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...
Experience 3.5 Stellenbosch Wine 3.5

Sylvan Vale Wines Good for a Meeting or an Eating

SYLVAN VALE VINEYARDS Thursday 18 July 2019 http://www.sylvanvale.com/ Dr Peter Rating – Experience: 3.5/5 Dr Peter Rating – Wines: 3.5/5 My fiancée was attending a lunch time networking session at the Devon Valley Hotel, North West Stellenbosch, and so I...
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

Very Cape Wines at Capaia

CAPAIA WINES Monday 15 July 2019 http://www.capaia.eu/ Dr Peter Rating – Experience: 4/5 Dr Peter Rating – Wines: 4/5 My trusty satnav was decidely quiet as I headed towards Capaia on a twisting road through undulating wheat fields, lush after...
Experience 3.5 Stellenbosch Wine 4.0 Wine Tour

Waterf-ord More Ord-inary Than Extra-ord-inary

WATERFORD ESTATE Thursday 25 April 2019 https://waterfordestate.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 4/5 Waterford is another of those big name wine estates amid the other 800 or more in the Western Cape (and a growing number beyond too) that I have wanted...
Experience 4.5 Stellenbosch Wine 5.0 Wine Tour

Classy, Small and Precious Kleinood

KLEINOOD WINERY Thursday 25 April 2019 https://www.kleinood.com/home/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 5/5 Kleinood Winery was the first vineyard I visited as part of a mini wine tour to the South of Stellenbosch. I had tasted the Kleinood wines before at the...
Experience 4.0 Walker Bay & Bot River Wine 4.5

Villion Pairs with Barton in Bot Rivier

VILLION FAMILY WINES BARTON VINEYARDS & VILLAS Friday 14 April 2019 http://www.villionwines.com/ https://www.bartonvineyards.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4.5/5 Villion was the first wine estate I visited during a tasting day in Bot Rivier. The winemaker is Kobie Viljoen who worked for...
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 3.5 Festivals & Events Wine 3.5

The Cut ‘n’ Paste Stellenbosch Wine Festival Comes to Cape Town

STELLENBOSCH WINE FESTIVAL Sunday 7 April 2019 http://www.stellenboschwinefestival.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 3.5/5 I missed the Stellenbosch Wine Festival at its usual home on the Coetzenburg Sports Ground in Stellenbosch this year. I was not too bothered as I had been...
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...