A Quando-ary: When to Drink …?

QUANDO VINEYARDS & WINERY 2 June 2017 http://www.quando.co.za/ http://www.wackywineweekend.com/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 3.5/5 Quando Vineyards & Winery was very close to Arendsig Wines. The wine farm had been recommended by fellow Wacky Wine Weekend wine aficionados as a place to taste. Palm trees lined one side of the driveway that led to the Tasting Room … Continue reading A Quando-ary: When to Drink …?

Where Eagles Care

ARENDSIG SINGLE VINEYARD WINES 2 June 2017 http://www.arendsig.co.za/ http://www.wackywineweekend.com/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 Arendsig Wines was barely 8 kilometres from De Wetshof Estate and on the South side of the Breede River. Arendsig is Afrikaans for `Eagle View’ and so perhaps quite likely that the bataleur at De Wetshof could have been seen from Arendsig … Continue reading Where Eagles Care

Tastings for July and August

These are the fun meetings that are coming up over the next few months. We meet monthly on Thursday evenings in Wynberg at 7.00 for 7.30pm. Eight wines are showcased at each meeting. You will receive an information folder and there is a cheeseboard after. The R300 per person fee covers costs. You also have the … Continue reading Tastings for July and August

Robertson – Town by Name, Wine by Name

ROBERTSON WINERY 1 June 2017 https://www.robertsonwinery.co.za/ http://www.wackywineweekend.com/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 3.5/5 It took little time to drive the 10 kilometres from Rooiberg Winery to reach Robertson Winery. The Winery is towards the centre of the town with its same name. I arrived at the cellar to find it remarkably quiet. This would have surprised on … Continue reading Robertson – Town by Name, Wine by Name

Red Chair in the Morning

ROOIBERG WINERY 1 June 2017 https://www.rooiberg.co.za/ http://www.wackywineweekend.com/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 It was an early start to avoid the morning Cape Town traffic for the journey to Robertson for my first Wacky Wine Weekend. Darkness gave way to dusk to daylight on a chilly morn. Dense mist, barely more than head level, moulded itself into … Continue reading Red Chair in the Morning

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

How Do You Grow a Vineyard Like Maria?

NEETHLINGSHOF WINE ESTATE Friday 5 May 2017 https://neethlingshof.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 The drive from Clos Malverne to Neethlingshof was barely 10 kilometres. The contrast was far greater than the distance and in so many ways too. The grand, white Neethlingshof entrance gates stood imperious against the grey sky. Ageing stone pine trees lined the … Continue reading How Do You Grow a Vineyard Like Maria?