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 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 4.0

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 Stellenbosch Wine 4.0

Simple Spier

SPIER WINES Thursday 27 June 2019 https://www.spier.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 4/5 Spier, like Jordan and many other wine estates, is one I have visited several times but not for wine tasting review. I have sampled the wines before with friends,...
Experience 4.5 Walker Bay & Bot River Wine 4.5

Anysbos a Wine Estate to Look Out For

ANYSBOS Friday 29 April 2019 https://www.botriverwines.com/estates/anysbos/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 I was perhaps pushing my luck to taste at 5.00 pm on a Friday even though Anysbos produces 2 wines only. It had been a long day of visits to...
Experience 4.0 Walker Bay & Bot River Wine 4.0

I Needed to be Guided by the Angel Gabriel

GABRIËLSKLOOF WINE ESTATE Friday 29 April 2019 https://www.gabrielskloof.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 Let us get this out of the way now but I was not on a good mood when I arrived at Gabriëlskloof. I had taken well over an...
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 5.0 Stellenbosch Wine 5.0

New Branding for Old-enburg is Perfect

OLDENBURG VINEYARDS Thursday 28 March 2019 https://www.oldenburgvineyards.com/ Experience: 5/5 Wines: 5/5 It was after a late night at the Ed Sheeran concert that I left Cape Town for a day of wine tasting in Stellenbosch. The cloud base was low...
Experience 3.5 Franschhoek Wine 3.5

Vrede en Lust Struggled to Reveal it’s Delight

VREDE EN LUST Wednesday 20 March 2019 https://www.vnl.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 3.5/5 Some tasting reviews are easier to write than others. There may be a particular story or ‘hook’ on which to hang an article. There may be a particular...