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...
Experience 5.0 Wine Tour

Bizarre in Swazi

THE WINE BOUTIQUE – MANTENGA CRAFT CENTRE, EZULWINI, SWAZILAND Saturday 25 March 2017 http://www.openafrica.org/experiences/participant/1866-mantenga-craft-centre http://www.swazi.travel/Legends_Backpacker_Lodge/accm_location Experience: 5/5 There are no vineyards in Swaziland. It was the first evening of my holiday and the drive from Johannesburg was straightforward but tiring....
Education Experience 5.0 Wine Courses

Brut Force and Less Ignorance

CAPE WINE ACADEMY – CERTIFICATE COURSE – DAY 3 Saturday 18 March 2017 http://www.capewineacademy.co.za/index.php Experience: 5/5 “It’s sweeties and sparklies”, says Monty Friendship in his inimitable, cheeky style to start the third and final day of the Certificate Course at...
Accommodation Experience 5.0 Wine Tour Wolseley

www: W-arm W-olseley W-elcome

WOLSELEY WINE TOUR Wednesday 22 February to Thursday 23 February 2017 http://www.sevenoaks.co.za http://www.wabooms.com/wines.htm http://bergsig.co.za/ http://www.arumlilycottage.co.za/accommodation.html https://waverleyhills.co.za/ http://www.mountainridge.co.za/Home.html https://wolseleytourism.co.za/wine/ Experience: 5/5 This was my first mini wine tour and also my first time exploring the Wolseley area. My partner was running...
Accommodation Experience 5.0 Wine Tour Wolseley

Log Cabin-et Sauvignon in the Hot Tub!

ARUM LILY COTTAGES & LOG CABINS – WOLSELEY Wednesday 22 February 2017 http://www.arumlilycottage.co.za/accommodation.html Experience: 5/5 Just occasionally, I shall write about something that does not wholly concern wine, is related, or deserves special mention. I am forever conscious of the...
Experience 5.0 Stellenbosch Wine 5.0

Classic(al) to Barrique – De Morgenzon Hits all the Right Notes

DE MORGENZON VINEYARD Saturday 12 February 2017 http://www.demorgenzon.co.za/index.html Experience: 5/5 Wines: 5/5 De Morgenzon is not the easiest vineyard to find. I had been here before for tasting. I wanted to return for a cellar tour ahead of the forthcoming Cape...
Experience 5.0 Festivals & Events Stellenbosch Wine 5.0

Grape Fun – Stomping Well Worth the Journey!

DELHEIM WINES Saturday 28 January 2017 http://www.delheim.com/ Experience: 5/5 Wines: 5/5 I visited Delheim, to the North-East of Stellenbosch, for the Harvest Festival. Delheim holds one of the first wine festivals in the region to usher in the grape-picking season....
Constantia Valley Experience 5.0 Wine 5.0

This Vineyard Touched My Soul (aka, I Bought My First Bottle of Petrus)

HOUT BAY VINEYARDS Monday 16 January 2017 http://www.houtbayvineyards.co.za/ Experience: 5/5 Wines: 5/5 This vineyard touched me. Little known and by appointment only (Cathy, 0837903303), my partner and I struggled to find the entrance to Hout Bay vineyards. The cellar is...
Constantia Valley Experience 5.0 Wine 5.0

A Hidden Gem of Rare Excellence

SILVERMIST ORGANIC VINEYARD Friday 30 December 2016 http://www.silvermistvineyards.co.za/home/ Experience: 5/5 Wines: 5/5 Every cloud has a silver lining so they say. Today was no exception. My partner and I made our way to the top of Constantia Nek yesterday only...