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Winery Visits part 3: Tokara and Delaire Graff

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Again 2 winery visits where I didn’t take many tasting notes.. But both were already worthwile for the beauty of the facilities and friendliness of the people working there, so I’m gonna post a couple of pictures at least. I guess this friendly atmosphere also distracts one from taking propper notes. Read the rest of this entry »

Winery Visits in Stellenbosch Part 2: Rust en Vrede and Neil Ellis

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Rust en Vrede, which doesn’t actually mean “Rest in Peace” as I first thought (silly me :P) but rather “calm and peace” as someone suggested, (Well, correct me if I’m wrong please, don’t want to google everything) was the next winery we visited.

They are exclusively focussing on red wines and received a truckload of awards for their achievements in that field so far. Knowing this, of course, sharpened our senses and our concentration as we were eager to find out about wines that are supposedly part of the spearhead of the South African wine industry. Here are the quick notes I wrote. Read the rest of this entry »

Winery visits in Stellenbosch part 1: Dornier and Waterford

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Being based in Stellenbosch, we didn’t have a long way to the various wineries. Our first visit brought us to Dornier estate which is actually linked to the former German airplane constructors. In fact, quite a few estates in the winelands are owned by industrial families which reminded me a bit of Bordeaux but with a more romantic side of corporate ownership. Read the rest of this entry »

Some more wines tasted in the Jura

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View from the village of Château-Chalon

After that memorable tasting on friday evening we didn’t take much of a break on saturday and went on with a few more bottles. This time we also seized the opportunity for exploring the Jura wine world and with our local hero Didier we probably had the best guide one could get. He calls this region his home and is a great ambassador for the local wines which, as you might know, are packed with character and are probably the opposites of mainstream stereotypes. Read the rest of this entry »

Categories: France,Winery Visits

Neues aus Nierstein

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Das Wort “Aufbruchsstimmung” ist fast schon pures Understatement wenn man versucht den Weinort Nierstein zu beschreiben. Neben einigen mittlerweile sehr bekannten Weingütern erklimmen viele kleinere rapide die Qualitätsleiter. Natürlich ist das mit viel Arbeit verbunden. Aber wenn man die Feierlaune der Niersteiner erlebt dann erkennt man, dass auch viel Freude und stolz mit im Spiel ist.
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Winzerfest in Nierstein am Rhein, Rheinhessen

Last week a few friends and I took the train for Nierstein for the good reason of attending the so called Winzerfest which is being held there. What insiders and the handful of readers of this blog already know: Nierstein is a small wine village just next to the fantastic Roter Hang vineyard and is a home to a few up and coming estates of Germany. So attending a Wine Fest there cannot be such a bad idea! Here are some impressions!

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Church tower in the pittoresque town of Nierstein.

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One of the up and coming estates: Schneider!

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