Elim & Stanford Experience 5.0 Wine 4.5

Lost and Found at Lomond – 100s!

LOMOND WINE ESTATE Thursday 23 November 2017 https://www.lomond.co.za/ Experience: 5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 Where was the Tasting Room? The path down led to a Milkwood thicket with outdoor picnic tables and chairs and a make-shift wooden bar. There seem likely little...
Durbanville Experience 5.0 Restaurant Lunch & Dinner

A Table Setting Fit for the Gourmet at De Grendel

DE GRENDEL WINE ESTATE Thursday 16 November 2017 https://degrendel.co.za/ Experience: 5/5  The view from the De Grendel restaurant was spectacular. Table Mountain was aglow with the setting sun. It was a welcome return to the estate having tasted the excellent...
Experience 5.0 Walker Bay & Bot River Wine Tour

Peter Has a Whale of a Time in Hermanus

HERMANUS WINE TOUR Friday 29 September to Sunday 1 October 2017 http://www.hpf1855.co.za/ http://www.whalehavenwines.co.za/ https://www.walkerbayestate.com/ http://www.benguelacove.co.za/ Experience: 5/5 Road trips are always fun and none more so than when there’s a Wine Tour involved. Previous trips to the Wolseley area, the...
Education Experience 5.0 Wine Courses

From South Africa to a Whole New (and Old) World

CAPE WINE ACADEMY – DIPLOMA COURSE – MODULE 1 – DAY 1 Saturday 26 August 2017 http://www.capewineacademy.co.za/index.php Experience: 5/5 It was déja vue time as I arrived at Morgenhof wine estate for the start of my Diploma Wine Course with the...
Experience 5.0 Restaurant Lunch & Dinner Stellenbosch Wine 5.0

Pedigree Stud Grub at Cavalli

CAVALLI WINE AND STUD FARM Wednesday 9 August 2017 http://cavallistud.com/ Experience: 5/5 Wines: 5/5 Cavalli left such a huge impression on me when tasting last month that I just had to visit again. I took a punt that there would...
Accommodation Experience 5.0 Franschhoek Wine Tour

Tram-Way to Heaven in Franschhoek

FRANSCHHOEK WINE WEEKEND Saturday 29 July and Sunday 30 July 2017 http://winetram.co.za/ http://www.centre-ville.co.za/ https://www.dutcheast.co.za/ http://tuktukbrew.com/ Experience: 5/5 We managed to leave Cape Town on time despite the burst water pipe in the bathroom. The mains stop cock closed, pipes drained...
Experience 5.0 Stellenbosch Wine 5.0

Wine Passions Mounted at Cavalli

CAVALLI WINE AND STUD FARM Thursday 6 July 2017 http://cavallistud.com/ Experience: 5/5 Wines: 5/5 Are you familiar with the phrase ‘Leave the best until last’? I didn’t plan it this way but this is how my day panned out. It...
Elgin Valley Experience 5.0 Restaurant Lunch & Dinner Wine 4.5

Second Helping – and Tasting – at Oak Valley

OAK VALLEY WINES Sunday 2 July 2017 http://www.oakvalley.co.za/ Experience: 5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 I recall writing after my first visit to Oak Valley on 5 March 2017 that I must bring my partner here. Today was the day. I booked a...
Experience 5.0 Hemel-en-Aarde Valley Wine 5.0

Two Dam Good!

HAMILTON RUSSELL VINEYARDS Saturday 6 May 2017 http://www.hamiltonrussellvineyards.com/ http://www.ashbournewines.com/ Experience: 5/5 Wines: 5/5 The Hamilton Russell brand evokes quality wines of award-winning excellence. A glance at the Platter’s Guide shows 5/4½ stars for their 2 wines, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, the grape varietals for...
Experience 5.0 KwaZulu-Natal Wine 4.5

Hard Graft without Grafts at Abingdon Wines – No Hail to the Monkeys

ABINGDON WINE ESTATE Monday 17 April 2017 http://www.abingdonestate.co.za/ Experience: 5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 I am still smiling. Four days later, I am still smiling. I was in Durban for the long Easter weekend and the chance to visit some different vineyards...