Life is too short to drink bad wine
I just love the Springfield Wine Estate in the heart of the Robertson Valley. In fact it’s one of the few places that I’ll ever break a journey for. Life from Stone, their flagship, Sauvignon Blanc, is one of my all time favourite tipples, but everything about the place is chilled yet professional. The estate’s motto is “from the grape to the bottle with care and passion” and this passion and the warm welcome that they extend to all their customers, combined with the awesome setting on the banks of their small dam, creates an extra special experience. Good wine and good food go together, so pack a picnic (or head down the road to Viljoensdrift and stock up at their deli) then chill at one of the tables under a shady tree or on the deck at the tasting room. Once you’ve tasted Life from Stone you’ll agree with the famous Scottish bacteriologist, Alexander Fleming (credited with the discovery of penicillin), who famously stated “Penicillin cures, but wine makes people happy."
– Shaen Adey