Boplaas White Blend Triumphs With Best Score In Wine Magazine Annual White Wine Report

The Boplaas Gamka Branca Reserve 2017 has received 94/100 points in the Cape White Wine Report from Wine Magazine, the highest score of all wines featured in the highly regarded South African survey. Wines from 32 producers including some of the country’s top wineries were submitted for consideration.


Boplaas Unveils Collector’s Edition 6YO Cape Tawny Whisky

The Boplaas family winery and distillery has officially released its latest innovation – a whisky matured for six years and finished in casks formerly used for making tawny port-style wine. Entered at the recent Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards, the whisky was South Africa’s highest-rated entry in the category.


UK Visit Reveals How Boplaas Sets The Pace With Local Innovation In Fine Whisky

South African drinks-makers often look offshore for trends that might take hold at home. Visiting the home of Scotch, Boplaas distiller Daniel Nel recently encountered a country-wide wave of whisky innovation underway – some of which Boplaas has led to great acclaim in South Africa.


Did the EU blunder in cutting off SA and others from port and sherry?

The European Union (EU) ban on the words port or sherry for wine countries including South Africa has remained controversial since it was implemented. Having just returned from another insightful trip to Europe, SA champion port-maker Carel Nel believes the EU’s earlier decision may lie at the heart of the port wine industry’s current doldrums.


Boplaas named among most successful award-winners at Michelangelo 2018

Boplaas Family Vineyards has been singled out as one of top producers at the 2018 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards, which were announced on the weekend.   Now the largest competition of its kind in Africa, the competition received 2 255 entries this year.


Boplaas named a top producer at Veritas wine “Oscars”

Boplaas Family Vineyards was once again one of the best-performing producers at the annual Veritas Wine Awards, which were announced at a gala function in Cape Town this weekend. The Calitzdorp winery received no less than three Double Golds of a total 50 awarded in the competition and one Gold among its total of eight medals.


Boplaas CWG Port receive top prices at Auction

Strict selection criteria and a finely tuned line-up paid off at the 34th  Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction held in the Stellenbosch wine lands over the weekend with a higher than expected turnover exceeding R10,5 million.


Boplaas wins the only Platinum medal awarded to SA whisky at Michelangelo 2018

A whisky made in the small country town of Calitzdorp has dazzled the judges at the auspicious 2018 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards, winning the only Platinum medal awarded in the category for South African whiskies. Made by Boplaas Family Vineyards, the sublime single grain whisky is aged in barrels previously used for maturing tawny port.


Top Ratings for Boplaas from Tim Atkin

At the recent Atkin’s 2018 South African Special Report  South African Champion Port Producer – Boplaas Family Vineyards – received four spots in the +90 wines of South Africa.  95 Points were awarded for the Boplaas Cape Vintage Reserve 2006, one of only 159 wines to receive 95 points or more from South Africa.


Boplaas achieves top prices at Nederburg Auction 2018 for fine wine

A Port-style wine by the renowned Boplaas Family Vineyards has put this fortified style back in the spotlight after it achieved its best price to date at the 44th Nederburg Auction near Paarl on the weekend.

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Boplaas is situated in Calitzdorp, a small picturesque village in the Southern Cape in the majestic Little Karoo. The Nel family is part of a rich legacy that reaches back to 1880. Boplaas is a family concern with Carel Nel, a Cape Wine Master, as owner and cellar master.
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