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.

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Jason's Hill

My friend and I visited this winery on our way to Worcester. The location is very nice and the vibe here is very relaxed.

The lady who served us in the tasting room was very polite and friendly. There isn't really any seating in here (except for the two seats you can see in the following photo), so you do the tasting standing. There are some tables and chairs outside, on a nice day it would be awesome if one could do a tasting out there.

I cannot find my tasting notes on the wine at this winery, though I shall keep looking!! I do remember that I enjoyed the Sparkling Rose, as I bought two bottles of it. It is light, semi sweet and easy to drink. My boyfriend and I recently had a bottle of that at a braai and it went down really well.

After our tasting, we had lunch upstairs in the restaurant and enjoyed a nice meal there.

We walked around the premises after lunch. At the back of the building there are monkeys, they are very cute!! I was informed that they also have a picnic area here at Jason's Hill. Though I am not sure if you can therefore bring your own picnic or if they provide picnic baskets.

This is the view from the restaurant:

Overall, it was a nice, pleasant and relaxed experience at Jason's Hill. If you are out this way, and have an hour to spare, I think it is worth your while visiting this winery.

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