Rickety Tram Passengers at Rickety Bridge

RICKETY BRIDGE Saturday 29 July 2017 http://www.ricketybridgewinery.com/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 Tasting at Rickety Bridge was a ‘no brainer’ for our trip on the Red Line of the Stellenbosch Wine Tram. We had already visited Maison and Chamonix but these had been by tram-bus. Now we had the chance of travelling on the tram itself … Continue reading Rickety Tram Passengers at Rickety Bridge

A Myth, a Princess, History and Destruction, 2 Names and 4 Styles – Shiraz with Pizzazz

SHIRAZ EXPERIENCE AT LA MOTTE ESTATE 22 June 2017 https://www.la-motte.com/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 It is always a pleasure to taste a single cultivar wine from many winemakers on one occasion. I much enjoyed the Pinotage and Biltong Festival at L’Avenir Estate and the Cabernet Franc Carnival at Avontuur Estate. Today gave me the opportunity … Continue reading A Myth, a Princess, History and Destruction, 2 Names and 4 Styles – Shiraz with Pizzazz

Maiden Visit to Lord’s Bowled Me Over

LORD’S WINERY 3 June 2017 http://www.lordswinery.com/ http://www.wackywineweekend.com/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4/5 I planned to visit the McGregor vineyards during my Wacky Wine Weekend Saturday, having stayed in McGregor for the festival. I reckoned too that the area might be a little less busy than in and around the Robertson wine farms over the busy weekend … Continue reading Maiden Visit to Lord’s Bowled Me Over

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

The Early Bird Catches the Wine

DE WETSHOF ESTATE 2 June 2017 http://www.dewetshof.com/ http://www.wackywineweekend.com/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 5/5 De Wetshof offered one of the few Wacky Wine Weekend activities that interested me. The ‘Bubbly of the Valley’ event was, however, fully booked. The promotion material invited wine lovers to “start your Friday off in style by tasting top sparkling wines”. The timing … Continue reading The Early Bird Catches the Wine

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

Wacky – not Tacky – in Robertson

WACKY WINE WEEKEND 1-3 June 2017 http://www.wackywineweekend.com/ http://www.millstonepottery.co.za/millstone/index.php?id=1 http://www.temenos.org.za/restaurant Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4/5 Dense mist was little more than head high as I entered the Breede River Valley - colloquially known as the Valley of Wine and Roses - at the heart of Route 62. My destination, at least to start the day, was Rooiberg … Continue reading Wacky – not Tacky – in Robertson