Experience 4.5 Festivals & Events Wine 4.0

Masses of Fun and a little Chaos at the Ambeloui Harvest Festival

AMBELOUI WINE CELLAR Saturday 17 March 2018 http://www.ambeloui.co.za/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4/5 Wine – and life – is a funny old thing. A fun thing too! Ambeloui is the only winery that I have written a 3rd article on and...
Experience 3.5 Paarl Wine 4.0

Baby Thrown Out with the Bath Water?

BABYLONSTOREN Friday 9 March 2018 https://www.babylonstoren.com/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 4/5 Baylonstoren in Klapmuts, Paarl, always excites. It’s been a few years – before I formed the Cape Wine Lovers’ Society – since I tasted their wines at the farm. I’ve...
Experience 4.0 Helderberg Wine 4.0

Onderkloof Beats All the Odds Below The Valley

ONDERKLOOF WINE ESTATE Friday 2 March 2018 http://onderkloof.com/estate/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 Look in the 2018 Platter’s Guide. The only mention of Onderkloof Estate is on a map at the back (page 647 if you’re really interested). It may surprise...
Experience 4.0 Festivals & Events Wine 4.0

PicknPay Pairs it again at the Stellenbosch Wine Festival

STELLENBOSCH WINE FESTIVAL Sunday 25 February 2018 http://www.stellenboschwinefestival.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 ‘At what speed does a champagne/MCC cork leave the bottle?’, Tiaan asked at the Pongrácz session of the PicknPay Wine Club tasting. The answer was 65 kilometres an...
Experience 4.0 Tulbagh Wine 4.0 Wine Tour

Shiraz Purrs at Manley Wine Lodge

MANLEY WINE LODGE Saturday 27 January 2018 http://www.manleywinelodge.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 There’s a saying about London buses that goes along the lines of that one doesn’t see one for ages and then 2 come along together. Well, that’s true...
Experience 3.5 Tulbagh Wine 4.0 Wine Tour

Rijk Tulbagh Gives Name to Cellar and Town

RIJK’S PRIVATE CELLAR Saturday 27 January 2018 http://www.rijkswine.com/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 4/5 I had an awkward length of time to kill between tasting appointments at Lateganskop Winery and the Manley Private Cellar and so I ventured to Tulbagh to Rijk’s...
Experience 3.5 Wine 4.0 Wine Tour Wolseley

Late at Lateganskop

LATEGANSKOP WINERY Saturday 27 January 2018 http://lateganskop.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 4/5 The Tasting Room at Lateganskop must have been the hardest I have yet to find in over 120 vineyard tastings. The only signs on the Breede River Valley farm...
Experience 4.0 Franschhoek Wine 4.0

Boutique de Brendel

LE MANOIR DE BRENDEL WINE ESTATE & GUEST HOUSE Friday 26 January 2018 http://www.le-manoir-de-brendel.com/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 The tasting at Le Manoir de Brendel was unlike any other. I have written this before but such is the joy, uniqueness...
Experience 4.0 Franschhoek Wine 4.0

More-ish Wines at Môreson

MÔRESON WINE ESTATE Friday 26 January 2018 https://www.moreson.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 I had special reason to visit Franschhoek. I had waited 7 months until veraison to take reference cultivar photos of the rows of exemplar grapes at La Motte....
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...