Experience 3.5 Festivals & Events Wine 3.5

The Cut ‘n’ Paste Stellenbosch Wine Festival Comes to Cape Town

STELLENBOSCH WINE FESTIVAL Sunday 7 April 2019 http://www.stellenboschwinefestival.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 3.5/5 I missed the Stellenbosch Wine Festival at its usual home on the Coetzenburg Sports Ground in Stellenbosch this year. I was not too bothered as I had been...
Experience 3.5 Franschhoek Wine 3.5

Vrede en Lust Struggled to Reveal it’s Delight

VREDE EN LUST Wednesday 20 March 2019 https://www.vnl.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 3.5/5 Some tasting reviews are easier to write than others. There may be a particular story or ‘hook’ on which to hang an article. There may be a particular...
Experience 3.5 Franschhoek Wine 3.5

More Plaisir at de Merle Please!

PLAISIR DE MERLE Wednesday 20 March 2019 https://www.plaisirdemerle.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 3.5/5 There are wine estates that one frequently passes en route to or from others but never visits. Plaisir de Merle, on a straight section of the R45 between...
Experience 3.0 Stellenbosch Wine 3.5

Peter Falke Didn’t Knock my Socks Off

PETER FALKE WINES Thursday 14 March 2019 http://peterfalkewines.com/ Experience: 3/5 Wines: 3.5/5 It made sense to pay a tasting visit to Peter Falke Wines as I was in the Annandale Valley for the day. The valley, to the South of...
Experience 4.0 Stellenbosch Wine 3.5

One Day, Three Tastings, Five Wines and Seven Sisters

SEVEN SISTERS VINEYARDS Friday 1 March 2019 http://www.sevensisters.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 3.5/5 If you had asked me 30 years ago what the Seven Sisters are I would have said that they are a series of 7 chalk cliffs in my...
Experience 3.5 Franschhoek Wine 3.5

Haven Rather than Heaven at La Bri

LA BRI ESTATE Friday 15 February 2019 https://www.labri.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 3.5/5 I passed La Bri as I headed up the Green Valley Road in Franschhoek to Holden Manz. I knew the estate was open for tasting after (many Valley...
Experience 3.5 Festivals & Events Robertson Wine 3.5

A Lekker Jol at Wandsbeck

WANDSBECK WYNE Saturday 2 June 2018 http://www.wandsbeckwyne.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 3/5 The drive from my overnight accommodation in McGregor to Wandsbeck Wyne was as beautiful as it was relaxing. The distance between the two as the crow flies is little...
Experience 3.0 Festivals & Events Robertson Wine 3.5

Bushmanspad Gave Me the Weirdest Tasting Ever

BUSHMANSPAD ESTATE Friday 1 June 2018 http://bushmanspad.co.za/ Experience: 3/5 Wines: 3.5/5 Wow! What a weird tasting. This was the strangest of 150 estate tastings I have ever experienced. Rested from my overnight stay at Millstone Pottery in McGregor, I chose...
Experience 4.0 Festivals & Events Robertson Wine 3.5

An Early Start at Rietvallei

RIETVALLEI WINE ESTATE Thursday 31 May 2018 http://www.rietvallei.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 3.5/5 I was thrilled to be back in the Robertson Wine Valley for my second Wacky Wines Weekend. I came last year for the Weekend and had a great...
Experience 3.5 Walker Bay & Bot River Wine 3.5

Woody Wildekrans

WILDEKRANS WINE ESTATE Monday 14 May 2018 http://www.wildekrans.com/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 3.5/5 Wildekrans was just a short hop through the village of Bot River and across the N2 highway but it was like entering a different world to Beaumont Family...