LOVE OF THE LAND
Our trusty chauffeur for the weekend, Percy Nel, arrived and whisked us off to the fabulous De Wetshof Estate, where the lines between history and industry are blurred. A sentiment captured perfectly by the great green-rusted cannon guarding the Wine Hall.
After a Chardonnay-making tour and tasting that consisted of pearls of wisdom such as “Chardonnay was first introduced to South Africa from a block on the De Wetshof Estate and the wine tasting room was designed by Louis Michel Thibault”, we made our way to a vineyard where we were surprised with a long table set between the very vines from which the eloquent wines of the estate are made.
The table was beautifully decorated by the talented Gera de Wet, and portrayed a scene not unlike those depictions of great artists attempting to capture paradise. Our entire group felt spoilt and knew that we were in for a real treat!
Here we tasted the prestigious wines of the land, and as the sun set we were told tales of the De Wetshof family history; tales that people from all over the world travel to hear.
Here is where I finally found my favourite wine: Limelight. If you haven’t tried it, don’t. Means more for me!
Trusty Mr Nel ever so diplomatically reminded our group that it was time to move on to our next Adventure and a part of me felt extremely sad to say goodbye to a piece of South Africa that I wish I had met sooner!
My favourite De Wetshof Wine: Limelight
Added Bonus: Baked Mozzarella & Parma Ham served with Tomato, Basil & Olive Confit and Crusty Bread to pair with De Wetshof Sauvignon Blanc
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