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Weltevrede

Weltevrede

  The Jakes Gerwel Entrepreneurial School opens its doors Adapted from information obtained from Weltevrede Wine Estate   A vision was dropped in the hearts of the people from Bonnievale.  Philip Jonker, owner at Weltevrede Wine Estate subsequently formed the JGE Funding Trust to pursue the vision to heal their community by creating the Jakes Gerwel Entrepreneurial...
Springfield Estate

Springfield Estate

        Springfield Estate’s use of natural yeast By Springfield Estate   We are often told that life is about the journey, not the destination. We are told that we grow from the challenges we face along the way, and come out wiser and more complex at the other end. A winemaker faces this truth in the cellar every day. Here at Springfield, we take the hard road with nearly...
De Wetshof Estate

De Wetshof Estate

        Five Dewetshof Wines obtain CVC Status Adapted from information obtained from De Wetshof Estate   De Wetshof's Wines’ Bateleur, The Site, Finesse, Limestone Hill Chardonnay, Bon Vallon Chardonnay and Riesling, have achieved Cape Vintner Classification (CVC) status. The CVC is a body aimed at elevating the image of South Africa's premier wines, and CVC status is...
De Wetshof Estate

De Wetshof Estate

Danie de Wet Signature Wine for Woolworths  Adapted from information obtained from Dewetshof Estate   Woolworths has partnered with six of the country's best wine makers to bring to life their exclusive Signature Series, with De Wetshof selected as the only Signature Series Chardonnay. This latest collaboration, Signature Series Chardonnay 2016 by Danie De Wet, spent 12...
Bon Courage Estate

Bon Courage Estate

    Inkará Range has a new look Adapted from information receievd from Bon Courage Wine Estate   Bon Courage Wine Estate’s popular Inkará Range, including the much sought-after Pinot Noir, has a new look and is now available from the Bon Courage cellar. Inkará is a limited release “terroir” driven wine exclusively produced from hand-picked grapes in specific vineyards.  ...
Zandvliet

Zandvliet

        Zandvliet Wine Estate offers consumers the opportunity to cellar purchased wine in the rediscovered Muscat tanks   Cellar your most recent investment in our rediscovered muscat tanks.   Cellaring includes Receiving, handling and documentation. Cataloguing and barcoding of full cases. All wines stored require cataloguing for precise administration and tracking. A...
RWV

RWV

              VERITAS VICTORS IMPRESS AT THE ANNUAL GALA AWARDS Robertson Wine Valley cellars score well with Double gold and Gold By Myrna Robins on behalf of Robertson Wine Valley   As the competition season for 2017 draws to a close, the formal gala dinner at the Cape Town Convention Centre saw the Veritas Awards being presented for market-ready wines and brandies.    Robertson Wine...
Rooiberg Winery

Rooiberg Winery

        Rooiberg Winery receives Award of Excellence at the Inaugural Pinotage Rosé Competition Rooiberg Winery has received an Award of Excellence from the Pinotage​ Association at the Inaugural Pinotage Rosé Competition, which forms part of the ABSA Perold Cape Blend Competition. In doing so, Rooiberg has been named one of the top three producers of Pinotage Rosé in South...
Marbrin Olives

Marbrin Olives

        Marbrin Olive Growers recognized as one of South Africa's top ten olive oil producers   Absa has recognised ten exceptional extra virgin olive oils in the Absa Top 10 Olive Oil competition and Marbrin Olive Growers were amongst the top 10.    Below is an official press release from the SA Olive Industry Association about the 2017 Absa Top 10 Olive Oil competition:   A...
RWV

RWV

          ROBERTSON VALLEY RECORDS STELLAR SUCCESS Making its mark with Michelangelo’s International awards   By Myrna Robins   The results of the 21st Michelangelo International Wine & Spirit Awards for 2017 were announced at a glamorous function at the Tsogo Sun hotel in Cape Town on Friday September 29.     Members of Robertson Wine Valley scored substantially, amassing an...
RWV

RWV

  Wines from the Robertson Wine Valley scores highly in Tim Atkin’s 2017 South Africa Special Report By Alet du Toit   Tim Atkin, known globally as a Master of Wine (accredited by The Institute of Masters of Wine, UK) and one of the most highly esteemed wine journalists and critics in the world, released his much anticipated 2017 South Africa Special Report, now in its...
RWV

RWV

    Robertson Wine Valley wines excel at the 2017 Vitis Vinifera Awards By Alet du Toit     The Robertson Wine Valley have been showing off their Midas touch at this year’s Vitis Vinifera Awards, obtaining an impressive nineteen Gold Awards for their outstanding wines.   The annual Vitis Vinifera Awards, now running in its fifth year, ran over two days and comprised of a...
RWV

