Neethlingshof Wine Estate

As a rule I prefer the family owned and run wine estates, still some of the corporately owned estates are well worth a visit.  The buildings and gardens at Neethlingshof are beautiful.  The wines are excellent, a rare instance where not one seemed lacking, each wine tasted was well above average.  I chose a single glass of Chardonnay and Cliff did a tasting.  The 2008 Cab Sav was delicious but unfortunately the last bottle had sold that morning and a chunk of stock was cleared when 1 person recently bought 14 cases.  Cliff’s other two favourites were blends ‘The Caracal’ (a bordeaux blend) and ‘The Owl Post’.

The tasting room as cool and elegant, with the perfect ambiance for a perfect wine tasting experience.  There is a jungle gym for children but it is not in view of the tasting room.  As a rule we like to visit estates which are more child friendly but we were very happy that we visited Neethlingshof.  The wines are available at many retailers and I will be looking out for them back home.

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