Elgin Valley Experience 3.5 Wine 4.0

In the Highlands in the Lowlands of Elgin

HIGHLANDS ROAD ESTATE Thursday 7 December 2017 http://www.highlandsroadestate.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 4/5 It was over halfway through the tasting that the proverbial penny dropped … I had looked at the Highlands Road logo in simple blue and white for some...
Durbanville Experience 3.5 Wine 4.0

Wine Notes Composed at D’Aria

D’ARIA WINERY Wednesday 6 December 2017 http://www.daria.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 4/5 The Tygerberg Valley Road threads its way past vineyards large and small, immensely popular and rarely visited: Durbanville Hills; Klein Roosboom; Hillcrest; Nitida; Maastricht; Blackwater; Bloemendal; David Frost; and...
Elim & Stanford Experience 3.5 Wine 3.5

Hand at Work Handiwork at Boschrivier Wines

BOSCHRIVIER WINES Thursday 23 November 2017 http://www.boschrivierwines.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 3.5/5 I was in a new wine tasting area today – Elim and towards Stanford. I had already visited Black Oystercatcher Wines and the Lomond Wine Estate. Boschrivier Wines and...
Experience 3.5 Robertson Wine 3.5

Graham Beck MCCs Fizzled Out

GRAHAM BECK WINES Monday 6 November 2017 http://www.grahambeckwines.co.za/home https://www.vineyard.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 3.5/5 Think MCC and you will think Graham Beck. Think cheap MCC and you will think JC Le Roux (to be fair, I have not tasted there yet)....
Experience 3.5 Festivals & Events Wine 4.0

The Vineyard Hotel a Classic Vehicle to Showcase L’Ormarins Wines

L’ORMARINS WINES Monday 16 October 2017 https://www.rupertwines.com/home.php https://www.vineyard.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 4/5 I was surprised to see a range of wines showing different labels for the Monday evening tasting from L’Ormarins. I knew the estate was close by the Franschhoek...
Education Experience 3.5 Wine Courses

Champagne and Brandies left Me Disappointed

CAPE WINE ACADEMY – DIPLOMA COURSE – MODULE 1 – DAY 3 Saturday 14 October 2017 http://www.capewineacademy.co.za/index.php Experience: 3.5/5 I was excited to return to Morgenhof wine estate for the third and last session of Module 1 of the Diploma...
Experience 3.5 Swartland Wine 4.0

All is Not Lost in a Safe Port

ALLESVERLOREN WINE ESTATE Friday 22 September 2017 https://www.allesverloren.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 4/5 Amanda was swapping English with Afrikaans with the ease of a screw cap as she told the attentive guests the history of Allesverloren. The name originates from when...
Experience 3.5 Swartland Wine 3.5

Decent Wines Rock from the Pulpit

PULPIT ROCK WINERY Friday 22 September 2017 http://www.pulpitrock.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 3.5/5 Pulpit Rock reminded me of my trip to the Wolseley area and of Mountain Ridge winery in particular. The tan concrete building set back a short distance from...
Experience 3.5 Festivals & Events Wine 4.0

Elegant Wines Kiss the Lips in the Vineyard

BIZOE WINES Monday 18 September 2017 http://www.bizoe.co.za/ https://www.vineyard.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 4/5 Bizoe brought just 3 wines for tasting at the Vineyard Hotel in Newlands, Cape Town. I had not heard of Bizoe wines before and so I was intrigued...
Experience 3.5 Helderberg Wine 3.5

Try as I Could I Did not Find Waterkloof Wines Dynamic

WATERKLOOF WINES Wednesday 23 August 2017 http://www.waterkloofwines.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 3.5/5 The Tasting Room was warm despite the late-winter sun struggling to break through low grey clouds. I was sat beside a huge circular fire pit, with black conical chimney,...