365 Portraits of Strangers
Day 238 -
"Andrew and Rozy of Iona"
Meet Andrew and Rozy Gunn. They own Iona Wine Estate which is located at the top of the Elgin Valley. It has the most incredible views of no only the valley, but also the Atlantic too. The Gunn family bought the farm in 1997 and transformed it from an Apple farm to a wine farm after months of research to see if they would survive. They had their first release of their wines in 2001 and are these days regarded as having some of the finest wines in the world! Together, they both own farms at the top of the valley and at the bottom so they get to grow perfect grapes on the rocky slopes at the top for white wines and delicious red wines at the bottom. They took myself and Carlinn on a drive around the estate in their 4x4 to show us around and afterwards took us to see Andrew’s pride and joy, a 1958 Porsche 356A. It was his first car that he bought in 1969 for R675 from money he earned working in the steel mills while on holidays from University! The car is perfectly positioned in their tasting room, so if you’re in the Elgin area, go check it out! Rozy is not only a wine expert, she is also an artist and loves to create art as well as buy it. They are such an interesting couple and were such a pleasure to meet. Thanks for showing us around your estate Andrew and Rozy, we cannot wait to come back again!
#365PortraitsofStrangers (at Iona Wines - Elgin)