Experience the fruits of the winemakers’ labour and true Boland hospitality at Mountain Ridge Winery… Wines of Wolseley
Waverley Hills – Organic Overall Winner at the Getaway GREEN WINE Awards 2017
Renowned for its eco-friendly practices and premium certified organic wines, Waverley Hills came out tops in the organic category at this year’s Getaway Green Wine Awards.
The Getaway Green Wine Awards competition is formed of three categories which recognise firstly the best organic producers, then those who follow the Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) guidelines and lastly the Leadership in Conservation category. This year a total of 105 wines entered, 55 organic wines and 50 in the IPW category.
The Waverley Hills Grenache 2016 swooped up not only the Best Red Wine but also the Overall Winner award in the organic producer category.
Single varietal Grenache wines are harder to find and this organic Grenache boast flavours of red apples and watermelon. The palate is fresh and long lasting with smooth yet ‘grippy’ tannins. It is sure to be a hit this festive season as it’s a perfect summer red wine and pairs well a braai, mezze platter or with seafood dishes like paella, crayfish or tuna. Available from the cellar at R100 per bottle.
Waverley Hills Viognier Semillon Chardonnay 2015 received the Bloggers Choice Award. This unique blend has beautiful aromatic notes, a fynbos freshness rounded off with tropical fruit flavours and nutty oak aromas. Available from the cellar at R85 per bottle.
For more information about Waverley Hills or to order wines delivered to your door, visit www.waverleyhills.co.za Visit Waverley Hills on Instagram and Twitter . Contact the farm on 023 231 0002.
For full press release on the Green Awards, please visit http://www.greenwineawards.com/
My partner and I returned to Cape Town from Wolseley after two days of work and pleasure. She had enjoyed meeting the Tourist Office staff and local business owners for her Social Media Workshop. I had visited five utterly different wine farms and tasted so many different wines of every style and variety. I realised that there’s so much more to do in the area – hiking, mountain-bike riding, fishing and more – with its spectacular scenery. Even so, we had time to stop off at the Farmyard Honey Factory on the R46 and see one of the Wolseley blockhouses as we passed through. The old forts were built in 1901 by the British during the Anglo-Boer War to protect the railway bridges from Boer attacks.
I have two reasons to return: to taste the 2017 Chenin Blanc and to visit the farmers’ market at Mountain Ridge wines. There are more vineyards to taste wines too, which are not shown on the Tourist Office map or website.
Another reason perhaps is to sketch out a Wolseley Wine Route for the Tourist Office. It is needed. I already have a name in mind. WWW again but not for the Warm Wolseley Welcome. It will be WWW for Peter’s Wolseley Wine Wanderings!
Read the rest of the review on the Cape Wine Lovers Society Page
Content and images courtesy of Cape Wine Lovers Society
The name of this farm came about when new owner, Patrick Pols, arrived at the property and counted seven Oak trees in the driveway, prompting his wife Jacqui to name the farm over the phone, Seven Oaks. A while later, when Jacqui visited the farm for the first time, there were only six Oaks. A seventh was immediately planted, giving rise to the unique logo used.
Let us warmly welcome you to sample our wines, see where they are produced and to share our passion for wine. Taste unique, award winning, speciality wine among the ambience of mountains and peacefulness of the farm.
Our cellar is currently under construction, so tastings are by appointment only until completion.
We offer a wide selection of white, rosé and red wines, within 2 wine ranges:
– our Seven Oaks range are young, easy drinking wines, and
– our 6+1 range are barrel matured red wines.
At Seven Oaks our philosophy is “produced with passion”, our collection of wines are meant to be drunk and enjoyed with friends and family during holidays, special occasions and dinners at home.
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