Value for Money from Angel Gabriel in the Vineyard

GABRIELSKLOOF WINE ESTATE Monday 29 May 2017 https://www.gabrielskloof.co.za/ https://www.vineyard.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 Gabriëlskloof is a family-owned wine estate, established only in 2000, and located just off the N2 at Botrivier. The first vintage was made in 2009. Like so many vineyards, it was one I had heard of without knowing where it was or … Continue reading Value for Money from Angel Gabriel in the Vineyard

Horsepower in the Vineyard

WATERKLOOF WINES Monday 22 May 2017 http://www.waterkloofwines.co.za/ https://www.vineyard.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 3.5/5 The sky was cloudless at the Vineyard Hotel for the regular Monday evening wine-tasting. It was chilly on the back lawn and appropriately so as Waterkloof produces cool climate wines. I have yet to visit the vineyard, the best known of a handful … Continue reading Horsepower in the Vineyard

K-eynote W-ines at the V-ineyard

KWV Monday 15 May 2017 http://www.kwv.co.za/index.php https://www.vineyard.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 KWV is more famed for brandy than wine production but it was 6 wines, rather than the customary 4, that were showcased at the Vineyard Hotel tonight. The tasting was held on the back lawn, instead of indoors as for the Italian wines last … Continue reading K-eynote W-ines at the V-ineyard

The Italian Collection at the Vineyard

NOBILE COLLEZIONE ITALIAN WINE IMPORTER Monday 8 May 2017 https://www.nobilecollezione.com/ https://www.vineyard.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 Return to the Vineyard Hotel was welcome as I had missed a few Monday tasting evenings whilst away from Cape Town. I was keen to return for another reason too. Italian wines were being offered, a departure from those usually … Continue reading The Italian Collection at the Vineyard

Wonderful Grapes at the Vineyard Hotel

UVA MIRA MOUNTAIN VINEYARDS Monday 3 April 2017 http://uvamira.com/home https://www.vineyard.co.za/ Experience: 3/5 Wines: 3/5 It was good to be back ‘in’ the Vineyard after a break whilst on holiday. This was a ‘mini’ mini tasting with Lara, from Sales & Marketing, bringing just 3 wines to try out. I learned while waiting that Uva is … Continue reading Wonderful Grapes at the Vineyard Hotel

Four Partners (not Cousins) at the Vineyard Hotel

KLEIN CONSTANTIA, MEERLUST, SIMONSIG AND WARWICK WINE ESTATES Monday 20 March 2017 http://www.kleinconstantia.com/ http://www.meerlust.co.za/ http://www.simonsig.co.za/ http://warwickwine.com/ https://www.vineyard.co.za/ Experience: 3/5 Wines: 4/5 Tasting at the Vineyard Hotel, Claremont in the Cape Town southern suburbs this evening was different to those usually attended. The Hotel provided wines from 4 of its 5 wine partners: Klein Constantia, Meerlust, Simonsig … Continue reading Four Partners (not Cousins) at the Vineyard Hotel

The Gods Come Home to the Vineyard

DOMAINES DES DIEUX Monday 13 March 2017 http://www.domainedesdieux.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 The Cape South Easter that blew away the chances of anyone starting, let alone finishing, the Cape Town Cycle Tour yesterday was not going to give up easily. Consequently, there was a chilly breeze as the sun set over the Vineyard Hotel tonight. … Continue reading The Gods Come Home to the Vineyard