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 …?

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

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

Heaven and Earth Create a Costly Pairing

CREATION WINES Saturday 6 May 2017 http://www.creationwines.com/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 3/5 The words ‘wine’, ‘creation’, ‘heaven’ and ‘earth’ seamlessly blended together into a complete sentence as I made my way from tastings at Hamilton Russell and Bouchard Finlayson to the top of the Hemel-en-Aarde (Afrikaans for ‘Heaven and Earth’) valley above Walker Bay. Creation Wines … Continue reading Heaven and Earth Create a Costly Pairing

Hard Graft without Grafts at Abingdon Wines – No Hail to the Monkeys

ABINGDON WINE ESTATE Monday 17 April 2017 http://www.abingdonestate.co.za/ Experience: 5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 I am still smiling. Four days later, I am still smiling. I was in Durban for the long Easter weekend and the chance to visit some different vineyards was too good to miss. Three were listed on Google: Highgate Wine Estate, Cathedral Peak … Continue reading Hard Graft without Grafts at Abingdon Wines – No Hail to the Monkeys

Another Fun Evening of Tasting and Learning

Monday 30 January 2017 Our first tasting meeting was so successful that I ran it for a second time. The Cape Wine Lovers’ Society blends together many passions I have: a passion for wine, a love of learning, pleasure from sharing and entertaining, and a strong sense of fun and adventure. The evening was set … Continue reading Another Fun Evening of Tasting and Learning

The Cape Wine Lovers’ Society is Up and Running – and Tasting!

Thursday 19 January 2017 We had our first meeting last night and what fun it was. The moment had come after all the planning and research. I had visited 9 of the 14 vineyards in the Constantia Valley and surrounds to select single variety wines for the evening. Yes, can you name them all? Please … Continue reading The Cape Wine Lovers’ Society is Up and Running – and Tasting!