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61 votes, average: 6.56 out of 1061 votes, average: 6.56 out of 1061 votes, average: 6.56 out of 1061 votes, average: 6.56 out of 1061 votes, average: 6.56 out of 1061 votes, average: 6.56 out of 1061 votes, average: 6.56 out of 1061 votes, average: 6.56 out of 1061 votes, average: 6.56 out of 1061 votes, average: 6.56 out of 10

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Reviewed by Frikkie Nel - 20 June 2014 at 13:53
Casual Winefly - 37 farms visited and 37 reviewed.

Beautiful estate with fantastic views. Average wines over priced with the interesting White Cab and Noble Late harvest to mention. Good restaurant but very expensive.

 
 
Reviewed by Irvin Sammons - 28 August 2012 at 15:15
Novice Winefly - 2 farms visited and 2 reviewed.

This is a ten out of a ten place! The wine tasting was just the best experience as compared to a good few other farms we went to. We had a great amount of attention and ladies there were full of knowledge! The wines were also exceptional for their respective years… and left with an order of 48 bottles!

 
 
Reviewed by Siro Naidoo - 11 July 2012 at 08:58
Novice Winefly - 2 farms visited and 2 reviewed.

Restaurant & accomodation is stunning!

 
 
Reviewed by Reika Shucart - 31 March 2011 at 11:14
Discoverer Winefly - 93 farms visited and 27 reviewed.

pricey, over the top.

 
 
Reviewed by Jacques Weidemann - 24 July 2010 at 09:49
Firefly - 196 farms visited and 146 reviewed.

Wow, the owner really pumped some serious money into this place…restaurant good but very expensive, and the wines are not there yet…but if they follow the same professional approach as they did with the building and restaurant then we can expect great wines in the future.

 
 
Reviewed by Hennie Coetzee - 27 June 2010 at 18:03
Super Fly - 255 farms visited and 188 reviewed.

Beautiful estate with fantastic views. Tasting room ties in with the no expense spared hotel. Not crazy about the tasting room attendant dumping our wines on us with a tasting sheet and telling us to ask if we have questions. Why is she there? They can just as well employ a barman. The wines I found decidedly mediocre, with even the flagship R500 a bottle Avalon not worth the drive. Not sure what they are attempting with the wines, but they do all taste jammy and are rather insipid. Not at all blown away.

 
 
Reviewed by Maggie Mostert - 27 June 2010 at 17:45
Firefly - 222 farms visited and 197 reviewed.

Beautiful setting. Wines average and over priced. Tasting room attendant poured the wines, stuck it in a tray and gave us a printed sheet so we could “read for ourselves…”.

 
 
Reviewed by Rentia Burger - 20 June 2010 at 15:23
Casual Winefly - 8 farms visited and 6 reviewed.

Beautiful setting! Love the presentation for tasting. Offer ample quantities to taste! Wine is a bit on the expensive side.

 
 
Reviewed by Hetta Vuuren - 24 May 2010 at 21:01
Explorer Winefly - 128 farms visited and 73 reviewed.

Stunning Noble Late Harvest!!

 
 
Reviewed by Marion Lille - 23 March 2010 at 17:40
Explorer Winefly - 103 farms visited and 22 reviewed.

I really like how they serve you all the wine at the same time in separate glasses. It makes it easy to compare the different wines you’ve chosen to taste. Having said that, the quality of the wine left a lot to be desired. The Ivory was quite good, but the others were somewhat disappointing. They have an interesting wine, the Cabernet Sauvignon Blanc, which is a blanc de noir. After tasting it I realised why white wine is not often made with Cabernet Sauvignon grapes: it really does not work.

 
 
Reviewed by Cheryce Hall - 10 February 2010 at 10:21
Casual Winefly - 28 farms visited and 25 reviewed.

Asara was a brilliant farm! Loved the way they arranged the glasses in order on the sheet of paper after you chose the wines you want to taste. My friend and I chose different wines and tasted from each others’ as well, and ended up buying opposites! We had so much fun! I loved the view and the vineyards and I personally thought it was one of the best wines I had ever tasted! From the Ivory to the blended reds were awesome! I just can’t believe that this farm only rates an average of 6.73 swallows!

