Experience 4.0 Paarl Wine 4.0

Vista to Verdot at Glen Carlou

GLEN CARLOU Friday 9 March 2018 https://glencarlou.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 Glen Carlou is close to Klapmuts which is in the midst of a triangle whose points are at Paarl, Stellenbosch and Kraaifontein. It was my third and final tasting...
Darling Experience 4.0 Wine 4.0

The Darling from Darling Steps into the Vineyard

DARLING CELLARS Monday 19 March 2018 http://www.darlingcellars.co.za/ https://www.vineyard.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 `The darling from Darling’ was how Brand Manager Ilse van Zyl cheekily described herself. It was good to return to the Vineyard Hotel in Newlands, Cape Town for...
Experience 3.5 Paarl Wine 4.0

Baby Thrown Out with the Bath Water?

BABYLONSTOREN Friday 9 March 2018 https://www.babylonstoren.com/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 4/5 Baylonstoren in Klapmuts, Paarl, always excites. It’s been a few years – before I formed the Cape Wine Lovers’ Society – since I tasted their wines at the farm. I’ve...
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 4.0

Onderkloof Beats All the Odds Below The Valley

ONDERKLOOF WINE ESTATE Friday 2 March 2018 http://onderkloof.com/estate/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 Look in the 2018 Platter’s Guide. The only mention of Onderkloof Estate is on a map at the back (page 647 if you’re really interested). It may surprise...
Experience 4.5 Helderberg Wine 5.0

Putting Capelands on the Cape Winelands Map!

CAPELANDS WINE FARM Friday 2 March 2018 http://capelands.com/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 5/5 Capelands? Capelands? Where the **** is Capelands? I hear you ask. I would have asked the same a week ago. It’s not a misprint for Cape Winelands. I’ll...
Experience 3.0 Helderberg Wine 3.5

View from the E-Skaap-ment

SKAAP WINES Friday 2 March 2018 https://www.skaapwines.com/ Experience: 3/5 Wines: 3.5/5 The view over False Bay from the top of the ridge was as sudden as it was glorious in the late summer morning sunshine. Somehow I did not expect...
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 3.0 Wellington Wine 3.5

Libby Would not have been Proud of Linton Park

LINTON PARK WINES LIBBY’S PRIDE WINES Tuesday 30 January 2018 http://www.lintonparkwines.co.za/ http://libbyspridewines.com/ Experience: 3/5 Wines: 3.5/5 Linton Park Wines was my first tasting in the Wellington Wine District – and one I want to forget. I had special reason to...
Accommodation Experience 4.5 Tulbagh Wine Tour Wolseley

1 Night, 7 Oaks, 3 Wine Tastings for Visit 2!

SEVEN OAKS WINES COTTAGES Saturday 27 January to Sunday 28 January 2018 http://www.sevenoaks.co.za http://lateganskop.co.za/ http://www.lemberg.co.za/ http://www.manleywinelodge.co.za/ http://www.rijkswine.com/ http://www.tulbaghtourism.co.za/ https://wolseleytourism.co.za/wine/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wine tours are always fun! My first ever weekend trip was to taste the wines from Wolseley. I visited...