Elgin Valley Experience 4.5 Wine 4.5

Opening the Book at Elgin Vintners

ELGIN VINTNERS Friday 6 April 2018 http://elginvintners.co.za/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 I had wanted to visit Elgin Vintners for a while. It was in early December when I last visited the Elgin Valley to taste at South Hill Vineyards, Oneiric...
Experience 4.5 Paarl Wine 4.5

Back to the Future in the Berg of Paarl

BACKSBERG ESTATE CELLARS Friday 9 March 2018 http://backsberg.co.za/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 The entrance signs to Backsberg – South West of Paarl and within clear sight of the granite domes – made it very clear. The Estate Cellars were the...
Experience 4.0 Helderberg Wine 4.5

Lithos Wines Soar above Mountain and Forest

LITHOS WINES Friday 2 March 2018 http://lithos.co.za/WPBlog/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4.5/5 I was slightly late arriving at Lithos Wines, deep in the Wedderwell Country Estate in the Helderberg wine region beneath Sir Lowry’s Pass close by to Somerset West. Surrounding...
Experience 4.5 Tulbagh Wine 4.5 Wine Tour

Lemberg Punches Above its Weight

LEMBERG WINE ESTATE Saturday 27 January 2018 http://www.lemberg.co.za/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 I’ve heard it said to leave the best until last. That was certainly the case (pun intended) today. Lemberg Wine Estate was my final tasting of a busy...
Experience 4.0 Stellenbosch Wine 4.5

Perfection is Attainable at Boschkloof Wines

BOSCHKLOOF WNES Thursday 11 January 2018 http://boschkloofwines.com/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4.5/5 The tarentaal in the fields beside the road and sign for La Provence gave clue that I was West of Stellenbosch. It’s where Afrikaans meets France even though I...
Elgin Valley Experience 4.5 Wine 4.5

A Cracker and a Stormer at Paul Wallace

PAUL WALLACE WINES Thursday 7 December 2017 http://paulwallacewines.co.za/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 It was pure luck that I visited Paul Wallace Wines today. Co-owner Nicky had been busy all day and we had agreed to meet at another time. Tastings...
Elgin Valley Experience 4.5 Wine 4.5

South over the Hills in Elgin

SOUTH HILL VINEYARDS Thursday 7 December 2017 http://www.southhill.co.za/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 The very distinctive reversed ‘Ж’ symbol on the wine bottle label made me think of King Ken, the Chenin Blanc ‘king’ of Ken Forrester Vineyards. It wasn’t of...
Experience 4.0 Stellenbosch Wine 4.5

Clouds Reign in Stellenbosch

CLOUDS WINE & GUEST ESTATE Friday 1 December 2017 http://cloudsestate.com/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4.5/5 I headed up the Helshoogte Pass out of Stellenbosch not quite knowing what to expect from the Clouds Estate. As I entered the security gate to...
Experience 4.5 Stellenbosch Wine 4.5

Englishman Meets Mrs English at Classic Lanzerac

LANZERAC WINE ESTATE Friday 1 December 2017 http://www.lanzerac.co.za/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 Cicadas purred in the morning sun in the vineyards as I arrived at Lanzerac, just east of the city centre of Stellenbosch. The approach was both classic and...
Elim & Stanford Experience 5.0 Wine 4.5

Lost and Found at Lomond – 100s!

LOMOND WINE ESTATE Thursday 23 November 2017 https://www.lomond.co.za/ Experience: 5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 Where was the Tasting Room? The path down led to a Milkwood thicket with outdoor picnic tables and chairs and a make-shift wooden bar. There seem likely little...