Birthday Weekend in the Winelands

Hi All!

Our first post is all about Hubby’s Birthday Weekend. Our good friends decided to treat us to a weekend in the Winelands. We started our weekend with a check-in at Marianne Wine Estate‘s Lofts on the Friday.

The Saturday morning we had breakfast that was to die for and off we went to Jordan Wine Estate to donate clothes for charity and in exchange we got wine. πŸ™‚

After Jordan Wine Estate we went to Warwick Wine Estate for a Big 5 Vineyard Safari and tasting. We had so much fun going up the hills in an open Land Rover, while it was freezing cold! Luckily for us, the guide brought us some nice red wine to warm us up on top. We stayed there for a while and was in awe of the beauty of our country. You have to be there to understand this type of beauty! After our vineyard safari we went and posed a little with Madiba and just ran around like a bunch of kids, just having fun! There was also the story of the Wedding Cup, but that we keeping for a next post. πŸ˜‰

After Warwick Wine Estate we made our way down the road to Arra Wine Estate. This is a small wine estate that overlooks Klapmuts with great staff. We were welcomed by a warm smile and big glasses! Just the way we like it. πŸ˜‰ Soon after we arrived, Eskom delighted us with some loadshedding. The beauty of being at Arra was that we didn’t need Eskom to make our day! We had good cheese, preserves, crackers and GREAT wine!

After our cheese and wine tasting at Arra, we went back to Marianne Wine Estate for our last tasting of the day. Here we had a great time with our french tasting room assistants. Hubby and his friend may have been a bit hard on the guys but it was all in good fun. If there’s one thing that I absolutely love about Marianne Wine Estate, it’s their red wine! Especially the Desirade! My absolute favourite! Sitting on that deck and looking at the views was just amazing! After our tasting we had a nice relaxed evening and dreading the Sunday that we had to check out of this piece of heaven. But it was a weekend well spent with great friends. Definitely one for the books!

All I can say is that the Winelands is a MUST for anyone visiting our beautiful country, South Africa! πŸ™‚

This experience was one of the many reasons why I started this blog. I hope you guys follow me and hubby on our future adventures, discovering our country.

Good Morning!
Good Morning!
Views for Days!
Views for Days!
Breakfast
Breakfast
Words of the wise!
Words of the wise!
Tasting Room at Jordan Wine estate
Tasting Room at Jordan Wine estate
We need to go sometime.
We need to go sometime.
Views that will take your breathe away
Views that will take your breathe away
Nelson Mandela, larger than life!
Nelson Mandela, larger than life!
At the top of our Big 5 Wine Safari
At the top of our Big 5 Wine Safari
This guy was a great guide!
This guy was a great guide!
These grapes spell WIne!
These grapes spell WIne!
Can you say Vintage?!
Can you say Vintage?!
Wine at its best!
Wine at its best!
It's a long, long road. . .
It’s a long, long road. . .
Abstract Art
Abstract Art
My obsession with wine glasses
My obsession with wine glasses
Takes my breathe away all the time!
Takes my breathe away all the time!
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