De Grendel is perfectly situated on high, sea-facing slopes and is the only vineyard in the country that is 350m above sea level and only 7 km from the sea. It has a panoramic view of Table Mountain, the city of Cape Town and the seaboard.Ailsa’s Travel Theme
Sue dips into her old English Oxford dictionary to pick a word on the page that it falls open at. The challenge is to post a photograph you like best to describe what that word means to you.
Some coral reef – seen at Mauritius. Taken through the glass of a glass bottom boat.
The VOC installed more than 50 cannons on hills and mountains around the Cape to form a signal gun chain that could call the Burgher Militia to defend the Cape. This signal gun chain extended from the Signal Hill, Cape Town via Durbanville to Citrusdal in the North West, Worcester in the north and via Tygerberg to Suurbraak beyond Swellendam in the east. Some of these cannons are still used to fire on our farm today, 300 years later, but only on joyful occasions. decocraftsdigicrafts
Today we had lunch at Altydgedagt, which was established in 1698. Altydgedacht Estate is a family farm where long standing traditions and modern methods blend to create wines of quality and character.
Altydgedacht is one of the historic farms on the fertile slopes of the Tygerberg and has been in the Parker family since 1852. Brothers John and Oliver use the varied soils, slopes and microclimates to grow high quality grapes from suitable noble varieties. Winemaker Oliver produces wines of distinctive character and strong varietal flavour, typical of this area.
At the restaurant there were a few more….
………… lasting for a very short time
March Week 3What do you think?