Experience 4.5 Festivals & Events Paarl Wine 3.5

Pinotage Hits a Purple Patch in Paarl

PINOTAGE & BILTONG FESTIVAL Sunday 15 April 2018 http://www.cvomarketing.co.za/events/pinotage-biltong-festivals-2017/ http://www.perdeberg.co.za/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 3.5/5 The weekend weather was kind to the 2-day Pinotage & Biltong Festival (R230 on the door). Last year’s event, held at L’Avenir in Stellenbosch, was special...
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 3.5 Wine 4.0 Wine Tour Wolseley

Late at Lateganskop

LATEGANSKOP WINERY Saturday 27 January 2018 http://lateganskop.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 4/5 The Tasting Room at Lateganskop must have been the hardest I have yet to find in over 120 vineyard tastings. The only signs on the Breede River Valley farm...
Experience 3.5 Stellenbosch Wine 3.5

Kept Alone at Kaapzicht

KAAPZICHT WINE ESTATE Tuesday 23 January 2018 http://www.kaapzicht.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 3.5/5 Kaapzicht was barely a kilometre along the Bottleray Road from Groenland and an easy turn off up a road flanked by tall trees and opening out through vineyards....
Durbanville Experience 3.5 Wine 3.5

There’s No Gun Smoke Without Wine

SIGNAL GUN WINES Wednesday 13 December 2017 http://signalgun.com/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 3.5/5 Signal Gun was within range of Canto Wines and easy to find at the top of the Hooggelegen Road. The shabby, potholed road slowly gained height, with Tin...
Experience 4.0 Swartland Wine 4.0

Great Value in the Swartland

SWARTLAND WINERY Friday 22 September 2017 http://www.swartlandwinery.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 My last port of call for my first tasting day in the Swartland was Swartland Winery, near Malmesbury. Despite the dry conditions of the area that allow the grapes...
Experience 3.5 Swartland Wine 3.5

Decent Wines Rock from the Pulpit

PULPIT ROCK WINERY Friday 22 September 2017 http://www.pulpitrock.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 3.5/5 Pulpit Rock reminded me of my trip to the Wolseley area and of Mountain Ridge winery in particular. The tan concrete building set back a short distance from...
Experience 4.0 Stellenbosch Wine 3.5

Bracing Brakes on the Red Wines at Remhoogte

REMHOOGTE WINE ESTATE Saturday 16 September 2017 http://remhoogte.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 3.5/5 I vowed at the Vineyard Hotel tasting of Remhoogte wines in late August that I would return to sample the full range at the estate. Today offered the...
Experience 4.0 Stellenbosch Wine 4.0

Wines Out of the Barrel at Kanonkop

KANONKOP WINE ESTATE Friday 8 September 2017 http://www.kanonkop.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 Japanese tourists fired a salvo of questions to the sommelier on one side of me in the Tasting Room at Kanonkop. On the other, a Chinese man was...
Experience 4.0 Stellenbosch Wine 5.0

Warwick Wines Win their Colours

WARWICK WINE ESTATE Friday 8 September 2017 https://www.warwickwine.com/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 5/5 The R44 North of Stellenbosch is full of glittering wine farms and all within little more than 5 kilometres of each other: Le Bonheur, Warwick, Laibach, Kanonkop, Uitkyk,...