Terroir in the Bottle Made on Honour

SPRINGFIELD ESTATE 1 June 2017 http://www.springfieldestate.com/ http://www.wackywineweekend.com/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 5/5 “Save the best until last”, so they say. I did so today. Time pressed at the end of my first Wacky Wines Weekend experience but I made the most of it. Springfield had been recommended by a few wine aficionados during my travels. It … Continue reading Terroir in the Bottle Made on Honour

Mutual Attraction

2017 OLD MUTUAL WINE TROPHY WINE SHOW 8 June 2017 http://dogreatthings.co.za/trophywineshow/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4.5/5 The Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show (OMTWS) is South Africa’s premium wine competition. The 2017 edition was the 16th edition. The Judging Panel comprises 3 international and 6 local judges, with a range of expertise, and using the 100-point scoring … Continue reading Mutual Attraction

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

Hout Bay Vineyards – Simply the Best!

HOUT BAY VINEYARDS Sunday 28 May 2017 http://www.houtbayvineyards.co.za/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 It was a typical grey May day in Cape Town as I ventured up Constantia Nek. Constantia Mist and Silvermist vineyards are named so for a reason. The sun was trying its best as my altitude declined and I arrived at Hout Bay … Continue reading Hout Bay Vineyards – Simply the Best!

Fish (and other foods) with Wanda!

WINE & FOOD WORKSHOP Thursday 25 May 2017 http://www.capewineacademy.co.za/index.php http://www.privatehotelschool.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: Not applicable Hotel 33, the Private Hotel School, Stellenbosch was just North of Spier Wine Farm, on the Vlottenburg Road, my course instructions said. It was an easy find and, keen to miss the afternoon rush hour traffic exiting Cape Town, I … Continue reading Fish (and other foods) with Wanda!

Wines Made to Stand the Taste of Time

MORGENSTER WINE & OLIVE ESTATE Friday 19 May 2017 http://www.morgenster.co.za/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 5/5 I was at Morgenster for a pressing engagement - in more meanings of the word than one - thanks to wine.co.za. I was invited to the launch of the new wines and labels for 2017 and unveiling of the new olive … Continue reading Wines Made to Stand the Taste of Time

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