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Seen in Franschhoek midtown.

Decorated wall

Painted wall

Wine on sale

Wine dispaly

Enjoy a super day.

When the wine gets the upper hand.

Wine upperhand

Enjoy the start of the new week.

On the 16th we went to the Vergelegen Wine Estate in Somerset West for brunch.  The estate was established over 300 years and is known for not only its natural beauty, but also for its superb wines.  The name Vergelegen is Dutch and mean a place situated far away.  Saw the tree below and what crossed my mind was what a pity an entire pine tree dead and ready to be taken down. When getting to the tree it was discovered it is alive and well, only went brown due to the fact it is winter.  I unfortunately could not find out what it is called.

Vergelegen brown winter tree

The start of a new week and less than 24 hours to the solstice and in the southern hemisphere  our day are about to get longer again, but the winter cold will remain for some time. Enjoy your day.

Easter Sunday here was strictly a family affair. During the morning the grandchildren had their fun hunting Easter eggs and little gifts in the garden. Then came the scrumptious lunch.

The table is set

At the table

The meat part was a deboned leg of lamb filled with a delicious stuffing and done as a “braai” (BBQ).

Easter leg of lamb 2

Easter leg of lamb 3

To compliment the food a bottle of fantastic Chateau Soutard from the Bordeau region was opened for the adults

Chateau Soutarde Bordeaux

In addition the the weather not playing along my vacation started off with a nasty cold, but I should shake it off in a day or two.

The wine shop on the Uitsig Estate


A delightful Pinot Noire being poured


Enjoy the day.

To celebrate the christening of nephew and niece’s baby we went to a lovely restaurant on a wine estate in the Stellenbosch district.  The restaurant is called Towerbos (Magic Forest) and the cuisine lived up to the name – it was magic. The inviting section under the trees, but at 40C (104F) we opted to sit inside where it was a wee bit cooler.

Under the trees


Inside, our table set and ready


Some pics of old collectable used as decorations


Before the computer and texting age


Wine flasks from some sixty years plus ago


Wines on promotion


And the menu


Surely a place to go revisit again and again.  End of the week, enjoy your Friday and I hope not as hot as ours are predicted to become – 34C (93.2F).

From Vredenheim we left for Lanzerac on the other side of Stellenbosch where we enjoyed a chocolate and wine tasting and had a quick light lunch.

Would it not be nice to have a cask like this filled with Merlot


Special offers on sale


Part of the wine tasting counter


Merlot and chocolate


And what this is about I could not establish, but it made and interesting pic


Have a pleasent Humpday.

From Fairview we headed to the Stark-Condé estate in Jonkershoek to go and have lunch at the Postcard Café.




The meal was accompanied by a delightful Pino Noir


And a few paparazzi pics sneaked in

A waitron taking orders


Sunshine, red wine and texting


Mother and child


Have a blessed day.

Went on the Stellenbosch wine route earlier this week and stopped in at Beyerskloof where we spent quite some time spoiling the taste buds with the juice of the grape.



The Chenin Blanc shown here was somewhat of a disappointment.  However, Beyerskloof is known for its reds and rosés and that is where we almost over stepped the line.  To enhance the taste of the reds we enjoyed a salami made with Pinotage as a side dish.


Somewhat of a sad day ahead as the children and grandchildren will be returning home to Switzerland in some five hours time.  Nevertheless the ten days they spent here were enjoyed to the fullest.

Have a super day preparing for the weekend.

Amazing how some things can catch the eye without much ado like this barrel at the entrance to a liquor store.

Invitation to a liquorstore

Although I bough nothing I did spend some time there to see what they offered and to be honest there was a delightful selection of top quality wines to choose from.

Have a great midweek day.