Today we woke to more rain but beautiful vineyards.
Our B&B, Auberge Clermont is a working farm and vineyard. The winery was founded in 1692 and the building was built in the mid - 1800's. We walked the grounds and enjoyed being amongst the mountains.
"Franschhoek" means "French Quarter" and the French influence is apparent everywhere. It is their winter so the wineries are very quiet - aka, lots of personal attention! At our first winery, Boekenhoutskloof, we met the winemaker that was mixing wines in the same room as the tasting. We bought bread, salami, olives, and cheese at the second winery, Moreson where we tasted Pinotage. Pinotage is a grape varietal indigenous to South Africa. It is a hybrid of Pinot Noir and Hermitage. We ate our picnic lunch at the last winery - Grande Provence. Since the weather was still a little rainy, we "picnicked" inside in the beautiful tasting room. Tonight we relaxed by the fire. Tomorrow we are going to do more wine tastings and hopefully a nice hike.