Revolution already on the way

Yes, this weekend past was the third annual Swartland Revolution. A weekend of great wines (from France, Germany, Portugal and naturally, the Swartland), fabulous food and lots of Swartland gees. Like one happy revolutionary observed: the right level of geeky/nerd/fun!! 

Maree Louw, revolutionary wife, once again took some amazing pictures, and we gladly share them with you here.

Hiiii Eben

The first tasting, Quality First was presented by father and son team, Alain and Maxime Graillot who each showed three of their wines from France.

Adi showing Samuel some tricks of the trade.

Friday night BBQ at Bazaar, by Moerby Kultuur.

Die Baardskeerdersbos Orkes had everyone dancing. “Klein bietjie wyn, klein bietjie wyn” (lies, all lies!)

Adi and Callie in good spirits (especially considering it is 9am on THE Saturday)

Beer and worsrol break between Saturday morning tastings.

Lunch, by “the revolutionary moms” led by Adi’s mom Judy, was a huge success.

The Moms! (take a bow!)

And then there was the Swartland Independent Street Party, with 18 members pouring their wines in Short Street Square.

Including Jasper’s new venture, made on Kalmoesfontein – Muskeljaatkat!

And then it was over. Another great success, with attendees already asking “can I book for next year…”

Um, no, give us a chance to recover, celebrate summer, harvest and then once we’ve started planning, we can talk about another revolution.

Thanks for sharing in the experience!

More pics on Maree’s blog.

Beat my Wors…

We love a good competition in the Swartland, and if it involves meat and fire, all the more merriment…

This weekend we had the first ever Beat my Wors Paardeberg vs Kasteelberg competition on Porseleinberg.

Anton Espost’s “Swartland TRILogy wors” won, Adi calls it “Die drie eenheid van wors!”

Winning!

Lammershoek represent.

 

 

The Kents

Swartland All Stars!

Anton Espost – owner of The Wine Kollective in Riebeek Kasteel’s Short Street Square is also a keen writer and has recently published “Swartland Grapeheart 2011′.


We love:
1. The tattoo inspired All Stars cover.

2.   The clever quirky diagrams we found in there:
2.1 The Swartland Brain:

2.2 The Wine Regions of SA:

2.3 And the percentage of Landcruisers with designer dogs:



The Wine Kollective was started with the brilliant idea:

Start your own shop, call it ‘The Wine Kollective’, convince the best wineries to join the cause and viola!’

The Blue Building
Short Street
Riebeek Kasteel
t. 022 448-1008
e. espost@telkomsa.net 


Free tastings on weekends!!