Experience 4.5 Stellenbosch Wine 4.5

Satisfaction in Getting My Ducks (and Wines) in a Row

VERGENOEGD LÖW ESTATE Friday 1 March 2019 https://vergenoegd.co.za/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 I didn’t know much about Vergenoegd Estate before visiting. I had passed it several times travelling on the R310 from the N2 to West Stellenbosch, but had never...
Experience 4.5 Franschhoek Wine 4.0

Franschhoek’s Hidden Gem Is Reluctant to Reveal

HOLDEN MANZ WINE ESTATE Friday 15 February 2019 http://holdenmanz.com/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4/5 My business at the Cape Chamonix wine estate in Franschhoek ended at lunchtime and so I decided to visit a couple of wine farms for tasting before...
Education Experience 4.5 Wine Courses

Red, Red (Spanish) Wine

CAPE WINE ACADEMY – DIPLOMA COURSE – MODULE 3 – DAY 3 Saturday 27 October 2018 http://www.capewineacademy.co.za/index.php Experience: 4.5/5 It’s at this stage of a Diploma Module that things come quick and fast. Day 2 was just a fortnight ago,...
Education Experience 4.5 Wine Courses

The Ladies in Red

CAPE WINE ACADEMY – DIPLOMA COURSE – MODULE 3 – DAY 2 Saturday 13 October 2018 http://www.capewineacademy.co.za/index.php Experience: 4.5/5 It was one of those glorious sunny October mornings when one is just happy to be alive, even more so when...
Experience 4.5 Festivals & Events Robertson Wine 5.0

Superb Whites in the Near Dark at Mont Blois

MONT BLOIS WYNLANDGOED CELLAR Friday 1 June 2018 http://montblois.co.za/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 5/5 Mont Blois hardly seems a likely name for a Robertson wine farm. Franschhoek yes, with inter alia Allée Bleue, Grande Provence, Le Manoir de Brendel and Plaisir...
Experience 4.5 Festivals & Events Paarl Wine 3.5

Pinotage Hits a Purple Patch in Paarl

PINOTAGE & BILTONG FESTIVAL Sunday 15 April 2018 http://www.cvomarketing.co.za/events/pinotage-biltong-festivals-2017/ http://www.perdeberg.co.za/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 3.5/5 The weekend weather was kind to the 2-day Pinotage & Biltong Festival (R230 on the door). Last year’s event, held at L’Avenir in Stellenbosch, was special...
Accommodation Elgin Valley Experience 4.5 Wine Tour

Elgin Valley is the Cool Wine Tour

ELGIN VALLEY TOUR Friday 6 to Sunday 8 April 2018 Experience: 4.5/5 It has long been my intention to stay in the Elgin Valley to take a more relaxed approach to sample more of the magnificent wines of the Valley...
Elgin Valley Experience 4.5 Wine 4.5

Opening the Book at Elgin Vintners

ELGIN VINTNERS Friday 6 April 2018 http://elginvintners.co.za/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 I had wanted to visit Elgin Vintners for a while. It was in early December when I last visited the Elgin Valley to taste at South Hill Vineyards, Oneiric...
Experience 4.5 Festivals & Events Wine 4.0

Masses of Fun and a little Chaos at the Ambeloui Harvest Festival

AMBELOUI WINE CELLAR Saturday 17 March 2018 http://www.ambeloui.co.za/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4/5 Wine – and life – is a funny old thing. A fun thing too! Ambeloui is the only winery that I have written a 3rd article on and...
Experience 4.5 Paarl Wine 4.5

Back to the Future in the Berg of Paarl

BACKSBERG ESTATE CELLARS Friday 9 March 2018 http://backsberg.co.za/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 The entrance signs to Backsberg – South West of Paarl and within clear sight of the granite domes – made it very clear. The Estate Cellars were the...