Boplaas crowned SA Champion at SA Young Wine Show 2015

Boplaas Family Vineyards was crowned SA Champion Port at the SA Young Wine Show 2015. Boplaas was also crowned SA Champion Port in 2013, 2010, 2007, 2006, 2005, 1987 and 1986. Boplaas’s fine showing included three class winners and four gold medals for Port, with a gold medal in the highly competitive Sauvignon Blanc category.

There is an old stockman’s adage “competition breeds best” and this quite possibly lies at the heart of the SA Young Wine Show – a competition where the latest vintage’s wines are assessed blind by wine professionals in over 110 categories. The SA Young Wine 2015 attracted more than 2000 entries. Boplaas fine showing can only be attributed to the dedicated efforts of all the vineyard teams, cellar staff and winemakers Carel & Margaux Nel.

The dedicated efforts of crafting authentic Cape “Port” styled fortifieds from Portuguese varietals continues to garner success with the SA Champion Port trophy won by fortifieds crafted from traditional Portuguese Port varietals and traditional methods. The 2015 Vintage Ports are marked by exceptional colour, tannin structure, fruit concentration & complexity which will after barrel maturation, blending & bottling offer consumers enjoyment over the coming decades. A total of six gold medals were awarded across the four Port classes, with Boplaas accounting for 4 gold medals.

Continuing the surprising success with Sauvignon Blanc – Boplaas having crafted the SA Champion Sauvignon Blanc at the SA Young Wine Show 2009 & 2010 – is a gold medal received by the maiden vintage of the Boplaas Family Reserve Bobbejaanberg 2013. The Bobbejaanberg Sauvignon Blanc 2015 (also a gold medal winner) was crafted from a parcel of vines terrorized by a troop of Baboons and located at an elevation well in excess of 600m in the Outeniqua Mountain range of the Upper-Langkloof ward. The fruit was harvested the end of March and this unique Sauvignon will be made available from the Boplaas cellar door mid-September.

Boplaas once again punched well above its weight with 5 gold medals and one SA Champion. To experience Boplaas’s wines, please visit our cellar door in Calitzdorp or visit our Cool Bay tasting room in Little Brak along the N2 near Mossel Bay or purchase our wines at leading national retailers.