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Harvesting the last Shiraz grapes  
   

Harvesting the last Shiraz grapes

Stomping grapes with Farmer Redbeard

April 3rd 2012
I left home this morning on a beautiful fresh day to head off to Farmer Redbeard & his wife on their farm in Ashton, just up the road from Robertson! My mission? Grape stomping!! What a a lovely setting, tucked up against the Langeberg mountains with vineyards & orchards spread out under the slowly warming sun. We started off with a cup of 'moerkoffie' which is really strong & brewed over ... read more
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South African Flag After the British seized the Cape of Good Hope area in 1806, many of the Dutch settlers (the Boers) trekked north to found their own republics. The discovery of diamonds (1867) and gold (1886) spurred wealth and immigration and intensified the subjug... ... read more
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