Back for another week, and today we are going to be talking nitrogen, soil erosion, etc etc. But firstly, did everyone go out and get an Erica Versicolor this week? The Otholobium family are shrubs and herbaceous perennials. Belonging to the Sweet Pea family, we at Haut Espoir are fond of the Otholobium for 2 [...]
Today is a very special Fynbos Friday. It is the 52nd one, a year into doing this and we have commissioned a special guest post from Anne Armstrong, matriarch here on our “little slice of heaven” in Franschhoek. Mom is a huge part in everyone’s lives and she chose not one species to talk about, [...]
Wow, quite a mouthful, that heading. But then again, so is the pizza at Massimo’s. They may still be closed for a few weeks, but together with a few others & the always enthusiastic Jamie Who, we have put together a fantastic range of prizes for you in February. Limoncello, chocolate liqueur, chocolate & orange [...]
OUR WINE COLLECTION
– Lindsay Callaghan - Click here for full review
As well as working towards biodiversity on their farm and in their winemaking; Haut Espoir also produces a beautiful range of wines with Rob creating different variations of buchu brandy and mead too.
– Franschhoek Tatler - Click here for full review
Haut Espoir, well known as being one of the most environmentally conscious wineries in the Franschhoek Valley, recently commissioned an artificial / constructed wetland to treat cellar effluent.
– Dax - Click here for full review
Do yourself a favour and go for a walk around the estate and see the work being done with the local fynbos (and enjoy the magnificent views at the same time).
– Jamie Who - Click here for full review
The smell is spicy and reminds me of poached plums. In the mouth it is incredibly smooth, with cracked peppercorns and even a bit of aniseed coming through.
– krisztinav - Click here for full review
Besides making good wine, the Armstrong family has based Haut Espoir on a biodiversity philosophy that includes allowing…vast tracts of land on the farm to revert to its original fynbos plant ecosystem.