Let’s go Bokke!
The past few weeks I have found myself in different parts of the country. One of the things that stands out right now is that everyone is talking about our boys in Green and Gold. I believe they will bring back the William Webb Ellis Cup.
As things are slowing down in the cellar, it’s heating up in the vineyards. The first vines are starting to bud and shoots and leaves are developing. Like I said last year in a blog post, there is a few things better than seeing new life in the vineyard. When I am not travelling spreading Bizoe Wines love, you will find me in the vineyards or between the barrels.
Just the other week I met up with some people in Grahamstown doing a Bizoe Wines evening for them in Makanda (Grahamstown). Now I look forward going back there to visit my friends. Matthew Weaver I met at the yearly Graaff-Reinet Stoeptasting over a glass of wine. Jokingly he invited me to come and do a wine evening for them in Grahamstown. When we wiped our eyes there I was in Grahamstown. As mentioned, I went as guy to sell wine, now I have 24 friends in Grahamstown. Just like the Bokke brings us together, wine has the same effect to bring people together.
Last week I spent the week in Kwa-Zulu Natal working in the market with Duncan and Lua from Vine Vintage. Visiting the north coast always brings back childhood memories when we used to go there on holidays to Umloti. Wineology little wine shop in Salt Rock will always be one of my favourite spots to drink a glass of wine.
Next week the yearly Grape Hustle Wine Tour is taking place. 15 Wineries travelling together in Garden Route with our agents The Grape Hustle. Followed by a trip to the Lowveld to be at Unwined Festival at Nelspruit Golf Club on 30th of September.