Let’s get some formalities out of the way: I am the SHE-half of NotSoFoodie.com. What’s a not-so-foodie? Well, I’ve mastered the art of eating a whole apple and occasionally slap together a mean pasta (big whoop, wanna fight about it?).
BUT, I love to stop morsels of awesome into my gob whenever possible. My pallet is well developed. I have great taste in wine (because, obvi). I’m obsessed with tasting ANYTHING (I’d eat rancid shellfish out of a can if I knew if wouldn’t kill me due to allergies… and indigestion). So, I’m a not-so-foodie. Let’s make it a thing, like CrossFit or being vegan.
To the point: Vergenoegd. Right, my chef friend, Ryan, is all think-out-of-the-box-y (like he legit put venison and a coffee koeksister on a plate at his previous job… and it blew my mind) and he was chosen to help redo the entire Vergenoegd Food & Beverage department – it was all part of bringing the farm back to life. So there I am, waiting for what he’s about to create…
Turns out, Vergenoegd is a smorgasbord of incredible experiences. From literally the most amazing picnic basket you’ll ever find to wine, coffee, tea and olive oil blending. And that’s only covering the consumables – let’s not even talk about the beauty of the farm, the comical, yet indispensable runner ducks, the hatchery, the lawns, and and and….
I’m at a loss for words, really, but I can say this: it’s become something of a favourite place for me. A place where I feel at one with nature, happy for my whirlwind explorer daughter to go on her crazy adventures, a place I’m very proud to be associated with, albeit through being a not-so-foodie, obsessed with shoving new food into my face.
You see, when a wine farm puts in the effort to be so much more than a place where you can taste wine and eat food, that’s when this not-so-foodie pays attention…big time.
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We here at Vergenoegd cannot wait to meet you and our ducks will be pretty excited too! To find out more about all we have to offer, feel free to contact us.
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