Bizoe Henrietta 2018

The Wern show at Nina’s Cafe George

The Wern aka Wernhard van der Watt of Nina’s Cafe, that I consider a very good friend of myself and Bizoe Wines is operating amazing restaurant in York Street, George.

My path crossed with Wern in the May 2009 the first time meeting him at The Indaba Tourism Show in Durban. Wern that stage of his life ran a Wine Agency in the Garden Route. First Bizoe introduction to the Garden Route was through the hands of Wern.

Today Wern and his wife Natasha run their own restaurant in George called Ninas. Wern has always been a passionate foodie as they call it. Through a few knocks and turns Wern has decided to join the chef school. Now he living his passion to combine food and wine in his own restaurant.

We recommend a visit to Ninas Cafe when you are in George. The service and quality of food is outstanding. A restaurant where you will feel like you eating your own food from home just better. You will most definitely meet the big man with the big beard at the door to welcome you to his and Tash restaurant. Sound advice don’t ask him out about his little daughter. You will miss curfew and won’t make it to your table. A proud man indeed.

The past weekend the Ninas Cafe Wine Festival was a huge success and all participating farms had a great time and fun. Some of the Grape Hustle Crew enjoyed the weekend with us, specially Gabrielskloof Wines and Keermont Wines. Thanks Alex and Nina for making the weekend so much fun. The chicken korma was on the menu. I will pair the dish with Bizoe Henrietta 2018. The flavours of the food and wine did complement one another perfectly!

 Looking forward visiting Ninas soon again!

Bright side of Life

With all the things happening in South Africa at the moment, I need to find the positive things around me at the moment.

 The 7th of July London based Decanter Magazine released their ratings for 2021. Bizoe Genant SGM 2019 the first time got awarded 91 points. What a great result for us, we always knew it’s a great wine just had to get it rubber stamped by the International wine community.

Bizoe Henrietta, was that was bottled the first time in 2008, always had through the year amazing ratings. Bizoe Henrietta 2010 named in the Top 100 wines of the world by Wine Enthusiast Magazine in 2012, we didn’t believed it could be topped. Decanter just come out with a stunning 94 pointer for our Bizoe Henrietta 2018.

Past 14 days started our braai challenge again. Part of the challenge for me is to stop complaining about the pandemic and difficult liquor prohibition we have to endure. It makes me realise how fortunate I am to live my passion out. Enjoying my wines that I have crafted. There is one thing that I miss in this equation is sharing with you.

Although in South Africa the gates are closed at the moment we would like to thank our loyal international importers that keeps on supporting us. Later this week we will ship some wine to Germany to our friends Curry Wein.

 Stay safe stay positive and keep on seeing the beautiful side of life!

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