La Cabriere Country House
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... from around the Cape. He very carefully monitors the ripeness of the grapes before harvest as the window when they reach peak ripeness has perhaps a 24-48 hour window. The harvested grapes are chilled to -1 °C to improve the quality of the juice. He keeps his wine on the lees for what would be considered unusually long periods in Champagne which brings finesse and richness to the blend. He also uses 30% reserve wine from the ...
... when our driver arrived early at the hotel and mistakenly picked up a Dutch couple who were waiting for a different tour. After a while they realised their mistake and returned to the hotel. No harm done. We visited a couple of vineyards via the "Franschhoek Wine Tram" which was a little disappointing. No commentary and it was a bus, not the tram shown ...
... to carved window frames and very educated and informed (and beautiful) staff.
The Cabernet-Sauvignon was exceptionally good, but what I'll remember long after I've forgotten about the taste of the wine is learning new 'Afrikaans' (my native language) words spoken in this region.
'Mopgat' (translated to mop hole), is the common name in this region for a dung hill, a 'gottabeentjie' used for elbow and 'poegoe' another slang word which I can't remember how it ...
... in Manenberg how to do BP, pulse, and respirations because the two med students didn't know how. So I, an SLP student, got to teach medical students at the University of Cape Town how to take blood pressures, pulses, and respiration rates. Since they needed the practice way more than I did because they really need to know how to do it, I let them do most of that stuff because I don't see myself doing any of that again. The first half was actually a little tedious. ...
... a reservation at Otter’s Bend, not far from the town centre.
Before heading there, however, we have a much more pressing matter to attend to. We have been reading this year’s Platter’s Guide and know that the estate that has won the award for Best Winery of 2013 is Chamonix, and it’s just up the road a short way. That’s where we’re going!
We arrive and it’s adorable! It’s small ...