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 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 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 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...
Experience 4.0 Stellenbosch Wine 4.0

Individual Quality at Jordan

JORDAN WINE ESTATE Thursday 27 June 2019 http://www.jordanwines.com/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 I visited Jordan for lunch more than 2 ½ years ago. I had been next door, so to speak, at De Morgenzon. De Morgenzon did not offer lunch...
Experience 4.0 Helderberg Wine 4.0

Being Creative at Flagstone

FLAGSTONE WINES Wednesday 19 June 2019 http://www.flagstonewines.com/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 It has been a few weeks since wine tasting due to final Cape Wine Academy Diploma Theory and Tasting exams. I was looking forwards to a break from having...
Education Experience 4.0 Wine Courses

Diploma Done and Dusted – But for the Final Result – I Passed!

CAPE WINE ACADEMY – DIPLOMA COURSE – FINAL TASTING & EXAMS Monday 10 June 2019 http://www.capewineacademy.co.za/index.php Experience: 4/5 The first Cape Wine Academy Diploma lecture that I attended was in August 2017. Today, 223 wines, 82 lesson hours, 32 Tasting...