Thursday, 6 September 2012

Cape Town Wine Tour

Happy Anniversary!!!
The all anticipated ULTIMATE STELLENBOSCH WINE TOUR!
For me and my husband's 2nd wedding anniversary, we went on a trip to Cape Town!  It's not as glamorous as it sounds.  We actually have lived in Johannesburg for the past year and half for his job.  Cape Town was a 2 hour plane ride.  Even so, this was a once in a lifetime trip for the two of us and a much needed one.

We didn't get a honeymoon because I began nursing school the following Monday and we didn't really do anything for our one year because I was 7 months pregnant and miserable.  To top it off, we were forced to eat our wedding cake and drink our champagne right before we moved out of the country!  How romantic.  So this trip was making up for lost time.

What I was most looking forward to was the wine tour!  Wine is my favorite favorite!   It was delicious and very educational.  Jeff doesn't drink wine at all and he loved it.  I also tried to practice my amateur photography skills  :)

First Stop:  Mulderbosch for White Wines

Click the link below to find out more about this winery:
Mulderbosch Vineyard
Such a gorgeous day and such beautiful sceneary.

Second Stop:   Monro Wines for Sparkling Wines

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This sleepy kitty lived at the winery.
He took up one of our chairs so we had to go get another one!
Me and my husband Jeff.
Me (Jessica) having so much fun.

Third Stop:  Kanonkop Estate for Red Wines

Click on the link below to find out more about this delicious red wine:
Kanonkop Wine Estate

This was above the front door as you entered the building.

Fourth Stop:  Muratie Wine Estate for Dessert Wines

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We ended the day with this winery.  It's one of the oldest wineries in South Africa.

Here they made their own jams from the grapes.  Too cool!  I didn't even think at the time to purchase any  :(
What was also so cool about this winery was the old cobwebs that were still hanging around after years and years.  So rustic and beautiful.
This photo turned out pretty great.
We bought this "Forever Amber" dessert wine.
Jeff and I bought a bottle of our favorite dessert wine:
It has a pretty interesting story behind it:

This ladies portrait was everywhere.  Legend says that she was a real person and the mistress of the owner (not sure which time).  I believe that she was a real person.  
What a love story!
See the spider! 



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