Tag: Boekenhoutskloof

Cono Sur Bicicleta Reserva Viognier 2020, Stag's Hollow Winery Syrah 2020, and Boekenhoutskloof The Wolftrap 2020 wines

Old World Rhone Valley Grapes in the New World – 3 Examples

 mywinepal  September 17, 2022

Can you name the native grapes of the Rhone Valley?  There are the north and south ends of the valley and different varieties.  The main varieties of the north end are Syrah, Viognier, Marsanne, and Roussanne. The northern Rhone is cooler and the valley has steep hillsides while in the southern Rhone, the climate is more Mediterranean and the terrain…

My Top Non-California Wine Picks at #VanWineFest 2013

 mywinepal  March 25, 2013

The first time you walk into the International Festival Tasting Room can be intimidating, with 175 wineries pouring 3 or more wines each, you have at least 525 wines to try.  But over time, you become a wine tasting veteran like me, setting up a strategy, checking out the background of some wineries you may not have heard of before,…

Signature Grapes and Icon Wines of South Africa

 mywinepal  September 12, 2011  3 Comments on Signature Grapes and Icon Wines of South Africa

Two countries down: Chile and Argentina.  Did you try to pick up any of the wines I mentioned?  Hope you do have a chance to see what Argentina and Chile have to offer. Now, let’s talk about South Africa in this second part of Signature Grapes and Icon Wines of the Southern Hemisphere.  I decided to put South Africa on…