Mikael & Leena Frisk, Helsinki
South Africa is really spoiling us. This has been one of our best vacations ever.
We have had three fantastic days. Seen and experienced so much. The Test Kitchen lunch was really something special.
Today was another day in paradise … first Hamilton Russel wine estate and then we tasted the whole range of Peter Finlayson wines … together with him. Fantastic pinot noirs and chardonnays. La Vierge for lunch was good and the Marine Hotel in Hermanus is superb.
We met winemaker / owner David Trafford and the rugby legend Jan at Vriesenhof. The Vriesenhof wines were fantastic, but even more so was the fact that he spent two hours with just us showing his private home and reading a poem that he had received from the wine maker of Romanée-Conti / DRC.
He also shared private stories from his long life … and took us up to the hills to show great views and his old pinotage vines … what an experience.
Jan actually gave us three bottles and told us to take them to the restaurant Terroir and say hi from him … we received the best!
Thank you for your excellent organising of our time around the Winelands. We have really appreciated the recommendation to you by the Tallbergs.