Elim & Stanford Experience 4.5 Wine 4.5

Real Wines in the Place of God

BLACK OYSTERCATCHER WINES Thursday 23 November 2017 http://blackoystercatcher.co.za/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 A flock of several hundred shimmering pink flamingos flew across the road as I approached Black Oystercatcher Wines. I had half expected black oystercatchers, of course, but the...
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...
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 4.0 Swartland Wine 4.0

Magical Wines Star at Dragonridge

DRAGONRIDGE NATURAL WINES Friday 22 September 2017 http://www.dragonridge.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 ‘Don’t use the satnav, it will get you lost’, I was advised when I made my appointment to taste at Dragonridge. Today was my first tasting in the Swartland...
Experience 4.0 Stellenbosch Wine 4.0

Pastures Anew at Rustenberg

RUSTENBERG WINES Wednesday 13 September 2017 http://www.rustenberg.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 Head up Ida’s Valley North-East of Stellenbosch and you will find a lovely road through rural countryside. The road continues for a further 2 kilometres past the entrance gate,...
Constantia Valley Experience 4.5 Wine 4.5

‘Out of the Office’ at Groot Constantia

GROOT CONSTANTIA Friday 1 September 2017 https://www.grootconstantia.co.za/home/?id=3 Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 The first day of Spring not only shone bright but was auspicious for many reasons. As winemaker Boela Gerber explained, it was the day of the launch of the...
Experience 4.0 Festivals & Events Wine 3.5

iWine rather than IMAX at the Cape Gate Mall

‘WE LOVE WINE’ FESTIVAL Friday 26 August 2017 https://capegatecentre.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 3.5/5 Cape Gate Mall, like Tyger Valley Mall in June, made for an unlikely place for a wine festival. Wine lovers could either visit after work on Friday...
Experience 3.5 Franschhoek Wine 3.5 Wine Tour

House Wine from the Wine Tram

MAISON WINE ESTATE Saturday 29 July 2017 http://www.maisonestate.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 3.5/5 Maison was our first stop on the Red Line of the Franschhoek Wine Tram. The tram bus parked inside the plain entrance and so it was a short...
Experience 4.0 Helderberg Wine 4.0

Fun(ny) Times at Lourensford

LOURENSFORD WINE ESTATE Thursday 6 July 2017 https://lourensford.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 It was more than a year ago when I last visited Lourensford and that was not for wine tasting. I was there for Mountain Rescue search dog training....
Experience 3.5 Festivals & Events Robertson Wine 3.0

Dis-gorgeous at Weltevrede

WELTEVREDE ESTATE 2 June 2017 http://www.weltevrede.com/ http://www.wackywineweekend.com/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 3/5 The Wacky Wine Weekend vineyards closed for tasting at 5pm and so it was a rush to get to Weltevrede Estate from Quando Vineyards & Winery. The journey was...