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Bella the dog - the mascot of My Wyn, a boutique winery that was our second winery stop of the day. Fitting that her name is Bella, because as we all know, Bella means beautiful, like the wines produced by My Wyn, like Franschhoek, and like the whole Winelands region. Also suitable because Bella the dog looks a lot like Kristen Stewart's Bella from …
South African wines - though quite renowned, our experiences with them prior to arriving in South Africa have been less than stellar, even when sampling their pinotage, the country's signature grape. Thankfully, things have been different since arriving, when we started to find some truly excellent wines available here, perhaps because intelligent …
We spent almost a week in Franschhoek (French Town) with my great uncle Tom and his wife Dawn. Tom was the architect responsible for designing the Spier wine estate and hotel in Stellenbosh and proved to be a familiar face when he gave us the guided tour of the premises. He hasn't been back for a few years and it's over 10 years since he finished working on the project. We ...
... Fairview cheeses. This winery was the first one in South Africa to make cheese from goats milk. This winery is owned by the Back family who bought part of the current property in 1916. Wine was produced here in early as 1699! The first Fairview labelled bottle was sold in 1974.
After watching the goats for a few minutes and photographing the garden we were ready to taste. Inside and to the left of the entry is the deli - I could see lots of ...
... no drink though). Just chilled out for an hour and watched the cricket – SA vs India.
And on the next!! Two more before I hit my hotel.
First off is Mount Rochelle. It is a beautiful vineyard with a large hotel attached. It is really polished and definitely aimed at high end market. The manager wasn’t available to see me so this guy from guest relations came to show me round. He was very funny. He was a huge ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsErica Guesthouse Franschhoek
Nice, clean accommodation, located a short walk from Franschhoek's main street. Staff was friendly, but the place lacked the personal feel that we've found in other South African guesthouses. Accommodations in Franschhoek can be expensive, but Erica Guesthouse represents good value.
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