Pioneering Pinot – Hamilton Russell Vineyards

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

Classic Chardonnay Celebration – An early Christmas?

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?

Why I♥Hermanus #6

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