TOP 10 CHENIN BLANC AWARDED TO DURBANVILLE HILLS
The South African Chenin Blanc Association, organiser of the annual Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge, has awarded Durbanville Hills’ Collector’s Reserve The Cape Garden Chenin Blanc 2018 with the coveted Top 10 award for 2019. Close to 150 entries were received from 87 producers and tasted blind by an expert panel of judges. […]
GET TO KNOW ZONNEBLOEM’S NEW WHITE WINEMAKER!
The young, creative and talented Kelly-Marie Jacobs has been appointed as Zonnebloem’s white winemaker. Her career to date has been paved by inspiring people and a natural affinity for making wines. Her connection to Stellenbosch runs deep with her grandparents originally from the town where they met at the Stellenbosch train station. But it was […]
5 MINUTES WITH DURBANVILLE HILLS
5 MINUTES WITH DURBANVILLE HILLS’ NEW CHEF Durbanville Hills, the contemporary cellar which celebrated its 21st harvest this year, has announced the appointment of head chef Tamzyn Ehlers. The restaurant is famed for its spectacular views of Table Bay and Table Mountain, situated only a mere 20-minute drive from the Mother City. The 29-year-old Tamzyn […]
NEDERBURG DOES IT AGAIN!
Nederburg has been included in the highly-anticipated top 50 list of ‘The World’s Most Admired Wine Brands’ by UK-based publication, Drinks International, for a fourth consecutive year in 2019. The Paarl winery is one of only two South African wine brands to appear on this year’s top 50 list, selected by over 200 of some […]
NEDERBURG WINS DESSERT WINE TROPHY AT 2019 OLD MUTUAL TROPHY WINE SHOW
Nederburg, the Paarl winery that pioneered the making of noble late harvest wines in South Africa, has won the Old Mutual Trophy for Best Dessert Wine (Unfortified) at the 2019 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. The trophy was earned for The Winemasters Noble Late Harvest 2018. Now in its 18th year, this Old Mutual […]
Desiderius impresses in Tim Atkin’s latest report
Acclaimed British wine commentator and Wine Master, Tim Atkin, has scored the Desiderius Pongrácz 2011 with 94 points in his latest yearly report released on the South African Wine Industry. In his seventh report on the industry, Tim rates those wines scoring between 90 and 94 to be outstanding and with superior character and style […]
Desiderius Pongrácz wins Museum Class at MCC Challenge
Desiderius Pongrácz vintage 2009 has been awarded as the Museum Class Winner in the 2018 Amorim Cap Classique Challenge. Receiving a record number of 127 entries the Amorim competition aims to raise the bar and awareness of naturally-fermented sparkling wines, known as Méthode Cap Classique. The Museum Class is only for entry for MCC’s eight […]
Double the applause for Desiderius Pongrácz at Michelangelo
Desiderius Pongrácz vintage 2011 has been awarded with a double gold at the 2018 Michelangelo International Wine Competition, now in its 22nd year. A delighted Desiderius Pongrácz winemaker Elunda Basson says that this prestigious accolade is the third received in the past two weeks. “The awards just keep coming in for our flagship Méthode Cap […]