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 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 4.5 Helderberg Wine 5.0

Made by Wade, Metzer Hugely Impressed

METZER & HOLFELD FAMILY WINES Wednesday 6 November 2019 https://www.metzerwines.com/ Dr Peter Rating – Experience: 4.5/5 Dr Peter Rating – Wines: 5/5 I had a special reason to visit Metzer. It was probably an unusual one. I wanted to buy...
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 4.5 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 Franschhoek Wine 3.5

Hope Lies High in the Valley

HAUT ESPOIR Friday 5 July 2019 https://www.hautespoir.com/ Dr Peter Rating – Experience: 3.5/5 Dr Peter Rating – Wines: 3.5/5 As I headed up the tree-lined paved driveway, young vines and olive trees to the side, I tried to translate Haut...
Experience 4.5 Stellenbosch Wine 4.5

Hearty Food and Wine Brought by the Stork at Hartenberg

HARTENBERG WINE ESTATE Saturday 29 June 2019 http://www.hartenbergestate.com/ Dr Peter Rating – Experience: 4.5/5 Dr Peter Rating – Wines: 4.5/5 I have greatly enjoyed Hartenberg wines at successive Stellenbosch Wine Festivals, the Shiraz & Charcuterie Festival and at a Steele...
Education Experience 4.0 Wine Courses

Diploma Done and Dusted – But for the Final Result – I Passed!

CAPE WINE ACADEMY – DIPLOMA COURSE – FINAL TASTING & EXAMS Monday 10 June 2019 http://www.capewineacademy.co.za/index.php Experience: 4/5 The first Cape Wine Academy Diploma lecture that I attended was in August 2017. Today, 223 wines, 82 lesson hours, 32 Tasting...
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...