Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Riebeek Valley Olive Festival

Hi Everyone
as you know I am a few posts behind,
but I would first like to share a few photographs of
the Olive Festival that we went to.
It is an annual event held in the Riebeek Valley,
one of the most beautiful places in our country.
The day before the festival started we went on our own wine tour with
our friend Johan. He knows the region and he really knows his wine,
which was a huge benefit to us!
I love the smell of an old wine cellar and the old farms has a
special magic to them. Here you talk to the owner or the winemaker
and buy directly from them and of course you start tasting at eleven
o'clock in the morning!
The day the festival started all the stalls were fully stocked
and you could taste bread, honey, olives, wine,
preserves and lots more.

I liked the new way the sell olive oil. In a litre box.
Now it will stay fresher for longer, because no light or oxygen
can get to the oil. Brilliant.
I can't believe that I didn't buy one of these cupcakes....
Never pass up on a chance like this.

Later in the day we settled at Kloovenburg, bought a bottle of wine and
some cheese platters. Sat in the sun and soaked up the atmosphere,
the music, the colours and the smells.


Our last stop of the day was at a modern wine cellar, Pulpit Rock.
Excellent wine, wonderful atmosphere
and delicious food.
That night Johan, Sonia and the team (all of us)
made supper and kuiered on the stoep until very late.
Next year we are doing it again!

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