“A Passion for Wine & Surf”:great marketing of the Cape


A Danish photographer’s love-affair with Cape Town, and its wine, people and food, led to Linda Suhr publishing “A Passion for Wine & Surf”.

The book contains beautiful photographs of seafood, the ocean, surfers, wine-makers, winelands, and a restaurateur, with his recipes.  


Wine-makers Miles Mossop from Tokara, Sebastian Beaumont from Beaumont Winery, Rudi Schulz from Thelema, Duncan Savage from Cape Point Winery,  and Italian Luca Castilione, owner of Lemoncello, are featured in the book, both as passionate surfers, and as passionate wine-makers.   Other wine-makers who are profiled are Adi Badenhorst of A.A. Badenhorst, and Sebastiaan Klaasen from Vuurberg.

“A Passion for Wine and Surf is the portrait of a lifestyle.  It’s about wine-making, summertime and wide open spaces.  A beach, togetherness, a country of hope and dreams. It’s about a group of friends with roots deep in South African soils who are riding the wave of the country’s transformation.  It’s also a brief, indulgent journey into some of life’s simpler pleasures – fresh tuna on the braai, a cold glass of Chenin Blanc and the luminous beauty of vineyards on an autumn afternoon”, says the author.

“This book is my love affair with South Africa and the spirit and soul of this country.  It’s about great wines, irresistible food, soul-living and love.   It’s about hauling a battered cooler-box down to the beach sharing a bottle of wine with friends while the sun slowly sets.  These are some of the special moments that make life worth living.  It’s a celebration of spirit and an expression of my gratitude.   I hope one day you get to visit this extra-ordinary country, taste its wines, savour its food and experience its magic for yourself” she adds.

Once a year about 40 wine-makers meet at Stilbaai for a long weekend, and participate in a surfing competition, drawing parallels with wine competitions that they participate in throughout the year.

“A Passion for Wine & Surf”, Linda Suhr, www.suhrphotography.com. Available at Exclusive Books.

Chris von Ulmenstein, Whale Cottage Portfolio www.whalecottage.com

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