Text Size:-+

Images of the South African Winelands

For those who are interested, here are some of the photographs I took while in South Africa. The winelands, as they are called, cover an area the size of a small U.S. state. They are extremely varied in their topography, though most are studded here and there with beautiful rock escarpments that are truly arresting. Most of the images are of vineyards, but I snuck in a couple of other scenes from my trip.


If you're itching to see these larger, feel free to check them out on Flickr.

Comments (17)

Jen Frank wrote:
10.05.08 at 2:59 PM

Unbelievably gorgeous! Thanks for sharing Alder.

Dylan wrote:
10.05.08 at 5:43 PM

My favorite is storm light in the wine lands. That's one kind of lighting I never got to experience while at Tin Cross, it didn't rain once during my stay in Sonoma.

10.06.08 at 12:32 PM

Beautiful shots, that rainbow looks almost Wizard of Oz like! Thanks for the great mini escape Alder.

Erin Skinner wrote:
10.06.08 at 1:41 PM

Beautiful. I was in Stellenbosch last year while I was living in Namibia and was stunned by the beauty of this part of SA.

Denise wrote:
10.07.08 at 9:56 PM

I too found SA amazing, beautiful and much like Napa (25 years ago). While Stellenbosch wines were good - Paarl had a few jewels too. My favorite venture (besides wine tasting and Jackalberry Lodge) was visiting Dwyer Island off Hermanus - the whales were unreal. Go now...with the World Cup the secret will be out soon.

10.30.14 at 12:01 AM

Heya! I know tthis is ?ind of off-topic ?ut I
nee?ed to as?. D?es managing a well-established website l?ke yours t?ke a
lot of work? I am brand new to running a blog howsver
? do write iin my journal daily. I'd li?e to
start a blog ?? I can easily share m? personal experience aand feelings online.

?lease let me kno? if y?u have any recommendations o? tips
f?r new aspiring blog owners. ?ppreciate it!

10.30.14 at 1:05 AM

I just couldn't depart your site prior to suggesting that I
really enjoyed the usual information an individual supply to your guests?

Is going to be again ceaselessly in order to inspect new posts

Even so several consumers require to complain in purchase to guarantee no one is focused unfairly.

Tech Crunch found that about 15% of the time a user will be brought into a chat
yielding something R rated or worse. You can also re-connect with your previous high school adore.

Me Delight wrote:
10.30.14 at 1:53 AM

Hi to every body, it's my first visit of this web site; this weblog carries
awesome and truly fine information in support of readers.

10.30.14 at 5:13 AM

I loved as much as you will receive carried out right here.
The sketch is tasteful, your authored material stylish. nonetheless, you command get got an edginess
over that you wish be delivering the following. unwell unquestionably come further formerly again as
exactly the same nearly very often inside case you shield this

Hi there, this weekend is good in support of me, since this occasion i am
reading this fantastic educational paragraph here at my residence.

blogcomment wrote:
10.30.14 at 9:44 AM

great website is avilable here blog comment

10.30.14 at 11:30 AM

Hi! Do you use Twitter? I'd like to follow you if that would be okay.
I'm definitely enjoying your blog and look forward to new posts.

10.30.14 at 5:32 PM

As the admin of this wweb site is working, no hesitation very shortly iit will be famous, due to its qualty contents.

10.30.14 at 11:45 PM

I am really impressed along with your writing skills as smartly as with the layout on your blog.
Is that this a paid subject or did you modify it your self?

Either way stay up the nice quality writing, it's uncommon to look a great blog like this one nowadays..

10.31.14 at 12:01 AM

Humm ête? vous certain de ce ?ue vous nous affirmez ?

10.31.14 at 1:32 AM

You could definitely see your skills in the work you write.
The sector hopes for even more passionate writers like you who aren't afraid to mention how they believe.

At all times go after your heart.

Comment on this entry

(will not be published)
(optional -- Google will not follow)

Type the characters you see in the picture above.

Buy My Book!

small_final_covershot_dropshadow.jpg A wine book like no other. Photographs, essays, and wine recommendations. Learn more.

Follow Me On:

Twitter Facebook Pinterest Instagram Delectable Flipboard

Most Recent Entries

16th Annual Pinot Fest: November 22, 2014 Hang out with the World's Top Wine Writers. For Free. Vinography Unboxed: Week of October 19, 2014 Vinography Images: Divine Droplets Bay Area Bordeaux: Tasting Santa Cruz Mountain Cabernets US 2014 Vintage - Early, Fast, Eventful Vinography Images: Big Shadow Come Explore The Essence of Wine with Me in Healdsburg: October 30th, 2014 Vinography Unboxed: Week of October 5, 2014 Another Idiotic California Law Screws Wineries

Favorite Posts From the Archives

Masuizumi Junmai Daiginjo, Toyama Prefecture Wine.Com Gives Retailers (and Consumers) the Finger 1961 Hospices de Beaune Emile Chandesais, Burgundy Wine Over Time The Better Half of My Palate 1999 Királyudvar "Lapis" Tokaji Furmint, Hungary What's Allowed in Your Wine and Winemaking Why Community Tasting Notes Sites Will Fail Appreciating Wine in Context The Soul vs. The Market 1989 Fiorano Botte 48 Semillion,Italy

Archives by Month


Required Reading for Wine Lovers

The Oxford Companion to Wine by Jancis Robinson The Taste of Wine by Emile Peynaud Adventures on the Wine Route by Kermit Lynch Love By the Glass by Dorothy Gaiter & John Brecher Noble Rot by William Echikson The Science of Wine by Jamie Goode The Judgement of Paris by George Taber The Wine Bible by Karen MacNeil The Botanist and the Vintner by Christy Campbell The Emperor of Wine by Elin McCoy The World Atlas of Wine by Hugh Johnson The World's Greatest Wine Estates by Robert M. Parker, Jr.