Monday, 13 November 2017

Swartland Independent Producers Heritage Festival 2017





Swartland Independent Producers took over the West Coast town of Paternoster to host what was by all accounts a fantastic weekend of wine, food, tastings and a generally good time.

Dragonridge Wines were extremely well received both at the dinner and by tasters and fellow winemakers.

Photo credit: Maree Louw Natural Light Photography

Photo credit: Maree Louw Natural Light Photography
Photo credit: Maree Louw Natural Light Photography





Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Spring 2017


Spring has come to Fynbos and the whole farm is a riot of exquisite colour. 





Monday, 14 August 2017

Solo Studios 2017


Solo Studios took place in Riebeek Kasteel this past weekend and Dragonridge was very much part of the buzz. Capella and Jack's Red were served at both the Thursday night local opening as well as Friday nights V.I.P. opening.

 


Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Fynbos hosts dog show participants



This weekend was the Malmesbury dog show and the farm hosted more dogs than humans. Johan and friend Shiraz decided to check out the  scene. (Needless to say our pooches were not allowed to greet dog guests lest they mess up their fine hairdos.)





This weekend was the Malmesbury dog show and the farm hosted more dogs than humans. Johan and friend Shiraz decided to check out the  scene. (Needless to say our pooches were not allowed to greet dog guests lest they mess up their fine hairdos.)

Monday, 29 May 2017

Celebration season comes to a close

Season 2016/2017 has drawn to a close. A huge thank you must be said to the staff who tirelessly work behind the scenes with a smile. 

 Lizzie, Trudi and Nicol who are always ready to jump in no matter what.

Our ladies in blue, Precious, Priscilla, Virginia and Tracy(who is desperately missed).

Craig and Max behind the bar and Charlie and Doubt who can explain the intricacies of wine making to a fault.

Zelda who runs the pavilion with military precision.

Lisa who is slowly mastering the art of quiche making.

And finally Gail, the glue that holds it all together.

Thank you to each and every one of you. 








Monday, 15 May 2017

Summer celebrations at Fynbos


Summer was the time for marvelous celebrations at Fynbos. The smallest was 30 or so in De Perdestal and the largest was 170 in the Pavilion with huge tent over the pool. Feedback was great so the team is very happy.

Ciska and Stan







Photographed by Agape 
Comment

We couldn't have dreamed of the happy day we had when we started this journey! Thank you again and we will be back!

Love

Cisca and Stan 

Jaco and Stephanie






Kim and Adam






Adene Photography

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           We are so happy that you were able to make our wedding possible.
         From the beautiful chuppah ceremony under the oak tree, to the blistering heat, 
         and then the relief from that perfectly placed pool.           

         Kim & Adam


          Maryna and Roderick








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         Thank you so much for all . It was indeed a day all are talking about and it is thanks to you !  
         Maryna & Roderick

             Sharon and James






Photographed by Koa Photography 

Comment

First and foremost, Wendy and I would like to thank you all specially for having us celebrate Sharon and James wedding at what one can only describe as a magical place, Fynbos Estate. It is not only the estate itself , but by those who work it, love it, protect it, give it living character and is wonderful to see such passion.

The event is over , Sharon & James left on Sunday for their honeymoon but we all cannot stop talking about it, and we are amazed at how so many of our family and guests, simply loved it.

Gail, a very special thanks to you for the co-ordination/planning of the event, the weekend and day , and it is often not realised what goes in behind the scenes to create such a day. To you and your team , you made it wonderful and special for all of us, and the hard work , I trust rewarding. Oh , and the food was delicious!, even if my 23 minute speech was making you nervous. Remember I promised 41 minutes!

The weekend stay over from Friday to Sunday, just topped it all, especially for the family.

Johan and Gail, as owners and hosts, wow, your warmth towards your guests is amazing , from our family ice breaker (we met James parents that day) "wine tasting" on the Friday, followed by our braai to making no problem an issue, even to a little glue that I needed for my sandal that had a "blow-out".  

Anya and Jeanne 






Cecilia 21st