 
 
Reviewed by Heather Saunders - 15 November 2009 at 18:40
Explorer Winefly - 106 farms visited and 22 reviewed.

Ivory has been a favourite so far this summer!

 
 
Reviewed by Mark Pryce - 5 November 2009 at 09:07
Discoverer Winefly - 71 farms visited and 68 reviewed.

Loved this farm for the good quality of wines and superb restaurant setting. Still bothers me that they mark the wine up by 100% at the restaurant when you can see the cellar 30m away selling the wine at half the price

 
 
Reviewed by Garreth Flynn - 13 October 2009 at 17:58
Discoverer Winefly - 57 farms visited and 33 reviewed.

I just love this estate! It’s got it all including superb customer service!!!

 
 
Reviewed by Neil Bent - 9 October 2009 at 18:04
Explorer Winefly - 101 farms visited and 43 reviewed.

Been back here with good company and really enjoyed it. I like that they bring out all your wines and you can then drink them at your own leasure, and, should you have any questions, the tasting ladies (I don’t thing they hire guys at the tasting room) are more than willing to help you. Had the Cabernet Sauvignon Blanc this time and don’t really get it. Nice tasting nontheless.
Enjoy…

 
 
Reviewed by Neil Bent - 2 September 2009 at 20:17
Explorer Winefly - 101 farms visited and 43 reviewed.

This is a nice winery, but prices in the gift shop is crazy. They make a nice Cape blend and are willing to offer specials for certain events, which is nice of them. Great venue and view from the top notch position. Unfortunately a little bit average though.

 
 
Reviewed by Hester Gikas - 1 July 2009 at 14:41
Casual Winefly - 30 farms visited and 20 reviewed.

They have changed their tasting room hours to suit the off-peak tourist season, but this is unfortunate for those of us still visiting and finding that what the Stellenbosch Wine Routes booklet 2009 says is incorrect. It’s irritating, almost like having your American Express Card refused by a wine farm on the American Express Wine Route!

 
 
Reviewed by Jaco Swanepoel - 22 June 2009 at 14:41
Casual Winefly - 30 farms visited and 25 reviewed.

What can one say that has not been said. – Sauv Blanc – 2008 Nice.

 
 
Reviewed by Andrew Chigorimbo - 19 May 2009 at 21:14
Lord of the Flies - 380 farms visited and 304 reviewed.

Since the revamp they have taken away from the original soul of the wine route. Asara is now officially a cloud pleaser i figure its only a matter of time before their prices are as astronomical as their tasting fee or a cocktail at zanziber.
PLEASE STOP MAKING CABERNET SAUVIGNON BLANC

 
 
Reviewed by Madame de Wyn - 17 May 2009 at 12:26
Lord of the Flies - 369 farms visited and 468 reviewed.

Asara is another Wine Estate on the Stellenbosch Hills wine route that got a face lift since my last visit. They are way bigger with a new restaurant, a delicatessen shop and a huge tasting room. They went for the Tuscan Villa look, which does not really suite the Stellenbosch area. It feels as if you are visiting an upmarket Ratanga Junction, it’s just missing the rides.

The staff in the tasting room were friendly but uninformed. They did not know much about the wine or the history of the estate. We were referred to the brochure, on all of our questions. You can pick 5 wines to taste and then they bring it on one of those 1,2,3,4,5 laminated sheets. The planned their list quite well, because you get the best wine first, so after that everything taste good. The quality of their wines were excellent though and it made up for the uniformed staff and fake Spanish look.

 
 
Reviewed by Sophia - 25 March 2009 at 14:36
Casual Winefly - 0 farms visited and 288 reviewed.

Nice wine tasting that can be combined with horse-riding in the area!

 
 
Reviewed by Madame De Wyn - 11 March 2009 at 12:02
Lord of the Flies - 369 farms visited and 468 reviewed.

Must say that I had a GREAT Asara Cabernet Sauvignon 2003 last night. Gonna definitely try to get my hands on a few more bottles! Yum Yum Yum!

 
 
Reviewed by Madame De Wyn - 19 January 2009 at 15:31
Lord of the Flies - 369 farms visited and 468 reviewed.

The wine is good, but the atmosphere is limited. My boyfriend said that they are almost like a Playboy bunny with a lot of plastic surgery…..still good. I preferred the old tasting cellar though.

 
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