Monday 30 January 2017 Our first tasting meeting was so successful that I ran it for a second time. The Cape Wine Lovers’ Society blends together many passions I have: a passion for wine, a love of learning, pleasure from sharing and entertaining, and a strong sense of fun and adventure. The evening was set … Continue reading Another Fun Evening of Tasting and Learning
DELHEIM WINES Saturday 28 January 2017 http://www.delheim.com/ Experience: 5/5 Wines: 5/5 I visited Delheim, to the North-East of Stellenbosch, for the Harvest Festival. Delheim holds one of the first wine festivals in the region to usher in the grape-picking season. This was the first time it had been held for two years as the 2016 … Continue reading Grape Fun – Stomping Well Worth the Journey!
CAPE POINT VINEYARDS Saturday 28 January 2017 http://cpv.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 Cape Point Vineyards has been high on my list of places to visit for a while. I have visited the Thursday Market on many occasions but not been for a wine-tasting. Located near Noordhoek, the estate is a little bit further away than … Continue reading A Well Hosted and Enjoyable Tasting – Even Though I did not Experience at its Best
CONSTANTIA UITSIG Thursday 26 January 2017 https://uitsig.co.za/ Experience: 3/5 Wines: 3/5 Uitsig, or more correctly Constantia Uitsig, was one of the last Constantia Valley wine estates I visited for tasting for the Cape Wine Lovers’ Society. There’s no special reason other than I have been here several times before. Even so, I never knew that … Continue reading Intriguing and Confusing – An Enigmatic Experience
2017 Platter’s Guide http://www.wineonaplatter.com Book: 5/5 This is my first Book Review for the Cape Wine Lovers’ Society. Where better to start than the Platter’s Guide - the ‘bible’ of wine in South Africa? Or, to give the book its full title, “Platter’s by Diners Club International 2017 South African Wine Guide”. It is readily … Continue reading January Book Review – An Obvious 5 Star Rating!
Thursday 19 January 2017 We had our first meeting last night and what fun it was. The moment had come after all the planning and research. I had visited 9 of the 14 vineyards in the Constantia Valley and surrounds to select single variety wines for the evening. Yes, can you name them all? Please … Continue reading The Cape Wine Lovers’ Society is Up and Running – and Tasting!
HOUT BAY VINEYARDS Monday 16 January 2017 http://www.houtbayvineyards.co.za/ Experience: 5/5 Wines: 5/5 This vineyard touched me. Little known and by appointment only (Cathy, 0837903303), my partner and I struggled to find the entrance to Hout Bay vineyards. The cellar is not open to he public for long enough for signage from the main road. We … Continue reading This Vineyard Touched My Soul (aka, I Bought My First Bottle of Petrus)