1 year ago
Monday, April 25, 2011
Today is Family Day - one of very many public holidays this month. We went for a stroll in the sparkling vineyards of Groot Constantia with the family (two Scotties and an old Doberman cross at present) and popped in to one of our "local" wine estates, High Constantia, for a quick taste on the way home. Their wine-tasting cellar has a lovely verandah which overlooks this imposing Edwardian mansion - the Catholic retreat of Schoenstatt. After a few sips of their High Constantia Clos Andre 2008 Methode Cap Classique champagne, er sorry, "sparkling wine" - even this rather forbidding Gothic building with its funny twirly barley sugar chimneys started to look quite friendly. Back home, the weather is closing in and it looks like rain again ...