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...
Constantia Valley Experience 4.5 Wine 4.5

‘Out of the Office’ at Groot Constantia

GROOT CONSTANTIA Friday 1 September 2017 https://www.grootconstantia.co.za/home/?id=3 Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 The first day of Spring not only shone bright but was auspicious for many reasons. As winemaker Boela Gerber explained, it was the day of the launch of the...
Durbanville Experience 4.5 Ratings Wine 5.0

Latching onto Superb Wines at De Grendel

DE GRENDEL WINE ESTATE Thursday 31 August 2017 https://degrendel.co.za/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 5/5 I looked carefully at the interior décor as I walked through the cellar building towards the Tasting Room. What culture? What history? What life story did I...
Experience 4.5 Helderberg Wine 5.0

Idiom Wines Make a Statement

IDIOM WINES Wednesday 23 August 2017 http://idiom.co.za/ Experience: 5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 The tall, slim dark wine bottles before me were so beautifully Italian. Elegant, refined and fashionable could have described the wine inside too. I have spent wonderful holidays in...
Experience 4.5 Franschhoek Wine 4.5 Wine Tour

Rickety Tram Passengers at Rickety Bridge

RICKETY BRIDGE Saturday 29 July 2017 http://www.ricketybridgewinery.com/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 Tasting at Rickety Bridge was a ‘no brainer’ for our trip on the Red Line of the Stellenbosch Wine Tram. We had already visited Maison and Chamonix but these...
Experience 4.5 Franschhoek Wine 4.5

A Myth, a Princess, History and Destruction, 2 Names and 4 Styles – Shiraz with Pizzazz

SHIRAZ EXPERIENCE AT LA MOTTE ESTATE 22 June 2017 https://www.la-motte.com/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 It is always a pleasure to taste a single cultivar wine from many winemakers on one occasion. I much enjoyed the Pinotage and Biltong Festival at...
Experience 4.5 Festivals & Events McGregor Wine 4.0

Maiden Visit to Lord’s Bowled Me Over

LORD’S WINERY 3 June 2017 http://www.lordswinery.com/ http://www.wackywineweekend.com/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4/5 I planned to visit the McGregor vineyards during my Wacky Wine Weekend Saturday, having stayed in McGregor for the festival. I reckoned too that the area might be a...
Experience 4.5 Festivals & Events Robertson Wine 4.5

Where Eagles Care

ARENDSIG SINGLE VINEYARD WINES 2 June 2017 http://www.arendsig.co.za/ http://www.wackywineweekend.com/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 Arendsig Wines was barely 8 kilometres from De Wetshof Estate and on the South side of the Breede River. Arendsig is Afrikaans for `Eagle View’ and so...
Experience 4.5 Festivals & Events Robertson Wine 5.0

The Early Bird Catches the Wine

DE WETSHOF ESTATE 2 June 2017 http://www.dewetshof.com/ http://www.wackywineweekend.com/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 5/5 De Wetshof offered one of the few Wacky Wine Weekend activities that interested me. The ‘Bubbly of the Valley’ event was, however, fully booked. The promotion material invited wine...
Experience 4.5 Festivals & Events Robertson Wine 4.0

Excelsior Blends Quality with Price

EXCELSIOR WINE ESTATE 1 June 2017 https://www.excelsior.co.za/ http://www.wackywineweekend.com/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4/5 Excelsior Wine Estate gave my first sight of the Breede River Valley vines as I turned off the R60 East of Robertson. The comprehensive listing of GPS co-ordinates...