Thursday, June 14, 2012

Cape Port Producers’ Association Port & Wine Awards at Muratie

Carel Nel of Boplaas, Lynne, and Mike Neebe of Axe Hill
Muratie’s list of owners at the entrance to the farm with one of the farm dogs
Meeting in front of the rustic cellar
Artifacts in the cellar vestibule
The 10 winning ports
The 10 winning wines made from Port varietals
Muratie’s wines
The beautiful, historic window in the tasting room, with its iconic cobwebs – some say they should be a national monument
Tasting commences and lots of chatting about the wines and port
Carel Nel announces the awards with Sandra Lotz, the organiser of the function
Dave Hughes speaks about the awards
Dave presents Mike Neebe with his award
Dave presents Chris du Toit of Bergsig with his award
All the award winners with their certificates
The normal daily menu from Muratie’s Cellar Kitchen (for those of you overseas, Afval is offal)
A serious discussion over lunch - about port and farming no doubt
Lunch begins at our table with (from the left around the table) Mike Neebe, Lynne, David Biggs, Mike Bampfield-Duggan of Wine Concepts, Colin Frith, Cathy Marston
Another view of the charming time-warp Voorkamer (front room) – used as the tasting room
All these photographs are © John Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus cc

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