Yes; we do like our wines

Stanford is within South Africa an insignificant role player in the wine industry but abroad the wines can virtually only be found in upmarket restaurants and specialized liquor stores/wine-boutiques.

That has a reason; don’t you think?

Yes, we don’t only like our wines; we love them!!!

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And it doesn’t cost you a penny…

It doesn’t cost you a penny but it’s a great idea: starting your own Local Food Heroes in you area. Initiated  in Stanford, South Africa, with the idea that this movement should go accross the globe.

Buy only fresh locally produced food. Get a group of mindliking producers in your area together and start your own Local Food Heroes. Look into the link (mentioned above) and see that it works. Here in our village it’s a great success with the local supermarket selling less and less pre-processed food and plastic wrapped veggies from all over (except from the own area).

And the meat is sourced from free ranging animals without adding conservatives!

And that’s what you taste!

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This is going to be Big Time here in Stanford

Springfontein Winery is currently undergoing mayor changes culminating in the opening of the new restaurant (with European stars) Springfontein Eats towards the end of this year.

But first of all there is the new winemaker/general manager. We are pretty sure that Tariro will add a new dimension to the Springfontein wines. He is refreshing, has vision, doesn’t talk crab; with other words: he knows wine!

And above all: he is a truly nice guy!!!

Festive Season

The Festive Season has a great start in Stanford. Yesterday the opening of the new deli and tasting room at Stanford Hills and Prego and the Beer in the courtyard of the Stanford Hotel (thanks for great hospitality Penny & Co). Today there was a craft market and a horse show (photos) on the Village Green and later THE social event for the villagers: ‘Picnic on the Lawn’ along the river. And in between the fresh market and great coffees and foodies here and there.

You gotta love this village!!!
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A Walk in the Green

A walk in the village is always a Feast; especially when you love the green. Except for the main Victoria Street than runs through the village and where most businesses (shops, restaurants, etc.) are located virtually every street of path is surrounded by green and sometimes you even have to look through shrubs and trees to discover the houses; some are jewels of traditional (international) architecture.

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