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.

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Peter Falke

My friends and I went to this winery after visiting three others in the area. One of my friends had suggested this place because they like the vibe, and that it is a nice place to relax and enjoy a bottle of wine.

The tasting room is very nice with a funky vibe to it.

The wine is nicely displayed in the tasting room. As you can see, they have used ribbons on the display wines and are not affraid to use colour. The wine here ranges from R70 for a Sauvignon Blanc to R240 a bottle for the Signature Blend. They have two Sauvigon Blancs, they are both very nice!! The SB 2009 (R85) I found was fruity and smooth. The Signature SB 209 (R115) was more rounded, smooth, and less fruity tasting.

The outdoor section is very nice, the atmosphere is relaxed and enjoyable. I was the only one to do a tasting in my group (the rest bought a bottle of wine instead), and the lady was really kind to allow me to do the tasting outside.

Be sure to check out this winery when out this way, it truly is a nice place to visit and a great place to enjoy a bottle of wine with friends. 

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