Durbanville Experience 4.0 Wine 4.0

Waxing Lyrical about Canto

CANTO WINES Thursday 7 December 2017 http://cantowines.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 Everything was new at Canto Wines. Everything. As I arrived, a staff member was polishing the glass doors on the impressive Cellar and Tasting Room building. The white painted...
Durbanville Experience 3.5 Wine 4.0

Wine Notes Composed at D’Aria

D’ARIA WINERY Wednesday 6 December 2017 http://www.daria.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 4/5 The Tygerberg Valley Road threads its way past vineyards large and small, immensely popular and rarely visited: Durbanville Hills; Klein Roosboom; Hillcrest; Nitida; Maastricht; Blackwater; Bloemendal; David Frost; and...
Durbanville Experience 5.0 Restaurant Lunch & Dinner

A Table Setting Fit for the Gourmet at De Grendel

DE GRENDEL WINE ESTATE Thursday 16 November 2017 https://degrendel.co.za/ Experience: 5/5  The view from the De Grendel restaurant was spectacular. Table Mountain was aglow with the setting sun. It was a welcome return to the estate having tasted the excellent...
Durbanville Experience 4.0 Wine 4.0

Rustic Charm at the Altydgedacht Wine Farm

ALTYDGEDACHT ESTATE Thursday 31 August 2017 http://altydgedacht.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 ‘Rustic’ was how sommelier Micela described Altydgedacht Estate as I sat down to select 5 wines for tasting (R40). I could not have chosen a better word. The intimate...
Durbanville Experience 3.0 Wine 3.0

Quantity over Quality at Durbanville Hills

DURBANVILLE HILLS Thursday 31 August 2017 https://www.durbanvillehills.co.za/ Experience: 3/5 Wines: 3/5 I almost missed the entrance to Durbanville Hills as I headed on the M13 West of Durbanville. The faded pale blue lettering on the drab concrete wall by the...
Durbanville Experience 4.5 Ratings Wine 5.0

Latching onto Superb Wines at De Grendel

DE GRENDEL WINE ESTATE Thursday 31 August 2017 https://degrendel.co.za/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 5/5 I looked carefully at the interior décor as I walked through the cellar building towards the Tasting Room. What culture? What history? What life story did I...
Durbanville Experience 4.5 Wine 4.5

Diemersdal has Six Appeal

DIEMERSDAL WINE ESTATE Saturday 8 April 2017 http://diemersdal.co.za/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 The Stormers were home to the Chiefs later today. Two teams, both unbeaten in the first 5 games of the Super Rugby season, promised a titanic match. My...
Durbanville Experience 3.5 Wine 3.5

Style or Substance? Nitida left Me Wondering

NITIDA CELLARS Saturday 8 April 2017 http://www.nitida.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 3.5/5 Nitida Cellars was the last vineyard I visited before dashing back to Cape Town in time for the Stormers v Chiefs match at Newlands. It was barely 10km from...
Durbanville Experience 3.5 Wine 2.5

Wheels Turn Full ‘Cycle’ at Meerendal

MEERENDAL WINE ESTATE Saturday 8 April 2017 http://meerendal.co.za/ http://www.durbanvilledistillery.com/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 2.5/5 It was a short drive around the gentle sloping hill from the Diemersdal to the Meerendal wine estate, barely 2km as the crow flies but closer to...