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...
Durbanville Experience 4.0 Wine 4.0

No Blues at Hillcrest

HILLCREST ESTATE Monday 15 July 2019 https://www.hillcrestfarm.co.za/ Dr Peter Rating – Experience: 4/5 Dr Peter Rating – Wines: 4/5 Set on the curve in the bend of the Tygerberg Valley Road midway between Table View and Durbanville, Hillcrest is easily...
Durbanville Experience 4.0 Wine 4.0

Very Cape Wines at Capaia

CAPAIA WINES Monday 15 July 2019 http://www.capaia.eu/ Dr Peter Rating – Experience: 4/5 Dr Peter Rating – Wines: 4/5 My trusty satnav was decidely quiet as I headed towards Capaia on a twisting road through undulating wheat fields, lush after...
Durbanville Experience 4.0 Wine 4.0

Groot Phesantekraal an Unexpected Surprise!

GROOT PHESANTEKRAAL Wednesday 13 December 2017 http://grootphesantekraal.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 I could not have been more surprised by Groot Phesantekraal. I’ve been trying to think why. It may come from cycle races in the area, or even confusion with...
Durbanville Experience 3.5 Wine 3.5

There’s No Gun Smoke Without Wine

SIGNAL GUN WINES Wednesday 13 December 2017 http://signalgun.com/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 3.5/5 Signal Gun was within range of Canto Wines and easy to find at the top of the Hooggelegen Road. The shabby, potholed road slowly gained height, with Tin...
Durbanville Experience 4.0 Wine 4.0

Waxing Lyrical about Canto

CANTO WINES Wednesday 13 December 2017 http://cantowines.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 Everything was new at Canto Wines. Everything. As I arrived, a staff member was polishing the glass doors on the impressive Cellar and Tasting Room building. The white painted shape,...
Durbanville Experience 3.5 Wine 4.0

Wine Notes Composed at D’Aria

D’ARIA WINERY Wednesday 6 December 2017 http://www.daria.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 4/5 The Tygerberg Valley Road threads its way past vineyards large and small, immensely popular and rarely visited: Durbanville Hills; Klein Roosboom; Hillcrest; Nitida; Maastricht; Blackwater; Bloemendal; David Frost; and...
Durbanville Experience 5.0 Restaurant Lunch & Dinner

A Table Setting Fit for the Gourmet at De Grendel

DE GRENDEL WINE ESTATE Thursday 16 November 2017 https://degrendel.co.za/ Experience: 5/5  The view from the De Grendel restaurant was spectacular. Table Mountain was aglow with the setting sun. It was a welcome return to the estate having tasted the excellent...
Durbanville Experience 4.0 Wine 4.0

Rustic Charm at the Altydgedacht Wine Farm

ALTYDGEDACHT ESTATE Thursday 31 August 2017 http://altydgedacht.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 ‘Rustic’ was how sommelier Micela described Altydgedacht Estate as I sat down to select 5 wines for tasting (R40). I could not have chosen a better word. The intimate...
Durbanville Experience 3.0 Wine 3.0

Quantity over Quality at Durbanville Hills

DURBANVILLE HILLS Thursday 31 August 2017 https://www.durbanvillehills.co.za/ Experience: 3/5 Wines: 3/5 I almost missed the entrance to Durbanville Hills as I headed on the M13 West of Durbanville. The faded pale blue lettering on the drab concrete wall by the...