Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Jason's Hill Private Cellar - Part 1

Hubby took me out for breakfast on Valentine's Day. He booked us a table at Jason's Hill. We had a beautiful drive just getting there and the estate itself is breathtaking. I did a series of posts on Slanghoek Valley (a gem of a valley tucked away between mountains) very recently, so you might remember that I included photos of a previous visit to Jason's Hill. I hope you enjoy these latest photos.

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Jason's Hill Private Cellar

Below are links to more photos of the beautiful countryside of Slanghoek Valley:

Slanghoek Valley - Part 1

Slanghoek Valley - Part 2

Slanghoek Valley - Part 3

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Du Toitskloof Cellar - Part 3

We had the perfect day wine tasting at Du Toitskloof Cellar. It was just after Christmas and before Valentine's Day. In case you were wondering how come the weather was so nice, it's because it's summertime here in South Africa.

There was a little playground under the shade of the trees that Amanda enjoyed while we chatted to the guy who presented the wines to us. I took photos of the wines we tried and you can see them in my previous post, Part 2. Today's photos are of Amanda on the slide and the delicious wines that we bought and brought home.

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A Selection of Du Toitskloof Wines

Cabernet Sauvignon / Shiraz (Syrah)

Pinotage / Merlot / Ruby Cabernet

Vin Doux: Red Sparkling Wine

Beaukett and Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Beaukett 2013
A blend of Muscat d’Frontignan,
Chenin Blanc and Gewürztraminer

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Du Toitskloof Cellar - Part 2

Today I'm sharing photos of the scrumptious food and delicious wine we had at Du Toitskloof CellarI did a big introduction to this series in Part 1, so make sure you check it out if you missed it! Click on the images to view them larger.

A beautiful setting for wine tasting

Amanda with a resident cat

Good food to go with good wine

Beaukett 2013: Semi-Sweet

Pinotage/Merlot/Ruby Cabernet 2013

Pinotage/Merlot/Ruby Cabernet 2013

Dimension 2010

Vin Doux: Red Sparkling Wine

Sparkling Grape Juice

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Du Toitskloof Cellar - Part 1

Near the town of Rawsonville, about an hours drive from Cape Town, is Du Toitskloof Cellar. They offer a wonderful variety of wines and some of our favorite easy-drinking wines are in their inexpensive range.

They also have a small kitchen that turns out yummy light meals to compliment the wine. We always enjoy visiting, because of the care they give their customers and it's where we find value for money.

Not only do they make good wines, but they also have good business values as they participate in Fairtrade. They are part of the Fairhills project, which is the largest Fairtrade social responsibility project in the world.

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Sign: Du Toitskloof Cellar

Du Toitskloof Winery

Amanda near the entrance of Du Toitskloof
The blue flowers are agapanthus and the
pink shrubs are bogainvillea.

Sign: Du Toitskloof Wines

Map: directions to Du Toitskloof Winery

Box: Du Toitskloof Wine Cellar, Est 1962
Where our earth yields heavenly wines

A photo of a photo

Du Toitskloof Wines

Christian wooden signs

Christian wooden signs in
English and Afrikaans

Board about the Du Toitskloof journey

Board about their Fairtrade program

More about Fairtrade: Empowerment in Action

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