Our final taste of the Robertson wine life was a morning spent with Salóme, Sybrand and Grant learning about the history of Lozärn Wines – The Pioneers of Carménère in South Africa. We began with an interactive tasting right in the cellar where all our questions about this unique cultivar were answered. Then it was out into the vineyards where Grant showed us just how to prune the vines for maximum yield. Everything at Lozärn is a science and this comes through in their wines, of which my favourite is definitely their flagship red, Kay’s Legacy 2016 – a gorgeous Bordeaux blend.

Back in the cellar, Grant’s wife Christa had prepared a mouth-watering lunch. We filled our plates with all kinds of savoury and sweet treats and enjoyed our last few moments outside with more delicious Lozärn wine of course.

With our hearts full of love and appreciation for everyone we met on this divine journey, we said farewell to all at Lozärn and to Robertson. Back to Cape Town and then to Joburg I headed with the most amazing memories.

The magic of a trip like this is something every wine lover needs to experience. In winter or in summer, The Robertson Valley has so many secrets to share. Keep an eye out because very soon you’ll be able to share in a very special secret escape of your own.

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