RWV

      Robertson Wine Valley toasts to success at the 2017 Amorim Cap Classique Challenge By Alet du Toit   The recently released results of the prestigious Amorim Cap Classique Challenge, has got the Robertson Wine Valley bubbling with pride. The Robertson Wine Valley deservedly walked away with a class winner in the Museum Class, two Gold Awards and nine Silver Awards. The...
Graham Beck

Graham Beck

    Graham Beck’s Cuvée Clive selected by Tim Atkin as his Sparkling Wine of the Year By Graham Beck Wines   We are delighted to announce that the Cuvée Clive 2011 was selected as Overall Sparkling Wine of the Year (97 points) by Tim Atkin, award-winning British journalist and Master of Wine, in his South Africa 2017 Special Report.   This well respected comprehensive...
SA Olive Awards

SA Olive Awards

        Marbrin Olive Growers excelled at the SA Olive Awards - The 2017 Harvest Champions, obtaining the below results:   Gold Marbrin Farm Mabrin Olive Growers Directors Reserve EVOO Intense Silver Marbrin Farm Marbrin Olive Growers Delicate EVOO Delicate       Below is an official press release from the SA Olive Industry Association about this year's awards: SA Olive Awards -...

 

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RED, WHITE, SPARKLING AND STILL – ROBERTSON SHINES ACROSS THE BOARD

By Myrna Robins

Top100

Cellars in the Robertson Wine region produced a total of 15 winners in the 2017 National Wine Challenge. 
 
The results of the National Wine Challenge and the Top 100 SA wines were released recently, with a motor showroom in Cape Town  as the chosen venue. More than 500 wines were entered, with chardonnay being the most prominent varietal in the white Top 100 winners and shiraz taking the lead in the red wines. 
 
Four Robertson Wine Valley cellars scooped  awards both in the Top 100, which are the Double Platinum winners, as well as being receiving recognition in the shiraz, cinsaut and cabernet sauvignon categories, and attracting double silver in shiraz, cab franc and sauvignon blanc classes. 
 
De Wetshof estate’s The Site Chardonnay 2015, not only made it to the Top 100 but is the winner of the Grand Cru award for Best in Class. The estate’s two unwooded Chardonnays, Bon Vallon and Limestone Hill both won Double Gold for the 2016 vintage. 
 
De Wetshof CEO Johann de Wet remarked: “With its stringent judging process the SA Top 100 list affords recognition of which any successful producer can feel justifiably proud... As its name implies, The Site is a wine with an address, showing a fingerprint of site-specificity which is a non-negotiable aspect of all De Wetshof’s chardonnays. The Top 100 Award also underscores the Robertson Wine Region’s ability to make world-class chardonnay.” 
 
Two of Graham Beck Wines’ illustrious MCC’s reached Double Platinum scores, and are therefore in the Top 100 wines . The Graham Beck Blanc de Blancs 2012 and their Brut Rosé 2011 are the winners, while their Cuvée Clive Cap Classique 2011 attracted Double Gold.
 
Graham Beck winemaker Pierre de Klerk summed up their achievement as follows: “We are immensely proud of this achievement – receiving two Double Platinum/Top 100 wines as well as Double Gold means we’re undoubtedly on the right track in our pursuit of the perfect bubble. Graham Beck has shown that it truly is a leader in the field when it comes to producing bubblies that raise the bar in terms of quality, consistency, elegance and versatility”.
 
First time entrant Lord’s Wines has every reason to celebrate its hat trick of awards, with their MCC Brut Rosé making it into the Double Platinum/Top 100 status and their Three Barrel shiraz 2012 attracting Double Gold. Lord’s shiraz 2015 was recognised with Double Sliver.
 
Owner Jacie Oosthuizen praised the team’s commitment, loyalty and hard work, while winemaker Alwyn Liebenberg summed up the wines as “an absolute fantastic result for us”. Partner Melané Oosthuizen added: As a young winery in the McGregor valley, high up on the northern slopes, we strive to create elegant wines and this recognition is both humbling and exciting for our team.” 
 
Rietvallei Estate, one of the region’s oldest wine estates has seen the Burger family celebrate success for no less than six of their wines.   The Rietvallei cinsaut 2015, JMB chardonnay and Rietvallei cabernet sauvignon, all 2015 vintage, were awarded Double Gold, while the JMB Cabernet Franc 2014, the Rietvallei Estanna Red 2013 and the Rietvallei Sauvignon Blanc 2016 all attracted Double Silver awards. 
 
Said cellarmaster Kobus Burger: "It’s fantastic when recognition is given to one’s hard work. Our team has put huge effort into making world class wines over many years and to have so many of our wines represented in the 2017 NWC is a great compliment to the fact."
 

 

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