Experience 3.5 Stellenbosch Wine 4.0

All Green at Villiera

VILLIERA WINES Friday 19 July 2019 http://www.villiera.com/ http://www.domainegrier.com/en/ Dr Peter Rating – Experience: 3.5/5 Dr Peter Rating – Wines: 4/5 Villiera was the last tasting of my day out to the North of Stellenbosch having tasted at Morgenhof, Quoin Rock,...
Experience 4.5 Stellenbosch Wine 4.5

God Bless Slaley and All who Drink with Her

SLALEY Friday 19 July 2019 https://www.slaley.co.za/ Dr Peter Rating – Experience: 4.5/5 Dr Peter Rating – Wines: 4.5/5 I have been before. I have been to Slaley before. Not to the wine estate though but to the village in Northumberland,...
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 4.0 Stellenbosch Wine 4.5

Quoin Rock Gently Roars at Knorhoek

QUOIN ROCK WINES Friday 19 July 2019 https://quoinrock.co.za/ http://www.knorhoek.co.za/ Dr Peter Rating – Experience: 4/5 Dr Peter Rating – Wines: 4.5/5 I have long wanted to visit Quoin Rock, off the R44 due North of Stellenbosch, ever since tasting at...
Experience 3.5 Stellenbosch Wine 4.0

Morgenhof in the Morning

MORGENHOF WINE ESTATE Friday 19 July 2019 http://www.morgenhof.com/ Dr Peter Rating – Experience: 3.5/5 Dr Peter Rating – Wines: 4/5 It was fitting that Morgenhof – translated from Afrikaans as the ‘morning yard’ or ‘morning garden’ – was my first...
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...
Experience 4.5 Stellenbosch Wine 4.5

Hearty Food and Wine Brought by the Stork at Hartenberg

HARTENBERG WINE ESTATE Saturday 29 June 2019 http://www.hartenbergestate.com/ Dr Peter Rating – Experience: 4.5/5 Dr Peter Rating – Wines: 4.5/5 I have greatly enjoyed Hartenberg wines at successive Stellenbosch Wine Festivals, the Shiraz & Charcuterie Festival and at a Steele...
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 4.5 Stellenbosch Wine 4.0

Hazendal Fit for a Tsar, a Hare and a God of Wine

HAZENDAL WINE ESTATE Saturday 29 June 2019 https://www.hazendal.co.za/ Dr Peter Rating – Experience: 4.5/5 Dr Peter Rating – Wines: 4/5 Call me silly but somehow I get Hazendal and Hartenberg muddled up. I have tasted their wines at festivals and...