New wine farm in Franschhoek!

What a treat it was to attend the opening of Paserene Wine farm situated on the R45 in Franschhoek. The tasting room is an architectural dream, with views overlooking a small lake and towering mountains – especially at sunset. This Read more

Hartenberg Chardonnay 2016

Hartenberg has a new release Chardonnay 2016 which I enjoyed with a cheese platter.   Grapes for the wine were handpicked early in the morning in order to capture the subtle primary flavours that this variety is well known for. Read more

Tokara launches premium MCC

I attended the launch of Tokara‘s premium, 100% Chardonnay MCC with outgoing winemaker Miles Mossop. This MCC has been 12 years in the making and the first release, a 2011 has only 3000 bottles produced. Just look at the unique Read more

Vriesenhof refreshed range for Spring

Now that the warmer days are creeping in, I tasted this new and refreshed unwooded Chardonnay 2016 from Vriesenhof Vineyards. If you are not a fan of Chardonnay, but love white wine then unwooded is definitely a good way to start Read more

Glen Carlou celebrates 30 years of Chardonnay

Glen Carlou is celebrating their 30th Chardonnay harvest. Established in 1985, the picturesque Simondium estate may be a young gun among its more time-honoured neighbours, but has nonetheless managed to make a name for itself as one of South Africa’s leading Read more

68 of 800 – Journey’s End, Stellenbosch

Wine farm 68 of 800 is Journey’s End – right at the end of the Stellenbosch Wine Route. Their tasting room is nestled up in the vineyards with panoramic views overlooking Gordon’s Bay and the Indian ocean. The farm was purchased Read more