De Krans Moscato Perlé – a refreshing alternative to a bubbly

Originally from Italy where it is known as Moscato d’Asti (Moscato from the Asti region in northwest Italy), Moscato as a variety is not exactly new to the South African wine scene. De Krans, located in Calitzdorp in the Klein Karoo region, first produced a Moscato perlé wine back in 2012. The wine style has started gaining momentum and has now become one of their most popular sellers.


De Krans Receives 5 Star Rating For Its Cape Vintage Reserve 2017 at Platter’s

De Krans Wine Cellar, situated in Calitzdorp along the Route 62, has again received a 5-star rating, this time for its Cape Vintage Reserve 2017 port-style wine in the latest edition of the authoritative and internationally recognized Platter’s by Diners Club South African Wine Guide 2020, due for release this month. The results were announced on Friday, 8 November at an event held in Cape Town, which was attended by members of the wine and media industries. A total of 125 five-star wines were awarded the coveted 5-star status this year.


De Krans Wines Appoints New Winemaker

Christoff de Wet, formerly winemaker at Lutzville Vineyards, has recently joined the team at De Krans Wines as their new winemaker, taking over the reins from Louis van der Riet.


Fruit pickings, wine tasting and leisurely lunches at De Krans this Summer

Summer brings with it many wonderful things. Long lazy days at the pool, sipping ice-cold cocktails, leisurely lunches and of course delectably sweet seasonal fruit. Look no further than De Krans Wines in Calitzdorp – the top TripAdvisor’s destination in Calitzdorp – for two of these summer sensations. During the months of November through to February De Krans invites visitors to partake in a farm favourite of picking seasonal fruit.


2 Double Golds and 2 Golds for De Krans Varietal Range

De Krans Wines has continued to bring home the awards, and the latest accolades to join an already impressive line-up are those from the Ultra Value Wine Challenge 2019/2020 results.


De Krans Free Run Chenin Blanc: A Summer Celebration

With Summer in full bloom the De Krans Free Run Chenin Blanc 2019 is the perfect celebration of the warmer days and Summer-inspired food. This wine is packed with tropical fruit flavours as a result of using only the free run juice (the first batch of juice before the grapes are pressed), The fruit character gives the wine a full mouthfeel and has a fresh, balanced acidity. The wine is light enough to drink on its own while also pairing well with fish or chicken dishes, salads or pastas.


Platinum for De Krans at Michelangelo

So far its been a sparkling awards season for De Krans Wines, with more accolades to add to its lengthy list. The latest in the line-up being the 2019 Muscat de Frontignan, which received a Platinum Award at the 2019 Michelangelo International Wine Awards. The awards took place on 4 October at a special gala event in Cape Town. To have earned this prestigious Platinum medal, this wine had to be considered a world-class creation by the panel with a minimum of 96 points out of a possible 100 points. There were only 14 wines from more than 2 000 wines entered that won Platinum at this competition this year. 


Double Gold again for De Krans Pinotage Rosé at Rosé Rocks

The De Krans Pinotage Rosé has done it again. For the 2nd year in a row, it has been awarded the prestigious Double Gold medal at the recent Rosé Rocks competition. This year the award was bestowed on the 2019 vintage.


Double Gold and Gold for De Krans at the 2019 Vitis Vinifera Awards

Awards season is in full swing and De Krans Wines is bringing home the awards, earning a Double Gold and Gold at the recent 2019 Vitis Vinifera Awards.


De Krans Wild Ferment Chardonnay 2018 Is The Perfect Wine For Summer

De Krans Wines, traditionally well-known for their port-style wines, has successfully made a name for themselves in recent years with producing exceptional Portuguese dry wines (including the Tritonia Calitzdorp Blend, which recently won the Trophy for Best Red Blend at the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show for the second time). In addition, they have also produced innovative wines such as their Premium Moscato Perlé and their classic varietal range, which includes a Free Run Chenin Blanc, Wild Ferment Chardonnay, Pinotage Rosé and Basket Press Cabernet Sauvignon.