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Robertson Wine Valley

Robertson Wine Valley

A toast to a new chapter for Robertson Wine Valley By Alet du Toit.   Peter de Wet, Excelsior Estate, was elected as Chairman of the Robertson Wine Valley Board along with Johann de Wet, De Wetshof Estate, to serve as Vice-Chairman. These two industry giants in the Robertson Wine Valley are raring to help guide the valley to a fruitful future.   Peter is the owner of...
Robertson Wine Valley

Robertson Wine Valley

Robertson Wine Valley Raises R10 000 for Thunderchild By the Thunderchild Wine Initiative.     Robertson Wine valley has recently taken on the Thunderchild project as their official charity partner. This partnership was launched during the Wacky Wine Weekend in June 2017.   The Thunderchild Project was started to address the issues which The Herberg Children’s Home...
Graham Beck

Graham Beck

Graham Beck Shines at the 2017 Vinordic Wine Challenge  By Graham Beck Winery We're delighted to announce that Graham Beck Brut NV recently scored the top accolade in the only EU certified wine competition in Sweden, the Vinordic Wine Challenge (held in Stockholm every year). This Cap Classique sparkling wine was deemed the best sparkling wine tasted (Champagne not...
Esona Boutique Wines

Esona Boutique Wines

ESONA LAUNCHES FIRST WINE MADE ON THEIR PREMISES  By Esona Boutique Winery Late last year, Esona Boutique Wines, invested in winemaking equipment and Esona have now produced their very first wine on the premises, a Pinot Noir Blanc de Noir. This newly launched Pinot Noir Blanc de Noir was fondly decsribed by owner, Rowan Beattie, as being perfectly balanced with...
Klipdrift

Klipdrift

INTRODUCING KLIPDRIFT NGQO (JUST THE RIGHT MIX)  By Klipdrift    When friends come together, the drink has to be mixed the right way to suit the atmosphere. It is through the spirit of great friendships that inspires great memories. Every drop of Klipdrift NGQO is mixed with the perfect balance of the smooth bold taste of Klipdrift, blended with a range of flavours. An...
Mont Blois

Mont Blois

    Mont Blois revived: A good sign of progress in Robertson June 12, 2017, By Tim James   A remarkable number of the Cape’s top wines in the last decade or so come from vineyards that previously fed the producer cellars’ vast blending tanks. Go back a bit further and the same thing is true of more wines, and of many entire estates. Such change is certainly one of the...
Rooiberg

Rooiberg

Rooiberg’s Red Jewel       The well-awarded Rooiberg Red Muscadel 2014 has clinched another award by garnering a gold medal at the 15th Muscadel SA Awards.   This wine excelled at the annual awards function held in Paarl, where the winners were named from 23 entries in this exclusive competition. Four platinum and four gold medals were awarded.   The Rooiberg Red Muscadel...
De Wetshof

De Wetshof

De Wetshof Estate introduces its first premium blended red wine De Wetshof Estate, South Africa’s renowned and pioneering Chardonnay producer, recently introduced its first premium blended red wine. In so doing the estate has also paid tribute to one of the most influential architects in the history of the Cape, whose classical style has left an enduring legacy on...
Syrah du Monde

Syrah du Monde

INTERNATIONAL PLAUDITS FOR ROBERTSON VALLEY SHIRAZ Member producers bring home two of South Africa’s five goldsBy Myrna Robins Confirming the admirable and consistently high quality of shiraz flowing from the cellars of  Robertson Wine Valley producers, Bon Courage and Robertson Wines have added gold to their stock of previous medals awarded at international shiraz...
Rietvallei

Rietvallei

JOHN B WINE RANGE CATCHES FRESH NEW BREEZE   We are proud to introduce the vintage inspired new packaging for John B. Allot of thought went into this new design to bring back elements of origin, tradition and a bit of nostalgia. The John B range has three delicious still wines and a choice of two Sparkling wines. The  2017 Sauvignon Blanc expresses flavours of lemon zest,...
Chardonnay du Monde 2017

Chardonnay du Monde 2017

CHAMPION CHARDONNAYS – A TIMELY CELEBRATION Bringing home gold to Robertson Wine ValleyBy Myrna Robins Further entrenching Robertson’s reputation for world-class chardonnays, two of the region’s top estates attracted gold at the 2017 annual Chardonnay du Monde which took place at  Chateau des Ravatys in Burgundy last month.  It’s congratulations to Bon Courage who...
Zandvliet

Zandvliet

EXPERIENCE ART AS WE WIDEN OUR HORIZONS AT ZANDVLIET   Zandvliet Wine Estate will be launching the opening of their brand new exhibition space at the Kalkveld Lounge at Zandvliet Wine Estate in AShton this weekend (27 May). This promises to be an afternoon of wonder as the thought provoking works of renowned photographer Laresa Perlman is showcased, themed "Youth &...
2017 National Wine Challenge

2017 National Wine Challenge

RED, WHITE, SPARKLING AND STILL – ROBERTSON SHINES ACROSS THE BOARD By Myrna Robins 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...
RWV

RWV

  TASTING THE LIFESTYLE IN ROBERTSON WINE VALLEY by Myrna Robins ROBERTSON WINE VALLEY – THE DESTINATION THAT LIVES UP TO EVERY EXPECTATION. It’s a beguiling valley, beautiful, spacious, offering compelling reasons as to why visitors should taste its lifestyle, Pretty towns and magnificent farms offer a broad palette, bisected by the iconic Breede river that winds...
VinPro

VinPro

  Unity for excellence By Jana Loots When VinPro’s new chairman, Anton Smuts, talks about the industry, it is clear that the South African wine industry cannot function as an island. Now is the time to stand together and take the industry forward as a unit.Anton was elected as chairman during a special board meeting in November 2016, replacing Abrie Botha, who held the...

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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