Tasting around Annandale

by  |  21-03-2012

The Annandale estate, just off the namesake Annadale Road was established in 1688, making it one of the oldest in the Helderberg Valley region. It displays this age wonderfully as large, sweeping willows grace the fields where horses graze peacefully. These horses are a remnant of the days when it was also a riding school throughout most of the 20th century. The estate took something of a break from wine production during this time that had otherwise been ongoing for a continuous 315 years. In 1994, the estate was returned back to being the wine cellar that you see today by the current owner, Gerhard (Hempies) du Toit, who made his name as a player for the Springbocks rugby team as a “front row strongman”. While this may be of passing interest to many, rugby is the #1 sport in South Africa and as such, the man is held in […]
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