There was a lot of South African wine poured along our journey in Tanzania. A lot. The weather was blissfully hot, in the 90s every afternoon, and after dusty days bumping around in a safari vehicle, all I wanted was a cold glass of South African white wine by the pool. Thankfully, I got my wish pretty much all the time.
After four days camping in the Serengeti (more to come on that, lots more) I wanted cold white wine and the pool more than ever before. This Robert’s Rock Chenin Blanc/Chardonnay blend has a little bit of everything I want in a summery white wine. It’s bright with dry mineral notes, flinty, I would say, but with bursts of tropical fruit and a gentle toasty coconut-vanilla finish. For a value wine, there’s a lot going on. This is a great food wine, and as we experienced, a great pool wine.
I have always wanted to visit South Africa for a safari and wine tasting, and my time in Tanzania, both my love for the landscape and people and my love for the wine, made South Africa even higher on my must-visit list.
If you could visit any wine region, what would it be?
My other two top wine region trips are Mendoza, Argentina and Sicily.