Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Robertson Wine Valley's Wacky Wine Weekend. Robertson views

We haven’t been to Robertson Wine Valley's Wacky Wine Weekend since 2011 and were very happy to be invited this year. Much smaller than in previous years; we were saddened to see how many of the smaller & larger farms no longer take part and wonder whether this is enough to sustain this winter festival.. 

Kerk Street which, predictably, leads up to the Dutch Reformed Church, on a quiet evening
Eucalyptus trees on a Robertson farm
A view of the Robertson Valley from Klaas Voogds
Winter vineyard scene
Robertson is on the edge of the Karoo and some areas show hints of the arid landscape
but the Valley is fertile and green where when the Breede River blesses it with its water
The Langeberg Mountains show the enormous uplift caused by the continental collision that took place when South America collided with Africa
A typical early 20th Century Robertson house, with 'Broekie'  Lace (panty lace) framing the stoep
Autumn vines with winter clouds blowing in
The view from Bonnievale Cellar 
The surrounding mountains peeking through the incoming clouds
Early morning on the way to Arendsig for breakfast with morning fog rising from the Bonnievale valley

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