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, 28 November 2012

Christmas Blind Wine Tasting - Methode Cap Classique

This year I am holding another blind MCC tasting for the Christmas wine tasting event.

This year it is going to be at The Cape Town Club (behind the Mount Nelson Hotel) on Thursday the 13th of December. It starts at 6.30pm and will finish no later than 10pm. There is a prize (a bottle of Methode Cap Classique) for the best dressed on the night.

There will be canapes on arrival and again at half time. These will be made by the chef at The Cape Town Club.

We will be trying ten MCCs in two flights. After we have tried all ten wines we will do a vote to see which MCCs are liked the most and then I will reveal where each wine is from and the price.
During the night we will play the "steal the Christmas present" game. This is a lot of fun and everyone will walk away at the end of the night with a Christmas present.

If you would like to join my wine club and attend this Christmas blind MCC tasting please contact me on westerncapewineries@gmail.com. 

1 comment:

  1. The most attractive and cutest thing of Christmas is that the cap, I really like that cap.