Our first full day of cycling through the wineries was a huge success. As you can imagine from these photos, late summer in the mountains of Stellenbosch are hot and sunny.
When we finally arrive into the cool and fragrant halls of the vats, we quickly guzzle some cool water and get down to the business of tasting red wines.
Next stop was riding through vineyards to the lovely Waterford grounds. I wish that I could send you the marvelous fragrances that we smelt as we rode to the tasting terrace. First the smell of fresh mown grass, then citrus groves and finally the best smelling lavender ever. You can see the lovely arches. A large table of American tourist just cleared that back table. They too were biking, but with a host and a van as back up. Just another of the great options available.
The Waterford Winery is not allowed to print their logo on any glasses in an agreement with the Irish Waterford crystal firm.
My favorite time of the day is always lunch. This is a flammekuchen, topped with creme fraiche, gorgonzola cheese, roasted butternut squash, fresh rocket and drizzled with balsamic vinegar. It was as good as it looked. This is at the Dornier winery. The wines were good across the board, but I think whites would have suited this meal better. I am in love with this country all over again.