AMBELOUI WINE CELLAR Tuesday 14 March 2017 http://www.ambeloui.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: N/A (not tasted) Times are busy at Ambeloui. There’s the first fermentation of the 2017 Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes that were harvested in February. More immediately, on Saturday 18 March, Ambeloui is holding the Annual Harvest Festival. This is when limited … Continue reading Big Preparations in the Little Vineyard
HIGH CONSTANTIA WINE CELLAR Thursday 2 February 2017 http://highconstantia.co.za/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 I sipped a glass of red wine in an unmarked glass whilst sat on the shady stoep overlooking the pond. Across the manicured lawn, there was a grand nunnery beyond. I could easily have been staying with my oupa. Washing fluttered in the light … Continue reading High Living on the Stoep Sipping Aged, Luscious Red Wines
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
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
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)