Saturday, June 9, 2012

Asara Wine Estate and Hotel.

We visited Asara for a wine tasting while our friends were in town in April, the same day we went to Spier. It was our second wine tasting, and it has some pretty big shoes to fill. 

The view of Stellenbosch from the wine tasting deck.

The wine tasting area’s elegance and tasting offerings won me over. The only difficulty was finding the right building for tasting (no signs, but helpful people were there to show the way)!

Asara red wines.

Another view of the lake and vineyards.

The wine tasting had a reasonable price and selection. There is wood fired pizza for sale, however we went for the cheese and cured meat plate (always!). It was delicious; at Spier, you’d have to buy separate plates of cheese and meat.


Oh, the joy!

It was not as busy, and I’m not sure if we could have walked around the grounds, but has an intimate, luxurious feel that I appreciated. 

Asara white wines.

The tasting room hours are Monday to Saturday: 10h00-18h00  and Sundays: 10h00-16h00.

The Asara foyer.

I’d go back.

Song of the Day: Hallelujah as sung by Rufus Wainwright. This song has been sung by many artists, however, I have always enjoyed his version the best.


New Life in Spain said...

Winetasting, how lovely!!

Just came over from Vanisha's, saw your comment there on her post about why she could live in Spain. Muchas gracias! :)

Vanisha @ Vanishas Life In...Australia said...

I love all the wine tasting you guys do! I wish I went to the university of Stellenbosch - to be in such close proximity to the vineyards - heaven!