The 5th Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir Celebration included events on the different farms. I was fortunate enough to make the Creation guest list. I spent the morning tasting Burgundian Pinot Noirs along that of Hemel-en-Aarde Creation Pinots.
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
When the clock strikes 12… I was sipping South Africa’s original Méthode Cap Classique – Kaapse Vonkel – with family and friends. Producer Simonsig has been making this bubbly at their Stellenbosch winery since 1971 and it continues to rake in awards. Celebrations continued on the 1st of January. I have 2 close friends with… Read More Drinks I had for New Year
2016 gave me a lot to think about and provided plenty of memories. Many of these I am pleased to leave behind. In a last effort to make the year count I took a road trip with my sister and was left with the same satisfaction after drinking a glass of good Chardonnay at the perfect… Read More The Magic of Sisterhood #family
Springfield wines have always been a favourite. Their Robertson wine drinks well and their story tells well. The winery has been around forever – or so it seems. The brother and sister team heading the business is the fourth generation to do so. Its not just about the wine, it is about the sharing of… Read More Springfield Wine Estate, Robertson
It is finally happening. I am off to Burgundy and there is very little stopping me now. Living in Hermanus we have our own “Burgundy”. Not only is one of my favourite restaurants called “Burgundy” but the Hemel-en-Aarde is also known for their quality Burgundian style wines – South Africa’s Pinot noir and Chardonnay haven. Thanks… Read More A dream comes true…Burgundy here I come!