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Stellenbosch Wine Festival in the rain!


25 February 2018

The Western Cape is having its toughest dry spell ever, the drought of the century, so it was with mixed feelings that we had a rather wet Stellenbosch Wine Festival.  Everyone was delighted with the cool liquid which came down and dampened things a bit, but I am sure it did have an effect.

My team members and I had some delicious brat wurst from Lanzerac's classic stand.  There was some excellent jazz by top musicians, and I spotted the pianist Ramon Alexander on stage, who in fact trained as a winemaker in his youth!

There was an interesting mix of people there on Friday and with the rain staying away on Saturday, I am sure it was a great success.

It must be a tough time for the wineries to participate in such a big festival, as it is right in the middle of harvest and wonder if it wouldn't be better to have this festival after harvest, perhaps end April or early May?