Experience 4.0 Stellenbosch Wine 4.0

Blaauwklippen was Good for a Friday

BLAAUWKLIPPEN VINEYARDS Friday 30 March 2018 http://www.blaauwklippen.com/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 I have always wanted to visit Blaauwklippen – the home of Zinfandel – but didn’t plan to today. Good Friday was Blaauwklippen’s good luck. My original plan was to...
Experience 4.5 Festivals & Events Wine 4.0

Masses of Fun and a little Chaos at the Ambeloui Harvest Festival

AMBELOUI WINE CELLAR Saturday 17 March 2018 http://www.ambeloui.co.za/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4/5 Wine – and life – is a funny old thing. A fun thing too! Ambeloui is the only winery that I have written a 3rd article on and...
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 Festivals & Events Wine 4.0

PicknPay Pairs it again at the Stellenbosch Wine Festival

STELLENBOSCH WINE FESTIVAL Sunday 25 February 2018 http://www.stellenboschwinefestival.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 ‘At what speed does a champagne/MCC cork leave the bottle?’, Tiaan asked at the Pongrácz session of the PicknPay Wine Club tasting. The answer was 65 kilometres an...
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 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 5.0 Stellenbosch Wine 5.0

The Bestbier Family produces Best Wines at Goede Hoop

GOEDE HOOP WINE ESTATE Thursday 18 January 2018 https://goedehoop.co.za/ Experience: 5/5 Wines: 5/5 Ask around and few will likely have heard of Goede Hoop Wine Estate. I hadn’t either but had found the farm off the Bottleray Road, North-West of...
Experience 4.0 Stellenbosch Wine 4.0

Saxenburg Puts Heart, Mind and Soul into Its Wines

SAXENBURG WINE FARM Thursday 11 January 2018 http://saxenburg.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 The vineyards are closely packed along the Polkadraai Road to the West of Stellenbosch. Saxenburg is one of the most Western of them and should have been my...
Experience 3.5 Stellenbosch Wine 4.0

Mulderbosch didn’t quite Meet the Yardstick

MULDERBOSCH VINEYARDS Thursday 11 January 2018 http://mulderbosch.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 4/5 Mulderbosch was just across the road from Boschkloof Wines, to the West of Stellenbosch. It was barely the length of a 400 metre running track away and I had immediately...
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...