Experience 3.5 Festivals & Events Wine 3.5

The Cut ‘n’ Paste Stellenbosch Wine Festival Comes to Cape Town

STELLENBOSCH WINE FESTIVAL Sunday 7 April 2019 http://www.stellenboschwinefestival.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 3.5/5 I missed the Stellenbosch Wine Festival at its usual home on the Coetzenburg Sports Ground in Stellenbosch this year. I was not too bothered as I had been...
Experience 4.5 Festivals & Events Wine 5.0

Idiom Puts on a Festival Master Class

ITALIAN FESTIVAL AT IDIOM Sunday 3 March 2019 http://idiom.co.za/italian-harvest-festival-at-idiom/ http://idiom.co.za/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 5/5 I always look forwards to the annual Idiom Italian Festival, held at the estate that is North of Sir Lowry’s Pass village. The approach and the...
Experience 3.5 Festivals & Events Robertson Wine 3.5

A Lekker Jol at Wandsbeck

WANDSBECK WYNE Saturday 2 June 2018 http://www.wandsbeckwyne.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 3/5 The drive from my overnight accommodation in McGregor to Wandsbeck Wyne was as beautiful as it was relaxing. The distance between the two as the crow flies is little...
Experience 4.5 Festivals & Events Robertson Wine 5.0

Superb Whites in the Near Dark at Mont Blois

MONT BLOIS WYNLANDGOED CELLAR Friday 1 June 2018 http://montblois.co.za/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 5/5 Mont Blois hardly seems a likely name for a Robertson wine farm. Franschhoek yes, with inter alia Allée Bleue, Grande Provence, Le Manoir de Brendel and Plaisir...
Experience 4.0 Festivals & Events Robertson Wine 4.0

Rivergold is a Gem Waiting to be Discovered

RIVERGOLD REELIN PRIVATE CELLAR Friday 1 June 2018 http://rivergold.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 I remember passing Rivergold, located south of the Breede River between Arendsig and Quando, at last year’s Wacky Wine Weekend. The wine farm is included in the...
Experience 3.0 Festivals & Events Robertson Wine 3.0

Langverwacht Introduced Me to Ruby Cabernet

LANGVERWACHT WYNKELDER Friday 1 June 2018 http://www.langverwachtwines.co.za/ Experience: 3/5 Wines: 3/5 I must have already travelled some 80 kilometres from my overnight stay in McGregor to Bushmanspad, Jan Harmsgat and Van Zylshof before reaching Langverwacht for my fourth tasting on...
Experience 3.0 Festivals & Events Robertson Wine 2.5

Value for Money at Van Zylshof

VAN ZYLSHOF Friday 1 June 2018 http://www.vanzylshof.co.za/ Experience: 3/5 Wines: 2.5/5 Van Zylshof made a convenient stop en route between Jan Harmsgat and Langverwacht for my third tasting of day 2 of my visit to the Robertson Valley for the...
Experience 3.5 Festivals & Events Robertson Wine 4.5

Scary Jan Harmsgat Delivers Elegant Wines

JAN HARMSGAT HISTORIC FARMS & COUNTRY HOUSE Friday 1 June 2018 https://janharmsgat.com/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 From padstal to country house, the contrast could not have been greater. The journey on the R60 away from Ashton from the Spanspek Se Plek...
Experience 3.0 Festivals & Events Robertson Wine 3.5

Bushmanspad Gave Me the Weirdest Tasting Ever

BUSHMANSPAD ESTATE Friday 1 June 2018 http://bushmanspad.co.za/ Experience: 3/5 Wines: 3.5/5 Wow! What a weird tasting. This was the strangest of 150 estate tastings I have ever experienced. Rested from my overnight stay at Millstone Pottery in McGregor, I chose...
Experience 3.5 Festivals & Events Robertson Wine 4.0

Relaxing Rosendal

ROSENDAL WINES Thursday 31 May 2018 https://www.rosendalwines.com/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 4/5 Rosendal took me to a part of the Robertson Valley I had not been to before. It was my last tasting of the day as I headed north and...