Well perhaps not the horse, but me.
So much goes on on a busy modern winery like Landskroon. So much happens outside of harvest time.
With Summer upon us one of the lovely things you can do is pack a picnic and take the family off to Landskroon Wine Estate on the South West facing slopes of the iconic Paarl Mountain.
Due to the COVID19 ban on alcohol sales and not being allowed to transport wine make sure you are stocked up with your nonalcoholic drinks. There is a multitude of birds, with the ubiquitous Egyptian Geese waddling around. The Estate’s horses are paddocked nearby. Do phone ahead to book your spot so that they can control numbers.
Should you decide to stay over, The Landskroon Cottage can be hired. Imagine waking up early on a Summer’s morning and having breakfast out on your patio.
Paul de Villiers, the Estate’s 5th generation Cellarmaster and his team which includes Winemaker Michiel du Toit, and Assistant Winemaker Dani Brown, has got the cellar prepared, the tanks ready to receive the juice which will become the Estate’s 2021 Vintage. Barrels have been cleaned and sterilised. Hugo de Villiers who is responsible for the vineyards is making last minute adjustments, his team perhaps removing leaves from the vines o expose the grapes to the sun for the final weeks of ripening.
The farm workers and their families are tending their gardens to provide fresh vegetables for the weary harvesters when they return home after a long hot day in the vineyards.
The Tasting Room is closed during the COVID19 ban, though the Estate will accept orders for deliver after the ban is over.
The Michelin Guide would say well worth the drive. For the view alone, southwards to Table Mountain and to the Simonsberg to the immediate East.
Take it from me, not the horse’s mouth, he’s tongue tied!
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