Breede River Valley, Western Cape

Robertson Winery

Natural Sweet Red Ruby Cabernet

Mildly sweet and very smooth with no bitterness during or after. A wonderful fireside treat to share with a loved one or friends. Casual is a great description. — a day ago

Tracy Bowen
with Tracy

Chamonix Winery

Feldspar Franschhoek Valley Pinot Noir

Peppery and smoky. Masculine wine. Dried and pressed herbs and leather/tobacco notes. — 9 days ago

Frank SchusterDeborah Schuster
with Frank and Deborah

Hamilton Russell Vineyards

Hemel-en-Aarde Valley Pinot Noir 2017

David T
9.2

Anthony took us to the tasting room in their Cellar to taste the Hamilton Russell line of wines.

This is why you come down to this region, the Pinot Noirs. They are Burgundian in style. Nice red and blue fruits with very gentle wood use and about 13% ABV. Quite enjoyable.

Photos of; the Hamilton Russell Vineyard, a bronze statue of Anthony’s father wearing Anthony’s hat. It was his father who founded Russell Hamilton back in 1975. He was also CEO of one of the largest US advertising agencies, JWT or J. Walter Thompson. Our tasting setup in the cellar and a long view of their property and house on the hilltop.
— a month ago

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Sadie Family

Die Ouwingerdreeks Skurfberg Chenin Blanc 2017

Skurfing. It was a thing back in the day. — 14 days ago

James EhrmanTyson Caly
with James and Tyson
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Alheit Vineyards

hemelrand Vine Garden Roussanne Blend 2015

Pretty interesting South African white blend. Very dry, lemon drop sweetness and bitterness. — 5 days ago

Hamilton Russell Vineyards

Braemar Hemel-en-Aarde Valley Muscadet

David T
9.1

This is their private label sticky wine. I believe it’s named is derived from their house name. It’s made from Muscat de Frontgnan or aka Muscadel.

I don’t believe they sell it. It’s their own dessert wine for themselves and guests. They also make olive oil and keep a bee farm to produce honey. They gifted us a jar and we can’t wait to try it.

Photos of; the view from Anthony & Olive’s terrace back onto their property, Anthony & I in deep wine discussion (what a pleasure to get to know and an amazing treasure trove of South African wine knowledge), the view from their dining room looking out to their terrace and one of the vineyards.
— a month ago

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Stony Brook Vineyards

Ovidius Tempranillo

Omg yas, huge wine. High alcohol to start but mellows after airing. Dark fruits balanced by oak. Bought at the vineyard in Franschhoek — 4 days ago

La Verne Wines

Crusader Robertson Cabernet Sauvignon

Goes in strong, but weak taste after you swallow. — a month ago

Chamonix Winery

Reserve Franschhoek Valley Sauvignon Blanc Sémillon 2016

Good blend and good effort not my personal favorite but it’s still a well made wine. — 9 days ago

Frank SchusterDeborah Schuster
with Frank and Deborah

Hamilton Russell Vineyards

Hemel-en-Aarde Valley Chardonnay 2018

David T
9.3

Anthony took us to the tasting room in their Cellar to taste the Hamilton Russell line of wines.

Chardonnay are after Pinot’s in our tasting. This was one of my favorite Chardonnays out of all the ones we tasted.

Again, very Burgundian in style. Nice ripe, gentle fruit of citrus and tropicals. 13% ABV and mostly all neutral oak.

Photos of, the Hamilton Russell Vineyard, Anthony’s pouring our tasting, barrels around our tasting, and a long view of their property and house on the hilltop.
— a month ago

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