Today Hemel-en-Aarde is well-known for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. But it is the area’s Pinot Noir that stands out when it comes to awards and recognition. What other South African winegrowing region can lay claim to dominating a category such as Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir? Considering Platter listings and trade reviews confirm that the vineyards bordering… Read More Pioneering Pinot – Hamilton Russell Vineyards
My idea of a great time is sipping slowly on a Riedel montrachet glass filled with chilled velvety pale gold Chardonnay. A full mouthfeel that whispers sweet little nothings to my palate long after the liquid has disappeared. This is exactly what I did at the Hemel-en-Aarde Classic Chardonnay Celebration. After three Pinot Noir Celebrations today was the first Chardonnay version. Pinot… Read More Classic Chardonnay Celebration – An early Christmas?
The fourth Hermanus FynArts festival will start this week and run from 10 till 19 June. It’s chilly and the nights are long. All the more reason for adding a bit of art, culture, wine and food to lift the spirits. Top of the list has to be the Wine Plus series curated by art… Read More Five Hermanus FynArts things to do
What’s not to love about all the great wines produced in Hermanus and the surrounding vineyards? Amongst the many varietals available is my favourite – the fickle yet highly prized Pinot Noir. Access to the quality Pinot Noirs is one of the reasons why I love living in Hermanus. Hamilton Russell Vineyards planted vines almost forty years ago and initiated… Read More Why I♥Hermanus #6
Neal Martin’s Report on South African wines have been released and it highlights Hemel-en-Aarde as a favourite. Having tasted the best of the best Mr Martin reports ‘Take it from me, Hemel-en-Aarde is making serious, world-class Pinot Noir.’ On the list of the top 20 South African wines is Hemel-en-Aarde Valley’s 2013 Hamilton Russell Pinot… Read More Advocating Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot noir
Southern Right whales have been visiting the coast of Hermanus from June to November for many years. Since 1995 another Southern Right made an official annual appearance. A namesake that provides as much pleasure as the whales and also stays with us all year round even when the whales depart for better feeding grounds. This… Read More If it’s very right it can only be Southern Right