While traveling about South Africa in October 2006, I visited Cellars Hohenort – a gorgeous, historic, dutch style hotel and vineyard located near Cape Town in the lush, rolling hills of the Cape Peninsula.
The wine tasting was held out back in the garden where we watched the sunset over the mountains. The tasting was conducted by a young, amiable, Sommelier (George?), who had a great passion for wine. Of course, we commenced the sampling with a dry, Sauvignon Blanc. We then tried a light red wine and sampled other more full bodied reds such as Cabernet Sauvignon. We also sampled Pinotage, a native, South African varietal that is now taking off in France and other regions. This lovely, easy to drink red wine was my favorite. All in all, I think we sampled about six wines. Afterwards, we had dinner at the Greenhouse Restaurant located on the property where I dined on Kudu (delicious!).
A trip to Cape Town would not be complete without visiting at least one vineyard. I would like to visit Franshoek, the other great wine region of South Africa on my next visit to this extraordinary country.
For more photos of this vineyard, see the “S. Africa – Cape Town” photo album on my Gallery.