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

Allez les Boks – Pas les Bleues!

ALLEE BLEUE WINE FARM 22 June 2017 https://www.alleebleue.co.za Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 3.5/5 Allée Bleue was just a stones’ throw away from Solms-Delta and an obvious farm to visit for my last tasting of the day. It happened to be the day before the Boks played France in the final Test match of the Incoming Series. … Continue reading Allez les Boks – Pas les Bleues!

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

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 …?

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

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

Malverne Dis-Clos-ed

CLOS MALVERNE Friday 5 May 2017 http://closmalverne.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 4/5 I decided today to return to the West Stellenbosch area as, beyond the fabulous wines of DeMorgenzon, it was a wine-growing area little known to me. I had tasted and enjoyed the Clos Malverne Chardonnay before so it made sense to visit this boutique … Continue reading Malverne Dis-Clos-ed