In the cellar

Wine barrels

In the distant past, I was very lucky to make wine at Buitenverwachting wine farm in Constantia, so it was great to be back in the cellar at the weekend (even if just for a few minutes to collect some stuff ). While I was there I grabbed this photo of these barrels in the maturation cellar. Each barrel contains 225l wine. At a rough estimate, this room contains about 200 barrels, which is 45,000l wine.

That should be enough to keep anybody quiet for a few days.Buitenverwachting , which means  “Beyond Expectation”, makes some of the top wines in South Africa. Get a bottle of the Christine if you can find one, truly amazing.


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    March 22, 2012
    • Craig said:

      Thanks Rob and Mandy,

      A lovely farm to visit if you are ever in Cape Town. We will be in Barcelona in Sep this year so will get to experience your part of the world.


      April 10, 2012

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