Less than an hour from Cape Town and just off the R43 en route to Hermanus is a hidden valley of trout fishing dams, vineyards, a polo field and peacefully grazing polo ponies. Maremmana Estate offers a lifestyle of casual sophistication. The homes are within a Private Nature Reserve which is home to a pair of fish eagles, small antelope, abundant water fowl and blue cranes. Maremmana Polo club is active from December to April each year and is open to all to enjoy on Saturday afternoons. The shiraz grapes from the Maremmana vineyards are vinified by Niels Verburg for private wine clients in an exclusive wine making concept WineConnected – www.wineconnected.com. Wine enthusiasts from all over South Africa are able to make their own unique barrel of wine with their own design of label with WineConnected. Three of the country’s most successful wine makers offer a range of varietals from shiraz to Chardonnay and also an MCC.