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Next Time to Taste at Hannay

HANNAY WINES Thursday 7 December 2017 http://www.hannaywines.co.za/ Experience: 3/5 Wines: 3/5 (Yet to taste) There was a mix up by Hannay Wines that meant I could not taste at the time I had arranged. I did get to see the...
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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...
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In the Highlands in the Lowlands of Elgin

HIGHLANDS ROAD ESTATE Thursday 7 December 2017 http://www.highlandsroadestate.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 4/5 It was over halfway through the tasting that the proverbial penny dropped … I had looked at the Highlands Road logo in simple blue and white for some...
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Dreaming of a Wine Christmas

ONEIRIC WINES Thursday 7 December 2017 http://oneiric.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 All the grapes at Oneiric come from the estate, Carla said, as she hosted me for my wine tasting. She was a new employee, still daily commuting from the...
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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...
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Second Helping – and Tasting – at Oak Valley

OAK VALLEY WINES Sunday 2 July 2017 http://www.oakvalley.co.za/ Experience: 5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 I recall writing after my first visit to Oak Valley on 5 March 2017 that I must bring my partner here. Today was the day. I booked a...
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Verticle Tasting on the Ridge in Elgin

ELGIN RIDGE ORGANIC WINES Friday 12 May 2017 http://www.elginridge.com/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 Elgin Ridge was the last vineyard I planned to visit in the Elgin Valley. I had already been to the more established and older wineries – Paul...
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I-own-a Wine Farm!

IONA WINE FARM Friday 12 May 2017 http://www.iona.co.za/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 There are times during wine tasting when one unexpected moment changes the entire direction or recollection of the tasting. It could be a particular wine, for example the...
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It’s all Art and Wine at Almenkerk

ALMENKERK WINE ESTATE Sunday 6 March 2017 http://www.almenkerk.co.za/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4/5 It was late on Sunday afternoon that I arrived at Almenkerk. It was the final vineyard that I visited on my day out to the Elgin Valley having...
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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...