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Last week Wednesday I had the amazing opportunity of being interviewed by Wine Extra Magazine – I think I’m even going to be on the cover. *Blush*

I drove out of cold, gloomy Cape Town to the Solms-Delta Wine Estate about 15kms outside of Franschhoek, where I met Maryna, the editor and Mark, the photographer at the Fyndraai restaurant.

Solms-Delta is rich in history and is over 320 years old.

It was pouring outside and freezing; perfect for a delicious lunch and bottles of red wine.

On entering, as I looked down, I had that weird vertigo moment that went as quickly as it came. You walk on giant see-through tiles with a shallow gravel pit underneath you.

On the walls are hundreds of framed photographs of all the staff and their families who contribute to making Solms-Delta a success.

The menu is so different with various flavours being paired together – it was very difficult to choose, but in the end I chose the Baked Camembert Salad to start and then the Rib Eye Steak with a side salad.

Maryna and Mark both had the Bobotie Samoosa’s to start

Maryna had the Chicken and Prawn Masala

Mark had the Karoo Lamb

The food was delicious – full of flavour, the wine was flowing and their cappuccino’s were fantastic.

I must say it is so strange to be interviewed and bizarre to talk about myself. I’m so used to interviewing people on my radio show and being the one to ask questions; to find out stories… not the other way round. It was fun and so thought provoking.

Solms-Delta gave us a parting gift of bottles of their Cape Jazz Shiraz, a lightly sparkling MCC. I can’t wait to open a bottle soon.

Thank you so much for having me and for the wonderful opportunity of being in Wine Extra Magazine.

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