Dienstag, 1. April 2008


After one week without writing a new post this will be a longer one. To my excuse I have to say that I spent the weekend with Stiaan, Zanelle and Rino in Kleinmond were Stiaans parents live.

But I would like to start with Friday. Rino and I got off from work and we spent the day in Stellenbosch for tastings. 
First winery was Tokara. A brand new cellar and Miles, the winemaker and a friend of Adam, showed us around.
Afterwards we visited Thelema to show Rino the cellar were the fabulous "The Mint" is made. Winemaker Rudi Schultz had time for us as well and we tasted some of his barrels. The Mint of the years to come will be as great as the current release.
Lunch at Tokara (look at the pics)
The next appointment we had at Mulderbosch winery where we met Mike, Nick and their Italian intern Natalia. We spent there nearly 3 hours with tasting, chating and so on.
After this exhausting day in the cellars we met Stiaan in Strand and he drove us to Kleinmond. His father had the Braai ready and after Steaks and wine we finished the day with cigars and Talisker Whisky.

Saturday and Sunday we were busy with more food, wine and lazy hours at the pool.

Sunday evening we were invited at Adam and his wife Lousie. Again food and wine but who knows when we will get another perfect Curry with selfmade cheese.

Monday again tastings in Stellenbosch and then Rinos farewell party at Peddlars. We were 13 and that means even more wine and food.

After this weekend I will start my diet today and hope that such excessive weekends won´t become the rule during my stay here. Otherwise I will be able to roll home in August.

Cheers Franz

Stiaan, Seb and Rino in Kleinmond:

Pool and cool drinks:

At Morgenster with Fredrik:

Mulderbosch tasting:

Tokara winery:

My starter at Tokara (poached mussels with banana and orange cream):

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