The power of prayer.
Almost losing hope because the weather forecasts terrible rain and clouds, we beat the odds and held on to the 30% probability that the rain would stop by the time we reach the tarns. Prayed really hard the night before and while we were in transit, wishing that we could see Mt. Taranaki; the power of prayers really amazes me. When we reached the tarns, clouds parted ways for us to see the beautiful volcano! It may not seem to be the best weather to take photos because we’re aiming for the perfect reflection, yet we’re still grateful to have had these photos added by a couple of laughter as we left some SECRET marks. 😉
Woohoo another ground-breaking winery to be at The World of Wine Festival in May 2018!
Sadie Family Wines is headed by Eben Sadie who has gained a reputation across the world as an “outspoken, peripatetic, terrior-obsessed winemaker who has been instrumental in putting Swartland on the map”. The quote is accredited to leading wine-writer and respected wine critic Neal Martin who has consistently triumphed Sadie’s “cerebral wine built to age” and his dynamic portfolio of Rhone-based varieties.
Eben had been in the South African wine scene for quite some time but it was in 1999 that he stepped out solo, and it was with the first release of ‘Columella’ in 2000 that he acquired his reputation as “the most innovative and inspired winemaker in South Africa.” With over 53 different parcels of vines spread over 25ha and more grape varietals than you can shake a stick at, Sadie Family Wines are able to produce truly terroir-focused, top-quality small batch wines that prove to the world that interest and excellence can arise from South Africa’s wine scene. There is a strong focus on the Rhone varieties of Grenache and Syrah, yet he makes a name for himself by blending in numerous ‘rare’ grapes such as Assyrtiko, Greco, Grenache Gris, and more, into his world-famous red and white blends. Not just wines of place, these are wines of love and passion. Eben Sadie has thus far and shall continue to produce inspirational wines for all to share and love.
Be sure to get your tickets today! Get them online at our website (link in bio) 😃😀
Yeow! We're taking off for KOREA in a little over two weeks from today! I'm officially in charge of our team's media whilst we're away and I'll be putting together a little banger of an outreach video. Meanwhile I've been playing in the outdoors a little too much lately and put this guy together :)
Rich inks from the last light, saturating the threads of a canvas sky.
Patchy whites and blues of day, blossoming into their true radiance for a moment, before slipping away for the long night.
Brief dalliances with the southern summers, too fleeting as always. Farewell, until next time. 👋
Summer has returned, no rain here at Hot Water Beach 🏖