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.

Friday, 28 September 2012

Hillcrest ten year celebration

Hillcrest was very kind to invite my boyfriend and I to their ten year celebration.

It was in a marquee in the quary, I always love this venue for their events.

We were there to celebrate Graham's ten years wine making at Hillcrest.

The venue was nicely decorated for the evening. There were heaps of really delicious canapes!!

The wine was very nice, we tried four Sauvignon Blancs. Sauvignon Blanc 2011 R60 a bottle, was nicely balanced, slightly grassy, soft, I liked it. The Sauvignon Blanc 2012 R60 a bottle, was green, fresh, perfect on a hot day, and it has very strong flavours.  The Celebration Sauvignon Blanc 2012 was R90 a bottle, there is a limited amount of this wine for sale. Last of all was the Relief Sauvignon Blanc 2012. I liked the lable on this bottle. It shows a 360 degree view from the point where the Relief Sauvignon Blanc grapes come from, its pretty cool I think. This was very nice, balanced and had good flavour, it sells for R120 a bottle.

Congratulations to Graham for a successful ten years at Hillcrest. Thanks again for inviting us to share in this celebration with you.

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