Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Shiraz and charcuterie at Hartenberg

The wine cellar under the hill at Hartenberg -a great venue for the festival
Filled rolls on The Charcuterie table for the hungry wine-filled tasters

Kleinood's excellent Tamboerskloof Shiraz being opened

Steven Jeffery of The Charcuterie offering us a taste of something interesting, or ?
Anel  Grobler (Spit or Swallow) and Lynne tasting some excellent shiraz from Rust en Vrede
James Mackenzie, Hartenberg Director, with more wine for the tasting

James and friend having a great time

Nico van der Merwe and his wife Petra pouring the Mas Nicolas Shiraz to enthusiastic tasters Anel and Jan of Spit or Swallow

Christophe Dehosse of Joostenberg selling some of his charcuterie

The three Hartenberg wines for tasting: The Bookkeeper,  Hartenberg Shiraz 2007 and the magnificent,  award winning The Stork 2007

Hartenberg also had an excellent plate of mixed charcuterie to match their wines
Neil Jewell and assistant, from Bread and Wine on Moreson,  with their delicious charcuterie
Jacques Borman jr from Boschkloof with their lovely Shiraz
Gerard de Villiers, owner of Kleinood - home of Tamboerskloof wines and De Boerin olive oil
The crew at the Charcuterie working very hard to feed everyone. Those jars of rillette are amazing
Old friends, new wine and lots of chat outside the cellar door

Having fun tasting wine and charcuterie in the late afternoon sun
A selection of some of the great wines we tasted
All these photographs are ©John Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus cc, 2012

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