Listen to this interview between Johan and Monika from Namaqua West Coast tourism…read more
Fryer’s Cove se wyne word in ‘n eertydse kreeffabriek gemaak
Die see en witwyn is sinoniem met vakansie, en in Doringbaai is daar oorgenoeg van albei vir jou – ‘n egte Weskusdorpie, sowat 230 km Noord van Kaapstad, met sy oorsprong uit die verpak en uitvoer van kreef…
Fryer’s Cove Vineyards
If ever there were an example of what can happen when imagination meets determination, Fryer’s Cove Vineyards would be it. Located about 300km from Cape Town up the West Coast, this is a vineyard that never should have been. Why? Well, because pretty much everything counted against it. For starters, it’s incredibly small – as in only four hectares currently under vine, with the option of expanding to just six. An international rugby field is about a hectare, so that’s how small we’re talking here. There is practically no rain – as in only 50mm a year on average. Consider that a teacup is 250mm and you’re starting to get the picture…
WATCH: This wine is made in a fishing village and tastes like the ocean
Drink / 4 June 2018, 07:00am / Nathan Adams
Fryer’s Cove is a taste of the ocean – Pic by Nathan Adams
Tucked away on the West Coast, about 300km from Cape Town there’s a fishing village producing some truly special wines.
Doringbaai is one of those towns most people only see in their rear-view mirror but if you stop and take the time to taste what is being produced at Fryer’s Cove Winery; you won’t be disappointed…
In July 2018, Cathy Dippnall wrote an article on Fryer’s Cove Vineyards
Wine Trek out West
Discover a gem of a winery hidden in a West Coast village
There are so many diverse treasures to discover along the Cape West Coast, not least the little coastal villages that are almost off the radar. Not only are they remote but they still retain the charm of a bygone era…
In July 2018, Escape SA wrote the following article…
A gem of a winery hidden in West Coast village
“The road is long with many a winding turn…” Courtesy the Hollies – He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother.
There are so many diverse treasures to discover along the Cape West Coast, not least the little coastal villages that are almost off the radar. Not only are they remote but they still retain the old worldness of days long past.
The roads are certainly long with many a winding turn, but if you are adventurous and have the time; then pile up and head for Doring Bay, a small fishing village nestled between Lamberts Bay and Strandfontein.
There is no straightforward way of reaching Doring Bay (formerly known as Thorn Bay) from the south unless you take the last few kilometres on a dirt road, but once there it is well worth the visit.
It is not just a one street sleepy hollow with its police station and general dealers, it’s great for fishing and surfing too. But its best kept secret is Fryer’s Cove, a unique and distinctive wine cellar to be found in a converted crayfish factory right next to the lighthouse, old jetty and the Doring Bay Abalone farming factory…read more
Beste kus is teen Weskus
Aan die Weskus word alles in oorvloed met gasvryheid gedoen.
Dis soos om terug te gaan na jou ouerhuis as jy teen die Weskus gaan kuier, want hier sal jy sommer dadelik tuis voel. Van Vredendal tot Doringbaai – elke stopplek op die Weskus-wynroete bied die warm gasvryheid van die omgewing, wat dit baie moeilik kam maak om net aan te klop vir ‘n “vinnige” proe…
Entering the town of Doringbaai as the sun sets is a sight to behold – the quaint seaside town seems sleepier than usual, it must be the cold chill in the air sweeping off the ocean. The last orange rays of sunshine burn through a thick mist settling over the small, neat houses.
Doringbaai is every holidaymaker’s dream of a seaside hideout; the populace is small and close knit, and the town’s hidden gem, Fryer’s Cove Wineries, lies nestled against the backdrop of the rough waves…
Seelug, kos en wyn
Sluit jou Weskus-besoek af deur na Doringbaai te ry vir middagete by die see.
By Fryer’s Cove in Doringbaai kan jy die Weskus-lug inasem terwyl jy langs die see
Hierdie kelder is in ’n ou fabriekgebou teenaan die kus en met só ’n bestemming is dit
duidelik waarom dit in seisoentyd só gewild is dat jy maar kan vergeet van opdaag
sonder ’n afspraak…
Vineyard by the sea.
The wine is worth the long drive to this unique west coast winery.
On the face of it, Doringbaai is just another forgotten, dusty town scoured by Atlantic winds, and its community poorer since fishing licences were cut in 2005. So, to taste a stunning, locally made Sauvignon Blanc on the jetty of on old fish factory is most surprising…