We drove to the winery ZevenWacht the other day for a wine and cheese tasting. They are one of the few wineries in the Stellenbosch area that grows a Zinfandel grape.
Our host for our tastings was the delightful Dene Lackay. She explained our cheese and wines cheerfully and thoroughly. Born in 1983 -- the same year as the winery -- she guided us through a series of red wines. Dan's favorite was the 2008 Pinotage, while my fave was the 2007 Primitivo. They also feature a Tin Mine Red named after the Tin Mine that the government tried to foist on their lovely property. Thank goodness the owner had the guts to stand up to them and save this gorgeous winery property from tin mining.
Dene and Johann are enthusiastic hosts who added their own panache to the tasting and made it especially fun for us all. We couldn't help but overhear some of Johann's explanations to his rather large tour group, but our personalized and intelligent attention from Dene took the cake.
The museum is organized in 4 large buildings with approximately 20 cars in each. Of course, they had a 1959 Cadillac and a 1960 as well, both convertibles. Mine is not this clean and not a convertible, but otherwise, it was good to see my Caddy represented here in such good company.
Their website is located at www.artvark.org.