We had a lovely evening with Weltevrede Wine Estate and Friends Caterers at Schoone Oordt last Thursday evening. Hanli invited a host of Swellendam guesthouse owners to sample her scrumptious fare and listen to Philip discuss (and sample) his delicious wines.

It was the launch of their coffee shop and restaurant on the Weltevrede Estate and judging by the tastings of both the wine and the food, it is definitely worth a special visit.

My favourite bubbly made in the cap de classique tradition, is ‘The Ring’, probably because it has the most beautiful story attached. ‘The Ring’ was launched on Philip and Lindalize’s wedding day 12 years ago. The first bottle was popped by Lindalize, barefoot under an old oak tree on the farm and each bottle has her photo covering the cork. It’s refreshingly dry and very easy to drink…

Have a look at their site for a better idea of product range and some more info on the farm and of course, their coffee shop… www.weltevrede.com

The photos on the right show our stunning conservatory at night and us, Philip, Lindalize, Roy, Rich and myself.

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