Thursday, December 05, 2013

A visit to Tariro Masayiti at Springfontein

The well endowed barrel cellar
Today, they were bottling the Sopiensklip Rosé
Identified as a good barrel of Shiraz
Talking wine with Tariro and sampling out of the barrels (nowhere to put me hat, so it's on my head)
It’s an adventurous life, winemaking
We tasted a very special Petit verdot from the top barrel
In the upstairs tasting room
Tariro is passionate about his job and winemaking
A prestigious award received recently. This Pinotage received 4½ stars in the Platter guide
The new restaurant “Springfontein Eats”
The little fisherman's cottage on the property that forms the basis of their logo
A mural in the restaurant
The tasting counter
Lovely big open fireplace
We met the Chef, Jürgen Schneider, in his spotless kitchen
Putting up lights under the pergola for the restaurant terrace
The old farmhouse is now the restaurant
It has two tiny rooms where you can have a romantic dinner just for two
and a covered verandah in front facing the river
© John & Lynne Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus 2013

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