The Old Road Wine Company Franschhoek, well worth a visit as they say in the Guide Michelin…

The Old Road Wine Company HQ in Franschhoek

A recent visit to the Cape included a visit to The Old Road Wine Company headquarters in sight of the Franschhoek Cellar where its sublime wines are made by Ryan Puttick. He popped over to say hello which was very special as he is up to his eyeballs in grapes coming in from their own vineyards in Franschhoek and other grape suppliers.

Ryan Puttick, Old Road Wine Company Winemaker

The HQ is situated on the right just as you enter the town of Franschhoek from the western end. The building has been beautifully redesigned and includes The Fat Man Restaurant, an enchanting wine tasting and sales Cellar Door, and The Farmyard, used for outdoor functions.

The day was perfection. Clouds pouring down the mountains against a blue sky with vineyards in the foreground. The Franschhoek Tram travels up and down the Valley more regularly than I thought. The electric tram dropped passengers off who came in for a taste and left with a couple of bottles.

We were fortunate to be served by Tanaka Mujuru, a fine, knowledge, wine articulate young man with a beguiling smile. He certainly knows the wines well, what I like was that he used words and expressions which were different and explicit.

Tasting through the range with Tanaka was a great trip down memory lane, good to taste through a range of sublime wines. Ryan Puttick is producing some great drops.

The delicious, unorthodox, Waldorf Salad a perfect lunch

We lunched, excellent vegetable spring rolls with a pineapple beer dipping sauce which I followed with a piled up and delicious zooped up Waldorf Salad, went down very well with. Glass of The Old Road Wine Company’s Juliette Sauvignon Blanc. Grapes from cool climate Elgin and the aromas and flavours leaning towards tropical fruits, fresh and crisp.

The elegantly liveried Old Road Wine Company Juliette Sauvignon Blanc 2018, one of the Quirky Range

If you live near Franschhoek, or on holiday in the region, put this on the top of your bucket list for a truly great wine experience.

The Franschhoek Tram, takes you up and down the Franschhoek Wine Valley

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