Experience 4.0 Paarl Wine 4.5

Perdeberg Earns Its Stripes

PERDEBERG WINES Friday 28 February 2020 http://perdeberg.co.za/ Dr Peter Rating – Experience: 4/5 Dr Peter Rating – Wines: 4.5/5 My (new) wife told me after breakfast that she had a lunchtime business networking meeting at Perdeberg Winery. “Do I want...
Experience 4.0 Klein Karoo Wine 4.0

Putting into Port at De Krans

DE KRANS WINES Thursday 26 December 2019 http://dekrans.co.za/ Dr Peter Rating – Experience: 4/5 Dr Peter Rating – Wines: 4/5 Visiting De Krans was a spur of the moment decision. Calitzdorp was the night stop for the second day of...
Experience 4.0 Wine 3.0

Cheers! Or Beers?!

UNCANNY WINE Wednesday 18 December 2019 https://www.uncanny.co.za/ Dr Peter Rating – Experience: 4/5 Dr Peter Rating – Wines: 3/5 Look up the word ‘uncanny’ in a dictionary and the definitions focus on something ‘strange or mysterious, especially in an unsettling...
Experience 4.5 Helderberg Wine 5.0

Made by Wade, Metzer Hugely Impressed

METZER & HOLFELD FAMILY WINES Wednesday 6 November 2019 https://www.metzerwines.com/ Dr Peter Rating – Experience: 4.5/5 Dr Peter Rating – Wines: 5/5 I had a special reason to visit Metzer. It was probably an unusual one. I wanted to buy...
Experience 4.0 Stellenbosch Wine 4.5

Red and White Cab – and So Much More – at Asara

ASARA WINE ESTATE & HOTEL Tuesday 20 August 2019 https://www.asara.co.za/ Dr Peter Rating – Experience: 4/5 Dr Peter Rating – Wines: 4.5/5 Asara lies just 4 kilometres South of Stellenbosch. It was my final tasting of the day having started...
Experience 4.0 Stellenbosch Wine 4.0

DeWaal Sits Atop the Pinotage Hill

DEWAAL WINES Tuesday 20 August 2019 http://www.dewaal.co.za/ Dr Peter Rating – Experience: 4/5 Dr Peter Rating – Wines: 4/5 De Waal, branded as DeWaal, lies at the end of the cool Stellenbosch Kloof Valley to the South-West of Stellenbosch. It...
Experience 4.0 Stellenbosch Wine 4.5

Stellenrust Eagerly Impresses

STELLENRUST WINES Friday 19 July 2019 http://www.stellenrust.co.za/ Dr Peter Rating – Experience: 4/5 Dr Peter Rating – Wines: 4.5/5 Look at the Stellenrust entry in the 2020 Platter’s Guide and you will see more red than black ink, indicating wines...
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 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 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...