Welcome to the Western Cape Wineries - a kiwi's opinion blog

I originally set up this blog to help foreigners have an enjoyable experience when visiting the western cape wineries in South Africa.

I realised that it is very difficult for a tourist to choose where to go and which wineries to visit, when you have 600+ wine producers to choose from.

When I first moved to SA December 2010, my palate struggled to adjust to SA wine, b
ut after living here for a while and after visiting over 100+ wine estates, I have found many wines which I really like and can highly recommend.

Admittingly, when you come from another country it is hard not to compare the wine in SA to what you are used to back home. However, once you realise they are not the same (they have their own characteristics due to the different soil, climate etc) and appreciate their wines for being SA wines, it will improve your opinion and experience of the wines immediately.

If you are staying in SA for a while, don't dispair, your palate will change, and you will soon find yourself liking SA wine over your home countries wine!!

I hope my blog will help wine lovers have an enjoyable wine experience while in SA.

Please note: I am not a wine connoisseur. The comments I write about the wine is mostly for my own benefit of having them on record.

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Delaire - Stellenbosch

This is a much raved about winery. It has beautiful views, the place is very modern, and was recently renovated.

Sitting outside soaking up the views while doing a wine tasting is just fab. However, I did not find any of the wines to be some thing to rave about. If you are out this way, be sure to visit this place.

I didn't eat at this winery, but if looks are anything to go by, it should be a nice meal.

This is one of the first wineries I visited when I came to Cape Town, so perhaps I should go again now that my opinion of SA wines has improved.

1 comment:

  1. Wow Chrissy this blog is great, wish it was available when we went to SA.
    Our group visited this winery and was very impressed.
    The scenery and winery is stunning, service and decor was very impressive.
    Any body do a wine trail you must put this place on your list, you won't be dissapointed.