More Still at Tanagra

TANAGRA WINERY & DISTILLERY 3 June 2017 http://www.tanagra-wines.co.za/ http://www.wackywineweekend.com/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 Tanagra Winery & Distillery was my final Wacky Wine Weekend tasting before I returned for a late Saturday afternoon meeting in Cape Town. The vineyard was conveniently on the road between McGregor and Robertson and an easy stop for me. As I … Continue reading More Still at Tanagra

In the Garage in the Heart of McGregor

BEMIND WYNE 3 June 2017 http://www.bemindwyne.co.za/ http://www.wackywineweekend.com/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 My Wacky Wine Weekend was coming to a close. Bemind Wyne in McGregor was en route to Cape Town from Lord’s Winery via Robertson. I was excited to visit as I had not been to a garagiste winemaker. Indeed, I had tasted but one … Continue reading In the Garage in the Heart of McGregor

Maiden Visit to Lord’s Bowled me Over

LORD’S WINERY 3 June 2017 http://www.lordswinery.com/ http://www.wackywineweekend.com/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4/5 I planned to visit the McGregor vineyards during my Wacky Wine Weekend Saturday, having stayed in McGregor for the festival. I reckoned too that the area might be a little less busy than in and around the Robertson wine farms over the busy weekend … Continue reading Maiden Visit to Lord’s Bowled me Over

Bon Courage and Bon Voyage

BON COURAGE WINE ESTATE 1 June 2017 https://www.boncourage.co.za/ http://www.wackywineweekend.com/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 4/5 The individual character of wine farms fascinates me. If Excelsior Wine Estate was for the enthusiast and aficionado, then Bon Courage Estate – only a few kilometres away - was ready to party. Preparations for a large number of Wacky Wine Weekend … Continue reading Bon Courage and Bon Voyage

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

Red Chair in the Morning

ROOIBERG WINERY 1 June 2017 https://www.rooiberg.co.za/ http://www.wackywineweekend.com/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 It was an early start to avoid the morning Cape Town traffic for the journey to Robertson for my first Wacky Wine Weekend. Darkness gave way to dusk to daylight on a chilly morn. Dense mist, barely more than head level, moulded itself into … Continue reading Red Chair in the Morning

Wacky – not Tacky – in Robertson

WACKY WINE WEEKEND 1-3 June 2017 http://www.wackywineweekend.com/ http://www.millstonepottery.co.za/millstone/index.php?id=1 http://www.temenos.org.za/restaurant Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4/5 Dense mist was little more than head high as I entered the Breede River Valley - colloquially known as the Valley of Wine and Roses - at the heart of Route 62. My destination, at least to start the day, was Rooiberg … Continue reading Wacky – not Tacky – in Robertson