Experience 3.5 Swartland Wine 4.0

All is Not Lost in a Safe Port

ALLESVERLOREN WINE ESTATE Friday 22 September 2017 https://www.allesverloren.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 4/5 Amanda was swapping English with Afrikaans with the ease of a screw cap as she told the attentive guests the history of Allesverloren. The name originates from when...
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...
Experience 4.5 Stellenbosch Wine 4.5

Delaire Graff Wines Sparkle

DELAIRE GRAFF ESTATE Wednesday 13 September 2017 http://www.delaire.co.za/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 The view from Delaire Graff across the Helshoogte Mountain Pass that links Stellenbosch to Franschhoek – two of the Cape’s most famous wine-growing regions – was simply spectacular....
Experience 4.0 Stellenbosch Wine 4.0

Pastures Anew at Rustenberg

RUSTENBERG WINES Wednesday 13 September 2017 http://www.rustenberg.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 Head up Ida’s Valley North-East of Stellenbosch and you will find a lovely road through rural countryside. The road continues for a further 2 kilometres past the entrance gate,...
Experience 4.0 Stellenbosch Wine 4.0

Wines Out of the Barrel at Kanonkop

KANONKOP WINE ESTATE Friday 8 September 2017 http://www.kanonkop.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 Japanese tourists fired a salvo of questions to the sommelier on one side of me in the Tasting Room at Kanonkop. On the other, a Chinese man was...
Constantia Valley Experience 4.5 Wine 4.5

‘Out of the Office’ at Groot Constantia

GROOT CONSTANTIA Friday 1 September 2017 https://www.grootconstantia.co.za/home/?id=3 Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 The first day of Spring not only shone bright but was auspicious for many reasons. As winemaker Boela Gerber explained, it was the day of the launch of 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...
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Meeting: Summer Rosés – Tuesday 24 October

Tuesday 24 October              Summer Rosés Summer is coming and a time of year when we drink the lighter and fruitier styles of wine. It is a time when Rosé becomes a popular drink. The 2017 wines have all been released....
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...