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 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 3.5 Stellenbosch Wine 3.5

Lovane Serves its Guests Well

LOVANE BOUTIQUE WINE ESTATE AND GUEST HOUSE Tuesday 20 August 2019 https://www.lovane.co.za/  Dr Peter Rating – Experience: 3.5/5 Dr Peter Rating – Wines: 3.5/5 Blink as you hurtle along the R310 between Stellenbosch and the N2 and you will likely...
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 4.5 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 3.5

Laibach Shows its Spots

LAIBACH ORGANIC WINES Friday 19 July 2019 https://www.laibachwines.com/ Dr Peter Rating – Experience: 3.5/5 Dr Peter Rating – Wines: 3.5/5 I knew of Laibach from tasting some of their wines during my Cape Wine Academy study tastings for my Diploma...
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...
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 3.0 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...