Review: Yonder Hill – Mommys Wine Morning
Updated: Feb 19, 2019
Recently I was invited to a #MommysWineMorning by Jean Olivier from www.mommyexplores.com
This group of wonderful ladies descended on Yonder Hill, just outside Stellenbosch on the R44.
From the moment I drove up their driveway I was transported to a place where time was of no consequence. Situated on lower slopes of the Helderberg on a 13-hectare working vineyard, the Yonder Hill farm has a tranquil presence.
We were met with a welcome drink of their Danilo Rose 2018. Simply described as Summer in a bottle.
Their Wine Maker, Abe Beukes introduced us to the History of the farm and their wine making philosophy. Abe then took us through a vertical wine tasting of the wines on offer at Yonder Hill. It was fascinating to be able to taste the difference in the vintages. Yonder Hill predominantly produces red wine, with their Flag Ship being the Nicola.
The Nicola is a dry red blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. The blend is wood matured in French oaks for 18 months, leaving you with a complex but elegant wine. Not surprisingly this was my favourite wine of the day.
Don’t forget to have a peek at their Ankole Cows, an ingenious breed of cattle from Northern Africa. This breed was made famous when our President Cyril Ramaphosa imported the breed.
Yonder Hill will definitely be seeing me again. Grab a bunch of friends and go chill at their tasting venue with a glass of vino.
Good to know:
Wine tasting is R60/pp which includes 1 pre-drink, 5 wines and Olyfberg Olive products.
You can also buy wine by the glass.
Cheese Platters are on offer, which needs to be booked one day in advance.
Family and Wheelchair friendly.
To Book a wine tasting and cellar tour contact them on : 021 855 1008
Ladies in attendance:
Charise from www.OliveandArrowCreative.com. On the prowl for some modern illustrations to bring joy to your home? Then look no further the Olive and Arrow Creative. Charise does the most gorgeous one-line illustrations which are both beautiful to the eye and soothing to the soul (yes this is possible)
Bongi from www.Ndibambe.com , Bongi is a paeds Doctor by day, blogger by night and all-around Super Woman. Bongi is well known in the mommy blog sphere as a champion of babywearing and gentleparenting.
Loren from @Her.scattered.petals , you may remember her from her previous Instagram handle @MyLovelyLotti. Loren is a talented photographer. Her Instagram feed is filled with whimsical images, focusing on the beauty of everyday life and motherhood.
Gaynor from www.Tulipsandphoenixes.co.za . If you are wanting to know where to go in cape town, head on over to www.tulipsandphoenixes.co.za. Gaynor has the inside scoop on what’s happening. Proud promoter of South African wine and tourism.
Suzelle from @Mom.crazy.love on Instagram is a mom after my own heart. As her IG handle implies she is a mom, crazy fun to be around and a genuinely lovely lady. This crazy lady had us in fits of giggles during the wine tasting.
And of course: Jean from www.mommyexplores.com, has her finger on the pulse of what is happening in the Winelands. #MommysWineMorning is Jean’s brainchild.