Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Wineland 2

Our second day in the winelands we spent in a very quaint village called Franschhoek. Very scenic and lots of great wineries everywhere. We only had a chance to get to two for the day... We started the day in the village for some breakfast and a quick walking tour of the town. The first winery was an awesome tour at Haute Cabriere they specialize in sparkling wine and it was fabulous! The entire winery is under ground to regulate the temp of the wine and the use gravity to bring the grapes into the winery which does less damage to the grapes during the process. The tour was very entertaining and informative. The owner was obviously very passionate about the wine and the history behind what he did, which made it even more interesting! Part of the tour was the tasting.. when we tasted the three sparkling wines they make he opened each bottle with a sword and a lucky girl got the top of the bottle with the cork mounted as a keepsake. Very cool!

The house we stayed in Franschhoek

The Owner starting the tour...

After the regular tour we purchased a bottle of sparkling wine and the owners son opened it for us with the sword! Very cool.

Our next stop was Boschendal for lunch and wine tasting. This wasn't our favorite winery but was nice. Then off to the house to rest up for dinner at the Haute Cabriere restaurant!!

Another end to a perfect day!

1 comment:

Candice said...

Great job on the blog. Looks like you had a good time. BTW, you look so much like your mom!! Never heard that before, right??!