We had an early start to our day in the Winelands. Our goal was modest. We hoped to visit three wineries and taste a Chenin Blanc, a Bordeaux style wine, and a Shiraz. We picked Stellenbosch Valley (comparable to Napa Valley) over Franschoek (comparable to Sonoma) and Paarl. The three wineries and three wines:
|Ken Forrester Vineyards|
|Rust en Vrede ("Rest and Peace")|
|De Trafford Hillside Vineyards|
All three wineries and the targeted wines (different vintages than hoped for) were spectacular. Each is available, although in limited quantities, in the United States.
We had a late lunch at Tokara with our friends Curt and Lynn
|Outside the Front of Tokara Restaurant|
later returning to The Mount Nelson for an early night. The next day … Johannesburg.