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

The Phoenix Rises from the Terroir at Thelema

THELEMA MOUNTAIN VINEYARDS Wednesday 13 September 2017 https://www.thelema.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 Megan welcomed me into the open Tasting Room with a bright fire giving warmth to chase away the late afternoon spring chills. I had almost seen Thelema Mountain...
Experience 4.5 Stellenbosch Wine 4.5

Golden Wines at the End of the Rainbow

RAINBOW’S END WINE ESTATE Wednesday 13 September 2017 http://rainbowsend.co.za/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 Wine tastings by appointment are always fun. Strip away the corporate gloss and you get to meet the winemaker or owner, who often is one and the...
Education Experience 4.5 Wine Courses

Marching into France

CAPE WINE ACADEMY – DIPLOMA COURSE – MODULE 1 – DAY 2 Saturday 16 September 2017 http://www.capewineacademy.co.za/index.php Experience: 4.5/5 I remembered my assignment. I forgot my wine glasses. This was the first Cape Wine Academy assignment that I had to...
Experience 4.0 Festivals & Events Wine 4.0

The Big Easy Tee’s Off in the Vineyard

The Big Easy Tee’s off in the Vineyard ERNIE ELS WINES Monday 11 September 2017 http://www.ernieelswines.com/ https://www.vineyard.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 It was a Par 3 course at the Vineyard Hotel for the Monday evening tasting. Jared brought the 3...
Durbanville Experience 3.0 Wine 3.0

Quantity over Quality at Durbanville Hills

DURBANVILLE HILLS Thursday 31 August 2017 https://www.durbanvillehills.co.za/ Experience: 3/5 Wines: 3/5 I almost missed the entrance to Durbanville Hills as I headed on the M13 West of Durbanville. The faded pale blue lettering on the drab concrete wall by the...
Durbanville Experience 4.5 Ratings Wine 5.0

Latching onto Superb Wines at De Grendel

DE GRENDEL WINE ESTATE Thursday 31 August 2017 https://degrendel.co.za/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 5/5 I looked carefully at the interior décor as I walked through the cellar building towards the Tasting Room. What culture? What history? What life story did I...
Experience 3.5 Helderberg Wine 3.5

Try as I Could I Did not Find Waterkloof Wines Dynamic

WATERKLOOF WINES Wednesday 23 August 2017 http://www.waterkloofwines.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 3.5/5 The Tasting Room was warm despite the late-winter sun struggling to break through low grey clouds. I was sat beside a huge circular fire pit, with black conical chimney,...
Experience 4.0 Festivals & Events Stellenbosch Wine 4.5

Quality with Style in the Vineyard

REMHOOGTE WINE ESTATE Monday 28 August 2017 http://remhoogte.co.za/ https://www.vineyard.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4.5/5 I drove past Remhoogte wine estate just 2 days ago en route to Morgenhof estate for the first day of my Cape Wine Academy Diploma Course. 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...