Category: pinotage

A Back Door Winery White Blend and Their Estate Reserve Pinotage

Back Door Winery Nice Rack White Blend and Okanagan Hills Estate Reserve Pinotage 2018

My final two wines from Back Door Winery in Summerland are their Nice Rack White Blend, NV, a blend of Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, and Viognier, and their Okanagan Hills Estate Reserve Pinotage 2018. The white wine comes under a Stelvin…

Two Signature Grapes from South Africa via Ken Forrester and Kanonkop Wineries

Ken Forrester Vineyards Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc 2019 and Kanonkop Kadette Pinotage 2018

Today I have wines from the two signature grapes of South Africa; Chenin Blanc and Pinotage.  Chenin Blanc hailing from France but has flourished in South Africa. Pinotage, a red grape, was created in South Africa in the early 1920s,…

South Africa’s Ken Forrester Shows Off Chenin Blanc to the World

Karl MyWinePal with Ken Forrester

Ken Forrester and his wife started their winery together with their young family;  Buying a large 38 ha plot of land in the Stellenbosch region of South Africa, and working with farmers over 90 ha of scattered parcels.  Ken wanted…

Celebrating KWV’s South African Wines at L’Abattoir

Roast fillets of beef together with a veal sweetbread served with 3 red wines from KWV at L Abattoir small

Two years ago I was fortunate to meet wine maker Izele van Blerk from KWV, the largest winery in South Africa, at a Trade tasting in Vancouver 2 years ago.  I talked about my experience with South African wine through…

BCLDB’s Summertime South African Wine Feature Includes Free Consumer Tasting

Wines of South Africa logo

South African wines are well-known for going great with food.  The wines are a mix of the Old World and the New World styles.  Fruit forward, yet still restrained, plus enough structure and acidity to give you wines elegance. If…