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 4.0 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 3.5 Robertson Wine 3.5

Graham Beck MCCs Fizzled Out

GRAHAM BECK WINES Monday 6 November 2017 http://www.grahambeckwines.co.za/home https://www.vineyard.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 3.5/5 Think MCC and you will think Graham Beck. Think cheap MCC and you will think JC Le Roux (to be fair, I have not tasted there yet)....
Education Experience 3.5 Wine Courses

Champagne and Brandies left Me Disappointed

CAPE WINE ACADEMY – DIPLOMA COURSE – MODULE 1 – DAY 3 Saturday 14 October 2017 http://www.capewineacademy.co.za/index.php Experience: 3.5/5 I was excited to return to Morgenhof wine estate for the third and last session of Module 1 of the Diploma...
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 4.0 Festivals & Events Wine 3.5

Summer Whites …… and Rosés

FRANSCHHOEK SUMMER WINES FESTIVAL – Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards Saturday 4 February 2017 http://www.leopardsleap.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 3.5/5 Summer whites were the order of the day. That is, for the dress. Most of the ladies at this busy event had...
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....