Thursday, March 17, 2016

Pizza and wine in the sun at Stellenbosch Vineyards Pizza Festival

Stellenbosch Wines and Pizza
On Sunday, after a night in an AirBnB in Somerset West, we met friends at this new festival held at Stellenbosch Vineyards (you might know it as Welmoed winery) on Baden Powell Drive. We found some shade and shelter from the wind, some chairs and a small table, and enjoyed a lovely day drinking their wines and eating some pizza and other snacks
Lots of stands selling Pizza but there were some alternatives. This bus had craft beers
There were quite long queues for the Pizza. Ours took 1hr 15 minutes, which is a long time to wait in the sun
They varied in quality and this was probably the longest queue, for the most popular pizza and it looked very large. They were very organised and the queue did move reasonably fast
Guests were given coupons to taste the Stellenbosch Vineyards wines and a wine glass to take home
Swings for the children
Bands played all day, some were infinitely more talented than others
The kitchen angels on Love Pizza had their line going so efficiently
Fancy a Flammkuchen instead? The German version of Pizza
Many had brought ready made pizza bases, this was a very authentic stand and this gentleman made hundreds of bases that day
Waiting for that tasting to be poured
There was water for sale and some non alcoholic drinks as well
The iceman cometh
The good end of another long queue
Load the bases and then put them in the wood oven
A zen moment, beer or wine?
DJ John Meinking and his lady
Our lot did 18 fresh West Coast oysters, which they said were superb
And three different pizzas: olives, peppers and cheese
Ham, blue cheese and figs
Bacon and Avo
And we drank a bottle or two of 2014 Credo, their top end wooded Chenin Blanc and made a few converts. It's a lovely wine, not too over wooded, full of different layers of fruit, rich and great with food
© John & Lynne Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus

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