Experience 4.5 Festivals & Events Wine 4.0

Grand Wines at the Big Top!

THE TOPS! AT SPAR WINE SHOW Thursday 14 December 2017 https://wineshow.co.za/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4/5 ‘Welcome to Winedereland’ and ‘Life’s a Cabernet’ proclaimed the signs and marketing for the Tops! at Spar Wine Show. The Big Top theme was well...
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...
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 4.0 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...
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 4.0 Walker Bay & Bot River Wine 4.0 Wine Tour

Sweet and Safe Times Pair Well with the Whales

WHALEHAVEN WINES Saturday 30 September 2017 http://www.whalehavenwines.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 It was time to put into port after spending a long time on my feet in The Village just outside Hermanus. My partner and I had already returned from our...
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 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...