Wed 01 Jun 2016

Postcards From Stellenbosch

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Kanonkop is an essential stop on any visit to Stellenbosch, even more important now they are supplying our Exhibition Pinotage, which returns this autumn.

Kanonkop’s Paul Sauer – named after the Kriges’ grandfather – is one of the Cape’s best-known Bordeaux-style blends. Look out for the mature 2008 coming in July and impressive 2009 in our August Fine Wine List.

Kanonkop Paul Sauer

This handsome selection appears in the refurbished tasting room on the estate. There is now a small gallery of local art, as well as cheese platters to order & BYO picnic opportunity for summer visitors.

Warwick Estate
The now super-fashionable Land Rover Defender (always iconic, now sadly no longer being produced) has long been the wine farm’s vehicle of choice. Warwick has adapted two for its Wine Safaris which offer a great (if bumpy!) way of visiting the vineyards.

Warwick Estate Safari

Hopefully the experience will not cause you to call on your travel insurance, and I suspect small children would not be allowed, but there’s a play area to cater for them too. Also note these do require booking in advance. Warwick really has thought of everything.

Warwick's Mike Ratcliffe and my colleague Steve Farrow

Warwick’s Mike Ratcliffe and my colleague Steve Farrow

The weather was more autumnal on our visit but we did not miss the opportunity for spectacular views and a brief tutorial on the Simonsberg-Stellenbosch ward (appellation), which is home to some of the Cape’s top producers of Bordeaux grapes.

Look out for more on this buying trip soon on Travels In Wine.

Jo Locke MW
Society Buyer

Comments

  1. Jeff Richardson says:

    Please could we have the Warwick Three Cape Ladies back on the list?

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