There are so many fashions when it comes to wine but Cabernet Sauvignon from Simonsberg is the quintessential Stellenbosch varietal. It shows its terroir and makes the winelands fward proud. Stellenbosch is experiencing a huge resurgence in Cabernet Sauvignon because everyone has figured out that Cabernet works. Norma Ratcliffe of Warwick Wines joined Hermanus FynArts… Read More Simonsberg Cabernet Sauvignon – Best of Stellenbosch?
Historic Meerlust Estate was established fifteen kilometres from Stellenbosch in 1693, thirty-four years after the first South African grapes were crushed for wine in Constantia. Original proprietor, German Henning Huising, named the estate “pleasure from the sea” for its proximity to False Bay. Meerlust is classified as a National Monument and today home to eighth generation… Read More Charmed by Cape history
It was the right weather to focus on Cabernet Sauvignon and we had the right person opening the window to site specific Cabernets from Stellenbosch. Neil Ellis guided tasters on a map from Meerlust to Jordan, Kaapzicht, Kanonkop, Thelema, Neil Ellis, Vriesenhof, Rust & Vrede and Vergelegen. All wines were from the same 2010 vintage.… Read More Cabernet adds warmth to a winter’s day