Travel Photography Photos tagged as vineyards
The homestead on the Somerset West wine estate Vergelegen, a typical Cape-Dutch home.
Looking towards the Hottentot-Holland mountains.
This oak was grown from one of the last acorns from the King Alfred Oak in the gardens of Blenheim Palace in England and was planted here in 1928.
This English oak was planted in the Vergelegen gardens between 1700 and 1706, when the then governor of the Cape, Willem Adriaan van der Stel, owned the property.
Another view of the homestead, this is the rear of the building.
One of the arches and gates closing off a private garden of the homestead.
View of the grounds, looking towards one of the outbuildings.
This lane of camphor trees, now classified a historical monument, was planted by Van der Stel during his occupancy of the estate in the early 1700s.
Whilst it is unusual to see vineyards covering the surrounding hills like it is common in Europe, the lack of available land for wine planting is forcing winemakers to utilise even the more elevated areas of the Valley.
About 5 years ago we did memorable hiking the Wienerwald (Vienna Woods) with Roger. Overwrought by heat and prolonged walk in the hills, we were supposed to go to Grinzig for sighseeing and lunch, and at this exact point, in Kahlenbergerdorf, instead of taking tram we begun our superfluous climbing of "the last 100 m" back through vineyards...