Experience 4.5 Festivals & Events Paarl Wine 3.5

Pinotage Hits a Purple Patch in Paarl

PINOTAGE & BILTONG FESTIVAL Sunday 15 April 2018 http://www.cvomarketing.co.za/events/pinotage-biltong-festivals-2017/ http://www.perdeberg.co.za/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 3.5/5 The weekend weather was kind to the 2-day Pinotage & Biltong Festival (R230 on the door). Last year’s event, held at L’Avenir in Stellenbosch, was special...
Experience 3.5 Wellington Wine 3.5

Hope Brought to the Vineyard

THE BRIDGE OF HOPE WINES Monday 2 April 2018 http://www.thebridgeofhopewines.co.za/ https://www.vineyard.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 3.5/5 It is always a pleasure to taste wines from a new vineyard. Easter Monday brought the Bridge of Hope Wines from Wellington to the Vineyard...
Experience 3.0 Helderberg Wine 3.5

View from the E-Skaap-ment

SKAAP WINES Friday 2 March 2018 https://www.skaapwines.com/ Experience: 3/5 Wines: 3.5/5 The view over False Bay from the top of the ridge was as sudden as it was glorious in the late summer morning sunshine. Somehow I did not expect...
Experience 3.0 Wellington Wine 3.5

Libby Would not have been Proud of Linton Park

LINTON PARK WINES LIBBY’S PRIDE WINES Tuesday 30 January 2018 http://www.lintonparkwines.co.za/ http://libbyspridewines.com/ Experience: 3/5 Wines: 3.5/5 Linton Park Wines was my first tasting in the Wellington Wine District – and one I want to forget. I had special reason to...
Experience 3.5 Stellenbosch Wine 3.5

Kept Alone at Kaapzicht

KAAPZICHT WINE ESTATE Tuesday 23 January 2018 http://www.kaapzicht.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 3.5/5 Kaapzicht was barely a kilometre along the Bottleray Road from Groenland and an easy turn off up a road flanked by tall trees and opening out through vineyards....
Durbanville Experience 3.5 Wine 3.5

There’s No Gun Smoke Without Wine

SIGNAL GUN WINES Wednesday 13 December 2017 http://signalgun.com/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 3.5/5 Signal Gun was within range of Canto Wines and easy to find at the top of the Hooggelegen Road. The shabby, potholed road slowly gained height, with Tin...
Elim & Stanford Experience 3.5 Wine 3.5

Hand at Work Handiwork at Boschrivier Wines

BOSCHRIVIER WINES Thursday 23 November 2017 http://www.boschrivierwines.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 3.5/5 I was in a new wine tasting area today – Elim and towards Stanford. I had already visited Black Oystercatcher Wines and the Lomond Wine Estate. Boschrivier Wines and...
Experience 3.5 Robertson Wine 3.5

Graham Beck MCCs Fizzled Out

GRAHAM BECK WINES Monday 6 November 2017 http://www.grahambeckwines.co.za/home https://www.vineyard.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 3.5/5 Think MCC and you will think Graham Beck. Think cheap MCC and you will think JC Le Roux (to be fair, I have not tasted there yet)....
Experience 3.0 Stellenbosch Wine 3.5

A Kleine Experience at Zalze

KLEINE ZALZE WINES Saturday 28 October 2017 http://www.kleinezalze.co.za/ Experience: 3/5 Wines: 3.5/5 Rarely has an experience fallen so short of expectation. Rarely has an experience fallen so short of reputation. My partner had asked me to choose a wine estate...
Experience 3.5 Swartland Wine 3.5

Decent Wines Rock from the Pulpit

PULPIT ROCK WINERY Friday 22 September 2017 http://www.pulpitrock.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 3.5/5 Pulpit Rock reminded me of my trip to the Wolseley area and of Mountain Ridge winery in particular. The tan concrete building set back a short distance from...