Today was a day of firsts.
At 7 am, before the judging of the Top 100, Duncan Savage took three of us out for our first experience of surfing.
We went to Muizenberg beach, which is a great place to learn. The white sharks can be a problem, but as long as they don’t nibble you, it’s just about perfect.
It was tremendous fun, and I was exhausted after 45 minutes in the sea. Photography is courtesy of the very talented Monty Waldin and Tim Atkin.
Then, late this afternoon, after judging finished, Greg Sherwood and I headed over to Duncan’s winery to help him process a small 700 kg lot of Shiraz from Cederberg.
This was the first time I’d driven a forklift truck, and also the first time I’d operated (and cleaned, afterwards) a crusher destemmer. The shallow fermenters were lined with whole bunches and then topped with destemmed grapes, dusted with dry ice.