2 Pocket Friendly Summer Sippers From Piekenierskloof


Now that the snow has melted on the lower mountain, spring is truly here and the warm sunny days mean summer is just around the corner.

A summer sipper, in my opinion, starts with a screw-cap, is affordable and usually white. This past weekend, I stumbled upon two wines from the Piekenierskloof Wine Company that tick all the boxes.

Six Hats Chenin Blanc

Over the past couple of months, my love affair with Chenin Blanc has grown stronger and stronger. Whether it’s a full-bodied wooded Chenin or just an everyday quaffer, I’m seduced by the cultivars high acidity and fruity undertones. The Six Hats Chenin Blanc 2016 fits into the second category. The name comes from the company’s six principles philosophy – “Partnership, Potential, Change, Equity, Dignity and Sustainability”. For only R50 this white is easy on the palate and pocket and suitable for any occasion. Throw a fish or chicken dish into the mix and you have a winning combination.

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Six Hats Chenin Blanc

Stonedance Sauvignon Blanc

I can’t remember when last I came across a wine that costs a mere R35. I was a bit worried at first, but thought – what the heck! Let’s find out what R35 tastes like. The Stonedance Sauvignon Blanc is by no means a serious wine. The grapes are sourced from Fairtrade certified vineyards predominantly in the Swartland region. If you are looking for a wine to enjoy with your next Chinese take-out, then this is the one.

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Stonedance Sauvignon Blanc