Hemel-en-Aarde Valley

Bosman family wines with skin contact
amphora, Around South Africa in 80 wines, grape varieties, Grenache Blanc, Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, Pinot gris/grigio, South Africa, Wellington, Wine, wine regions

Bosman Family wines with skin contact: from pink to orange

Look at the colours of these wines. To the right is a skin contact pinot gris and the left a full-on and delicious orange wine. Ignore the moth that snuck into the picture. I’m back in the Hemel-en-Aarde valley (Heaven and Earth valley) at the 8th generation Bosman Family Vineyards. They have been on the land since 1798 working the vineyards founded by a Huguenot in 1699. For the uninitiated orange wine isn’t made of citrus. It describes the colour […]

Albariño, Around South Africa in 80 wines, Drinks, Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, South Africa

Newton Johnson Albariño 2017

Oh Albariño! It’s one of those grapes to have a love affair with. Grown mostly in Galicia in the cooler north west of Spain, it’s the most gorgeous of grapes. Drinking Albariño was one of the best things about spending a couple of months in Spain back in 2016. It’s alcohol content isn’t high, it’s light and fresh and perfect paired with Spanish food, especially seafood (Oh, for the baked Turbot in San Sebastian). Back in Australia growers imported what […]