|At Neil Ellis Wines there never seems to be a dull moment with Gustav, the friendly Bullmastiff, around. You will be greeted at the door with a wagging tail and a friendly smile and then escorted to your seat.
He is a particular favourite amongst local visitors and wine lovers from the Unites States of America.
Warren adopted Gustav in 2010 from Bullmastiff breeders in the Jeffrey’s Bay area. He was 11 weeks old and the last of the litter.
His is a life of a farm dog. The 10 ha smallholding on the Helshoogte Pass just outside Stellenbosch is his to roam as he pleases, and the winery is his castle.
Favourite Food: Biltong
Favourite Spot: The director’s chair
Pet hate: Bath time
Favourite game: Chasing guinea fowl through the vineyard
Favourite toy: Any piece of wood