40% of wine fundis asked to pick a value for money white wine will go with our Secateurs Chenin Blanc.
Featured in the August issue of Fair Lady magazine, both Gina Neilson (co-owner of 9th Avenue Bistro and Boiler Room Cafe) and John Maytham (Cape Talk Radio) opted for a Secateurs.
Not a bad way to start the weekend – especially since this is how we started our Friday:
The Swartland is finally looking green again. We’ve had some (but not yet enough) rain, there has been some snow on the mountains on the horizon and we’ve started a new project (or two, or three).
Ex Kalmoesfontein semper aliquid novi…
If this is the first time you are seeing these images you are obviously not following us on Instagram yet. Get with the programme. No #selfies, promise.
The second annual New Wave tasting of South African wines will take place in London on 11 October. The lineup of is fantastic and all I will say is – watch out London…
Jasper will be there representing the team alongside some of our best friends and neighbours.
Click here to register.
Our Raaigras Grenache made it onto Explore Sideways‘ top 20 list, curated by Higgo Jacobs.
A nice list of “poor man’s Pinot” including wines by neighbours and in-laws.
Read more here.
Join Adi for dinner at The Federal in Melville, Jhb on 29 March!
Our friend Stephanus Rabie came to visit with his drone and got this lovely shot of the farm from the top corner. Oh Swartland my Swartland.
Our friend, neighbour and favourite photographer came to visit.
Here are a few pics she took:
More images on our Facebook Page.
Photos by Maree Louw, Natural Light Photography.
Last week we shared our Instagram account, this week we’d like to share some of our favourite pics by visitors to the farm.
Please excuse the typo in the location (and please let me know if you know how to change this – someone registered the venue on Facebook / Instagram with the incorrect spelling and we’ve been trying to change it for ages..!?)
We might not be the kind of winery that (takes time to) stick medals and awards on our wines or hang certificates on our walls (too much taxidermy and too many Tintin posters to put up!) but it is kind of nice to hear what experts think of our wines.
Experts like James Molesworth from the Wine Spectator. And so it was rather lekker to get these two ratings / write ups via our US distributors, in our inboxes last night.
Brightly defined, with delicious quince, persimmon and green almond notes forming a core that is threaded with quinine and white ginger details. A light touch of toast on the finish lets the fruit and minerality play out. Drink now through 2019. 15,000 cases made.
White peach, yellow apple, heather and verbena notes are still tightly coiled at the core, while makrut lime and racy chamomile hints streak through the finish. This has purity and depth, and should unwind well in the cellar. Chenin Blanc, Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Verdelho, Clairette Blanche, Viognier, Sémillon, Marsanne and Palomino. Best from 2018 through 2022. 500 cases made.
We’re on Instagram (when the wifi works or the cellphone has reception, or that rare, magical moment when both collide) so keep an eye on @kalmoesfontein for lekker pictures of grapes, dogs, kids, wine, visitors, weddings, vineyards, sunsets, sunrises, events, shoots, features, chickens, braais and other random things happening on our little spot on the Paardeberg.