Stanford Love

Posted by PicasaIt is difficult NOT to fall completely in love with the little Overberg village of Stanford.

The top picture is on The Robert Stanford Wine Estate at Madre's Kitchen Restaurant - what wonderful food and a glorious setting! 

The estate was set up in 1855 and wine has been produced here since the 1890s. The estate boasts an environmentally friendly approach to farming (having received an award from the Kleinrivier Conservancy) "which ensures that the more than 200 Fynbos species, abundant wildlife and vineyards can thrive together in harmony". www.overbergwine.com

The Sauvignon Blanc from the estate is the dryest of the dry - superb. Besides wine tatsing (including Grappa tatsing and the chance of a swing on a delicious love seat), the flower garden is whimsical.  

If you haven't been before, do yourself a favour and make a day of it - sublime for the whole family! It's the perfect wedding venue as well, I think.

And of course a Stanford soujourn  is incomplete without a journey on the river:

It was a bit tough going with vintage oars and a strong current!

But what fun.

Also wonderful  and in the area is the Kleinrivier Cheese farm with glorious award winning cheese varieties, a wonderful kids's playground and lots of farm animals to befriend.http://kleinrivercheese.co.za

For chillier days such as the one on which we visited the farm, they have lots of blankets. We holed up in a tent and read our favourite Astrid Lindgren stories of the 6 Bullaby Children (she who wrote Pippi Longstocking).

And you have to pop in to "Graze"...

We love you Stanford. See you soon X


  1. Looks awesome! Your girls are adorable!

  2. Aw, these family pics are so cute! Sounds like a swell place indeed x