Experience 3.0 Klein Karoo Wine 3.0

KLEIN KAROO KARUSA!

KARUSA WINES Friday 27 December 2019 https://www.karusa.co.za/wines.html Dr Peter Rating – Experience: 3/5 Dr Peter Rating – Wines: 3/5 Road trips are always fun and none more when totally unplanned. I left home on Christmas Day for my first Route...
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

Alto Reaches Heights with the M.P.H.S.

ALTO WINE ESTATE Tuesday 13 August 2019 https://alto.co.za/ Dr Peter Rating – Experience: 4/5 Dr Peter Rating – Wines: 4/5 Alto is a grand old wine estate: historic, long-lived and making Stellenbosch red wines with their distinct label with its...
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 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 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 Wine Courses

Same but Different End to the Diploma Lectures

CAPE WINE ACADEMY – DIPLOMA COURSE – MODULE 4 – DAY 3 Saturday 18 May 2019 http://www.capewineacademy.co.za/index.php Experience: 4.5/5 The first Cape Wine Academy Diploma lecture that I attended was in late-August 2017. Today, 21 months, 4 Modules, 11 days,...
Experience 3.0 Restaurant Lunch & Dinner Stellenbosch Wine 3.0

Wine Dinners are Not For Me

ALLUVIA BOUTIQUE CELLAR GOBLETS & WINE CLUBS SA DINNER Tuesday 9 April 2019 http://wineclubssa.co.za/ http://www.alluvia.co.za/ http://www.camberley.co.za/#home-section Experience: 3/5 Wines: 3/5 I was invited by a friend to a dinner at the Alluvia Boutique Cellar near Stellenbosch. I knew little about...
Experience 4.0 Hemel-en-Aarde Valley Wine 4.0

Rain Meets Earth at Newton Johnson

NEWTON JOHNSON FAMILY VINEYARDS Thursday 4 April 2019 http://www.newtonjohnson.com/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 So much for the forecast of full sun, as I dashed amid heavy rain to the Newton Johnson Tasting Room. It was a short drive up the...
Experience 4.0 Franschhoek Wine 4.0

Leaping to the Right Conclusions

LEOPARD’S LEAP FAMILY VINEYARDS Wednesday 20 March 2019 https://www.leopardsleap.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 Leopards have always had a very special place in my heart. If I was to name my favourite animal it would be a leopard, strong and lithe...