Experience 3.5 Franschhoek Wine 3.5

Haven Rather than Heaven at La Bri

LA BRI ESTATE Friday 15 February 2019 https://www.labri.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 3.5/5 I passed La Bri as I headed up the Green Valley Road in Franschhoek to Holden Manz. I knew the estate was open for tasting after (many Valley...
Experience 3.5 Walker Bay & Bot River Wine 4.0

At the Bend in the Road in Bot River

PAARDEN KLOOF ESTATE/ECOLOGY WINES Monday 14 May 2018 https://www.paardenkloof.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 4/5 My last tasting of the day out to the Bot River vineyards was something of a double header. I visited Paarden Kloof Estate that also bottles wines...
Experience 3.5 Walker Bay & Bot River Wine 3.5

Woody Wildekrans

WILDEKRANS WINE ESTATE Monday 14 May 2018 http://www.wildekrans.com/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 3.5/5 Wildekrans was just a short hop through the village of Bot River and across the N2 highway but it was like entering a different world to Beaumont Family...
Experience 3.5 Wellington Wine 3.5

Hope Brought to the Vineyard

THE BRIDGE OF HOPE WINES Monday 2 April 2018 http://www.thebridgeofhopewines.co.za/ https://www.vineyard.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 3.5/5 It is always a pleasure to taste wines from a new vineyard. Easter Monday brought the Bridge of Hope Wines from Wellington to the Vineyard...
Experience 3.5 Paarl Wine 4.0

Baby Thrown Out with the Bath Water?

BABYLONSTOREN Friday 9 March 2018 https://www.babylonstoren.com/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 4/5 Baylonstoren in Klapmuts, Paarl, always excites. It’s been a few years – before I formed the Cape Wine Lovers’ Society – since I tasted their wines at the farm. I’ve...
Experience 3.5 Tulbagh Wine 4.0 Wine Tour

Rijk Tulbagh Gives Name to Cellar and Town

RIJK’S PRIVATE CELLAR Saturday 27 January 2018 http://www.rijkswine.com/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 4/5 I had an awkward length of time to kill between tasting appointments at Lateganskop Winery and the Manley Private Cellar and so I ventured to Tulbagh to Rijk’s...
Experience 3.5 Wine 4.0 Wine Tour Wolseley

Late at Lateganskop

LATEGANSKOP WINERY Saturday 27 January 2018 http://lateganskop.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 4/5 The Tasting Room at Lateganskop must have been the hardest I have yet to find in over 120 vineyard tastings. The only signs on the Breede River Valley farm...
Experience 3.5 Stellenbosch Wine 3.5

Kept Alone at Kaapzicht

KAAPZICHT WINE ESTATE Tuesday 23 January 2018 http://www.kaapzicht.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 3.5/5 Kaapzicht was barely a kilometre along the Bottleray Road from Groenland and an easy turn off up a road flanked by tall trees and opening out through vineyards....
Experience 3.5 Stellenbosch Wine 4.0

Mulderbosch didn’t quite Meet the Yardstick

MULDERBOSCH VINEYARDS Thursday 11 January 2018 http://mulderbosch.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 4/5 Mulderbosch was just across the road from Boschkloof Wines, to the West of Stellenbosch. It was barely the length of a 400 metre running track away and I had immediately...
Experience 3.5 Stellenbosch Wine 4.0

Nala Wines are Well Engineered in the Vineyard

Nala Wines are Well Engineered in the Vineyard NALA PREMIUM WINES Monday 18 December 2017 https://nalapremium.co.za/ https://www.vineyard.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 4/5 You won’t find Nala Premium in the 2018 Platter’s Guide. There’s little on the website too and so I...