What I Drank Last Night
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Star Hill Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Assuming the high ground.

Star Hill vineyards are planted on the Tradouw Highlands, a plain 723m above sea level on the Langeberg mountains between Montagu and Barrydale and an official Wine of Origin designation. Vinfication is by Robertson’s Lourens van der Westhuizen … [Read more...]

Arendsig Inspirational Batch 1 2012

Arendsig's Lourens van der Westhuizen.

Lourens van der Westhuizen, who makes some pretty handy wines under the Arendsig label from grapes grown on the family farm in Robertson, has just released a top-end Chenin Blanc from the 2012 vintage. Grapes in this instance come from Rawsonville – … [Read more...]

Esona Single Vineyard Chardonnay 2010

Drink with spag bol.

The Esona vineyards are in Robertson and the wines are made at Arendsig by Lourens van der Westhuizen. Scores and tasting notes for two of its current release wines below: Esona Single Vineyard Chardonnay 2010: 15/20 Price: R68 Citrus, vanilla … [Read more...]

Arendsig Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Not overdone.

Lourens van der Westhuizen is the fifth generation of his family to farm Arendsig in Robertson and he makes a small range of boutique wines.  The Sauvignon Blanc has always been the most agreeable wine for me and I again like the 2011 (R60 a … [Read more...]