Experience 4.0 Paarl Wine 4.0

Sugar and Spice is Twice as Nice

SPICE ROUTE WINERY Friday 4 May 2018 http://www.spiceroutewines.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 It was the shortest of drives from Fairview Wines to the Spice Route Winery, between sister wineries owned by Charles Black. Unusually for a Cape vineyard, there was...
Experience 4.0 Paarl Wine 4.0

Better than a Fair View Where the Goats do Roam!

FAIRVIEW WINE & CHEESE FARM Friday 4 May 2018 https://www.fairview.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 I am usually hesitant, as an oenophile, to visit wine farms that are popular and with a touristic reputation. Some work for me (for example, Groot...
Elgin Valley Experience 5.0 Wine 5.0 Wine Tour

Lothian Left Me Breathless – and Not Only the Wines!

LOTHIAN VINEYARDS Saturday 7 April 2018 https://lothianvineyards.com/ Experience: 5/5 Wines: 5/5 Few wineries take my breath away to leave me speechless. Just 1 or 2 out of 150 visited. Muratie Estate with its dusty, quirky Tasting Room full of memorabilia...
Experience 4.0 Paarl Wine 4.0

Vista to Verdot at Glen Carlou

GLEN CARLOU Friday 9 March 2018 https://glencarlou.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 Glen Carlou is close to Klapmuts which is in the midst of a triangle whose points are at Paarl, Stellenbosch and Kraaifontein. It was my third and final tasting...
Experience 3.5 Festivals & Events Robertson Wine 3.5

A Quando-ary: When to Drink …?

QUANDO VINEYARDS & WINERY 2 June 2017 http://www.quando.co.za/ http://www.wackywineweekend.com/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 3.5/5 Quando Vineyards & Winery was very close to Arendsig Wines. The wine farm had been recommended by fellow Wacky Wine Weekend wine aficionados as a place to...
Experience 4.5 Festivals & Events Robertson Wine 4.5

Where Eagles Care

ARENDSIG SINGLE VINEYARD WINES 2 June 2017 http://www.arendsig.co.za/ http://www.wackywineweekend.com/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 Arendsig Wines was barely 8 kilometres from De Wetshof Estate and on the South side of the Breede River. Arendsig is Afrikaans for `Eagle View’ and so...
Experience 4.5 Stellenbosch Wine 5.0

King Chenin Kens (Knows) the Wood from the Trees

KEN FORRESTER VINEYARDS Wednesday 22 March 2017 http://www.kenforresterwines.com/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 5/5 The 2016 Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc was my favourite white wine at the Stellenbosch PicknPay Wine Festival and so I was eager to visit Ken Forrester Vineyards....
Experience 3.5 Franschhoek Wine 3.5

Noble Wines without the Rot

NOBLE HILL WINE ESTATE Sunday 19 March 2017 http://www.noblehill.com/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 3.5/5 Noble Hill was another estate I had not heard of or whose wine I had ever drunk. I was in the Paarl wine district, it was open...
Experience 4.0 Hemel-en-Aarde Valley Vineyards Wine 4.0

The Gods Come Home to the Vineyard

DOMAINES DES DIEUX Monday 13 March 2017 http://www.domainedesdieux.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 The Cape South Easter that blew away the chances of anyone starting, let alone finishing, the Cape Town Cycle Tour yesterday was not going to give up easily....
Experience 3.0 Franschhoek Wine 4.0

Tasting Vines at the Vineyard

STONY BROOK VINEYARDS Monday 20 February 2017 https://www.vineyard.co.za/ http://www.stonybrook.co.za/ Experience: 3/5 Wines: 4/5 The last of the sun’s rays were doing their best to give a little warmth on the lawn at the back of the Vineyard Hotel in Newlands...