Thursday, 31 May 2012
The Winelands of the Western Cape situated inland from Cape Town enjoys a Mediterranean climate with winter rainfall, which is the reason this is an ideal situation for the vineyards and the many winefarms situated in this area. The winelands are surrounded by majestic mountain ranges and many of the wine farms are historic homesteads built in the Cape Dutch style unique to this part of our country. These buildings many of which are over 300 years old and have been perfectly restored and maintained. These beautiful farms are situated, among many other areas, Paarl, Franschhoek, Stellenbosch, Wellington and Somerset West and which have become world famous for their white and reds wines, brandy etc. This is a unique corner of our country and I have tried to capture the essence of this beautiful area. If you are interested please google images of Cape Dutch architecture etc. which you will, I am sure, find quite interesting. These picturesque and unique buildings epitomise Fine Living.