Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Saturday morning at the 2014 Port Festival, Calitzdorp

Heading down the road to the ticket office. We were lucky and found parking quite close to the entrance
The queues were long but the service was quick
Resting vines on De Krans
All the fun of the fair and the sun is shining.  Lunchtime and everyone is heading to the food trucks to get something to eat
A scary monster!
Lots of choice. Pies or bruschetta?
Ostrich or enormous chicken burgers
We liked the look of these Kudu burgers
and they were pretty sensational
Very moist but cooked through. We ditched the doughy buns
Met lots of friends in the food queues
Mike Neebe, owner of Axe Hill, and Annemie Adriaanse, who distributes his wines, taking time off their serial pouring duties
Yes I do look like Swee' Pea! (who is that strange bearded man with the camera?)
Peter Bayly also had a very busy day as his port is very popular
Trying out wines from a farm which was new to us. TTT which stands for Things Take Time. It belongs to the Mason family - Ashley Mason worked with Tony Mossop before buying his own farm
Leon Coetzee who shared a table with Peter Bayly. Leon and Margaux Nel of Boplaas make their own Fledge range of wines
You could taste, get a chit and then go to the end of the hall and use it to buy port and wine to take home
Festival happy
A chance to taste Peter Bayly's and Fledge's ranges
Pouring wine on the Calitzdorp Cellars stand
There was also a vintage tractor exhibition for those in the business or just fascinated
©John & Lynne Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus 2014

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