Experience 4.5 Festivals & Events Wine 4.0

Grand Wines at the Big Top!

THE TOPS! AT SPAR WINE SHOW Thursday 14 December 2017 https://wineshow.co.za/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4/5 ‘Welcome to Winedereland’ and ‘Life’s a Cabernet’ proclaimed the signs and marketing for the Tops! at Spar Wine Show. The Big Top theme was well...
Elgin Valley Experience 4.5 Wine 4.5

A Cracker and a Stormer at Paul Wallace

PAUL WALLACE WINES Thursday 7 December 2017 http://paulwallacewines.co.za/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 It was pure luck that I visited Paul Wallace Wines today. Co-owner Nicky had been busy all day and we had agreed to meet at another time. Tastings...
Elgin Valley Experience 4.5 Wine 4.5

South over the Hills in Elgin

SOUTH HILL VINEYARDS Thursday 7 December 2017 http://www.southhill.co.za/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 The very distinctive reversed ‘Ж’ symbol on the wine bottle label made me think of King Ken, the Chenin Blanc ‘king’ of Ken Forrester Vineyards. It wasn’t of...
Experience 4.5 Stellenbosch Wine 4.5

Englishman Meets Mrs English at Classic Lanzerac

LANZERAC WINE ESTATE Friday 1 December 2017 http://www.lanzerac.co.za/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 Cicadas purred in the morning sun in the vineyards as I arrived at Lanzerac, just east of the city centre of Stellenbosch. The approach was both classic and...
Elim & Stanford Experience 4.5 Wine 4.5

Real Wines in the Place of God

BLACK OYSTERCATCHER WINES Thursday 23 November 2017 http://blackoystercatcher.co.za/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 A flock of several hundred shimmering pink flamingos flew across the road as I approached Black Oystercatcher Wines. I had half expected black oystercatchers, of course, but the...
Accommodation Experience 4.5 Walker Bay & Bot River Wine Tour

Hermanus-sleepers-fontein!

HERMANUSPIETERSFONTEIN FARM COTTAGES Friday 29 September to Sunday 1 October 2017 http://www.hpf1855.co.za/farm-living/cottages/ Experience: 4.5/5 I am fortunate to live in Cape Town. Consequently, I am able to visit most wine estates on days out. It is fun occasionally to make...
Experience 4.5 Walker Bay & Bot River Wine 4.5 Wine Tour

Peter Puts into Hermanus

HERMANUSPIETERSFONTEIN WINE CELLAR Friday 29 September 2017 http://www.hpf1855.co.za/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 A weekend in Hermanus is always an exciting prospect. Even more so, as I had wanted to visit the Hermanuspietersfontein Wine Cellar for some time having sampled their...
Experience 4.5 Stellenbosch Wine 4.5

Golden Wines at the End of the Rainbow

RAINBOW’S END WINE ESTATE Wednesday 13 September 2017 http://rainbowsend.co.za/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 Wine tastings by appointment are always fun. Strip away the corporate gloss and you get to meet the winemaker or owner, who often is one and the...
Experience 4.5 Stellenbosch Wine 4.5

Delaire Graff Wines Sparkle

DELAIRE GRAFF ESTATE Wednesday 13 September 2017 http://www.delaire.co.za/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 The view from Delaire Graff across the Helshoogte Mountain Pass that links Stellenbosch to Franschhoek – two of the Cape’s most famous wine-growing regions – was simply spectacular....
Education Experience 4.5 Wine Courses

Marching into France

CAPE WINE ACADEMY – DIPLOMA COURSE – MODULE 1 – DAY 2 Saturday 16 September 2017 http://www.capewineacademy.co.za/index.php Experience: 4.5/5 I remembered my assignment. I forgot my wine glasses. This was the first Cape Wine Academy assignment that I had to...