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.


Boplaas wines were among top performers at the annual Veritas Wine & Spirit Awards announced this weekend, receiving five medals in one of South Africa’s most well-known championships.


Renowned Boplaas cellarmaster Carel Nel has officially been recognised as a “Living Legend” of the South African wine industry, receiving the eponymous decoration at the Veritas Wine and Spirits Awards this weekend. 


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. 


The winery of Boplaas Family Vineyards in Calitzdorp has had two of its wines named as area winners at the latest edition of the Novare SA Terroir Awards. The show, now in its 16th year, was conceived to honour wines that best portray South Africa’s different wine growing regions.