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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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!!!

Pincushion and a farm with a view

The larger Stanford area is the South African hotspot of Fynbos and most of the Fynbos flowers are exported around the globe. Partly the flowers are harvested from cultivated plants and partly in a environmental responsible way in the open ‘veld’. This month and the few following ones some farmers and their staff are full time enganged in harvesting and packing.

 

Stanford Hills Estate, just outside the village, is one of those farms. Next to grapes (for their vintage Jackson Wines) the Fynbos is the main source of their income. Embedded at the foot of the Klein Rivier Mountains the farm provides visitors a wide range of stunning views of the surroundings.