Wine Passions Mounted at Cavalli

CAVALLI WINE AND STUD FARM Thursday 6 July 2017 http://cavallistud.com/ Experience: 5/5 Wines: 5/5 Are you familiar with the phrase ‘Leave the best until last’? I didn’t plan it this way but this is how my day panned out. It began with disappointment. Waterkloof was closed for tasting and, surprisingly, with no alternative arrangement. I headed … Continue reading Wine Passions Mounted at Cavalli

Trading Wines in the City Bowl

STEELE WINES TRADE SHOW 26 June 2017 kara@winepair.co.za http://www.theginbar.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 64a Wale Street, Cape Town was the address. 3pm was the time. Hidden behind the Honest Chocolate shop, through a very French-looking stone-walled courtyard, and up wooden stairs was The Gin Bar. This was where the Steele Wines Trade Show was being … Continue reading Trading Wines in the City Bowl

Slave to the Rhythm at Solms-Delta

SOLMS-DELTA WINES 22 June 2017 http://www.solms-delta.co.za/ Experience: 3/5 Wines: 3.5/5 Solms-Delta was one of those wine farms whose name is familiar and I feel I ought to visit for tasting. The winery was conveniently located on the R45 South of Franschhoek, close to Allée Bleue where I also planned to explore, and so I decided to … Continue reading Slave to the Rhythm at Solms-Delta

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

Diemersdal has Six Appeal

DIEMERSDAL WINE ESTATE Saturday 8 April 2017 http://diemersdal.co.za/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 The Stormers were home to the Chiefs later today. Two teams, both unbeaten in the first 5 games of the Super Rugby season, promised a titanic match. My season ticket was already packed tight in my wallet. What has this to do with … Continue reading Diemersdal has Six Appeal

King Chenin Kens (Knows) the Wood from the Trees

KEN FORRESTER VINEYARDS Wednesday 22 March 2017 http://www.kenforresterwines.com/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 5/5 The 2016 Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc was my favourite white wine at the Stellenbosch PicknPay Wine Festival and so I was eager to visit Ken Forrester Vineyards. I wanted to see too if I could buy some Chenin Blanc for a Vertical … Continue reading King Chenin Kens (Knows) the Wood from the Trees

Red and White Wines with Frog’s ‘Legs’

ANURA VINEYARDS Sunday 19 March 2017 http://www.anura.co.za/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 The shiny bullfrog perched on the circle after the entrance of Anura Vineyards surprised. It shouldn’t have. I am an ecologist, a nature guide and a wildlife lover. I know full well that Anura is the Latin for frog. Nonetheless, the ‘light bulb' moment … Continue reading Red and White Wines with Frog’s ‘Legs’