Darling Experience 4.0 Wine 4.0

The Darling from Darling Steps into the Vineyard

DARLING CELLARS Monday 19 March 2018 http://www.darlingcellars.co.za/ https://www.vineyard.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 `The darling from Darling’ was how Brand Manager Ilse van Zyl cheekily described herself. It was good to return to the Vineyard Hotel in Newlands, Cape Town for...
Experience 4.0 Helderberg Wine 4.0

Onderkloof Beats All the Odds Below The Valley

ONDERKLOOF WINE ESTATE Friday 2 March 2018 http://onderkloof.com/estate/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 Look in the 2018 Platter’s Guide. The only mention of Onderkloof Estate is on a map at the back (page 647 if you’re really interested). It may surprise...
Experience 4.0 Helderberg Wine 4.5

Lithos Wines Soar above Mountain and Forest

LITHOS WINES Friday 2 March 2018 http://lithos.co.za/WPBlog/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4.5/5 I was slightly late arriving at Lithos Wines, deep in the Wedderwell Country Estate in the Helderberg wine region beneath Sir Lowry’s Pass close by to Somerset West. Surrounding...
Experience 4.0 Festivals & Events Wine 4.0

PicknPay Pairs it again at the Stellenbosch Wine Festival

STELLENBOSCH WINE FESTIVAL Sunday 25 February 2018 http://www.stellenboschwinefestival.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 ‘At what speed does a champagne/MCC cork leave the bottle?’, Tiaan asked at the Pongrácz session of the PicknPay Wine Club tasting. The answer was 65 kilometres an...
Experience 4.0 Tulbagh Wine 4.0 Wine Tour

Shiraz Purrs at Manley Wine Lodge

MANLEY WINE LODGE Saturday 27 January 2018 http://www.manleywinelodge.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 There’s a saying about London buses that goes along the lines of that one doesn’t see one for ages and then 2 come along together. Well, that’s true...
Experience 4.0 Franschhoek Wine 4.0

Boutique de Brendel

LE MANOIR DE BRENDEL WINE ESTATE & GUEST HOUSE Friday 26 January 2018 http://www.le-manoir-de-brendel.com/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 The tasting at Le Manoir de Brendel was unlike any other. I have written this before but such is the joy, uniqueness...
Experience 4.0 Franschhoek Wine 4.0

More-ish Wines at Môreson

MÔRESON WINE ESTATE Friday 26 January 2018 https://www.moreson.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 I had special reason to visit Franschhoek. I had waited 7 months until veraison to take reference cultivar photos of the rows of exemplar grapes at La Motte....
Experience 4.0 Stellenbosch Wine 5.0

Mooi Mooi Mooi Mooiplaas

MOOIPLAAS WINE ESTATE Tuesday 23 January 2018 http://mooiplaas.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 5/5 Mooiplaas was so close to Kaapzicht – barely a kilometre up the tidy gravel road – that I could not resist visiting. I was super pleased that I...
Experience 4.0 Stellenbosch Wine 4.0

Kosie Wynes at Groenland

GROENLAND WYNES Tuesday 23 January 2018 http://www.groenland.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 It’s a popular misnomer but Greenland is covered in ice and Iceland is more mountain and pasture than ice. ‘Groenland’ thus hardly seems appropriate in the Western Cape at...
Elgin Valley Experience 4.0 Wine 4.0

Iona Wines Remain Excellent In and At the Vineyard

IONA WINE FARM Monday 22 January 2018 http://www.iona.co.za/ https://www.vineyard.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 ‘I-own-a Wine Farm!’ remains one of my favourite review titles having met owner Andrew Gunn when I visited Iona for tasting in May last year. The wines...