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

Eq-wine – Fine Wines and Fast Horses!

AVONTUUR ESTATE Wednesday 22 March 2017 http://www.avontuurestate.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 3.5/5 Avontuur Estate was barely 400m from Ken Forrester Vineyards so it made sense to go to after. This was another estate I haven’t visited before and whose wines I had not tasted. Avontuur is known as South Africa’s “home of fine wines and fast … Continue reading Eq-wine – Fine Wines and Fast Horses!

Noble Wines without the Rot

NOBLE HILL WINE ESTATE Sunday 19 March 2017 http://www.noblehill.com/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 3.5/5 Noble Hill was another estate I had not heard of or whose wine I had ever drunk. I was in the Paarl wine district, it was open for tasting on Sunday, and so I visited. The oak-lined drive guided me to a … Continue reading Noble Wines without the Rot

Proudly Keeping it in the Family at Paul Cluver – or Not?

PAUL CLUVER ESTATE WINES Sunday 5 March 2017 http://www.cluver.com/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 3.5/5 I must have passed Paul Cluver wines on countless times heading East on the N2 out of Cape Town. This was an estate whose wines I had heard of but never drunk and an estate I had passed but never visited. Not only … Continue reading Proudly Keeping it in the Family at Paul Cluver – or Not?

Pick n Taste Time at Stellenbosch

STELLENBOSCH WINE FESTIVAL Sunday 26 February 2017 http://www.stellenboschwinefestival.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 3.5/5 It was a baking hot Sunday afternoon when I arrived at the Coetzenburg Sports Ground in Stellenbosch for the PnP Wine Festival. I was early, like many others, and full of anticipation. I had not been before but I had recently been to wine … Continue reading Pick n Taste Time at Stellenbosch

Wagons to the Cellar at Waboomsrivier

WABOOMSRIVIER WYNKELDER Wednesday 22 February 2017 http://www.wabooms.com/wines.htm Experience: 4/5 Wines: 3.5/5 It was but a short drive to Waboomsrivier Wynkelder, on the banks of the Breede River between Worcester and Ceres, from Seven Oaks wines for the second leg of my Wolseley wine tour. Short it may have been but there was much to see. … Continue reading Wagons to the Cellar at Waboomsrivier