Indeed! We wish we knew, but the bottom line is that it is likely to be a big year for South Africa and Dombeya. With the World Cup coming up in the middle of the year, all eyes will be on the Rainbow Nation and it is a big chance for everyone here to strut their stuff in full effect.
At Dombeya, we’ll be opening a full-time cellar door sometime around March. Up until now we’ve been appointment only, but that’s all about to change. We are in the process of converting the right hand side of the old woolshop into a purpose built cellar door that will be homely and welcoming, so pop on in and say hi at your leisure.
This will coincide with the opening of the Long Table restaurant in the same building, which we are also very excited about. Long Table will be serving tasty, authentic food and also killer coffee in a relaxed environment so stay tuned for more info on an opening date.
Other than that, we’ll still be doing our best to make creative, thoughtful wines of real character and interest. There are some terrific releases planned for 2010, certainly some of the best wines we have made yet, so all in all 2010 holds a lot to look forward to. Here’s to a great one.