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Loved the Theuniskraal Riesling, some things never change!
The cellar has a chilly modern structural design and they house a very peculiar art collection. The available wines were good enough but sadly, the woman in the tasting centre had no concern in her guests.
We visited the estate in March and since we have converted to Krone! I never realised that Twee Jonge Gezellen produces the famous Krone Champers. We really enjoyed the cellar tour and fell in love with the Krone Rosé Brut. At the estate, we purchased case of the 2002 vintage and were lucky to find the last bottle of the 2001 vintage last week at Makro. The vintages are equally good, but you could taste that the 2001 vintage had more intensity.
This is the first Rosé that we liked. Every friend we have now introduced to Krone believes that we have imported it from France! It gives us such amusement to inform them that it is a local MCC from a small town called Tulbagh!
With a nose of red berries, baked apples and toast. Every sip you take is sexier and more pleasing than the last. The finish just lingers on in your mouth. One bottle of Krone is never enough……
If you have a good afternoon, with clear warm skies, head to Morgenster! sit on the porch with their red blend and enjoy the scenery lovely wines they make with great olive oils
Not only does this farm boast a variety of K9′s and horses, but also a supreme variety of stunning wines and we had the pleasure of tasting them all. Being a huge red wine addict myself (as the name suggests), I was pleasantly surprised by the unique and flavourful combination each wine had to offer. My favourite was the FMC (an icon chenin indeed), priced at R240, a pleasure worth purchasing if you want to spoil your tastebuds, in moderation of course. I also enjoyed annemie with her down to earth, no-thrills attitude, introducing every wine like it was a member of her family or a close friend. We didn’t see much of the farm, but the little we did see left a memorable impression. Overall a delightful experience and highly recommended.
This is a true wine farm, with the emphasis on farm. This is echoed from the time you enter and drive down the dirt road until you are greeted by a lazy cat, stretching out to greet you when arrive at the cellar/tasting area. The city-kid in me was screaming of delight. The farm clearly had the same effect on those who had to labour there. A very, slow and laid back tasting followed and it was clear that all their effort wasn’t spent on entertaining visitors with thrills and elaborate decor and gardens. Instead, all their sweat were invested in making their full range of port. The experience was good, the port a surprise and the farm a rustic delight.
It was a pleasure having you over at our farm and we look forward to sharing another glass of wine with you again. Just a quick note to add to the Shiraz Grenache blend you mentioned in your article; we are actually the only farm in Stellenbosch area to grow the granache grape.
See you soon
Ken Forrester Vineyards
That owl decided that the best place, to learn how to fly, was around the winery. We often spot him chilling on the other side of the pond watching the visitors come and go.
He’s part of a much bigger owl family that lives on the bottom half of the farm. I think, if my calculations are correct, he’s 12th generation Moreson Owl.
very good wines indeed and a lovely setting, still remember tasting there with some friends also very close to closing time and managed to have a good time, such a good time in fact the one friend reversed into the ditch behind the parking, should we blame the wine?
one of my favorite vineyards, classic setting, excellent wines all the time!
An amazing vineyard, personally they got the best MCC in the country! have good memories drinking and eating oysters all afternoon there! the people and staff are great, the son took us on the tour of the Cellar, very good!
a very Architect design and place, art gallery is well done, the wines we’re very good, but just sad to find out that the Provenance red 2005 was all sold out so none to taste!
yes indeed this place is very nice, and keep an eye out for the owl by the tasting centre. their wines are good, but theKrone MCC from Twee Jonge Gezellen is much better, but hey i can’t judege for other people! taste is personal
We left feeling similarly. Whilst the foreigners were regaled with information pertaining to the wines they were tasting, we were just given a splash of the next wine when the ‘helper’ wandered past, I have a feeling the ‘tasting technicians’ thought we were students out on the piss.
More attention was given, and bigger splashes offered when I asked for a trade price list, but by then it was a little too late.
Enjoyed the Cabernet.
We love this place for the picnic on the lawns. It has a superb ambience and is nice and close to Cape Town so its easy to meet for lunch with friends there. We had our wedding anniversary here with about 30 guests. That was last year. Just last week we went to a friend’s retirement party and again it was fabulous. It started at 12 and we drifted away at 5 so it must have been good! There is a huge Norfolk Island Pine which offers good shade though one has to move the tables and chairs with the moving shade as the afternoon progresses. Adrienne caters very well for one or two, or for large numbers and we have never had a bad experience; plus the picnic is very reasonably priced and offers really good value. The only negative is the flies indoors at the serving area, because this is horse country but we were pleased to see that Adrienne had her kitchen staff chasing them away Curiously there were zero flies where we were eating outside.
Vir verskeie jare drink ek net Olof Berg brandewyn. Ek het 16/03/2009 tot 22/03/2009 in die Kaap gaan verlof hou en was woonagtig in die Table View hotel op die waterfront. Dit was vir my teleurstellend dat daar nerens Olof Berg beskikbaar was nie. Die hotel sowel as verskeie restaurante het net Klipdrift brandewyn wat ek glad nie drink nie. Die hotel en die restaurante ken nie eens die naam Olof Berg nie. Ek woon in Vryburg en koop so 2 kaste Olof Berg per maand en hier hou alle restaurante Olof Berg aan. Doen bietjie bemarinkin in die Kaap asb