Durbanville Experience 3.5 Wine 3.5

Sublime Sauvignon Blanc Makes up for Variable Bloemendal

BLOEMENDAL WINE ESTATE Monday 15 July 2019 http://www.bloemendalwines.co.za Dr Peter Rating – Experience: 3.5/5 Dr Peter Rating – Wines: 3.5/5 Bloemendal did not entirely make my arrival easy. The slide across sign at the entrance gate indicated that both the...
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 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 4.0

Old Oaks at La Bourgogne

LA BOURGOGNE FARM Friday 5 July 2019 http://www.labourgogne.co.za/ Dr Peter Rating – Experience: 3.5/5 Dr Peter Rating – Wines: 4/5 La Bourgogne nestles beside a tributary of the Franschhoek River barely 1 kilometre south of the Huguenot Monument in Franschhoek....
Experience 4.5 Stellenbosch Wine 4.5

Super Surprises at Super Single Vineyards

SUPER SINGLE VINEYARDS – PELLA & MOUNT SUTHERLAND WINES Thursday 27 June 2019 https://supersinglevineyards.co.za/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 It is rare for me to find a wine estate I had not heard about before but Super Single Vineyards, the natural...
Education Experience 3.5 Wine Courses

Yanky Doodle Dave Didn’t Bring all the Wines

CAPE WINE ACADEMY – DIPLOMA COURSE – MODULE 4 – DAY 1 Saturday 13 April 2019 http://www.capewineacademy.co.za/index.php Experience: 3.5/5 I cannot remember there being a rainy morning in over 2 years of travelling from Cape Town to the Morgenhof estate,...
Experience 4.5 Stellenbosch Wine 4.5

Satisfaction in Getting My Ducks (and Wines) in a Row

VERGENOEGD LÖW ESTATE Friday 1 March 2019 https://vergenoegd.co.za/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 I didn’t know much about Vergenoegd Estate before visiting. I had passed it several times travelling on the R310 from the N2 to West Stellenbosch, but had never...
Experience 3.0 Festivals & Events Robertson Wine 3.5

Bushmanspad Gave Me the Weirdest Tasting Ever

BUSHMANSPAD ESTATE Friday 1 June 2018 http://bushmanspad.co.za/ Experience: 3/5 Wines: 3.5/5 Wow! What a weird tasting. This was the strangest of 150 estate tastings I have ever experienced. Rested from my overnight stay at Millstone Pottery in McGregor, I chose...
Experience 4.0 Stellenbosch Wine 4.0

Blaauwklippen was Good for a Friday

BLAAUWKLIPPEN VINEYARDS Friday 30 March 2018 http://www.blaauwklippen.com/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 I have always wanted to visit Blaauwklippen – the home of Zinfandel – but didn’t plan to today. Good Friday was Blaauwklippen’s good luck. My original plan was to...
Experience 3.0 Wellington Wine 3.5

Libby Would not have been Proud of Linton Park

LINTON PARK WINES LIBBY’S PRIDE WINES Tuesday 30 January 2018 http://www.lintonparkwines.co.za/ http://libbyspridewines.com/ Experience: 3/5 Wines: 3.5/5 Linton Park Wines was my first tasting in the Wellington Wine District – and one I want to forget. I had special reason to...