Boplaas Family Vineyards has been awarded 93 points and a place among this year’s Top 10 in the Prescient Signature Red Blend Report, presented by Winemag.co.za. The winning wine was the Boplaas Gamka Red Family Reserve 2020.
The spotlight fell squarely on the excellence and multi-generational consistency of Boplaas wines and spirits during the Calitzdorp Expressed Festival, this week. In a rarity, if not first, for the industry, father and son hosted separate master classes that highlighted Boplaas’ award-winning red wines and ports, founded by Carel Nel; and, whiskies, spearheaded by Carel’s son and sixth generation distiller, Daniel.
Boplaas Family Vineyards is back in the limelight for the outstanding quality of its wines after being named one of the top producers at the authoritative National Wine Challenge. For receiving Double Platinum at the show, no less than two of its wines have been included in the hotly-contested list of Top 100 SA Wines this year.
Boplaas Family Vineyards has just been awarded three five-star ratings from the esteemed Platter’s guide, arguably South Africa’s most influential wine publication. This brings the total number of five-star ratings bestowed on the Calitzdorp enterprise’s wines and spirits over the years to an almighty 23.
Top image: The Nel Family from Boplaas
Boplaas Family Vineyards has once again impressed the authoritative panel of judges at this year’s Michelangelo International Wine and Spirit Awards, which were unveiled last week. The Calitzdorp winery that was named MIWASA’s Producer of the Year in 2019, now claimed one Double Gold and eight Gold medals for its wines and spirits.
An exceptional pair of the finest wines made by Boplaas Family Vineyards will be among the lots being pursued by collectors and connoisseurs at the 37th annual Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild auction on October 2. Both wines hail from the 2017 vintage, one of the modern wine industry’s best, and are regarded independently as champions.
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.