Experience 4.0 Stellenbosch Wine 4.0

Grape Expectations are Met at Zevenwacht

ZEVENWACHT WINE FARM Thursday 11 January 2018 http://www.zevenwacht.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 Zevenwacht sits almost at the back of the listings in my Platter’s Guide, not quite at the end as Zidela Wines, Zonnenbloem and Zorgvliet follow. The tasting visit...
Experience 4.0 Stellenbosch Wine 4.0

Saxenburg Puts Heart, Mind and Soul into Its Wines

SAXENBURG WINE FARM Thursday 11 January 2018 http://saxenburg.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 The vineyards are closely packed along the Polkadraai Road to the West of Stellenbosch. Saxenburg is one of the most Western of them and should have been my...
Experience 3.5 Stellenbosch Wine 4.0

Mulderbosch didn’t quite Meet the Yardstick

MULDERBOSCH VINEYARDS Thursday 11 January 2018 http://mulderbosch.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 4/5 Mulderbosch was just across the road from Boschkloof Wines, to the West of Stellenbosch. It was barely the length of a 400 metre running track away and I had immediately...
Experience 4.0 Stellenbosch Wine 4.5

Perfection is Attainable at Boschkloof Wines

BOSCHKLOOF WNES Thursday 11 January 2018 http://boschkloofwines.com/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4.5/5 The tarentaal in the fields beside the road and sign for La Provence gave clue that I was West of Stellenbosch. It’s where Afrikaans meets France even though I...
Experience 4.5 Malawi Wine 4.0

Linga-ring in a Winery in Malawi

LINGA FRUIT WINES Monday 1 January 2018 http://www.linga.co.mw/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4/5 Margaret seemed quite disappointed to hear that I had found out about Linga Fruit Wines from a Google search for ‘Malawi wine’. Coming from South Africa to Malawi...
Education

What Is Over the Legal Limit? Some Surprising, Scary Thoughts for Tasting and Drinking

RESPONSIBLE DRINKING AND DRIVING – LEGALLY HOW MUCH CAN I DRINK? https://www.drivesouthafrica.co.za/blog/drunk-driving-in-south-africa-laws/ https://www.aa.co.za/about/press-room/press-releases/drinking-and-driving-what-is-over-the-limit.html http://www.sadd.org.za/education/units-of-alcohol The Cape Wine Lovers’ Society is a strong advocate of safe and responsible drinking. This begs the question – especially for an original UK native like...
Wine 5.0

2017 Annual Cape Wine Lovers’ Society Awards

Wow! It has been one great vine of a ride over the past year. My first post was for Klein Constantia on 27 November 2016. One hundred and eighty posts, 102 wines estates visited and 1,400 wines tasted later, the...
Experience 3.5 Stellenbosch Wine 4.0

Nala Wines are Well Engineered in the Vineyard

Nala Wines are Well Engineered in the Vineyard NALA PREMIUM WINES Monday 18 December 2017 https://nalapremium.co.za/ https://www.vineyard.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 4/5 You won’t find Nala Premium in the 2018 Platter’s Guide. There’s little on the website too and so I...
Durbanville Experience 4.0 Wine 4.0

Groot Phesantekraal an Unexpected Surprise!

GROOT PHESANTEKRAAL Wednesday 13 December 2017 http://grootphesantekraal.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 I could not have been more surprised by Groot Phesantekraal. I’ve been trying to think why. It may come from cycle races in the area, or even confusion with...
Durbanville Experience 3.5 Wine 3.5

There’s No Gun Smoke Without Wine

SIGNAL GUN WINES Wednesday 13 December 2017 http://signalgun.com/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 3.5/5 Signal Gun was within range of Canto Wines and easy to find at the top of the Hooggelegen Road. The shabby, potholed road slowly gained height, with Tin...