I arranged an Educational with nine colleagues to discover and explore a few wine farms which were unknown to most of us. The first was Waterkloof, it was absolutely stunning, they gave us a lovely tasting and provided cheese, olive and bread platters to line our tummies. We were treated to a cellar tour which was very interesting, particularly as they use large wooden tanks and their use of bio-dynamic farming methods.
We were then given a very comprehensive wine tasting of some truly lovely wines at Journeys End, which was great. I understood why they call the area Schapenberg (sometimes with two A’s) there are a lot of sheep around, some were grazing between the vines at Waterkloof, which is all part of their Bio Dynamic plan
From there we were shown the very beautiful Lalipanzi Guest Lodge by the owner Marie Helen. The views over False bay are stupendous and the accommodation looked lovely.
The highlight of the day was the visit to Lithos Wines where wine maker, Tim Hoek and owner, Lorraine Emery personally showed us around their boutique cellar and laid on a lovely warm lunch which we all enjoyed thoroughly as it was a cold and rainy day. The lunch was of course complimented by their absolutely stunning wine and a very good time was had by all!
A huge thank you to the wine farms which put aside the time for us to visit and experience their wines and a special thanks to Lorraine for the wonderful lunch and the amazing hospitality!