Operation Oysterhood: 5 September

OYSTERHOOD is reclusiveness or solitude, or an overwhelming desire to stay at home.

— @HaggardHawks

My love invited me for a weekend in the Swartland.

We visited the inspiring winemakers, Andrea and Chris Mullineux of Mullineux and Leeu wines. Their farm is something out of a fairytale and I loved listening to them talk about their approach to farming and wine making – regenerative and wholesome. One can taste it in their wines.

We are staying at the FABULOUS Vineyard Views Country House. It is simply perfect. The epitome of hospitality. You begin to relax the moment you walk through the door, from the kind welcome to the delicious afternoon tea and the charm and beauty of the place, you just feel at home, but pampered and special in every moment.

Our dinner outing was a (mis)adventure of note, including loadshedding, no phone signal, wrong booking, and a bit of desperation: but, in the end, we found a place with a decent menu and a surprising wine on the wine list …

Today, I ate too much, drank too much, indulged too much, but I have no regrets.

I blame it on The Mountain … (will explain tomorrow).

Goodnight treat at the Vineyard Views Country House.

Good night.

Be kind. Wear a mask. Support local.

“Physical distancing remains one of the key strategies to curb this pandemic.”


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