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...
Constantia Valley Experience 4.5 Wine 4.5

Ruddy Red and Blanc Sauvignons

ROUSSEAU WINES Wednesday 17 July 2019 andre@rousseauwines.co.za Dr Peter Rating – Experience: 4.5/5 Dr Peter Rating – Wines: 4.5/5 The name Rousseau comes from the French ‘rous’ meaning ‘red’ and typically was a name given to a person with a...
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...
Experience 3.5 Stellenbosch Wine 4.0

Simple Spier

SPIER WINES Thursday 27 June 2019 https://www.spier.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 4/5 Spier, like Jordan and many other wine estates, is one I have visited several times but not for wine tasting review. I have sampled the wines before with friends,...
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 4.0 Walker Bay & Bot River Wine 4.0

From the Angel Gabriel to the Arch Angel

ARCANGELI VINEYARDS Friday 29 April 2019 http://www.arcangeliwines.com/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 Apart from a brief stop to collect a bottle of MCC from Genevieve for later review, I drove from Gabriëlskloof to Arcangeli for my next tasting on my day...
Experience 4.0 Walker Bay & Bot River Wine 4.5

Villion Pairs with Barton in Bot Rivier

VILLION FAMILY WINES BARTON VINEYARDS & VILLAS Friday 14 April 2019 http://www.villionwines.com/ https://www.bartonvineyards.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4.5/5 Villion was the first wine estate I visited during a tasting day in Bot Rivier. The winemaker is Kobie Viljoen who worked for...
Experience 4.0 Hemel-en-Aarde Valley Wine 4.0

Ghostly Clouds Swirl at Spookfontein

SPOOKFONTEIN Thursday 4 April 2019 http://www.spookfontein.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 My last tasting of the day was my first trip down the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, having worked my way up from Bartho Eksteen to Newton Johnson to Domaine des Dieux. 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...
Experience 3.5 Stellenbosch Wine 4.5

Bartinney Clings to the Mountain

BARTINNEY Thursday 28 March 2019 http://www.bartinney.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 Bartinney was my third and final tasting of my day out to the Banhoek Valley area to the East of Stellenbosch at the base of the Helshoogte Pass. I had...