To this point in my career, I had never experienced such amazing hospitality as at the Hamilton Russell Estate. The greeting by the family dogs, Ashbourne, January, Ophelia and Como and Guillaume the resident Butler, was a fabulous welcome (as long as you don’t mind tail whipping and a bit of slobber!)
Anwilka’s vineyards are just 7 km from the ocean in Stellenbosch’s prime Helderberg region. The cool south easterly wind means that the Helderberg area is 3-4°C cooler than the rest of Stellenbosch, producing longer hang times and more elegant wines.
We’re bringing it right back to the heart of Mentzendorff this week and setting our sights on the infamous and mysterious world of Mentzendorff Kummel, a luscious caraway seed based digestive, which still retains the name of our founder, Ludwig Mentzendorff.