Farm two on the list!
I took a drive into Paarl and discovered a great Pinotage at Rhebokskloof (around a 45 minute drive out of Cape Town).
When you enter the wine tasting room, it is like walking into an old stately home.
It is perfect for cooler days as it has one huge fire place and large oak tables. Perfect for larger groups of people.
R20 to taste five wines.
First on the list was this Rhebokskloof MCC 2008 made from 100% Chardonnay grapes. It was matured for 10 months in french oak barrels and second fermentation in the bottle for 60 months. You will notice the beautiful golden colour – it is like pouring liquid gold! It is dry, and probably best enjoyed as an apertif. Experience a creamy texture with hints of biscuits on the nose. R210 a bottle and has won a double Michelangelo award!
I loved this Pinotage 2014! Blackberries, prunes and oak spices. A beautiful deep colour and easy on the palate. I bought two bottles to enjoy and at R100 each, great value for money.
Rhebokskloof 61.5% (67% service, 28% food, 83% wine, 68% location)
Not suitable for children
Good for large groups (2-10+ people)
Best in the Winter months.
Have a look at my experience below: