Why I♥Hermanus #6

What’s not to love about all the great wines produced in Hermanus and the surrounding vineyards?

Amongst the many varietals available is my favourite – the fickle yet highly prized Pinot Noir.  Access to the quality Pinot Noirs is one of the reasons why I love living in Hermanus.

Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noirs
Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noirs

Hamilton Russell Vineyards planted vines almost forty years ago and initiated a route that is today well known for its Pinot Noirs. Twelve producers of Pinot Noirs are found in close proximity within Hemel-en-Aarde and not one of these will disappoint.  Whalehaven, Bouchard Finlayson, La Vierge, Sumaridge, Newton Johnson, Restless River, Ataraxia, Creation, Storm Wines, Crystallum and Domaine des Dieux have joined Hamilton Russell Vineyards in their pursuit of making outstanding Pinot Noirs.

Not far from Hemel-en-Aarde Benguela Cove and Seven Springs have added the heartbreak grape to their portfolios.  In doing so they extended the range available to those who feel like Miles Raymond in the movie Sideways…  “Oh its flavours, they’re just the most haunting and brilliant and thrilling and subtle and… ancient on the planet”.

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