BOPLAAS GAMKA BRANCA: A Cape blend with Portuguese spice

The Gamka river – meaning lion in Khoi – starts its arduous journey towards the Indian ocean in the heart of the Great Karoo carving its way through three mountain ranges, all along the way providing life-giving water to all along its banks, including the farming endeavours of the Nel family of Boplaas who have crafted wines in the quaint hamlet of Calitzdorp since 1880.


The Boplaas team takes an inspiring trip to Porto and the Douro Valley

If you have to describe the Douro Valley in Portugal with one word it is – commitment.  Commitment over centuries.


2 Double Gold and 9 Gold Medals for Boplaas at Top SA Awards

Top image: Rozanne Nel from Boplaas at this year’s Veritas Awards

Boplaas Family Vineyards in Calitzdorp excelled in the two biggest wine competitions in South Africa, Veritas and Michelangelo, by winning two double gold and nine gold medals here.


Boplaas wins Double Gold and six Gold at Michelangelo International Awards

Top image: Daniel Nel & friend Victoria

For many South African wine and spirits producers, winning a medal at the annual Michelangelo International Wine & Spirit Awards represents a rare pinnacle in the craft. On Friday night, Boplaas Family Vineyards collected seven – including a sought-after Double Gold.


Top Ratings for Boplaas from Tim Atkin

The quality of South African-made port-style wine was reaffirmed with the recent release of one of the year’s broadest assessments of South African wines by an international wine authority.


Boplaas achieves top prices at the Nederburg Auction for fine wine

Top image: Boplaas Family Vineyards owner Carel Nel

A Port-style wine by the renowned Boplaas Family Vineyards has put this fortified style back in the spotlight after it achieved its best price to date at the 43rd Nederburg Auction near Paarl on the weekend.


Boplaas Port now triple SA Champion

Boplaas Family Vineyards achieved a rare hat-trick on Friday when its Port was named South African Champion at the SA Young Wine Show for the third consecutive year.


From the Klein Karoo: Boplaas Whisky

Every month, Whisky Brother Shop publish their top 5 sellers for the month.  It is always interesting to see the old favorites (GlenmorangieArdbeg and Glendronach)  share space with newcomers.  The June the list had an interesting surprise.  Obviously, after Ardbeg Day at the end of May, it was expected that the Ardbeg Kelpie will make an appearance.  However number 2 on the list was interesting.  A South African whisky aged in Brandy Casks – Boplaas whisky.


Boplaas SA Champion Port Wine at 2017 Nederburg Auction

Boplaas Family Vineyards outside Calitzdorp is synonymous with world-class Cape port wines and table wines produced from Portuguese varieties. This award-winning estate has both a Cape port and Portuguese red blend at this year’s Nederburg Auction.


Boplaas Cape Vintage Reserve is simply the BEST!

Simply the best! That’s a claim Boplaas family Vineyards in the Klein Karoo can certainly make without fear of contradiction after numerous awards over the years for its magnificent Cape port wines made from traditional Portuguese varieties.

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Boplaas is situated in Calitzdorp, a small picturesque village in the Southern Cape in the majestic Little Karoo. The Nel family is part of a rich legacy that reaches back to 1880. Boplaas is a family concern with Carel Nel, a Cape Wine Master, as owner and cellar master.
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