Constantia Valley Experience 4.5 Wine 4.5

‘Out of the Office’ at Groot Constantia

GROOT CONSTANTIA Friday 1 September 2017 https://www.grootconstantia.co.za/home/?id=3 Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 The first day of Spring not only shone bright but was auspicious for many reasons. As winemaker Boela Gerber explained, it was the day of the launch of the...
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It’s High Time Again

HIGH CONSTANTIA WINE CELLAR Wednesday 5 July 2017 http://highconstantia.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 I have always wanted to bring my partner to High Constantia since I first visited in February. There are few wine farms or estates I have returned...
Constantia Valley Experience 4.5 Wine 4.5

Hout Bay Vineyards – Simply the Best!

HOUT BAY VINEYARDS Sunday 28 May 2017 http://www.houtbayvineyards.co.za/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 It was a typical grey May day in Cape Town as I ventured up Constantia Nek. Constantia Mist and Silvermist vineyards are named so for a reason. The...
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Family Fun at the Greek Harvest Festival

AMBELOUI WINE CELLAR Saturday 18 March 2017 http://www.ambeloui.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 It was a rush to get to Ambeloui from Stellenbosch but I didn’t want to miss today. Ambeloui is the smallest of small vineyards in Hout Bay. The...
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Big Preparations in the Little Vineyard

AMBELOUI WINE CELLAR Tuesday 14 March 2017 http://www.ambeloui.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: N/A (not tasted) Times are busy at Ambeloui. There’s the first fermentation of the 2017 Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes that were harvested in February. More immediately,...
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High Living on the Stoep Sipping Aged, Luscious Red Wines

HIGH CONSTANTIA WINE CELLAR Thursday 2 February 2017 http://highconstantia.co.za/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 I sipped a glass of red wine in an unmarked glass whilst sat on the shady stoep overlooking the pond. Across the manicured lawn, there was a grand...
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Well Hosted and Enjoyable – Even Though I did not Experience at its Best

CAPE POINT VINEYARDS Saturday 28 January 2017 http://cpv.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 Cape Point Vineyards has been high on my list of places to visit for a while. I have visited the Thursday Market on many occasions but not been...
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Intriguing and Confusing – An Enigmatic Experience

CONSTANTIA UITSIG Thursday 26 January 2017 https://uitsig.co.za/ Experience: 3/5 Wines: 3/5 Uitsig, or more correctly Constantia Uitsig, was one of the last Constantia Valley wine estates I visited for tasting for the Cape Wine Lovers’ Society. There’s no special reason...
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This Vineyard Touched My Soul (aka, I Bought My First Bottle of Petrus)

HOUT BAY VINEYARDS Monday 16 January 2017 http://www.houtbayvineyards.co.za/ Experience: 5/5 Wines: 5/5 This vineyard touched me. Little known and by appointment only (Cathy, 0837903303), my partner and I struggled to find the entrance to Hout Bay vineyards. The cellar is...
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Surprisingly Good – and Not Only for the Red Bus Tourists

GROOT CONSTANTIA Thursday 12 January 2017 https://www.grootconstantia.co.za/home/?id=3 Experience: 3/5 Wines: 3.5/5 A red tourist bus was leaving the white gates of Groot Constantia as I arrived. It was a symbolic moment and succinctly captured my apparent reluctance to visit this...