Thursday, March 10, 2016

Tasting the wines of Waterford

Waterford wines are worth tasting
On the way back down the mountain from Keermont and De Trafford, you come to Waterford and, as we had a friend from Australia with us, we went in for their superb tasting
The classic Tuscan style entrance
The fountain is the logo on all the Waterford wines
A tasting under the plane trees
or on the shaded terrace
In the tasting room
Where they post news of the current harvest
A table set for a larger group
We decided to do the combined tasting, which includes their famous chocolate and wine pairing. Their excellent Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Natural Sweet wine are paired with dark and milk chocolate. We particularly liked the rose geranium chocolate with the natural sweet Heatherleigh blend of Muscat d’Alexandre and Semillon. The entire tasting is a tour de force
The tasting was superb and we were so well taken care of by Nick Battle, who works in the tasting room. He started work here while he was a student at Stellenbosch University and now has lots of experience of the Waterford wines and what the customers' needs are. Do go and treat yourself to this tasting, you will love it. Or you can do a wine drive around the estate in their Game Viewing Land Rover
© John & Lynne Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus
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