Experience 3.5 Franschhoek Wine 3.5

Vrede en Lust Struggled to Reveal it’s Delight

VREDE EN LUST Wednesday 20 March 2019 https://www.vnl.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 3.5/5 Some tasting reviews are easier to write than others. There may be a particular story or ‘hook’ on which to hang an article. There may be a particular...
Experience 3.5 Franschhoek Wine 3.5

More Plaisir at de Merle Please!

PLAISIR DE MERLE Wednesday 20 March 2019 https://www.plaisirdemerle.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 3.5/5 There are wine estates that one frequently passes en route to or from others but never visits. Plaisir de Merle, on a straight section of the R45 between...
Experience 4.5 Franschhoek Wine 4.5

Swallowing Fine Wines at Paserene

PASERENE Wednesday 20 March 2019 https://www.paserene.com/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 I am racking my brain as I write to think whether or not I had heard of Paserene before I visited. The elegant, stand-out wine labels seemed familiar but I...
Experience 4.0 Franschhoek Wine 4.0

Leaping to the Right Conclusions

LEOPARD’S LEAP FAMILY VINEYARDS Wednesday 20 March 2019 https://www.leopardsleap.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 Leopards have always had a very special place in my heart. If I was to name my favourite animal it would be a leopard, strong and lithe...
Experience 3.5 Franschhoek Wine 3.5

Haven Rather than Heaven at La Bri

LA BRI ESTATE Friday 15 February 2019 https://www.labri.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 3.5/5 I passed La Bri as I headed up the Green Valley Road in Franschhoek to Holden Manz. I knew the estate was open for tasting after (many Valley...
Experience 4.5 Franschhoek Wine 4.0

Franschhoek’s Hidden Gem Is Reluctant to Reveal

HOLDEN MANZ WINE ESTATE Friday 15 February 2019 http://holdenmanz.com/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4/5 My business at the Cape Chamonix wine estate in Franschhoek ended at lunchtime and so I decided to visit a couple of wine farms for tasting before...
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 Franschhoek Wine 4.0

Oh-MG at Anthonij Rupert

FRANSCHHOEK MOTOR MUSEUM AND ANTHONIJ RUPERT WYNE Sunday 14 January 2018 https://www.rupertwines.com/ http://www.fmm.co.za/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4/5 My partner and I have an agreement that we each plan each other’s Birthday Day in secret. The occasion doesn’t always involve wine but...
Experience 3.5 Franschhoek Wine 4.0

The Vineyard Hotel a Classic Vehicle to Showcase L’Ormarins Wines

L’ORMARINS WINES Monday 16 October 2017 https://www.rupertwines.com/home.php https://www.vineyard.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 4/5 I was surprised to see a range of wines showing different labels for the Monday evening tasting from L’Ormarins. I knew the estate was close by the Franschhoek...