Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Opstal: Wine Estate and Restaurant

Opstal is situated in the Slanghoek Valley, one of the most beautiful valleys in the Breedekloof Wine Region. We took our son wine tasting in January of this year and this was one of our stops of choice. It was a great experience, especially since we could hear about the wines from one of the generations of wine makers, Attie Louw. Opstal is a family-run estate with 7 generations of wine makers!

Attie treated us to a brand new wine that had not yet been bottled and labeled. It was a very special wine, very unique to the palate. I went back recently for tea and scones and got to photograph the new label. My photos below are a blend of these two visits.

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Opstal: Sparkling Wine - Sec
Sauvignon Blanc

Opstal: The Mill Iron
Blend of three whites - 
Hanepoot and Colombar

Sparkling Grape Juice

Wine Maker: Attie Louw
Blush - Syrah/Viognier

Sixpence: Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot
Opstal: Cabernet Sauvignon

Story behind the name, Sixpence

Robbie and Jeremiah at Opstal, tasting wine

Carl Everson:
Chenin Blanc

Opstal: Chardonnay
Barrel Dessert

Jeremiah tasting the dessert wine

Attie pouring a brand new wine that
hadn't yet been bottled and labeled

This is that wine - The Barber:

The story behind the name, The Barber

Amanda at the Opstal playground

Amanda took this photo of me

Ruby Cabernet



The restaurant

The view from the restaurant

Delicious Tea and Scones
(this is not on the menu - I requested
it ahead of time for a small group)

Robbie finalizing our wine order
and our son, Jeremiah

Jeremiah holding our pack of 3 wines

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All original photographs by Tina Morley unless stated otherwise. 1camera1mom is mostly in English mit ein bisschen Deutsch.

More original photography of this beautiful valley:

Slanghoek Valley - Part 1

Slanghoek Valley - Part 3

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