Thursday, March 31, 2016

Our Little Corner of the World...Checking Out South Africa's Wines!

So...what do a couple of Californians do when visiting CapeTown you ask???
Well...visit wineries of course!!!

The first winery we visited was Anura...a lovely little winery! 
South Africa is very much like California in climate and terrain.
So of course, their wines are wonderful!
And Anura was no exception!

At Anura we got the full tour...

This is a small winery, so they don't do their own bottling...
...they have a mobile bottling service that comes to their site and bottles the wine!

They do still have their oak wine caskets...

They had a really nice cheese and sauce sampling for us...
 ...and as it turned out...their wines were my favorites of the day!!!

I'm looking for a book club down here in SoCal...
...and I think the one in this sign would fill the bill!!!

I don't think I could pull this look off anymore...
maybe a few years ago!!!
(Few being a relative term...)

These markets were in every town!

Now...when was the last time you went somewhere that had
Kudu, Warthog, Springbok and Zebra on the menu?

This building is a great example of the Dutch influence on the architecture of the CapeTown area.

This is a close up of the thatched roof...a really interesting roofing material.

And on to the next winery!!!
Ernie Els...

...if you recognize the're probably a golfer!

The grounds were pretty amazing...

...a great spot for solving the problems of the world...

...or just hanging out with friends...

...or ending a great day of touring!

Then, back to the hotel...
...where you find rose petals on the bath mat!
Pretty classy place!!!!

Click on the image below to visit more little corners of the world!


  1. That first shot is my favourite- those beams are quite a sight!

  2. This post has so many nice things in it: rose petals on the bathmat, wine, blue skies, and more wine. Did you try the zebra steak?

    1. I'm glad you did! I would have, too!

    2. Dan had it at a buffet the first time he was in SoAfrica...if we were at a buffet, I might have tried least a bite!

  3. Those wineries have fabulous views!

  4. You guys do awesome trips, thank you so much, the story and views are to die for !! I think the petals are a very elegant idea.

  5. I really do want to go to SA for the wildlife - but the wine could be the clincher!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

    PS: how are you going with this weeks 52Frames?

  6. I had no idea that the weather was so mild in south Africa. Love all the photos. The ones you took and the ones you guys are in! Thanks for the tour...


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