Experience 3.5 Festivals & Events Wine 4.0

The Vineyard Hotel a Classic Vehicle to Showcase L’Ormarins Wines

L’ORMARINS WINES Monday 16 October 2017 https://www.rupertwines.com/home.php https://www.vineyard.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 4/5 I was surprised to see a range of wines showing different labels for the Monday evening tasting from L’Ormarins. I knew the estate was close by the Franschhoek...
Experience 4.0 Stellenbosch Wine 4.0

The Phoenix Rises from the Terroir at Thelema

THELEMA MOUNTAIN VINEYARDS Wednesday 13 September 2017 https://www.thelema.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 Megan welcomed me into the open Tasting Room with a bright fire giving warmth to chase away the late afternoon spring chills. I had almost seen Thelema Mountain...
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 Festivals & Events Wine 4.0

The Big Easy Tee’s Off in the Vineyard

The Big Easy Tee’s off in the Vineyard ERNIE ELS WINES Monday 11 September 2017 http://www.ernieelswines.com/ https://www.vineyard.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 It was a Par 3 course at the Vineyard Hotel for the Monday evening tasting. Jared brought the 3...
Experience 4.0 Stellenbosch Wine 4.5

Water into Wine at Uitkyk

UITKYK WINE ESTATE Friday 8 September 2017 https://www.uitkyk.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4.5/5 Nature welcomed me at Uitkyk: balmy spring sunshine, cattle resting in their enclosure, birds singing their joys, pretty garden flowers in all colours, and the sound of running...
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 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...
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...
Experience 3.5 Helderberg Wine 3.5

Try as I Could I Did not Find Waterkloof Wines Dynamic

WATERKLOOF WINES Wednesday 23 August 2017 http://www.waterkloofwines.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 3.5/5 The Tasting Room was warm despite the late-winter sun struggling to break through low grey clouds. I was sat beside a huge circular fire pit, with black conical chimney,...
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...