Thursday, September 05, 2013

Wellington "Quest for the Best" wine showcase at the Southern Sun Waterfront Hotel

The next Wellington Wine Festival will be held on Saturday 14th September on the differ farms involved. Check out their website for details.
They produce very good rugby players in Wellington:Schalk Burger senior, of Welbedacht, with two friends
The top 10 Wellington wines. Actually seven reds, two whites and Bains Brandy
The tasting underway to live music in the foyer of the Waterfront Tsogo Sun Hotel
Sampling the wines makes you chat a lot
Three good Shirazes for tasting: Dunston, Linton Park and Bohemian from Welbedacht
Four very good Cabernet Sauvignons .  Very true to the grape variety with lots of rich sweet fruit, good depth and nice age potential. No green stalkiness  or too much tannin: De Bos 2011, Wellington, 2011, Welbedacht 2009 and Napier 2011.
Mark Bhiza, one of the hotel staff, with a bottle of Mon René bubbly from Welbedacht
© John & Lynne Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus 2013

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