Sax ‘n’ Berg at the Vineyard

SAXENBURG WINE ESTATE Monday 7 August 2017 http://saxenburg.co.za/ https://www.vineyard.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 It has been a while since I have been to the Vineyard Hotel, Newlands, for a Monday evening wine tasting. Tonight, it was the turn of Saxenburg to showcase 4 of their wines. I introduced myself to Paula, their representative, as she … Continue reading Sax ‘n’ Berg at the Vineyard

Wine on the Slopes at Chamonix

CHAMONIX WINE FARM Saturday 29 July 2017 http://www.chamonix.co.za/ Experience: 3/5 Wines: 4/5 Shinell, our Wine Tram host, had explained that many Franschhoek wine farms are named after the region in France from where the original Huguenots came. Whilst Chamonix is an area in the Alps to the North of Mont Blanc in France, I am … Continue reading Wine on the Slopes at Chamonix

On Yonder Hill There Stands a Vineyard!

YONDER HILL WINES Thursday 6 July 2017 http://www.yonderhill.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 Yonder Hill was one of those wine farms with a familiar name and whose wines I had tasted from time to time at different festivals - at Stellenbosch and at Tyger Valley - but where I have never been to. South of Stellenbosch … Continue reading On Yonder Hill There Stands a Vineyard!

Fun(ny) Times at Lourensford

LOURENSFORD WINE ESTATE Thursday 6 July 2017 https://lourensford.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 It was more than a year ago when I last visited Lourensford and that was not for wine tasting. I was there for Mountain Rescue search dog training. I remember lying in dense grass on slopes above the vineyards waiting to be found … Continue reading Fun(ny) Times at Lourensford

Straw Berry Yields for e-Ver-gelegen

VERGELEGEN WINES Thursday 6 July 2017 http://www.vergelegen.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 Today was Helderberg day, or so it started. I had wanted to visit the Waterskloof Wine Estate ever since tasting their wines at the Vineyard Hotel in Cape Town. I didn’t check beforehand but found it closed for refurbishment. Surprisingly, for an estate of … Continue reading Straw Berry Yields for e-Ver-gelegen

It’s High Time Again

HIGH CONSTANTIA WINE CELLAR Wednesday 5 July 2017 http://highconstantia.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 I have always wanted to bring my partner to High Constantia since I first visited in February. There are few wine farms or estates I have returned to yet, preferring to explore anew. There’s so much choice in the Western Cape. When … Continue reading It’s High Time Again

Trading Wines in the City Bowl

STEELE WINES TRADE SHOW 26 June 2017 kara@winepair.co.za http://www.theginbar.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 64a Wale Street, Cape Town was the address. 3pm was the time. Hidden behind the Honest Chocolate shop, through a very French-looking stone-walled courtyard, and up wooden stairs was The Gin Bar. This was where the Steele Wines Trade Show was being … Continue reading Trading Wines in the City Bowl