The 2023 title of South Africa’s Best Port Wine has been awarded by the National Wine Challenge to Boplaas Cape Tawny Colheita 2007.


The award-winning distillery at Boplaas celebrates a milestone in April with the launch of its first single malt whisky, a spirit of remarkable historic pedigree. With a distilling heritage that dates to 1880, Boplaas’s latest limited-edition release is arguably the first of its kind to emerge from the Karoo.


Boplaas has enjoyed a bumper year having received prominent recognition at leading wine and spirit shows.


Boplaas Family Vineyards has just been awarded the title of Port of the Year and received a five-star rating from the esteemed Platter’s South African wine guide, arguably South Africa’s most influential wine publication. In addition, the celebrated winery also collected Platter’s highest ratings for no less than 10 of its wines.


Boplaas whisky has received a Platinum medal for a second time at the Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Awards, whose winners for 2022 were announced in recent days. Only 19 entries received the sought-after accolade this year, putting Boplaas in the top 1.15% of all wine and spirit entries. Furthermore, the whisky was one of only two that received Platinum status. 


When a much-loved national whisky festival got underway again recently after a three-year pandemic-related absence, it was Boplaas that shared the stage to present a Masterclass with South African whisky icon Andy Watts.


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 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.