Experience 4.0 Franschhoek Wine 4.0

Colmant Sparkled

COLMANT CAP CLASSIQUE & CHAMPAGNE Friday 5 July 2019 https://www.colmant.co.za/ Dr Peter Rating – Experience: 4/5 Dr Peter Rating – Wines: 4/5 Colmant was due to be my third tasting of my tasting day out in Franschhoek but Haut Cabriere...
Experience 4.0 Stellenbosch Wine 4.0

Individual Quality at Jordan

JORDAN WINE ESTATE Thursday 27 June 2019 http://www.jordanwines.com/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 I visited Jordan for lunch more than 2 ½ years ago. I had been next door, so to speak, at De Morgenzon. De Morgenzon did not offer lunch...
Experience 4.0 Helderberg Wine 4.0

Being Creative at Flagstone

FLAGSTONE WINES Wednesday 19 June 2019 http://www.flagstonewines.com/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 It has been a few weeks since wine tasting due to final Cape Wine Academy Diploma Theory and Tasting exams. I was looking forwards to a break from having...
Education Experience 4.0 Wine Courses

Diploma Done and Dusted – But for the Final Result – I Passed!

CAPE WINE ACADEMY – DIPLOMA COURSE – FINAL TASTING & EXAMS Monday 10 June 2019 http://www.capewineacademy.co.za/index.php Experience: 4/5 The first Cape Wine Academy Diploma lecture that I attended was in August 2017. Today, 223 wines, 82 lesson hours, 32 Tasting...
Education Experience 4.0 Wine Courses

Dave Goes Down Under and the Wines Go Up

CAPE WINE ACADEMY – DIPLOMA COURSE – MODULE 4 – DAY 2 Saturday 27 April 2019 http://www.capewineacademy.co.za/index.php Experience: 4/5 Today was the last day of lectures of wines of the world for my Cape Wine Academy Diploma Course (the final...
Experience 4.0 Walker Bay & Bot River Wine 4.0

From the Angel Gabriel to the Arch Angel

ARCANGELI VINEYARDS Friday 29 April 2019 http://www.arcangeliwines.com/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 Apart from a brief stop to collect a bottle of MCC from Genevieve for later review, I drove from Gabriëlskloof to Arcangeli for my next tasting on my day...
Experience 4.0 Walker Bay & Bot River Wine 4.0

I Needed to be Guided by the Angel Gabriel

GABRIËLSKLOOF WINE ESTATE Friday 29 April 2019 https://www.gabrielskloof.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 Let us get this out of the way now but I was not on a good mood when I arrived at Gabriëlskloof. I had taken well over an...
Experience 4.0 Walker Bay & Bot River Wine 4.5

Villion Pairs with Barton in Bot Rivier

VILLION FAMILY WINES BARTON VINEYARDS & VILLAS Friday 14 April 2019 http://www.villionwines.com/ https://www.bartonvineyards.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4.5/5 Villion was the first wine estate I visited during a tasting day in Bot Rivier. The winemaker is Kobie Viljoen who worked for...
Experience 4.0 Hemel-en-Aarde Valley Wine 4.0

Ghostly Clouds Swirl at Spookfontein

SPOOKFONTEIN Thursday 4 April 2019 http://www.spookfontein.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 My last tasting of the day was my first trip down the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, having worked my way up from Bartho Eksteen to Newton Johnson to Domaine des Dieux. The...
Experience 4.0 Hemel-en-Aarde Valley Wine 4.0

Rain Meets Earth at Newton Johnson

NEWTON JOHNSON FAMILY VINEYARDS Thursday 4 April 2019 http://www.newtonjohnson.com/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 So much for the forecast of full sun, as I dashed amid heavy rain to the Newton Johnson Tasting Room. It was a short drive up the...