Monthly Archives December 2015

Walker Bay, Hemel-en-Aarde, Ataraxia

Breaking ranks from the herd and doing something unexpected is often regarded, initially, as a little mad or stupid. When Tim Hamilton Russell, an advertising executive, elected to plant a vineyard where no-one had thought to grow grapes before, it certainly raised a few eyebrows and caused heads to shake. Walker Bay, in 1975, where Tim chose to plant his vineyard was practically un-known for wine-making. Apart from a few rows of vines planted around the fishing village of Hermanus, to serve for some domestic wine-making, the area was off-radar. Hamilton Russell had literally gone right off the beaten track
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