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

Weekend Wines

The first weekend of 2018 was celebrated with great friends and equally great drinks. Friday night was get-together-night and I shared a meal with no fewer than 3 South Africa winemakers.  Needless to say there were many liquid options. I remember the following wines that I drank with braaied chicken and summer salad: Ataraxia Sauvignon… Read More Weekend Wines