Mother City Magic ~Cape Town

Mother City Magic ~Cape Town
Written and edited by Veronica Clark

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Waterford Wine Estate ~ Stellenbosch

Hi Dear Friends!
 
I have the wonderful privilege of living at the Start of the Durbanville Wine Valley's wine route, and right across the way from a wine farm!
 
So, I don't have to go very far to buy or taste wine, and just over the Tygerberg Hills is the rest of the wine route and of course, needless to say, I am a regular!
 
But, that most certainly does not deter me in any way from venturing further....especially if you consider that there are over 800 wine farms to get trough!!
 
So much wine and so little time!!
 
 
 
Both my kids studied at Stellenbosch University and of course, we were regular visitors to this beautiful historical student town! I am so very happy that my son will be returning to Stellenbosch for another year of studying!! It gives me an excuse to visit once a week and for us to explore more wine farms!! Hope he passes!!!
 
Now, it is hard to choose a favourite wine estate and actually, almost a crime!!!
 
But, if I combine my love for all things Provencal ( I am a closeted Francophile!!!) Chocolate and Wine... Well then Waterford Wine Estate is a regular on my "To Do" List!
 
Is that enough of an explanation?



I love the architecture!!



 
You can opt to take the Wine Safari to explore this beautiful farm on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountains. Click here for details



The fragrant lavender drive is where my taste bud's perpetual state of anticipation hits a high!!! But, I always have time to pause and admire the urns, being an urn addict one has to pay one's respects!


 
Gasp in delight as I enter the twirly gates ....
 
 
 
What a beautiful scene!
This was during autumn and I had the pleasure of accompanying a tourist from Geneva and she was suitable enchanted, before we had even had a single sip!
 
 
 
 
One has to engage all the senses and build anticipation....
 
 
 
 
Such a relaxed, yet opulent ambiance!
 



The Wine and Chocolate pairing is a flavour sensation that I simply can not resist! I imagine few can!!




I realised that I had not taken any photos of the wine??? Oh dear!!!
A very good excuse to return!!!
 



 
The Pecan Stream Sauvignon Blanc is a personal favourite. The Waterford Family Reserve ~ Heatherleigh is simply luscious and of course The Jem, their Flagship Red is sensational to my taste buds!


 
You can view the Tasting Menu here




I look forward to my next visit!





Thank you for your precious company!!!
 
Live the Cape Town Vibe
 
Veronica
 
xxx
 
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