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

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

Hout Bay Vineyards – Simply the Best!

HOUT BAY VINEYARDS Sunday 28 May 2017 http://www.houtbayvineyards.co.za/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 It was a typical grey May day in Cape Town as I ventured up Constantia Nek. Constantia Mist and Silvermist vineyards are named so for a reason. The sun was trying its best as my altitude declined and I arrived at Hout Bay … Continue reading Hout Bay Vineyards – Simply the Best!

I-own-a Wine Farm!

IONA WINE FARM Friday 12 May 2017 http://www.iona.co.za/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 There are times during wine tasting when one unexpected moment changes the entire direction or recollection of the tasting. It could be a particular wine, for example the 2016 Chenin Blanc at DeMorgenzon or 2016 Estate Chardonnay at Hamilton Russell, which are the … Continue reading I-own-a Wine Farm!

Good Things Come in Twos – at Southern Right too!

SOUTHERN RIGHT Friday 12 May 2017 http://www.southernright.co.za/ Experience: 3/5 (Tasting Room closed) Wines: 4.5/5 The Hamilton Russell dynasty does things in pairs. Hamilton Russell vineyards grow Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and produce 2 single variety Estate wines only. Ashbourne Wines, that border the Hamilton Russell property to the East and founded by Anthony Hamilton Russell … Continue reading Good Things Come in Twos – at Southern Right too!

The Italian Collection at the Vineyard

NOBILE COLLEZIONE ITALIAN WINE IMPORTER Monday 8 May 2017 https://www.nobilecollezione.com/ https://www.vineyard.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 Return to the Vineyard Hotel was welcome as I had missed a few Monday tasting evenings whilst away from Cape Town. I was keen to return for another reason too. Italian wines were being offered, a departure from those usually … Continue reading The Italian Collection at the Vineyard

Simonsig Excellence Today with a Traditional Legacy

SIMONSIG ESTATE Thursday 20 April 2017 http://www.simonsig.co.za/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 The road from Glenelly Estate to the Simonsig Estate passed many iconic and big name vineyards: Morgenhof, Edgbaston, L’Avenir, Remhoogte, Deux Frères, Muratie, Delheim and Quion Rock, to name just a few. I reflected as I passed by how the well-known estates often disappoint. … Continue reading Simonsig Excellence Today with a Traditional Legacy