2 viticulturists + 1 winemaker + 1 businessman = Four (actual) Cousins. Let me tell you more…
@Four Cousins (I’ll call it FC for short) is the impressive new building on the left as you enter Robertson – the new home of the FC brand. It’s an inviting, all encompassing food and wine destination, now known as the most chilled spot in the Robertson Wine Valley, where you can experience the entire Four Cousins offering that includes sparkling and various other wines, liqueur, whiskey and the Skinny range that I was particularly keen to try for its lower calories and 9,5% alcohol content. I’ve just spent a week drinking a LOT of wine in the Languedoc region in southern France with nary a hangover because most of the red wine I drank had a lower a/c than that to which I’m accustomed in SA. So the prospect of a lighter local option warranted investigation and Four Cousins beckoned.
After a very satisfying sampling session in the tasting room, we moved to the elegant restaurant and indulged in a bottle of the Skinny Red over a delicious summer lunch – triple cheese flat bread, caesar salad and chocolate decadence. The Skinny is the newest addition to the FC light range and it didn’t disappoint. It’s an easy drinking wine, unwooded with subtle berry flavours and is ‘friendly’ according to Paul van der Spuy as he sipped a glass over dinner back home in McGregor.
Four Cousins is owned by Van Loveren, a wine farm in the beautiful Robertson Wine Valley that is named after Christina van Loveren and dates back to 1937. Today cousins Hennie, Neil, Bussell and Philip Retief are at the helm, and are without a doubt the most innovative quartet in the wine industry.
Now you’ve got the skinny on the Skinny, go get yourself a bottle or three. Salu!
Tel: +27 (0)23 615 1505
E mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
My visit was courtesy of @Four Cousins & Hot Oven Marketing. All views are my own, sans interference.
Until next time,