One of our greatest delights is now sitting on our doorstep here where we live in Gorinchem, NL: La Caponnière, a wine-tasting locale situated in a bomb-proof artillery position in Gorinchem's fortress wall from 1893. It's just a 10-min. walk away from our apartement...and opened this past October.
Whenever we go on a walk around our citidel city, we pass right by La Caponnière.
She's sunk into the wall below ground level and is 20 meters (65 ft) long in the ground,
3 meters (10 ft.) wide, with 2 levels and walls 4.5 ft thick.
It was through our newspaper in mid-January that we found out she is now open
every Saturday and Sunday from 1-7 p.m. We went that Sunday, immediately!
OMG. Entrez, s'il vous plaît.
Talk about C.O.Z.Y. In Dutch, that's gezellig.
We entered when it wasn't busy and met the owner right away: Steffie.
And that's when we found out she's the daughter of the man at Wijnhandel van Ouwerkerk.
We take all our guests there, starting with Robin back in 2012, remember?
So now we have this new place to add to the "must see" list.
It's one of those places that just oozes with old-world charm.
Talk about a photographer's heaven, even in low light!
Before the place started filling up, we went down to the basement where all the goodies are stored.
See what I mean about old-world! And photography heaven!
Back upstairs, the place was starting to fill up with coziness personified.
A roaring fire in the wood stove was so inviting. How could you resist it.
Midway between the fireplace and the cashier's counter we found our own table
and enjoyed our own glass of Kopke port.
On that note, wish us a Happy 4th Wedding Anniversary today.
Is that possible, already? YES. And we'll drink to that!