Experience 5.0 Hemel-en-Aarde Valley Wine 5.0

Two Dam Good!

HAMILTON RUSSELL VINEYARDS Saturday 6 May 2017 http://www.hamiltonrussellvineyards.com/ http://www.ashbournewines.com/ Experience: 5/5 Wines: 5/5 The Hamilton Russell brand evokes quality wines of award-winning excellence. A glance at the Platter’s Guide shows 5/4½ stars for their 2 wines, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, the grape varietals for...
Experience 4.5 Stellenbosch Wine 5.0

King Chenin Kens (Knows) the Wood from the Trees

KEN FORRESTER VINEYARDS Wednesday 22 March 2017 http://www.kenforresterwines.com/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 5/5 The 2016 Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc was my favourite white wine at the Stellenbosch PicknPay Wine Festival and so I was eager to visit Ken Forrester Vineyards....
Elgin Valley Experience 4.5 Wine 5.0

A Sparkling Tasting at Charles Fox

CHARLES FOX CAP CLASSIQUE WINE ESTATE Sunday 5 March 2017 http://charlesfox.co.za/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 5/5 The final kilometre of my journey to Charles Fox in the Elgin Ward was along a dirt road. This built an anticipation of somewhere hand-picked...
Experience 5.0 Stellenbosch Wine 5.0

Classic(al) to Barrique – De Morgenzon Hits all the Right Notes

DE MORGENZON VINEYARD Saturday 12 February 2017 http://www.demorgenzon.co.za/index.html Experience: 5/5 Wines: 5/5 De Morgenzon is not the easiest vineyard to find. I had been here before for tasting. I wanted to return for a cellar tour ahead of the forthcoming Cape...
Experience 5.0 Festivals & Events Stellenbosch Wine 5.0

Grape Fun – Stomping Well Worth the Journey!

DELHEIM WINES Saturday 28 January 2017 http://www.delheim.com/ Experience: 5/5 Wines: 5/5 I visited Delheim, to the North-East of Stellenbosch, for the Harvest Festival. Delheim holds one of the first wine festivals in the region to usher in the grape-picking season....
Constantia Valley Experience 5.0 Wine 5.0

This Vineyard Touched My Soul (aka, I Bought My First Bottle of Petrus)

HOUT BAY VINEYARDS Monday 16 January 2017 http://www.houtbayvineyards.co.za/ Experience: 5/5 Wines: 5/5 This vineyard touched me. Little known and by appointment only (Cathy, 0837903303), my partner and I struggled to find the entrance to Hout Bay vineyards. The cellar is...
Experience 4.5 Wine 5.0 Wolseley

Excellent Unstated Wines and Service – Naturally!

WAVERLEY HILLS ORGANIC WINE AND OLIVE ESTATE Saturday 14 January 2017 https://waverleyhills.co.za/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 5/5 It was my partner’s birthday and so we headed out of Cape Town for Tulbagh. We had no definite plans for the day but decided after...
Constantia Valley Experience 5.0 Wine 5.0

A Hidden Gem of Rare Excellence

SILVERMIST ORGANIC VINEYARD Friday 30 December 2016 http://www.silvermistvineyards.co.za/home/ Experience: 5/5 Wines: 5/5 Every cloud has a silver lining so they say. Today was no exception. My partner and I made our way to the top of Constantia Nek yesterday only...