Rust En Vrede,which means "Rest and Content", has been around since 1694. Their original wine cellar is now a National Landmark which houses their restaurant.
We took a tour of the winery and enjoyed tastings in a beautiful outdoor setting overlooking the garden and mountains.
Since it was getting close to lunch time we continued our adventure the small town, Franshhoek where we had a lovely lunch at Solas sitting outside in outdoor cafe.
Time to go to the next winery who is know n for their Pinotage. While on our way we stopped at the prison where Nelson Mandela was freed.
We rode to Paarl to the Fairview winery which has been around since 1693. We enjoyed wine tastings along with cheese tastings to enhance the flavor of the wine. Their winery had lovely gardens as well as goats in the front.yard. The wine area is a one of beauty, with flowers, plants and many grape vines surrounded by mountains.
As we rode back to Cape Town, we laughed and told silly stories. We enjoyed the fellowship and our time together.