Experience 3.0 Walker Bay & Bot River Wine 3.0 Wine Tour

Never too Early in the Morning for Wine Tasting!

WALKER BAY VINEYARDS Sunday 1 October 2017 https://www.walkerbayestate.com/ Experience: 3/5 Wines: 3/5 It was early on a Sunday morning – before breakfast even – when I arrived at the Walker Bay Estate. I was en route from overnight accommodation at...
Durbanville Experience 3.0 Wine 3.0

Quantity over Quality at Durbanville Hills

DURBANVILLE HILLS Thursday 31 August 2017 https://www.durbanvillehills.co.za/ Experience: 3/5 Wines: 3/5 I almost missed the entrance to Durbanville Hills as I headed on the M13 West of Durbanville. The faded pale blue lettering on the drab concrete wall by the...
Experience 3.0 Franschhoek Wine 3.5

Where’s the Grande in Provence?

GRANDE PROVENCE HERITAGE WINE ESTATE Saturday 29 July 2017 http://www.grandeprovence.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 3.5/5 Grande Provence was the final tram stop on our day out on the Red Line. The tram had taken us from the office in the middle...
Experience 3.0 Franschhoek Wine 4.0 Wine Tour

Wine on the Slopes at Chamonix

CHAMONIX WINE FARM Saturday 29 July 2017 http://www.chamonix.co.za/ Experience: 3/5 Wines: 4/5 Shinell, our Wine Tram host, had explained that many Franschhoek wine farms are named after the region in France from where the original Huguenots came. Whilst Chamonix is...
Experience 3.0 Franschhoek Wine 3.5

Slave to the Rhythm at Solms-Delta

SOLMS-DELTA WINES 22 June 2017 http://www.solms-delta.co.za/ Experience: 3/5 Wines: 3.5/5 Solms-Delta was one of those wine farms whose name is familiar and I feel I ought to visit for tasting. The winery was conveniently located on the R45 South of...
Experience 3.0 Festivals & Events Robertson Wine 4.0

Bon Courage and Bon Voyage

BON COURAGE WINE ESTATE 1 June 2017 https://www.boncourage.co.za/ http://www.wackywineweekend.com/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 4/5 The individual character of wine farms fascinates me. If Excelsior Wine Estate was for the enthusiast and aficionado, then Bon Courage Estate – only a few kilometres...
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 &...