Experience 3.5 Stellenbosch Wine 3.5

Laibach Shows its Spots

LAIBACH ORGANIC WINES Friday 19 July 2019 https://www.laibachwines.com/ Dr Peter Rating – Experience: 3.5/5 Dr Peter Rating – Wines: 3.5/5 I knew of Laibach from tasting some of their wines during my Cape Wine Academy study tastings for my Diploma...
Experience 3.5 Stellenbosch Wine 3.5

Sylvan Vale Wines Good for a Meeting or an Eating

SYLVAN VALE VINEYARDS Thursday 18 July 2019 http://www.sylvanvale.com/ Dr Peter Rating – Experience: 3.5/5 Dr Peter Rating – Wines: 3.5/5 My fiancée was attending a lunch time networking session at the Devon Valley Hotel, North West Stellenbosch, and so I...
Experience 3.0 Stellenbosch Wine 3.5

Only One JC Le Roux Wine Sparkled and Scintilla-ted

THE HOUSE OF JC LE ROUX Thursday 18 July 2019 https://jcleroux.co.za/ Dr Peter Rating – Experience: 3/5 Dr Peter Rating – Wines: 3.5/5 JC Le Roux, or rather more pretentiously ‘The House of JC Le Roux’, looked drab from the...
Durbanville Experience 3.5 Wine 3.5

Sublime Sauvignon Blanc Makes up for Variable Bloemendal

BLOEMENDAL WINE ESTATE Monday 15 July 2019 http://www.bloemendalwines.co.za Dr Peter Rating – Experience: 3.5/5 Dr Peter Rating – Wines: 3.5/5 Bloemendal did not entirely make my arrival easy. The slide across sign at the entrance gate indicated that both the...
Experience 3.5 Franschhoek Wine 3.5

Becoming Ship-Shape at La Couronne

LA COURONNE WINES Friday 5 July 2019 https://lacouronnewines.co.za/ Dr Peter Rating – Experience: 3.5/5 Dr Peter Rating – Wines: 3.5/5 La Couronne was the final tasting of my day out to Franschhoek after tasting visits to Le Lude, Colmant, La...
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 3.0 Franschhoek Wine 3.5

Le Lude Left Me Feeling Flat

LE LUDE MÉTHODE CAP CLASSIQUE ESTATE Friday 5 July 2019 https://lelude.co.za/ Dr Peter Rating – Experience: 3/5 Dr Peter Rating – Wines: 3.5/5 Held up by slow traffic, I played my own car game to pass the time. It was...
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 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 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...