Ashbourne House Guest House
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- Continental Breakfast
- Minbar in room
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Non-smoking rooms
- Swimming pool
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
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... the global production is growing steadily and amounts to about 7 million bottles a year (less than 2% of the Champagne Region).
Unlike in France, neither the area of grapes growing nor the grapes varieties are restricted, which gives each producer much more options for creativity. However, most of them are members of the "Cap Classique Association" whose mission is to ensure consistency, improvement and image development of ...
... copious amounts of wine you couldn't have asked for more. To top off a great day we all went out for dinner with the dutch couple, enjoying yet more yummy steak.
With wine tasting ticked off we were headed to the next part of our South African adventure, Cape Town. This would be Jen and Montys last destination before they head back to the UK after travelling for a year! For us this marked the arrival of my Parents for the last month of our African leg!
... We set our tent and went to sleep because the next day we wanted to get up early and do what we came for - drink some wine!
Day 1: January 4, 2013
We started our “tour” early in the morning, so we will list the vineyards that we visited with some comments:
Vineyards visited in the morning:
- Simonsig. This is and old vineyard which was the first one to develop the sparkling wines in South Africa. Wine ...
... medical students and volunteer doctors and nurses. Several things that struck me was that the services with the mobile unit are free, so the people come out in the masses. Nearly every patient we saw had HIV. Tons of sexually transmitted diseases. Sick children like crazy. It was SUCH an amazing night and I wish I had more time to elaborate on all that we saw that night... Maybe I'll revisit this blog and add more if I can. ...
... we go to the centre of town. It is just as I remember it. Quaint, elegant and tree-lined. This town only exists because French settlers ventured this far inland to colonize the region. They brought with them their love of food and their knowledge of wine. It is like having the best of France without the worst of France. We stop at the info centre to inquire about a place to camp. I’m surprised to discover there is such a place. I call ...