Top Wines Of April 2020

Here are our top wines of last month: Metzer Montane Chenin Blanc 2018 ? 96 (read original review here) Craven The Firs Vineyard Syrah 2019 ? 95 (read


Newton Johnson Windansea Pinot Noir 2018

Pinot Noir, as we all know, is capricious to grow and often confounding to taste but when everything comes together for good, it is capable of truly


Bouchard Finlayson Galpin Peak Pinot Noir 2018

At R394 a bottle from the farm, Galpin Peak Pinot Noir 2018 from Bouchard Finlayson in Hemel en Aarde Valley is not cheap, costing more than Paul Cluver


Newton Johnson Family Vineyards Pinot Noir 2018

A blend of grapes from three different vineyards on this Upper Hemel-en-Aarde property, the 2018 vintage is an extremely attractive rendition of the


Tim James: Terroir, Imagination And Flair At Restless River

In April 2013 I visited Craig and Anne Wessels? small Klein Hemel farm in the Upper Hemel-en-Aarde (the first journalist to do so, I like to think; I went


Tim James: On Drinking More Mature Wines

Spending three months or so tasting wines and brandies for Platter is always interesting and a privilege, and frequently a pleasure. But it does mean that


Tim James: Welcoming Innovation And Experiment At The Cwg

Things are looking good at the Cape Winemakers Guild. I suggested in my last column that there?s a renewed spirit of camaraderie and wine-excitement in


2019 Cwg Auction Wines Rated

The 35th Nedbank CWG Auction is open to the public and will be held at the Spier Conference Centre outside Stellenbosch on Saturday, 5 October 2019 (buyer


Newton Johnson Full Stop Rock 2017

Newton Johnson in Upper Hemel en Aarde, Full Stop Rock selling for around R180 a bottle the understudy to Granum which sells for R345 or so. The 2017


Check Out The Things To Do In Hermanus With Your Friends

Check out the ?THINGS TO DO IN HERMANUS? just in case you are around for business or pleasure and want quality activities to engage in for the duration that you can spare. It is not just about relaxin