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...
Durbanville Experience 3.5 Wine 4.0

Wine Notes Composed at D’Aria

D’ARIA WINERY Wednesday 6 December 2017 http://www.daria.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 4/5 The Tygerberg Valley Road threads its way past vineyards large and small, immensely popular and rarely visited: Durbanville Hills; Klein Roosboom; Hillcrest; Nitida; Maastricht; Blackwater; Bloemendal; David Frost; and...
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 4.0 Oliphants River & West Coast Wine 4.5

Altitudes with Wine!

CEDERBERG WINES Friday 3 November 2017 http://www.cederbergwine.com/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4.5/5 An injured toe prevented me from taking part in the middle training day of the National Rescue Meet in the Cederberg. I turned that misfortune to advantage since I...
Experience 4.5 Walker Bay & Bot River Wine 4.5 Wine Tour

Peter Puts into Hermanus

HERMANUSPIETERSFONTEIN WINE CELLAR Friday 29 September 2017 http://www.hpf1855.co.za/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 A weekend in Hermanus is always an exciting prospect. Even more so, as I had wanted to visit the Hermanuspietersfontein Wine Cellar for some time having sampled their...
Experience 4.0 Stellenbosch Wine 4.5

From Palette to Palate to Muratie

MURATIE ESTATE Friday 8 September 2017 https://www.muratie.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4.5/5 ‘Visual overload’, said sommelier Nina as I stood near motionless in the Tasting Room taking in all that was there. It should not have worked. It should not have...
Experience 4.5 Helderberg Wine 5.0

Idiom Wines Make a Statement

IDIOM WINES Wednesday 23 August 2017 http://idiom.co.za/ Experience: 5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 The tall, slim dark wine bottles before me were so beautifully Italian. Elegant, refined and fashionable could have described the wine inside too. I have spent wonderful holidays in...
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 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....
Elgin Valley Experience 5.0 Restaurant Lunch & Dinner Wine 4.5

Second Helping – and Tasting – at Oak Valley

OAK VALLEY WINES Sunday 2 July 2017 http://www.oakvalley.co.za/ Experience: 5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 I recall writing after my first visit to Oak Valley on 5 March 2017 that I must bring my partner here. Today was the day. I booked a...