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.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Painted Wolf Tasting and Keenwa Peruvian Food at the Rooftop Bar in De Waterkant

Join my next Western Cape Wineries wine tasting on the 26th of November at 6.30pm with Winemaker Jeremy Borg from Painted Wolf.

Jeremy Borg, the winemaker of Painted Wolf wines will be there to introduce us to his wines. Not only are his wines fantastic and there is a great story behind his wine (the wild dogs) but Jeremy has a ton of stories, so you are up for a treat!!

We have an awesome venue for this months tasting at The Rooftop Bar at 71 Waterkant Street, Cape Town.

For this tasting I have arranged for Keenwa (awesome Peruvian restaurant across the road from the Rooftop bar) to do the catering. They will be making several snacks for us to enjoy on arrival and at half time, these will include:

Welcome tapas -
Choros a la Chalaca (mussels with onion, tomatoes, corn and lime, served cold)

Main -
Rocotos (pepperdews stuffed with lamb mince, served with a creamy cheese dressing) AND
Enrollado de quinoa - fresh fish and peppers rolled in quinoa (sushi-like)
Tequenos - Cheese and pastry sticks with guacamole
The cost for this evening is R250 pp. This includes the wine tasting, venue and snacks.

To book please make payment in to the following bank account using your name + 26 Nov as the reference:

Christine Andrews
Account #: 62401949013
Branch #: 250655.
Savings account

Please send your proof of payment to westerncapewineries@gmail.com. If you pay for others then please include their names in the email so I can add them to the guest list.

Anyone is welcome to join my wine club, so please don't hesitate to get a group of friends, family or colleagues together for a fun wine evening.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me on westerncapewineries@gmail.com.

You can also follow the WCW wine club on https://www.facebook.com/pages/Western-Cape-Wineries/149234295153096?ref=hl