Elgin Valley Experience 4.5 Wine 4.5

South over the Hills in Elgin

SOUTH HILL VINEYARDS Thursday 7 December 2017 http://www.southhill.co.za/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 The very distinctive reversed ‘Ж’ symbol on the wine bottle label made me think of King Ken, the Chenin Blanc ‘king’ of Ken Forrester Vineyards. It wasn’t of...
Experience 4.5 Stellenbosch Wine 4.5

Englishman Meets Mrs English at Classic Lanzerac

LANZERAC WINE ESTATE Friday 1 December 2017 http://www.lanzerac.co.za/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 Cicadas purred in the morning sun in the vineyards as I arrived at Lanzerac, just east of the city centre of Stellenbosch. The approach was both classic and...
Experience 4.0 Paarl Wine 4.0

Lust-ful Reds in the Vineyard

VREDE EN LUST ESTATE Monday 27 November 2017 https://www.vnl.co.za/ https://www.vineyard.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 Late afternoon sun brought the regular Monday evening tasting at the Vineyard Hotel, Newlands outdoors to its best location with the superb views over the East...
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...
Experience 4.0 Swartland Wine 4.0

Great Value in the Swartland

SWARTLAND WINERY Friday 22 September 2017 http://www.swartlandwinery.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 My last port of call for my first tasting day in the Swartland was Swartland Winery, near Malmesbury. Despite the dry conditions of the area that allow the grapes...
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 3.5 Festivals & Events Wine 4.0

Elegant Wines Kiss the Lips in the Vineyard

BIZOE WINES Monday 18 September 2017 http://www.bizoe.co.za/ https://www.vineyard.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 4/5 Bizoe brought just 3 wines for tasting at the Vineyard Hotel in Newlands, Cape Town. I had not heard of Bizoe wines before and so I was intrigued...
Experience 4.0 Stellenbosch Wine 5.0

Warwick Wines Win their Colours

WARWICK WINE ESTATE Friday 8 September 2017 https://www.warwickwine.com/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 5/5 The R44 North of Stellenbosch is full of glittering wine farms and all within little more than 5 kilometres of each other: Le Bonheur, Warwick, Laibach, Kanonkop, Uitkyk,...
Education Experience 5.0 Wine Courses

From South Africa to a Whole New (and Old) World

CAPE WINE ACADEMY – DIPLOMA COURSE – MODULE 1 – DAY 1 Saturday 26 August 2017 http://www.capewineacademy.co.za/index.php Experience: 5/5 It was déja vue time as I arrived at Morgenhof wine estate for the start of my Diploma Wine Course with the...
Experience 4.0 Festivals & Events Wine 4.0

Trading Wines in the City Bowl

STEELE WINES TRADE SHOW 26 June 2017 kara@winepair.co.za http://www.theginbar.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 64a Wale Street, Cape Town was the address. 3pm was the time. Hidden behind the Honest Chocolate shop, through a very French-looking stone-walled courtyard, and up wooden...