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Solms Delta Amalie 2012

Scrubbed down.

Towards the end of last year, Hagen Viljoen came across from Zevenwacht to succeed Hilko Hegewisch as winemaker at Solms-Delta on the outskirts of Franschhoek. Recently three new wines Solms Astor Vastrap 2012 Price: R50 Chenin Blanc, Semillon. … [Read more...]

Solms Delta Amalie 2010

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From now until 19 January, you can rock out to the sounds of the one stringed Kalahari 'segaba' of Oteng Piet, the upside-down guitar playing of Ronnie Moipolai or the teaspoon slide efforts of Hannes Coetzee. These are just three of the performers … [Read more...]

Solms Delta Gemoedsrus 2009

Solms Delta Gemoedsrus 2009

Solms Delta on the outskirts of Franschhoek arouses interest because it truly is so much more than a winery. Visitor attractions include an on-site museum exploring the slave heritage of the area, a restaurant called Fyndraai (Afrikaans for “the fine … [Read more...]

Solms Delta Africana 2008 vs. Cirrus Syrah 2006

Solms Delta Africana 2008

With hearty cassoulet on the menu for Sunday lunch, I thought the wines could afford to be on the more robust side. I put Solms Delta Africana 2008 (Shiraz desiccated on the vine) and Cirrus Syrah 2006 up against each other in a sort of vinous clash … [Read more...]