Having been in the wine lands before, I've witnessed a range of vineyards from highly ornate, polished and somewhat sterile conglomerate-style locations, to the smaller, family owned vineyards. What a pleasure it was to find Muratie, a family-run, working vineyard, full of character, and very impressive reds.
We stayed in the magnificent Canitz's Studio Guest Cottage; we couldn't believe we had the whole place to ourselves! After a picnic up the road at Delheim (highly recommended), and a complimentary wine tasting back at Muratie, we decided to get a lovely bottle of their Method Cap Classique sparkling, and sit next to the vineyard and take in a wonderful Cape Sunset together. Having got engaged the day before, Muratie was somewhere which maintained the high we were on, and the only thing we regret, was that we could not have stayed another night. Thank you Dr Melck for being a great host, and for the time you had to discuss South African and English wines! Kurt and Faye