Experience 3.5 Festivals & Events Robertson Wine 4.0

Relaxing Rosendal

ROSENDAL WINES Thursday 31 May 2018 https://www.rosendalwines.com/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 4/5 Rosendal took me to a part of the Robertson Valley I had not been to before. It was my last tasting of the day as I headed north and...
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 Robertson Wine 4.0

My Best Blend at Zandvliet

ZANDVLIET WINE ESTATE Thursday 31 May 2018 https://zandvliet.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 The Wacky Wine Weekend is always something that I plan with near military precision. I aim, for example to visit the most popular estates and events on the...
Experience 5.0 Festivals & Events Robertson Wine 4.0

Joy at Really Tasting the Difference at Esona

ESONA BOUTIQUE WINE ESTATE Thursday 31 May 2018 https://esona.co.za/ Experience: 5/5 Wines: 4/5 Esona was the second estate that I visited on the first day of my second Wacky Wine. I planned my arrival for the start of the ‘Taste...
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...