This is my first trip to South Africa, a region whose wines I have come to enjoy with increasing frequency, so as you can imagine I was super excited to be part of the Asia group travelling from Hong Kong to attend the CapeWine 2015 Conference in Cape Town, South Africa September 15 – 17 2015.
Our trip is packed full of tastings and events on either side of the actual conference days and we arrived yesterday, Sunday, with 30 minutes for a quick shower and turnaround before heading out to the day’s activities – no mean feat after travelling for approximately 18 hours!
The drive in from the airport in Cape Town to our accommodation in Stellenbosch was littered with breathtaking scenery.
Stellenbosch is a picturesque university town filled with architecture reflecting the Dutch and British influences over the years.
Our accommodation for evening was the stunning Lanzerac Hotel and Spa in Stellenbosch.
And here I came across one of my favourite producers …
View from Delaire Graff Estate
Stunning views and a very interesting line up of Chardonnay from several key regions in South Africa concluded the evening.
Needless to say when we arrived back to Lanzerac my bed was a welcome sight!
Day 2 starts with a Chenin Blanc Party – bring it!