House Wine from the Wine Tram

MAISON WINE ESTATE Saturday 29 July 2017 http://www.maisonestate.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 3.5/5 Maison was our first stop on the Red Line of the Franschhoek Wine Tram. The tram bus parked inside the plain entrance and so it was a short walk to the 1920s farmhouse, complete with classic front stoep and rusting tin roof. The … Continue reading House Wine from the Wine Tram

Fun(ny) Times at Lourensford

LOURENSFORD WINE ESTATE Thursday 6 July 2017 https://lourensford.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 It was more than a year ago when I last visited Lourensford and that was not for wine tasting. I was there for Mountain Rescue search dog training. I remember lying in dense grass on slopes above the vineyards waiting to be found … Continue reading Fun(ny) Times at Lourensford

Dis-gorgeous at Weltevrede

WELTEVREDE ESTATE 2 June 2017 http://www.weltevrede.com/ http://www.wackywineweekend.com/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 3/5 The Wacky Wine Weekend vineyards closed for tasting at 5pm and so it was a rush to get to Weltevrede Estate from Quando Vineyards & Winery. The journey was less than 10 kilometres back across the Breede Rive via Bonnievale and should not have … Continue reading Dis-gorgeous at Weltevrede

Bon Courage and Bon Voyage

BON COURAGE WINE ESTATE 1 June 2017 https://www.boncourage.co.za/ http://www.wackywineweekend.com/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 4/5 The individual character of wine farms fascinates me. If Excelsior Wine Estate was for the enthusiast and aficionado, then Bon Courage Estate – only a few kilometres away - was ready to party. Preparations for a large number of Wacky Wine Weekend … Continue reading Bon Courage and Bon Voyage

Excelsior Blends Quality with Price

EXCELSIOR WINE ESTATE 1 June 2017 https://www.excelsior.co.za/ http://www.wackywineweekend.com/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4/5 Excelsior Wine Estate gave my first sight of the Breede River Valley vines as I turned off the R60 East of Robertson. The comprehensive listing of GPS co-ordinates in the Wacky Wine Weekend vineyards made the short journey from Robertson Winery easy. Fading … Continue reading Excelsior Blends Quality with Price

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!

Pick n Taste Time at Stellenbosch

STELLENBOSCH WINE FESTIVAL Sunday 26 February 2017 http://www.stellenboschwinefestival.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 3.5/5 It was a baking hot Sunday afternoon when I arrived at the Coetzenburg Sports Ground in Stellenbosch for the PnP Wine Festival. I was early, like many others, and full of anticipation. I had not been before but I had recently been to wine … Continue reading Pick n Taste Time at Stellenbosch