Diemersdal Dry-land Vines Hold Promise of Bumper Crop Despite SA Drought


The dry conditions experienced by the Cape winelands over the past few years has reached crisis-proportions in some regions, with predictions of a far lower grape crop for 2018. Yet in certain areas of the Western Cape, vineyards are showing exceptionally rigorous growth.

 

Important Role of Sales and Marketing in Success of Diemersdal Wines


With over 8 000 various units of wine available on the South African market, this is one of the most competitive arenas in the consumer game, and a brand’s success depends on the quality of people who have to sell it to retailers and restaurants. Inge Coetzee, brand manager at Diemersdal, is one of the parties ensuring this Durbanville Estate’s presence on those burgeoning restaurant wine-lists and in on-consumption establishments. Here she gives her impressions on the current state of the wine market.

 

Kanonkop`s Abrie Beeslaar Wins World`s Best Winemaker of the Year for 3rd Time


Top image: Abrie Beeslaar, cellarmaster at Kanonkop

Abrie Beeslaar, cellar master at Kanonkop Wine Estate in Stellenbosch, has been crowned International Wine Maker of the Year for the third time.

 

Enjoy Plump Oysters and Award-winning MCC Wine at Org de Rac


Org de Rac, the organic wine estate on the N7 just before Piketberg, is offering visitors an idyllic culinary combination when stopping off at this unique farm. Plump, fresh West Coast Oysters are waiting to be enjoyed with Org de Rac’s award-winning La Verne Cape Classique sparkling wine.

 

Swartland’s Org de Rac Makes Waves with Glowing Critical Acclaim


Org de Rac, the organic wine farm in the Swartland in the Piketberg region, is heading towards the end of the year with some formidable critical acclaim under its belt.

 

Diemersdal’s Maiden Winter Ferment Sauvignon Blanc Takes 3rd Major Wine Award


Top image: Bertie Huggett, Head of FNB Agriculture with the Diemersdal team: Mari Brander, Juandré Bruwer and Thys Louw.

The ground-breaking Winter Ferment Sauvignon Blanc has delivered the third major accolade for Diemersdal Estate, the pioneering Sauvignon Blanc producer from Durbanville.

 

De Wetshof Continues its Domination of Veritas Category for un-wooded Chardonnays


Top image: Johann de Wet, CEO of De Wetshof 

By achieving the highest rating for unwooded Chardonnay at this year’s Veritas Wine Awards, De Wetshof Estate from Robertson becomes arguably the most awarded unwooded Chardonnay producer in South Africa. At this year’s Veritas, the top awards in the unwooded Chardonnay category both went to the De Wetshof Limestone Hill 2017 and the Bon Vallon 2017.

 

Michelangelo Glimmering Golds for De Wetshof Estate Chardonnays


Pioneering Chardonnay wine estate De Wetshof from Robertson won one Double Gold medal and two Gold medals for its world-famous Chardonnays at this year’s Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Awards, one of South Africa’s leading wine competitions.

 

21st Michelangelo International Awards Recognises Excellence in Wines and Spirits, Adds Value to Entrants


In one of the most competitive line-ups in the 21 year history of the Michelangelo International Wine and Spirts Awards, a Cabernet Franc from Nelson Estate in Paarl took the Grand Prix Trophy, the show’s top accolade. The Lisha Nelson Cabernet Franc 2014 achieved a stunning 99pt score in the 100pt scoring system used by the predominantly foreign judging panel. This year’s Michelangelo Awards saw 28 judges from 23 countries judging 1 633 entries for South Africa’s leading international wine show. The 2017 Michelangelo Awards ceremony took place in Cape Town on 29 September.

 

Diemersdal Releases Unique New World Sauvignon Blanc from Frozen Juice


In a quest for optimum tropical fruit expression in Sauvignon Blanc, Thys Louw from Diemersdal Estate has released the first South African wine from this grape variety made by fermenting grape must that had been frozen after harvesting.

 
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