Hilary Prendini Toffoli's Bites and Pieces

Hilary burns while the band fiddles at Vrede & Lust

Hilary burns while the band fiddles at Vrede & Lust


Spier was the first Cape wine estate to do the tent thing and some people still haven’t forgiven Dick Enthoven. How could he slap all those grubby Bedouin contraptions in among the 300-year-old oaks and gables? (Yet Moyo packs them in...)

Now Vrede en Lust has done it outside Franschhoek. But this is a different kettle of tensile structure, is Dana Buys’s huge, pearly white, seductively undulating fabric construction erected in a discreet position against the wall of his farm’s centuries-old wine cellar.

And it’s getting raves at the launch tonight from the picky residents of this high-rent valley.


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