Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Touring the Western Cape, Part 1

Touring the Western Cape
Stellenbosch with Ellie – visited 3 wineries in the Stellenbosch area. 

First stop was Kanonkop Wine Estate. Most well known for their blend of Pinotage, Cab Sav, Merlot, and Cab Franc called Kadette.  

Stop #2 at Rickety Bridge.  My favorite was the Foundation Stone, a blend of Shiraz, Tannat, Mourvedre, Cinsaut, and Granache. 

A brief visit to the town of Stellenbosch followed. Our third winery of the day was the Waterford Estate for paired chocolate & wine tasting. 

We rounded off the day with a trip to a friend’s gym (Ballistix CrossFit) in Somerset West and a modified Fight Gone Bad. Now in hindsight, FGB after wine tasting might not have been the best idea. But it seemed like a brilliant plan when we made it. J

The braai that followed the workout was a much needed reprieve. Besides, dinner and drinks with a great bunch of people makes pretty much anything worth while.

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