Experience 3.5 Franschhoek Wine 3.5

Hope Lies High in the Valley

HAUT ESPOIR Friday 5 July 2019 https://www.hautespoir.com/ Dr Peter Rating – Experience: 3.5/5 Dr Peter Rating – Wines: 3.5/5 As I headed up the tree-lined paved driveway, young vines and olive trees to the side, I tried to translate Haut...
Experience 3.5 Franschhoek Wine 4.0

Old Oaks at La Bourgogne

LA BOURGOGNE FARM Friday 5 July 2019 http://www.labourgogne.co.za/ Dr Peter Rating – Experience: 3.5/5 Dr Peter Rating – Wines: 4/5 La Bourgogne nestles beside a tributary of the Franschhoek River barely 1 kilometre south of the Huguenot Monument in Franschhoek....
Experience 3.5 Stellenbosch Wine 3.5

Com-fort-able Wines at Fort Simon

FORT SIMON WINE ESTATE Saturday 29 June 2019 http://www.fortsimon.com/ Dr Peter Rating – Experience: 3.5/5 Dr Peter Rating – Wines: 3.5/5 I said to Nicholas in the Tasting Room as I arrived that I did not think there were too...
Experience 3.5 Stellenbosch Wine 4.0

Simple Spier

SPIER WINES Thursday 27 June 2019 https://www.spier.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 4/5 Spier, like Jordan and many other wine estates, is one I have visited several times but not for wine tasting review. I have sampled the wines before with friends,...
Experience 3.5 Stellenbosch Wine 3.5 Wine Tour

Superb Views of Guardian Peak

GUARDIAN PEAK WINES Friday 26 April 2019 https://www.guardianpeak.com/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 3.5/5 Guardian Peak was the fourth and final wine estate I visited during my mini-break to some of the wine estates in the ‘golden triangle’, South of Stellenbosch. The...
Experience 3.5 Stellenbosch Wine 4.0 Wine Tour

Waterf-ord More Ord-inary Than Extra-ord-inary

WATERFORD ESTATE Thursday 25 April 2019 https://waterfordestate.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 4/5 Waterford is another of those big name wine estates amid the other 800 or more in the Western Cape (and a growing number beyond too) that I have wanted...
Education Experience 3.5 Wine Courses

Yanky Doodle Dave Didn’t Bring all the Wines

CAPE WINE ACADEMY – DIPLOMA COURSE – MODULE 4 – DAY 1 Saturday 13 April 2019 http://www.capewineacademy.co.za/index.php Experience: 3.5/5 I cannot remember there being a rainy morning in over 2 years of travelling from Cape Town to the Morgenhof estate,...
Experience 3.5 Festivals & Events Wine 3.5

The Cut ‘n’ Paste Stellenbosch Wine Festival Comes to Cape Town

STELLENBOSCH WINE FESTIVAL Sunday 7 April 2019 http://www.stellenboschwinefestival.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 3.5/5 I missed the Stellenbosch Wine Festival at its usual home on the Coetzenburg Sports Ground in Stellenbosch this year. I was not too bothered as I had been...
Experience 3.5 Hemel-en-Aarde Valley Wine 4.0

Sip Sip Sip and Drip Drip Drip at Domaine des Dieux

DOMAINE DES DIEUX Thursday 4 April 2019 http://www.domainedesdieux.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 4/5 I prefer always to taste wines where they are made. Two years ago, I tasted a small selection of the Domaine des Dieux wines at the Vineyard Hotel...
Experience 3.5 Stellenbosch Wine 4.5

Bartinney Clings to the Mountain

BARTINNEY Thursday 28 March 2019 http://www.bartinney.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 Bartinney was my third and final tasting of my day out to the Banhoek Valley area to the East of Stellenbosch at the base of the Helshoogte Pass. I had...