Hemel-en-Aarde tasted

Hemel-en-Aarde valley seen from above

A report on South Africa's answer to Burgundy, seen above, via a tasting in the gracious setting shown below. Aerial view of Hemel-en-Aarde Valley and Walker Bay courtesy of Hamilton Russell Vineyards. See also South Africa's answer to Burgundy.

I recently went to South Africa en route to hosting a Portuguese wine tasting at this year’s FT Weekend Festival in Washington DC. This may not look like the most direct routing but I kidded myself that three long-haul flights were better than four, and my few days in the Cape winelands vastly improved my grasp of the current situation there...