Grape Fun with Chardonnay and Shiraz

Thursday 16 February 2017 The Argentinean Chardonnay was the winner of the night. It was the last of the four Chardonnays but stole the show by popular acclaim. This was the third meeting of the Cape Wine Lovers’ Society. It was great to see some familiar faces as well as new ones. I had prepared … Continue reading Grape Fun with Chardonnay and Shiraz

Another Fun Evening of Tasting and Learning

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

The Cape Wine Lovers’ Society is Up and Running – and Tasting!

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!

Iconic Steenberg

STEENBERG Saturday 7 January 2017 http://www.steenbergfarm.com/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 I ended my last blog about Steenberg with the line “I shall have to save up before I return - but that I definitely will.” Well, it was barely a week between visits but this was a brief occasion having visited Eagles’ Nest vineyard earlier … Continue reading Iconic Steenberg

Always a Favourite – Guaranteed to Delight

STEENBERG Sunday 1 January 2017 http://www.steenbergfarm.com/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 Steenberg was the first wine estate I visited in South Africa. I have been back many times and it never disappoints. My partner and I are currently visiting all the Constantia Valley vineyards. Steenberg was one of the few to open on New Years’ Day. … Continue reading Always a Favourite – Guaranteed to Delight