It’s not in the known wine guide books but in Napier there are a bunch of people creating world class wines of grapes growing in Klein Karoo and Napier terroirs. Production of around 8000 bottles per year distributed on a global scale to collectors.
Was very privileged yesterday by meeting Danish top chef Thomas Rode Andersen plus that he created a multitude of courses for me and a few others ( 😉 ). With the help of kitchen staff of Creation and paired with the different Creation wines.
(Creation Wines is in the ‘Hemel en Aarde Vallei’ between Hermanus/Sandbaai and Caledon).
SUNDAY 14 FEBRUARY 10 AM – 2 PM:
Unique collection of succulent plants (including cacti) for sale at 26A De Bruyn Street (Between Church & Caledon Str.). Bababoudjies, Ou Meid se Boude, Ganzemis, Bokvoetjies, Bobbejaan toontjies en Kanniedood (just to mention a few Afrikaans names). Many aloes in different sizes. Prices vary from R 20.00 to R 2000.00 but most in the range up to R 80.00. A few hundred plants left. These are the last plants out of a collection of over 2600 different succulent plants from around the globe. The collectors are moving to Napier in a few weeks and are nowadays too much engaged in their own growing businesses to also maintain the plants.
Our dog loves to watch ducks and luckily we live nearby ‘Die Vlei’ where plenty of them and other winged animals live. During the weekend of October 6 there is the traditional annual bird fair in Stanford and this year the organizers try to get everything out of it. The local municipality is even constructing a bird watchers jetty in ‘Die Vlei’. Besides the bird related festivities there are many other events planned for that weekend including those for children and food and wine lovers.