Archive for 6. June 2010

Vaal River Boat Cruise & Wine Tasting

Sunday, 6. June 2010

There must be a very good reason to get up so early on a Sunday morning, to be at Zoo Lake before 10 AM.

Today it was a bus awaiting – organized by the American Society of South Africa – to bring us and a crowd of about 40 to Vanderbijlpark.

A 1.5 hours cruise with wine tasting and scoring lesson. We started with a sparkling wine (Vendage Brut), and then had 6 white and rose paired with different dishes – some times two wines with one dish to encounter the different reaction –  before reaching Waterfront Country Lodge.

A Short walk from the pier to the lodge just for another tasting of 5 wines in a bit of a hurry. Since we had to get back on board.

There 4 reds and a ruby Port was awaiting with more food. On the upper deck some dancing. In general a very relaxed atmosphere enjoying the nice wheater, the beautiful surrounding and some good talks.