Boplaas winemaker Margaux Nel with Port of the Year.

Boplaas Family Vineyards has emerged as Port of the Year with top results in an international assessment of South African wines. Five wines and ports produced by the Calitzdorp winery received outstanding ratings of 90 or more points out of a possible 100.

 

Boplaas Family Vineyards in Calitzdorp is synonymous with world-class port, table wines made from Portuguese varieties and award-winning distilled beverages. This reputation was re-affirmed this year when the winery received its 20th five-star award from the esteemed Platter’s South African wine guide. 

 

Boplaas Family Vineyards in Calitzdorp is synonymous with world-class port, table wines made from Portuguese varieties and award-winning distilled beverages. This reputation was re-affirmed this year when the winery received its 20th five-star award from the esteemed Platter’s South African wine guide. 

 

Boplaas Family Vineyards in Calitzdorp is renowned for its outstanding Cape Ports and table wines made from traditional Portuguese grape varieties. The extent of this excellence across its portfolio has been highlighted by the release of a report by the highly regarded Prescient Winemag tasting panel.

 

There’s an oft-forgotten adage, “All grapes wish they could be wine, while all wines wish they could be a Port” – and the “King” of this style is doubtlessly Vintage. A “Vintage” Port is only released in the finest of years and is a wine deservedly demanding, decades of bottle maturation to showcase its true craftsmanship and full potential. However, in this instant gratification age, few other than the truest of wine connoisseurs has the appetite to age these wines for the required time – indeed a sad situation. However, a finely crafted Tawny allows those amongst us who don’t have the luxury of time, capacious cellars or patience, an opportunity to experience a “matured” fortified which has been imbued by the magic of time, craftmanship & an unhurried journey in cask.

 

Author: Boplaas Distiller Daniel Nel

At a very basic level, whisky’s flavour is formed in three places as it’s being made. There’s the grain, where flavours are affected by types, treatments, fermentation and distillation; water; and, maturation. Of these, maturation is where the magic happens for me.

 

Boplaas Family Vineyards has excelled at the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show (OMTWS), claiming the trophy for Best SA Port. The victory announced on June 30 is historic, coming on the 20th anniversary of the highly esteemed competition but also during the wine industry’s most challenging periods in recent history.

 

The outstanding performance of the Boplaas Gamka Branca 2019 in the most recent Prescient Cape White Blend Report on wines again serves to highlight the gems produced from niche grape varieties in lesser-known regions of South Africa.

 

Boplaas has triumphed once again with the family-owned winery in the Klein Karoo being showered with accolades by the National Wine Challenge/Top 100 SA Wines. Taking the crowning spot was the Boplaas Cape Vintage Reserve Port 2017, named Best in South Africa and Best South African Sweet Wine. 

 

One of the most sought-after wine ranges from celebrated winery Boplaas has a new label. The Boplaas Family Reserve wines now bear a striking and contemporary appearance that reflects the heritage and excellence this Klein Karoo winery is renowned for.