Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Mini Port Festival at Muratie

We heard about this festival recently and knowing our wine club members well, this seemed the perfect way to spend some of Saturday tasting port and wines made by the port producers showcasing their wines on Muratie. We arrived at Muratie and started tasting at the tables, which were dotted throughout the farm buildings
An American visitor tasting at the Overgaauw stand
Debbie Wallace and Mark Blanckenberg discuss port with the winemaker, Louis van der Riet, at De Krans
Tasting Muratie’s Ports and wines in the historic tasting room
Placing your order for lunch. We had a good vegetable, lamb and bean soup. Others had a cheese platter or a hamburger
Yvonne Bayly of Peter Bayly Port pours some of their divine white port
Margaux Nel of Boplaas pouring some of her port
Peter Bayly opening another bottle
The festival was very well attended and thankfully the weather was perfect
On the Axe Hill stand
Boplaas had a great selection of port and wines for tasting
It was nice enough to have lunch out on the terrace
Sloping hillside winter vines looking back at Table Mountain with its South Easter tablecloth and Lions Head
© John & Lynne Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus 2015
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