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  • Five Nitida Wines score high in 2020 Tim Atkin Report

    Five wines from Durbanville Valley winery Nitida have scored 90 points or more in the latest 2020 Tim Atkin Report which was released recently. These include: Nitida Calligraphy 2018 (90) Nitida Sauvignon Blanc 2019 (91) Nitida Coronata Integration 2019 (92) Nitida Golden Orb Sauvignon Blanc 2019 (93) Nitida Wild Child 2019 (94) Says Nitida owner […] More

  • 10 Spier wines awarded Medals of Excellence by Tim Atkin in 2020

    Globally renowned UK-based Master of Wine Tim Atkin has awarded Medals of Excellence to 10 of Spier’s wines for each achieving a rating of 90 and above. Featured in his just-launched 2020 South Africa Special Report, the medal-winning are from four different Spier ranges, encompassing a diverse array of varietals and styles. We’re truly honoured […] More

  • De Grendel’s Unique Elim Shiraz Continues Its Winning Ways

    De Grendel Elim Shiraz 2018 is a Top 12 champion in the 2020 Shiraz SA Challenge, maintaining the impressive track record of a distinctive wine that continues to attract accolades. Producer association Shiraz South Africa announced the Top 12 winners in their annual challenge in an online event on Thursday, 30 July, with judging panel […] More

  • Kunjani Shiraz Shows Its Winning Style

    Showing the character of a vintage considered the most outstanding in a decade, Kunjani Shiraz 2015 is a winner in the Shiraz SA Challenge 2020 which unveiled South Africa’s Top 12 champions earlier this week. In the ultimate accolade for South African shiraz producers, Shiraz SA announced the Top 12 in the annual Shiraz SA […] More

  • Jordan Wine Estate’s Riesling Wins in Top 100 Wines Awards

    The 2020 results for the Top 100 wine awards and Jordan have, once again, come out on top with awards across our range and in all categories! The top achievers include the Jordan The Real McCoy Riesling 2019 which has received the ‘Grand Cru National Champion Best in Class award’ for the 4th year running. […] More

  • Full-Bodied, intensely flavoured Merlot joins Vondeling Barrel Selection Range

    Aromatic, vibrant and abundantly fruity, the first barrel-matured Merlot to be released by Vondeling Wines in the Voor-Paardeberg of Paarl is the latest addition to their Barrel Selection range of bold, full-bodied wines. The Barrel Selection Merlot 2017 has already attracted accolades – four stars in the 2020 Platter’s South African Wine Guide and a […] More

  • De Grendel Wine wins Gold in Japan

    De Grendel Viognier 2019 and Merlot 2017 earned gold medals at the 2020 Sakura Japan Women’s Wine Awards. The awards, now in its 7th edition, were judged by the blind tasting of 560 Japanese female wine professionals consisting of winemakers, sommeliers, buyers, educators and journalists. They tasted over 4300  wines from 29 countries. Japan is […] More

  • High Praise for Quoin Rock Wines!

    Introducing a new dimension to wine. Quoin Rock Wine Estate brings an element of luxury to the Cape winelands. Wine enthusiast, Vitaly Gaiduk fell in love with the land on a visit to Cape Town and things haven’t been the same since. Managing direction Denis Gaiduk explains: “As his (Vitaly’s) collection grew, he decided to‘paint […] More

  • Cool-Climate Elim Produces First Platter’s 5-Star Wine For De Grendel

    De Grendel Wine Estate has won its first Platter’s five-star rating with their 2017 Elim Shiraz. Cellar Master Charles Hopkins saw the potential of cool maritime climate close to Cape Agulhas 20 years ago and is now reaping the rewards. The award was handed over on Friday 8 November at the launch of the 2020 […] More

  • Anthonij Rupert Wine Estate’s MCC’s excel in Amorim Cap Classique Challenge

    Cap Classique is in a better and sparklier state than ever. Since the announcement of the 2019 Amorim Cork MCC Challenge winners, on 12 September. The aim of the competition is to showcase the quality of South African Cap Classique. Included in the winning line up were the L’Ormarins Blanc de Blancs 2013 (Double Gold) […] More

  • De Grendel Wine Estate’s Shiraz wins Gold

    De Grendel Wine Estate has some of the best views in Cape Town, which makes it the best place to sit back and enjoy their award-winning wines such as chardonnay, viognier and merlot. But they don’t need all that to win gold, it seems. The wine estate is delighted to announce that they have won […] More