t sure how to process the picture of the sculpture and am in doubt which of the two processed images to choose. That’s why I publish both of them. The choice is yours.
And the smell goes on…..
Flower tasting is like wine tasting. A bottle can have an attractive label and the wine-maker an appealing story. Etc., etc. That does not mean that the wine is good although many will say so because of the ‘packaging’. Same with flowers. There are beautiful flowers but the ‘fragrance’ is horrible and seemingly less beautiful flowers spread a wonderful scent; a Feast for the senses.
Barrydale is one of those small towns along Route62 one must take time for once on the track of the world’s longest wine route between Tulbagh and Port Elizabeth in South Africa. During January and February it can be extreme hot (>40 degrees Celcius or >104 F) but chilling offroad at the local Waterfront at the Blue Cow is refreshing. Also off the beaten track is the art deco Karoo Hotel with opposite MagPie where local rubbish is recycled to chandeliers (Michelle and Barak Obama have some in their private chambers in the White House). Just take a turn into the village and walk and enjoy. And yes; the Tradouw Wine Cellar of the Joubert family is not to be missed either.
The picture of the postcard was made last October and as Barrydale is along the longest wine route it seemed suitable for me to add an Alessi bottle-cap.