Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Wine at the Mill Sunday festival

Nigel Cattermole’s boutique Wine at the Mill shop is at the Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock and he had the very clever idea of taking over the outside area on Sunday for his wine festival.. It was tremendous fun, there were lots of wines to taste for the R175 entrance fee, which also got you a large wine glass
Three of our favourite characters in the wine industry: Hermit on the Hill Pieter de Waal, winemaker Lukas Wentzel of Groote Post and Jacus Marais of Nitida
The man who organised it all. Nigel Cattermole, proprietor of Wine at the Mill with Melissa Nelsen, who makes her own Genevieve MCC
Michelle Stewart of Extreme Wines with Neil Ellis wines, which she distributes
Time never stands still. This is Penny and Nils Verburg’s daughter Daisy pouring us a glass of Luddite’s terrific 2008 Shiraz
Melissa Nelsen of Genevieve and her partner, viticulturalist Leon Engelke,
talking to festival tasters about their MCC
Sharon Parnell of Domaine des Dieux with her prize-winning Claudia MCC and other wines. With her and pouring, Shane Mullis, her sales & marketing manager
John Loubser, cellarmaster and GM at Steenberg and his wife Karen with their own MCC, Silverthorn, enjoying the festival
Yvonne and Peter Bayly poured lots of Port and their wine
Old friend and fellow wine club member Carol Mills with her range of flavoured spirit aperitifs which include Limoncello, Buchu and Honeybush. All available from Wine at the Mill
Masterchef presenter and Kitchen Cowboy Pete Goffe Wood had those steak sandwiches and had a busy day
His wife Elize and a staff member prepare one
Lots of purchases happening inside the shop
Sisters Daisy and Alice Verburg
Nigel with staff. “Now just take this wine to their car please”
Young wine people having fun. Matthew Day, winemaker at Klein Constantia with his wife Catherine, Dave Nel, master wine smous, and friends
Jacques Wentzel of Black Elephant wines in Franschhoek with their new, totally black labelled, MCC Brut
They are will show this at the Franschhoek Magic of Bubbles festival this weekend
Joris van Almenkerk of Almenkerk wines in Elgin with his sister Liesel
A leopard sculpture made from recycled parts of horrendous gin traps, which are helping to wipe out the diminishing population of wild Cape Leopards. A great statement piece
© John & Lynne Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus 2014

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