Experience 3.0 Festivals & Events Robertson Wine 3.0

Robertson – Town by Name, Wine by Name

ROBERTSON WINERY 1 June 2017 https://www.robertsonwinery.co.za/ http://www.wackywineweekend.com/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 3.5/5 It took little time to drive the 10 kilometres from Rooiberg Winery to reach Robertson Winery. The Winery is towards the centre of the town with its same name....
Experience 3.0 Festivals & Events Wine 4.0

Cabernet Franc – Well Worth a Gamble!

CABERNET FRANC CARNIVAL AT AVONTUUR ESTATE Saturday 20 May 2017 http://www.cvomarketing.co.za/events/cabernet-franc-carnivals-2017/ http://www.avontuurestate.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 4/5 Look at a bottle of Heinz tomato ketchup and you will see the slogan “57 varieties” on the label. Henry J Heinz introduced the...
Experience 3.0 Hemel-en-Aarde Valley Wine 4.5

Good Things Come in Twos – at Southern Right too!

SOUTHERN RIGHT Friday 12 May 2017 http://www.southernright.co.za/ Experience: 3/5 (Tasting Room closed) Wines: 4.5/5 The Hamilton Russell dynasty does things in pairs. Hamilton Russell vineyards grow Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and produce 2 single variety Estate wines only. Ashbourne Wines,...
Experience 3.0 Stellenbosch Wine 3.0

Wonderful Grapes at the Vineyard Hotel

UVA MIRA MOUNTAIN VINEYARDS Monday 3 April 2017 http://uvamira.com/home https://www.vineyard.co.za/ Experience: 3/5 Wines: 3/5 It was good to be back ‘in’ the Vineyard after a break whilst on holiday. This was a ‘mini’ mini tasting with Lara, from Sales &...
Experience 3.0 Robertson Wine 4.0

Four Partners (not Cousins) at the Vineyard Hotel

KLEIN CONSTANTIA, MEERLUST, SIMONSIG AND WARWICK WINE ESTATES Monday 20 March 2017 http://www.kleinconstantia.com/ http://www.meerlust.co.za/ http://www.simonsig.co.za/ http://warwickwine.com/ https://www.vineyard.co.za/ Experience: 3/5 Wines: 4/5 Tasting at the Vineyard Hotel, Claremont in the Cape Town southern suburbs this evening was different to those usually...
Experience 3.0 Franschhoek Wine 4.0

Tasting Vines at the Vineyard

STONY BROOK VINEYARDS Monday 20 February 2017 https://www.vineyard.co.za/ http://www.stonybrook.co.za/ Experience: 3/5 Wines: 4/5 The last of the sun’s rays were doing their best to give a little warmth on the lawn at the back of the Vineyard Hotel in Newlands...
Constantia Valley Experience 3.0 Wine 3.0

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...
Constantia Valley Experience 3.0 Wine 3.5

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...
Constantia Valley Experience 3.0 Wine 3.0

“Swimming Pool” Wines for Now – or Leave until Later

CONSTANTIA GLEN Thursday 29 December 2016 http://www.constantiaglen.com/ Experience: 3/5 Wines: 3/5 Constantia Glen was bustling with holiday tourists and friends spilling out from the long farmhouse onto the terraces and lawns overlooking the Constantia Valley. My partner and I arrived...