Rickety Tram Passengers at Rickety Bridge

RICKETY BRIDGE Saturday 29 July 2017 http://www.ricketybridgewinery.com/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 Tasting at Rickety Bridge was a ‘no brainer’ for our trip on the Red Line of the Stellenbosch Wine Tram. We had already visited Maison and Chamonix but these had been by tram-bus. Now we had the chance of travelling on the tram itself … Continue reading Rickety Tram Passengers at Rickety Bridge

Second Helping – and Tasting – at Oak Valley

OAK VALLEY WINES Sunday 2 July 2017 http://www.oakvalley.co.za/ Experience: 5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 I recall writing after my first visit to Oak Valley on 5 March 2017 that I must bring my partner here. Today was the day. I booked a table for lunch and we made the trip for a leisurely Sunday day out from … Continue reading Second Helping – and Tasting – at Oak Valley

A Myth, a Princess, History and Destruction, 2 Names and 4 Styles – Shiraz with Pizzazz

SHIRAZ EXPERIENCE AT LA MOTTE ESTATE 22 June 2017 https://www.la-motte.com/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 It is always a pleasure to taste a single cultivar wine from many winemakers on one occasion. I much enjoyed the Pinotage and Biltong Festival at L’Avenir Estate and the Cabernet Franc Carnival at Avontuur Estate. Today gave me the opportunity … Continue reading A Myth, a Princess, History and Destruction, 2 Names and 4 Styles – Shiraz with Pizzazz

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!