We spent a very pleasant three days from Saturday to Tuesday at Stellenbosch, in the heart of SA's farming and wine growing area. We travelled with the crews of Minnie B and Sea Bunny. We all stayed at the Rustenbosch B&B which made it a very social outing.
On Sunday we joined an all-day winery tour with Easy Rider tours. We visited Simonsig, Fairview, Dieu Donne and Zorgvliet wineries. These wineries were widely scattered around Stellenbosch, with one close to Francshoek We particularly liked the "champagne" at Simonsig, the wine and cheese at Fairview and the environment at Zorgvliet.
|Simonsig winery - very nice sparkling wine|
|Cellar at Fairview|
|Tasting at Fairview|
|Vines and views at Dieu Donne|
|Marvellous gardens at Zorgvliet|
|Stellenbosch - full of beautiful oaks and buildings|
|And nice gardens|
|Van Ryns Brandy Distillery|
|Brandy distilling gear!|
|The barrel-making demo was impressive|
|Just another "overlapping" cloud|