Every year the South African wine industry and its supporters look forward to the Platter’s by Diners Club announcement. Overberg winemakers did well in bringing many stars home and I look forward to working my way down the list. Alheit Vineyards, situated in Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge, has to be singled out for the 5 five stars… Read More Platter’s Wine Stars of the Overberg
Platter’s by Diners Club South African Wine Guide 2020 – a mouth-full for what is essentially known as the Platter’s Wine Guide – turns 40! For a wine guide 40 IS 40 and every single colour coded publication added to the bulky book we consult when we need some wine guidance. The first Platter’s published in 1980 cost… Read More Platter’s Celebrates 40 Years of Wine
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?
Hermanus Wine Route is only 18 kilometers long but the tasting options are endless. The route is well known for its quality Pinot noirs and Chardonnays and it was Chardonnay that I was after on 23 May – International Chardonnay day. There are a number of Chardonnays to choose from and they will please any fickle… Read More Chardonnay takes me away