Le Manoir de Brendel Estate
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... especially the wine, and the ridiculously large dessert platters we each had.
It ended up being a nice evening, though a bit chilly, sitting outside in the garden, over a leisurely meal, catching up on each other's African adventures. In addition to agreeing that it was supremely cool to have been able to meet up once more in Africa, we also reached consensus that Africa has been an amazing experience, worthy of a return visit in the not-so-distant future. ...
... more of the area.
Only five minutes down the road was our next stop, Tokara Winery a relatively new winery. This winery was very busy compared the others we visited today. Tokara Winery was located on a hill and had an amazing view of the surrounding hills - full of vines and olive trees. We tasted a few wines and I tasted some olives - Rach can't stand olives - lucky me! We still had one winery to go and decided not to buy any wine here, instead ...
... We arrived early in the morning and were hopeful by the end of the day we would have sighted at least one. And we did.
It rained and rained in the afternoon while we were there. Liliian and I managed to find a nice cafe and have some coffee. Terrible coffee actually. Terrible. But it was shelter none-the-less. After the rains we saw them...so amazing to see. It was exciting enough for me to see the fins sticking out ...
... 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 ...
... contrast between the clay coloured soil and the green vines makes for a great sight along the mountains.
We randomly called a winery called Muratie that morning to see if they had any lodging. They did have a small cottage available right on the winery for a good price so we took it without seeing it. The drive there was beautiful. ...