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 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 4.5 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...
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...
Education Experience 5.0 Wine Courses

From South Africa to a Whole New (and Old) World

CAPE WINE ACADEMY – DIPLOMA COURSE – MODULE 1 – DAY 1 Saturday 26 August 2017 http://www.capewineacademy.co.za/index.php Experience: 5/5 It was déja vue time as I arrived at Morgenhof wine estate for the start of my Diploma Wine Course with the...
Experience 5.0 Stellenbosch Wine 5.0

Pedigree Stud Grub at Cavalli

CAVALLI WINE AND STUD FARM Wednesday 9 August 2017 http://cavallistud.com/ Experience: 5/5 Wines: 5/5 Cavalli left such a huge impression on me when tasting last month that I just had to visit again. I took a punt that there would...
Experience 4.5 Franschhoek Wine 4.5 Wine Tour

Rickety Tram Passengers at Rickety Bridge

RICKETY BRIDGE Saturday 29 July 2017 http://www.ricketybridgewinery.com/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 Tasting at Rickety Bridge was a ‘no brainer’ for our trip on the Red Line of the Stellenbosch Wine Tram. We had already visited Maison and Chamonix but these...
Experience 4.0 Robertson Wine 3.5

Family Fun in Pairs at Four Cousins

FOUR COUSINS WINES Sunday 9 July 2017 http://www.fourcousins.co.za/Home Experience: 4/5 Wines: 3.5/5 It was a rainy Sunday morning. My partner and I had been enjoying a relaxing weekend at McGregor. It was too wet to walk outside so we headed,...
Experience 4.0 Stellenbosch Wine 3.0

Swiss Family Sauvignons at Eikendal

EIKENDAL VINEYARDS Thursday 6 July 2017 http://www.eikendal.com/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 3.5/5 My journey North from Yonder Hill on the R44 towards Stellenbosch passed 2 estates where I had tasted at before: Avontuur and Ken Forrester. I headed instead to Eikendal...
Experience 4.0 Helderberg Wine 4.0

Straw Berry Yields for e-Ver-gelegen

VERGELEGEN WINES Thursday 6 July 2017 http://www.vergelegen.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 Today was Helderberg day, or so it started. I had wanted to visit the Waterskloof Wine Estate ever since tasting their wines at the Vineyard Hotel in Cape Town....