Groot Constantia Wine Estate

20160329_134742.jpgA little history never hurt with a glass of wine, and a view!  Groot Constantia wine estate stretches into a stunning backdrop of mountians.  South Africa’s oldest vineyard offers award winning wines, for over 33o years, produced here on the wine farm which includes a museum and offers cellar tours.  To get there you can drive, hop on a bus tour, or take a helicopter.
20160329_132245.jpg20160329_131400.jpg2016-05-17-05.58.26.jpg.jpgThe day was overcast, but patches of blue sky peeking out from behind billowing clouds gave me optimism, as I had noticed the Cape weather to be less than committal.  I jumped on a bus heading out from Victoria and Alfred Waterfront to visit one of South Africa’s renowned wine farms.  A quick ride up the mountain and into lush forest suddenly opened up into serene landscape of rolling vineyards and we were dropped off.  You are free to stroll the property and wander the vineyards, just be aware to keep an eye out for baboons!  The beauty of the South African landscape was not something I got used to, although being taken aback by it was.  Even cast under clouds on a grey day the stunning beauty is as vivid as the tranquility is penetrating.  Joining a cellar tour and wine tasting is the perfect amount of interesting and delicious for a vacation activity.

From gray and cloudy to rainbows and blue skies, you never know what the day holds when the clouds blow over.

 

 

 

 

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