Book 5.0 Experience 5.0

Book Launch and Rreview – Platter’s 40th Vintage is Aged to Perfection

Platter’s by Diners Club International 2020 South African Wine Guide – John Platter SA Wine Guide (Pty) Ltd, 2020 – R295 https://www.wineonaplatter.com/   Dr Peter Rating – Experience: 4.5/5 Dr Peter Rating – Book: 5/5 I use Platter’s – or,...
Accommodation Experience 5.0 Stellenbosch Wine Tour

Keermont Farmhouse Redefines Luxury

SOUTH STELLENBOSCH MINI BREAK 25-26 June 2019 https://www.keermont.co.za/ https://www.kleinood.com/home/ https://waterfordestate.co.za/ https://www.detrafford.co.za/ https://www.guardianpeak.com/ Experience: 5/5 Mini breaks away from home are always great. More so, when combined with wine tasting. Even more so, when tasting wines in the ‘Golden Triangle’ in...
Experience 5.0 Hemel-en-Aarde Valley Wine 5.0

Eksteen Experiments in the Lower Valley

BARTHO EKSTEEN Thursday 4 April 2019 http://www.wijnskool.co.za/ Experience: 5/5 Wines: 5/5 It was something of a relief to be sat around a table talking with Bartho Eksteen and tasting his wines. The morning had not been the easiest. The rain...
Experience 5.0 Stellenbosch Wine 5.0

New Branding for Old-enburg is Perfect

OLDENBURG VINEYARDS Thursday 28 March 2019 https://www.oldenburgvineyards.com/ Experience: 5/5 Wines: 5/5 It was after a late night at the Ed Sheeran concert that I left Cape Town for a day of wine tasting in Stellenbosch. The cloud base was low...
Experience 5.0 Stellenbosch Wine 5.0

Syrah Pillars of Excellence at Haskell

HASKELL VINEYARDS Thursday 14 March 2019 https://www.haskellvineyards.com/ Experience: 5/5 Wines: 5/5 I had long wanted to visit Haskell Vineyards – ever since I tasted their excellent Hades Syrah at the Tops! At Spar Wine Festival. It was almost 18 months...
Experience 5.0 Stellenbosch Wine 5.0

Exciting, Excellent Keermont

KEERMONT VINEYARDS Friday 8 March 2019 https://www.keermont.co.za/ Experience: 5/5 Wines: 5/5 I had wanted to visit Keermont Vineyards ever since tasting their excellent Syrah at the Charcuterie & Shiraz Festival in Franschhoek last year. My Cape Wine Academy Diploma student...
Education Experience 5.0 Wine Courses

Cheers to Lemon Squirt Acidity and Puppy Dog Breath!

CAPE WINE ACADEMY – DIPLOMA COURSE – PRE-TASTING EXAM LESSON Saturday 24 November 2018 http://www.capewineacademy.co.za/index.php Experience: 5/5 It was before the Diploma 3 Theory Exam that was held on the eve of 22 November that I booked the pre-Tasting Exam...
Experience 5.0 Festivals & Events Robertson Wine 4.0

Joy at Really Tasting the Difference at Esona

ESONA BOUTIQUE WINE ESTATE Thursday 31 May 2018 https://esona.co.za/ Experience: 5/5 Wines: 4/5 Esona was the second estate that I visited on the first day of my second Wacky Wine. I planned my arrival for the start of the ‘Taste...
Experience 5.0 Walker Bay & Bot River Wine 5.0

High 5’s All Round for Pride without Arrogance

BEAUMONT FAMILY WINES Monday 14 May 2018 http://www.beaumont.co.za/ Experience: 5/5 Wines: 5/5 The rampant lion on the Beaumont family crest is simple and distinctive. It makes for a memorable brand on the wine label that cries boldness and poise, an...
Elgin Valley Experience 5.0 Wine 5.0 Wine Tour

Lothian Left Me Breathless – and Not Only the Wines!

LOTHIAN VINEYARDS Saturday 7 April 2018 https://lothianvineyards.com/ Experience: 5/5 Wines: 5/5 Few wineries take my breath away to leave me speechless. Just 1 or 2 out of 150 visited. Muratie Estate with its dusty, quirky Tasting Room full of memorabilia...