Experience 4.0 Stellenbosch Wine 4.0

Peace but No Rest at Rust en Vrede

RUST EN VREDE ESTATE Thursday 14 March 2019 http://rustenvrede.com/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 Rust en Vrede is one of those grand old ladies of South African wine estates that just has to be visited if you are a true wine...
Experience 5.0 Stellenbosch Wine 5.0

Syrah Pillars of Excellence at Haskell

HASKELL VINEYARDS Thursday 14 March 2019 https://www.haskellvineyards.com/ Experience: 5/5 Wines: 5/5 I had long wanted to visit Haskell Vineyards – ever since I tasted their excellent Hades Syrah at the Tops! At Spar Wine Festival. It was almost 18 months...
Experience 3.0 Stellenbosch Wine 3.0

Dornier Disappoints

DORNIER WINES Friday 8 March 2019 http://www.dornier.co.za/ Experience: 3/5 Wines: 3/5 Dornier Wines was my second tasting venue for the day having made the short journey of just a few kilometres back down the Upper Blaauwklippen Valley, South of Stellenbosch,...
Experience 5.0 Stellenbosch Wine 5.0

Exciting, Excellent Keermont

KEERMONT VINEYARDS Friday 8 March 2019 https://www.keermont.co.za/ Experience: 5/5 Wines: 5/5 I had wanted to visit Keermont Vineyards ever since tasting their excellent Syrah at the Charcuterie & Shiraz Festival in Franschhoek last year. My Cape Wine Academy Diploma student...
Experience 3.5 Franschhoek Wine 3.5

Haven Rather than Heaven at La Bri

LA BRI ESTATE Friday 15 February 2019 https://www.labri.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 3.5/5 I passed La Bri as I headed up the Green Valley Road in Franschhoek to Holden Manz. I knew the estate was open for tasting after (many Valley...
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 5.0 Walker Bay & Bot River Wine 5.0

High 5’s All Round for Pride without Arrogance

BEAUMONT FAMILY WINES Monday 14 May 2018 http://www.beaumont.co.za/ Experience: 5/5 Wines: 5/5 The rampant lion on the Beaumont family crest is simple and distinctive. It makes for a memorable brand on the wine label that cries boldness and poise, an...
Experience 4.0 Wine Courses

Of Female Rugby Players and Ballet Dancers! Let’s Continuously Study Very Seriously: Wines of the Loire and Northern Rhône

CAPE WINE ACADEMY – DIPLOMA COURSE – MODULE 2 – DAY 2 Saturday 12 May 2018 http://www.capewineacademy.co.za/index.php Experience: 4/5 The 8.30 am rather than 8.00 am start at Morgenhof estate near Stellenbosch was welcome but made little difference compared with...
Accommodation Elgin Valley Experience 4.0 Wine Tour

A Warm Welcome in the Cool Climate at South Hill

SOUTH HILL SELF-CATERING ACCOMMODATION Friday 6 to Sunday 8 April 2018 http://www.southhill.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 It was great to return to South Hill Vineyards, a trip I had been looking forward to since a tasting visit in December last. I could...
Experience 4.0 Helderberg Wine 4.5

Lithos Wines Soar above Mountain and Forest

LITHOS WINES Friday 2 March 2018 http://lithos.co.za/WPBlog/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4.5/5 I was slightly late arriving at Lithos Wines, deep in the Wedderwell Country Estate in the Helderberg wine region beneath Sir Lowry’s Pass close by to Somerset West. Surrounding...