This past weekend I was invited to attend a birthday/we won a quiz night weekend getaway at Zevenwacht Wine Estate 30 minutes from the Cape Town city centre. I am an avid drinker of wine (and just about everything else) and I was quite excited to go and sample some of the wines that they had on offer along with experience a night’s stay in the vineyards.
We arrived at Zevenwacht at around noon and proceeded to pop a bottle of Champers and get our drink on at the little cottage named “Charlotte”. The estate itself is absolutely beautiful and I was totally mystified that all of this awesomeness was available within a half an hour’s drive from Cape Town. It being a winefarm, the crew decided that it was probably a good idea to mosy on down to the cellars for a spot of wine and cheese tasting.
When we arrived at the cellar we were greeted by a chick who we named “bitchy mcbitch” because of her generally nasty demeanor. We even complimented her on her nice outfit and this didnt even help melt her icy exterior. It really was odd- normally the tour guides at cellars are stoked to let you take your time and enjoy a bit of chat while sampling all the yummy wine and cheese on offer- this chick didnt even let us chill for a smoke- I think her exact words were: “you can either go & smoke or come on a cellar tour NOW.” Shoo- Bitchy McBitch!!!
That was my only real complaint about my visit to Zevenwacht- the tour guide- seriously peeps, she’s the face of your brand and regardless of the fact that I still bought wine and cheese to take home (its that good), the whole crew was a bit miffed by her bitchyness.
Otherwise I give it the thumbs up- go and check out Zevenwacht Wine Estate if you feel like experiencing all the awesomeness of wine country, only a half an hour from Cape Town.