More Still at Tanagra

TANAGRA WINERY & DISTILLERY 3 June 2017 http://www.tanagra-wines.co.za/ http://www.wackywineweekend.com/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 Tanagra Winery & Distillery was my final Wacky Wine Weekend tasting before I returned for a late Saturday afternoon meeting in Cape Town. The vineyard was conveniently on the road between McGregor and Robertson and an easy stop for me. As I … Continue reading More Still at Tanagra

Cabernet Franc – Well Worth a Gamble!

CABERNET FRANC CARNIVAL AT AVONTUUR ESTATE Saturday 20 May 2017 http://www.cvomarketing.co.za/events/cabernet-franc-carnivals-2017/ http://www.avontuurestate.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 4/5 Look at a bottle of Heinz tomato ketchup and you will see the slogan “57 varieties” on the label. Henry J Heinz introduced the marketing slogan "57 Pickle varieties" in 1896. There’s debate about the origins of the branding: … Continue reading Cabernet Franc – Well Worth a Gamble!

Class in Glass at Glenelly

GLENELLY ESTATE Thursday 20 April 2017 http://glenellyestate.com/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 I wrote the word ‘elegant’ in my tasting notes before I picked up the mini wine menu in the Glenelly tasting room. The estate logo of the lady riding a rhino puzzled until I saw the words “Power-Elegance-Balance”. All made sense now. The drive … Continue reading Class in Glass at Glenelly

Eq-wine – Fine Wines and Fast Horses!

AVONTUUR ESTATE Wednesday 22 March 2017 http://www.avontuurestate.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 3.5/5 Avontuur Estate was barely 400m from Ken Forrester Vineyards so it made sense to go to after. This was another estate I haven’t visited before and whose wines I had not tasted. Avontuur is known as South Africa’s “home of fine wines and fast … Continue reading Eq-wine – Fine Wines and Fast Horses!

Multi-Faceted Wines on Display at the Vineyard

DELAIRE GRAFF ESTATE Monday 6 March 2017 http://www.delaire.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 Delaire Graff brought just 4 wines for the regular Monday evening tasting at the Vineyard Hotel in Newlands, Cape Town. Four wines - two whites and two reds - from the 15 wines that the estate produces were enough to provide a sample … Continue reading Multi-Faceted Wines on Display at the Vineyard

High Living on the Stoep Sipping Aged, Luscious Red Wines

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