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

In the Garage in the Heart of McGregor

BEMIND WYNE 3 June 2017 http://www.bemindwyne.co.za/ http://www.wackywineweekend.com/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 My Wacky Wine Weekend was coming to a close. Bemind Wyne in McGregor was en route to Cape Town from Lord’s Winery via Robertson. I was excited to visit as I had not been to a garagiste winemaker. Indeed, I had tasted but one … Continue reading In the Garage in the Heart of McGregor

Terroir in the Bottle Made on Honour

SPRINGFIELD ESTATE 1 June 2017 http://www.springfieldestate.com/ http://www.wackywineweekend.com/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 5/5 “Save the best until last”, so they say. I did so today. Time pressed at the end of my first Wacky Wines Weekend experience but I made the most of it. Springfield had been recommended by a few wine aficionados during my travels. It … Continue reading Terroir in the Bottle Made on Honour

Mutual Attraction

2017 OLD MUTUAL WINE TROPHY WINE SHOW 8 June 2017 http://dogreatthings.co.za/trophywineshow/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4.5/5 The Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show (OMTWS) is South Africa’s premium wine competition. The 2017 edition was the 16th edition. The Judging Panel comprises 3 international and 6 local judges, with a range of expertise, and using the 100-point scoring … Continue reading Mutual Attraction

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

Value for Money from Angel Gabriel in the Vineyard

GABRIELSKLOOF WINE ESTATE Monday 29 May 2017 https://www.gabrielskloof.co.za/ https://www.vineyard.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 Gabriëlskloof is a family-owned wine estate, established only in 2000, and located just off the N2 at Botrivier. The first vintage was made in 2009. Like so many vineyards, it was one I had heard of without knowing where it was or … Continue reading Value for Money from Angel Gabriel in the Vineyard

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