We started our trip to Geneva off with a bang, wine tasting in Russin and surrounding towns for FREE! Okay so there was a CHF5 charge to buy the glass, but aside from that we wined and dined on complimentary cheese and bread until our heads were spinning and our stomachs full! The Caves Ouvertes (or Open Cellars) happens only once a year around the last Saturday in May… so we could not have arrived at a better time. The views from the area were spectacular…if you don’t believe me, check this out! (not photoshopped I promise)
Apparently, we were only a few kilometres from the French border, which is so incredible coming from Cape Town where we are so far away from everything! It blows my mind that you can just hop on a train and 10 minutes later you’re in France Besides the really great wine, and cheese and views, the people we met were so interesting and it was great to share a day with people from all over the world and with so many different professions. I could go on and on about the sunshine and the music and the bustle of people around us…but I am sure you are all jealous enough already
All in all, it really was an amazing day!
Have you ever heard of/been to the Caves Ouvertes? What did you think?