Experience 3.0 Stellenbosch Wine 3.5

Only One JC Le Roux Wine Sparkled and Scintilla-ted

THE HOUSE OF JC LE ROUX Thursday 18 July 2019 https://jcleroux.co.za/ Dr Peter Rating – Experience: 3/5 Dr Peter Rating – Wines: 3.5/5 JC Le Roux, or rather more pretentiously ‘The House of JC Le Roux’, looked drab from the...
Experience 4.0 Franschhoek Wine 4.0

Colmant Sparkled

COLMANT CAP CLASSIQUE & CHAMPAGNE Friday 5 July 2019 https://www.colmant.co.za/ Dr Peter Rating – Experience: 4/5 Dr Peter Rating – Wines: 4/5 Colmant was due to be my third tasting of my tasting day out in Franschhoek but Haut Cabriere...
Experience 3.0 Franschhoek Wine 3.5

Le Lude Left Me Feeling Flat

LE LUDE MÉTHODE CAP CLASSIQUE ESTATE Friday 5 July 2019 https://lelude.co.za/ Dr Peter Rating – Experience: 3/5 Dr Peter Rating – Wines: 3.5/5 Held up by slow traffic, I played my own car game to pass the time. It was...
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 3.5 Hemel-en-Aarde Valley Wine 4.0

Sip Sip Sip and Drip Drip Drip at Domaine des Dieux

DOMAINE DES DIEUX Thursday 4 April 2019 http://www.domainedesdieux.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 4/5 I prefer always to taste wines where they are made. Two years ago, I tasted a small selection of the Domaine des Dieux wines at the Vineyard Hotel...
Experience 5.0 Hemel-en-Aarde Valley Wine 5.0

Eksteen Experiments in the Lower Valley

BARTHO EKSTEEN Thursday 4 April 2019 http://www.wijnskool.co.za/ Experience: 5/5 Wines: 5/5 It was something of a relief to be sat around a table talking with Bartho Eksteen and tasting his wines. The morning had not been the easiest. The rain...
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...
Experience 3.5 Festivals & Events Robertson Wine 3.5

Busy, Bubbly, Noisy Wonderfontein

WONDERFONTEIN WINERIES Saturday 2 June 2018 http://www.wonderfonteinestate.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 3.5/5 Wonderfontein Wines was my last but one Wacky Wine Weekend tasting as I headed back down the Agterkliphoogte Valley into Robertson on my way back to Cape Town. Wonderfontein...
Experience 3.5 Festivals & Events Robertson Wine 3.0

River Grandeur at Viljoensdrift

VILJOENSDRIFT FINE WINES Thursday 31 May 2018 https://viljoensdrift.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 3/5 I visited 12 wine estates at the Wacky Wine Weekend last year and so I decided this year to visit some of the many, remaining wine farms that...
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...