Noordhoek Crush has been advertised and gossiped about since the latter part of last year thanks to the expert marketing skills of Siris Vintners, in particular, Bubs Hyland and Terence Van der Walt.
It was the perfect day for being wined and (not so much dined) but fed at least, in the tranquil setting of Noordhoek Farm Village. With Cafe LeRoux and Food Barn deli etc. close at hand, in case one needed reinforcements!
There were more than twenty wine farms/estates represented, offering a superb array of fine wines, everything from robust Bordeaux blends to delicate Merlot rose’s.
If asked to choose my favourites from the five types on offer they would be; (I may never be asked but……..as it’s my story I’ll do what I like anyway!)
Botanica Wines from Stellenbosch has the most the most delightful and easy drinking (when is wine NOT easy to drink?) Big flower Rose. It is worth mentioning here that the artwork of the labels is also superb.
The Zeevenwacht Chenin is a superb, delightfully crisp wine that travels well. I bought some home so……travels well!
Klein Sering, a new estate from Noordhoek offers a gorgeous Semillon/Sauvignon blanc blend that keeps you coming back for more. I think that this estate will very soon be making a name for itself with their white wines.
Doolhof Wine Estate’s single vineyard Malbec stands out in my mind as the most distinctive varietal wine. Wellington wines are, to me, going from strength-to-strength.
Waverley Hills organic wines from Tulbagh produce a brilliant blend SMW and stands out above the excellent close competitors. Treat yourself, you’re so worth it.
I would also like to mention La Brune wines from the Elgin area. A husband and wife team destined to go places, I think.
I love the idea of the “crush” events that Siris Vintners brings to us and look forward to the next occasion where we are able to celebrate wines of the Western Cape as well as a tempting array of locally produced foods to accompany them.