Experience 4.5 Festivals & Events Wine 4.0

Barrels of Fun at My First Stellenbosch Street Soirée

STELLENBOSCH SUMMER SOIREE Wednesday 24 January 2018 http://www.wineroute.co.za/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4/5 Somewhat to my surprise, I hadn’t heard of the Street Soirées that are being held in Stellenbosch during the summer months. Such is the power of social media...
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Kosie Wynes at Groenland

GROENLAND WYNES Tuesday 23 January 2018 http://www.groenland.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 It’s a popular misnomer but Greenland is covered in ice and Iceland is more mountain and pasture than ice. ‘Groenland’ thus hardly seems appropriate in the Western Cape at...
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Iona Wines Remain Excellent In and At the Vineyard

IONA WINE FARM Monday 22 January 2018 http://www.iona.co.za/ https://www.vineyard.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 ‘I-own-a Wine Farm!’ remains one of my favourite review titles having met owner Andrew Gunn when I visited Iona for tasting in May last year. The wines...
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Bellville to Bellevue to Belle Wines

BELLEVUE ESTATE Thursday 18 January 2018 http://bellevue.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 If it wasn’t for Instagram I would not have visited Bellevue today. I am sure I would have done sooner or later but the social media presence caught my...
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Grape Expectations are Met at Zevenwacht

ZEVENWACHT WINE FARM Thursday 11 January 2018 http://www.zevenwacht.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 Zevenwacht sits almost at the back of the listings in my Platter’s Guide, not quite at the end as Zidela Wines, Zonnenbloem and Zorgvliet follow. The tasting visit...
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Oh-MG at Anthonij Rupert

FRANSCHHOEK MOTOR MUSEUM AND ANTHONIJ RUPERT WYNE Sunday 14 January 2018 https://www.rupertwines.com/ http://www.fmm.co.za/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4/5 My partner and I have an agreement that we each plan each other’s Birthday Day in secret. The occasion doesn’t always involve wine but...
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Saxenburg Puts Heart, Mind and Soul into Its Wines

SAXENBURG WINE FARM Thursday 11 January 2018 http://saxenburg.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 The vineyards are closely packed along the Polkadraai Road to the West of Stellenbosch. Saxenburg is one of the most Western of them and should have been my...
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Mulderbosch didn’t quite Meet the Yardstick

MULDERBOSCH VINEYARDS Thursday 11 January 2018 http://mulderbosch.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 4/5 Mulderbosch was just across the road from Boschkloof Wines, to the West of Stellenbosch. It was barely the length of a 400 metre running track away and I had immediately...
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Linga-ring in a Winery in Malawi

LINGA FRUIT WINES Monday 1 January 2018 http://www.linga.co.mw/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4/5 Margaret seemed quite disappointed to hear that I had found out about Linga Fruit Wines from a Google search for ‘Malawi wine’. Coming from South Africa to Malawi...
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Nala Wines are Well Engineered in the Vineyard

Nala Wines are Well Engineered in the Vineyard NALA PREMIUM WINES Monday 18 December 2017 https://nalapremium.co.za/ https://www.vineyard.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 4/5 You won’t find Nala Premium in the 2018 Platter’s Guide. There’s little on the website too and so I...