Hillcrest Boutique Winery is not generally a name that makes you sit up and take notice. However, at the recent Cab Franc Festival, I was pleasantly surprised by their Cab Franc offering, so much so that it counted amongst my top 3. Priced at R145/b, it’s a steal, considering that Holden Manz (R600/b) and Nelson’s Creek (R500/b), are of similar quality. Their Bordeaux Blend, with equal quantities of Cab Franc, Merlot & Petit Verdot with a dash of Cab Sav, was also amazing.
This prompted me to revisit the winery this week to taste their other wines. They proved to be great as well, with the standouts the Malbec, and off course the Cab Franc & Bordeaux Blend. Also loved the Merlot.
The usual suspect from Durbanville, Sav Blanc, was also beautiful.