Pioneering Pinot – Hamilton Russell Vineyards

Today Hemel-en-Aarde is well-known for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.  But it is the area’s Pinot Noir that stands out when it comes to awards and recognition.  What other South African winegrowing region can lay claim to dominating a category such as Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir?  Considering Platter listings and trade reviews confirm that the vineyards bordering… Read More Pioneering Pinot – Hamilton Russell Vineyards

Wine Tasting at The Frame House, Hemel-en-Aarde

Bosman Family Vineyards opened their Hermanus tasting room this week. The structure adds meaning to the name – The Frame House at Bosman Hermanus. Drive up Hemel-en-Aarde Road towards Caledon. Just past La Vierge take a shotleft onto the Karwyderskraal Road. 1,6 km along this road and…VOILA you can taste wine. Good Hemel-en-Aarde wine with the… Read More Wine Tasting at The Frame House, Hemel-en-Aarde

Overberg Country Lunch… the journey continues

Sunday lunch is my reward for another week well done.  A small celebration which requires good food and wine.  Not far from my home in Vermont is the restaurant Forage.  Situated on the wine and olive farm, Wildekrans, Forage must be one of the Overberg’s finest eateries. A perfect country setting for a lazy, indulging Sunday… Read More Overberg Country Lunch… the journey continues