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

Turn the Music UP

Encouraged by the #TourismForAll campaign to discover tourism opportunities in my neighbourhood I explored the potential of music tourism on the 7th day of September – Tourism Month. Sometimes opportunity for an outing comes from unexpected sources.  Listening to a live performance at the local high school is not something I would normally do on a… Read More Turn the Music UP

Vera Cruz – Mexico, Movie but foremost WINE

The Delheim Vera Cruz Shiraz 2009 is a winner.  One sip and there can be no argument that this is a five star wine.  It is bold and beautiful.  The tall, dark and handsome shiraz honours matriarch, Vera Sperling, and echoes the title of the property where the fruit is harvested – three kilometres from Delheim on Klapmutskop, between… Read More Vera Cruz – Mexico, Movie but foremost WINE