Adi is on his annual tour of the US. I always think of him as a rock star as he travels from one wine shop / restaurant / airport / hotel and state to the next, pouring wine and talking kak. This year it even feels like there is a small paparazi following him around as I get updates on social media.
As every year, his schedule remains a mystery to most of us, Cornelia just knows when he will be back on the farm and I only know where he has been once I hear via our social media channels.
On October 3rd he was spotted in Fort Lauderdale, Florida pouring wines
tara_devonOct 03, 9:27pm via HootSuite
This guy is as colorful as the painting he’s in front of! Adi is winemaker of @AABadenhorst -gorgeous wines from SA http://ow.ly/i/3k7JQ
and four days later he was hanging out in Denver…
And then on the 8th South African athlete Dan Hugo tweeted that he just
“Tapped @AABadenhorst on the shoulder, during TSA security at DIA. Told him I was a fan of his work. True travel story. Can’t wait for home.”
Meanwhile back home the crew is busy planting Adi’s “legacy oaks…”
The planting of 500 Cork and Mediterranean Oaks started yesterday.
“One day when I’m old and done, I’ll sit in the shade of these oaks and drink my son’s wine while I watch the grand kids play” says Adi.
While in the vineyards the new growing season has started. We feel summer in the air…
Even though 10 days ago there was still snow on the mountain peaks and it was too wet for tractors in the 1969 Chenin vineyards. Like Jasper says “a bit of skoffeling and motivation goes a long way…”
Four weeks till the Swartland Revolution. Get excited by following us on Twitter and Facebook.