Experience 3.0 Restaurant Lunch & Dinner Stellenbosch Wine 3.0

Wine Dinners are Not For Me

ALLUVIA BOUTIQUE CELLAR GOBLETS & WINE CLUBS SA DINNER Tuesday 9 April 2019 http://wineclubssa.co.za/ http://www.alluvia.co.za/ http://www.camberley.co.za/#home-section Experience: 3/5 Wines: 3/5 I was invited by a friend to a dinner at the Alluvia Boutique Cellar near Stellenbosch. I knew little about...
Experience 3.5 Festivals & Events Wine 3.5

The Cut ‘n’ Paste Stellenbosch Wine Festival Comes to Cape Town

STELLENBOSCH WINE FESTIVAL Sunday 7 April 2019 http://www.stellenboschwinefestival.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 3.5/5 I missed the Stellenbosch Wine Festival at its usual home on the Coetzenburg Sports Ground in Stellenbosch this year. I was not too bothered as I had been...
Reflections

Reflections in a Wine Glass ©: Time to Ditch Pinotage in Favour of Chenin Blanc as South Africa’s Signature Grape

A recent survey found that 56% of respondents, when asked if Pinotage or Chenin Blanc should be South Africa’s signature grape, chose Chenin Blanc. The sample was small (540 persons) but the result got me thinking. Whilst one can argue...
Experience 4.0 Sommelier

Speed Tasting with Sommelier ‘Royalty’ at my First SASA Meeting

SOUTH AFRICA SOMMELIER ASSOCIATION – TECHNICAL TASTING AT KLEIN CONSTANTIA Monday 28 January 2019 https://sommeliers.org.za/ Experience: 4/5 The number of educational providers, let alone wine-tastings, in and around Cape Town is overwhelming at the best of times. The busy harvest...
Experience 3.5 Robertson Wine 3.5 Wine Tour

2018 Wacky Wine Ends at Le Roux & Fourie

LE ROUX & FOURIE VIGNERONS Saturday 2 June 2018 https://www.leroux-fourie.com/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 3.5/5 My last visit of the 2018 Wacky Wine Weekend was at boutique wine producer Le Roux & Fourie, located on the R60 West of Robertson. The...
Experience 4.0 Festivals & Events Robertson Wine 4.0

Windfall Offered Unexpected Delights

WINDFALL WINE FARM Saturday 2 June 2018 https://www.windfallwine.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 Windfall is about as far from Robertson as one can get during the Wacky Wine Weekend, some 30 kilometres South West and along the scenic Agterkliphoogte Valley. The...
Experience 3.5 Festivals & Events Robertson Wine 4.5

Scary Jan Harmsgat Delivers Elegant Wines

JAN HARMSGAT HISTORIC FARMS & COUNTRY HOUSE Friday 1 June 2018 https://janharmsgat.com/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 From padstal to country house, the contrast could not have been greater. The journey on the R60 away from Ashton from the Spanspek Se Plek...
Experience 3.5 Festivals & Events Robertson Wine 4.0

Relaxing Rosendal

ROSENDAL WINES Thursday 31 May 2018 https://www.rosendalwines.com/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 4/5 Rosendal took me to a part of the Robertson Valley I had not been to before. It was my last tasting of the day as I headed north and...
Experience 3.5 Festivals & Events Robertson Wine 3.0

River Grandeur at Viljoensdrift

VILJOENSDRIFT FINE WINES Thursday 31 May 2018 https://viljoensdrift.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 3/5 I visited 12 wine estates at the Wacky Wine Weekend last year and so I decided this year to visit some of the many, remaining wine farms that...
Experience 5.0 Walker Bay & Bot River Wine 5.0

High 5’s All Round for Pride without Arrogance

BEAUMONT FAMILY WINES Monday 14 May 2018 http://www.beaumont.co.za/ Experience: 5/5 Wines: 5/5 The rampant lion on the Beaumont family crest is simple and distinctive. It makes for a memorable brand on the wine label that cries boldness and poise, an...