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Posted in Garden Diary by Jane Griffiths on the November 12th, 2010

A couple of weeks later I was in the Winelands. Earlier this year I met Sandy Webster in Cape Town. She suggested that we do a workshop in the Winelands. When I teased her that the bar had been raised really high by the Grahamstown Garden Club and their spread, including incredible cupcakes, Sandy put her hands on her hips and said “Cupcakes! We’ll serve wine!” And so the Winelands Workshop was born.

The workshop, held at Rustenberg Wine Estate, was attended by 108 people! It was held in the chandelier room:

It was a magnificent day with exceptional catering done by Sunelle, who provided a sublime feast.
The following four pics were taken by Alison Nathanson from Ashoot Photography.

The table of food was soon flattened – learning about growing veg is obviously hungry work!

True to Sandy’s word, guests were treated to delicious wine from the Rustenberg Estate

and also had a chance afterwards to walk around the beautiful gardens.

If you are in the area do yourself a favour and go and visit them. I particularly enjoyed walking the labyrinth after doing the workshop as it was very calming.

Huge big thanks to Sandy Webster for an exceptionally well organised event.

Thanks also to Rozanne and Simon Barlow from Rustenberg for not only providing such a magnificent venue but also for the night we spent in this wonderful old house

– we were warned to expect ghosts, but did not see/hear any! Keith discovered these on the window though, which were apparently scratched on by new brides with their engagement rings . . .

Thanks also to Jane and Alan Otton, who provided such comfy accommodation at Celtic Manor in Gordon’s Bay. This was the view from our bedroom!

We have decided that this will be the first of more Wineland events . . .

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