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.

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Hermanuspietersfontein - Walker Bay

This is a neat place to visit on a Saturday. The cellar door is not open for wine tastings on Saturdays however, they have a stall at the market held on their premises where you can try and buy their wines. At this stall you can try several of their wines and the person serving the wine is extremely helpful and informative.

We enjoyed the No.7 Sauvignon Blanc. This was very nice, crisp and tasty. I found the red wines very robust and dry. The desert wines were nice. There were only two white wines available to try, No.5 and No.7. We all agreed the No.7 was nicer.

The market is very nice. There are cheese, preserves, bread, cake and quiche stalls. There are several tables where you can sit down and enjoy the food and drink. Plates and metal cutlery is also available so you can enjoy your food with a little more style :-)

I highly recommend going to this Saturday market at Hermanuspietersfontein.

1 comment:

  1. We thoroughly enjoyed a bottle of the Bloudruk the other day!!