Experience 4.0 Stellenbosch Wine 4.0

Peace but No Rest at Rust en Vrede

RUST EN VREDE ESTATE Thursday 14 March 2019 http://rustenvrede.com/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 Rust en Vrede is one of those grand old ladies of South African wine estates that just has to be visited if you are a true wine...
Experience 4.5 Franschhoek Wine 4.0

Franschhoek’s Hidden Gem Is Reluctant to Reveal

HOLDEN MANZ WINE ESTATE Friday 15 February 2019 http://holdenmanz.com/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4/5 My business at the Cape Chamonix wine estate in Franschhoek ended at lunchtime and so I decided to visit a couple of wine farms for tasting before...
Experience 4.0 Festivals & Events Wine 4.0

Posh Spice in Franschhoek!

SHIRAZ & CHARCUTERIE FESTIVAL Saturday 26 May 2018 https://www.franschhoeklife.co.za/event/shiraz-charcuterie-festival-at-anthonij-rupert-wyne https://www.rupertwines.com/home.php Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 The Shiraz & Charcuterie Festival was in full swing when I arrived hotfoot from a long morning of Cape Wine Academy Diploma Studies at Morgenhof Estate....
Experience 4.0 Festivals & Events Wine 4.0

Cabsolutely Frankulous at the Carnival

CABERNET FRANC CARNIVAL Saturday 19 May 2018 http://www.cvomarketing.co.za/2018/05/01/fourth-cab-franc-carnival-presented-at-avontuur-estate/ http://www.avontuurestate.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 Wine festivals are always fun. They give the chance to sample and compare a large range and number of wines at a single location. Single grape variety...
Experience 3.5 Walker Bay & Bot River Wine 4.0

At the Bend in the Road in Bot River

PAARDEN KLOOF ESTATE/ECOLOGY WINES Monday 14 May 2018 https://www.paardenkloof.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 4/5 My last tasting of the day out to the Bot River vineyards was something of a double header. I visited Paarden Kloof Estate that also bottles wines...
Experience 4.0 Walker Bay & Bot River Wine 4.0

Sa-Bot-Riveur!

LUDDITE WINES Monday 14 May 2018 https://luddite.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 I have long wanted to visit the vineyards in the Bot River Ward having tasted the excellent wines either side in the Elgin and Hemel-en-Aarde Valleys. Luddite was my...
Experience 4.0 Paarl Wine 4.0

Sugar and Spice is Twice as Nice

SPICE ROUTE WINERY Friday 4 May 2018 http://www.spiceroutewines.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 It was the shortest of drives from Fairview Wines to the Spice Route Winery, between sister wineries owned by Charles Black. Unusually for a Cape vineyard, there was...
Experience 4.0 Paarl Wine 4.0

Better than a Fair View Where the Goats do Roam!

FAIRVIEW WINE & CHEESE FARM Friday 4 May 2018 https://www.fairview.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 I am usually hesitant, as an oenophile, to visit wine farms that are popular and with a touristic reputation. Some work for me (for example, Groot...
Experience 4.0 Stellenbosch Wine 4.0

Blaauwklippen was Good for a Friday

BLAAUWKLIPPEN VINEYARDS Friday 30 March 2018 http://www.blaauwklippen.com/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 I have always wanted to visit Blaauwklippen – the home of Zinfandel – but didn’t plan to today. Good Friday was Blaauwklippen’s good luck. My original plan was to...
Experience 4.0 Paarl Wine 4.0

Vista to Verdot at Glen Carlou

GLEN CARLOU Friday 9 March 2018 https://glencarlou.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 Glen Carlou is close to Klapmuts which is in the midst of a triangle whose points are at Paarl, Stellenbosch and Kraaifontein. It was my third and final tasting...