Experience 4.0 Wine Courses

SMV, SMG, GSM – BLICS and PAPERCLIPS!

CAPE WINE ACADEMY – DIPLOMA COURSE – MODULE 2 – DAY 3 Saturday 26 May 2018 http://www.capewineacademy.co.za/index.php Experience: 4/5 It seemed all too soon to be heading again for Morgenhof Wine Estate for the final day of Module 2 of...
Experience 4.5 Festivals & Events Paarl Wine 3.5

Pinotage Hits a Purple Patch in Paarl

PINOTAGE & BILTONG FESTIVAL Sunday 15 April 2018 http://www.cvomarketing.co.za/events/pinotage-biltong-festivals-2017/ http://www.perdeberg.co.za/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 3.5/5 The weekend weather was kind to the 2-day Pinotage & Biltong Festival (R230 on the door). Last year’s event, held at L’Avenir in Stellenbosch, was special...
Experience 4.5 Tulbagh Wine 4.5 Wine Tour

Lemberg Punches Above its Weight

LEMBERG WINE ESTATE Saturday 27 January 2018 http://www.lemberg.co.za/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 I’ve heard it said to leave the best until last. That was certainly the case (pun intended) today. Lemberg Wine Estate was my final tasting of a busy...
Experience 4.0 Stellenbosch Wine 4.0

Grape Expectations are Met at Zevenwacht

ZEVENWACHT WINE FARM Thursday 11 January 2018 http://www.zevenwacht.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 Zevenwacht sits almost at the back of the listings in my Platter’s Guide, not quite at the end as Zidela Wines, Zonnenbloem and Zorgvliet follow. The tasting visit...
Elgin Valley Experience 3.5 Wine 4.0

In the Highlands in the Lowlands of Elgin

HIGHLANDS ROAD ESTATE Thursday 7 December 2017 http://www.highlandsroadestate.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 4/5 It was over halfway through the tasting that the proverbial penny dropped … I had looked at the Highlands Road logo in simple blue and white for some...
Elgin Valley Experience 4.0 Wine 4.0

Dreaming of a Wine Christmas

ONEIRIC WINES Thursday 7 December 2017 http://oneiric.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 All the grapes at Oneiric come from the estate, Carla said, as she hosted me for my wine tasting. She was a new employee, still daily commuting from the...
Experience 4.0 Stellenbosch Wine 4.0

Neil’s Vines on the Tr-Ellis in Stellenbosch

NEIL ELLIS WINES Friday 1 December 2017 http://www.neilellis.com/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 I arrived for tasting at the ‘golden hour’ at Neil Ellis Wines just east of Central Stellenbosch at the start of the Helshoogte Pass. An hour sooner and...
Elim & Stanford Experience 5.0 Wine 4.5

Lost and Found at Lomond – 100s!

LOMOND WINE ESTATE Thursday 23 November 2017 https://www.lomond.co.za/ Experience: 5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 Where was the Tasting Room? The path down led to a Milkwood thicket with outdoor picnic tables and chairs and a make-shift wooden bar. There seem likely little...
Elim & Stanford Experience 4.5 Wine 4.5

Real Wines in the Place of God

BLACK OYSTERCATCHER WINES Thursday 23 November 2017 http://blackoystercatcher.co.za/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 A flock of several hundred shimmering pink flamingos flew across the road as I approached Black Oystercatcher Wines. I had half expected black oystercatchers, of course, but the...
Experience 3.0 Stellenbosch Wine 3.5

A Kleine Experience at Zalze

KLEINE ZALZE WINES Saturday 28 October 2017 http://www.kleinezalze.co.za/ Experience: 3/5 Wines: 3.5/5 Rarely has an experience fallen so short of expectation. Rarely has an experience fallen so short of reputation. My partner had asked me to choose a wine estate...