Dis-gorgeous at Weltevrede

WELTEVREDE ESTATE 2 June 2017 http://www.weltevrede.com/ http://www.wackywineweekend.com/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 3/5 The Wacky Wine Weekend vineyards closed for tasting at 5pm and so it was a rush to get to Weltevrede Estate from Quando Vineyards & Winery. The journey was less than 10 kilometres back across the Breede Rive via Bonnievale and should not have … Continue reading Dis-gorgeous at Weltevrede

Robertson – Town by Name, Wine by Name

ROBERTSON WINERY 1 June 2017 https://www.robertsonwinery.co.za/ http://www.wackywineweekend.com/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 3.5/5 It took little time to drive the 10 kilometres from Rooiberg Winery to reach Robertson Winery. The Winery is towards the centre of the town with its same name. I arrived at the cellar to find it remarkably quiet. This would have surprised on … Continue reading Robertson – Town by Name, Wine by Name

Mixed Spice at the Pinotage Festival

PINOTAGE & BILTONG FESTIVAL Saturday 23 April 2017 http://www.cvomarketing.co.za/events/pinotage-biltong-festivals-2017/ http://www.lavenirestate.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 3/5 The sun shone brightly today to make for a hot afternoon at L’Avenir estate for the Pinotage and Biltong Festival. The occasion marked 2 firsts for me: my first visit to L’Avenir (I shall return for tasting at a later date) … Continue reading Mixed Spice at the Pinotage Festival

Wonderful Grapes at the Vineyard Hotel

UVA MIRA MOUNTAIN VINEYARDS Monday 3 April 2017 http://uvamira.com/home https://www.vineyard.co.za/ Experience: 3/5 Wines: 3/5 It was good to be back ‘in’ the Vineyard after a break whilst on holiday. This was a ‘mini’ mini tasting with Lara, from Sales & Marketing, bringing just 3 wines to try out. I learned while waiting that Uva is … Continue reading Wonderful Grapes at the Vineyard Hotel

Intriguing and Confusing – An Enigmatic Experience

CONSTANTIA UITSIG Thursday 26 January 2017 https://uitsig.co.za/ Experience: 3/5 Wines: 3/5 Uitsig, or more correctly Constantia Uitsig, was one of the last Constantia Valley wine estates I visited for tasting for the Cape Wine Lovers’ Society. There’s no special reason other than I have been here several times before. Even so, I never knew that … Continue reading Intriguing and Confusing – An Enigmatic Experience

“Swimming Pool” Wines for Now – or Leave until Later

CONSTANTIA GLEN Thursday 29 December 2016 http://www.constantiaglen.com/ Experience: 3/5 Wines: 3/5 Constantia Glen was bustling with holiday tourists and friends spilling out from the long farmhouse onto the terraces and lawns overlooking the Constantia Valley. My partner and I arrived mid-afternoon amid full December sunshine at this 60 hectare estate (29 hectares under cultivation) nestled … Continue reading “Swimming Pool” Wines for Now – or Leave until Later