Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Tasting at Newton Johnson, Hemel en Aarde

We had to drop in at to Newton Johnson to return a friend's wallet, which, inadvertently, had been left at Creation. Their Pinot Noir tasting was underway and we did not want to gate crash it but were, very kindly, offered a tasting of the Newton Johnson wines in the tasting room. Of course we took some photographs
The wines currently available at Newton Johnson
Gordon and Bevan Newton Johnson beginning their tasting
Nice to see winemaker Cathy Marshall, who knows how to make a mean Pinot Noir or two herself, which we enjoy very much
Cathy chatting to James Downes of Shannon Vineyards in Elgin, who also grows and makes great Pinot Noir
Sharon Parnell of Domaine des Dieu and Michael Fridjhon tasting a new rosé Pinot noir from Newton Johnson
A 'stack' of Platters wine guides on sale
Lisa and Trixie, two lovely ladies in the tasting room who gave us a quick taste of the wines, even though they were closing the tasting room. We are very grateful, girls. We were only in the valley for the morning
The Newton Johnson line up: The new zesty Pinot Noir rosé from free run juice, Sauvignon Blanc, fresh and green as we love it the elegant and rich Chardonnay, the Pinot Noir and the Full Stop Rock, Shiraz dominated Rhône blend. We opened a bottle of the 2008 this week and it is exceptional. Smooth, spicy and fruity. So good with food. If you have some, drink now, it's the perfect time
© John & Lynne Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus
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