Domaine des Dieux – Hemel-en-Aarde Sparkle

Domaine Des Dieux won the prize as South Africa’s Best Cap Classique last week in the annual Amorim Cap Classique Challenge.  Owner Sharon Parnell, daughter Megan and Wine Ambassador, Shane Mullis, are 3 of the personalities most visible in this business who received the same acknowledgement in 2014. The Domaine des Dieux Claudia Brut MCC 2012,… Read More Domaine des Dieux – Hemel-en-Aarde Sparkle

International Champagne Day #ChampagneDay

Everyone is in agreement that we should be celebrating every day with champagne! But its like birthdays.  It is still better if there is a day dedicated to sparkling bubbles. On the Cape Whale Coast  we have a number of bubblies that we can toast with. Hermanus has the following MCCs on the market: Hermanuspietersfontein Maria Elisabet… Read More International Champagne Day #ChampagneDay

Hemel-en-Aarde Rhone Blends #TourismForAll

Hemel-en-Aarde is mainly known for Pinot Noir.  The Cape winter demands something bigger, something bolder.  Step in Rhone blends.  A combination of the Rhone varietals: Syrah/Shiraz for colour and darker fruit flavours, Grenache for aging ability, Mourvedre for structure, Viognier for aroma and Cinsault for softness. Voila! You have red perfection ready for slow sipping. The dramatics… Read More Hemel-en-Aarde Rhone Blends #TourismForAll

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

Five Hermanus Wine Route Rosé wines to try this holiday

If a meal without wine is like a day without sunshine then a holiday without Rosé is like a year without a celebration. Rosé adds colour, atmosphere and cheerfulness to any get-together – an absolute requirement for the festive season. The fresh, light salmon tinge and juicy mouthfeel of Hermanuspietersfontein’s Bloos makes it acceptable to drink at… Read More Five Hermanus Wine Route Rosé wines to try this holiday

Domaine des Dieux sparkles

The 2014 Amorim Méthode Cap Classique Challenge ended with an extra sparkle when Hemel-en-Aarde producer Domaine des Dieux took honours as the Best Brut Blend and the best South Africa Cap Classique. Domaine des Dieux‘s 2009 Claudia is responsible for these distinguished awards.  Claudia is a blend of Pinot noir and Chardonnay grapes from Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge and named after owner, Sharon Parnell’s,… Read More Domaine des Dieux sparkles