4 Golds for De Krans at Gold Wine Awards

De Krans Wines was recently awarded four Gold medals at the 2019 Gold Wine Awards. The medals were awarded to their De Krans Free-Run Chenin Blanc 2019, De Krans Pinotage Rosé 2019, De Krans A Twist of Fate 2017 and Garden Route Sauvignon Blanc 2018.


Top Marks for De Krans Tritonia in Signature Blend Report

Following on from its success at the recent Old Mutual Trophy Awards, the 2016 De Krans Tritonia Calitzdorp Blend has once again received recognition from peers within the industry. This time round with an impressive 90 points in Christian Eedes’ fourth annual Signature Red Blend Report.


Celebrate the arrival of Spring at the De Krans Blossom Festival

Save the date for De Krans Wine Cellar’s annual popular Blossom Festival, which takes place on Saturday, 31 August. De Krans Wine Cellar is situated in Calitzdorp, in the heart of the Klein Karoo and world famous Route 62. As is the case every year, the beautiful Spring blossoms symbolise the start of a new year for the fruit and wine industry in Calitzdorp, and it is also the perfect opportunity to say goodbye to Winter, with the 31st of August being the last official day of the colder season.


De Krans “A Twist of Fate” is a lighter styled Portuguese blend perfect for the braai

While De Krans has traditionally been synonymous with producing award-winning port-style wines, they have also managed in recent years to pave the way with developing interesting and quality Portuguese still wines. This Portuguese blend, made up of Tinta Barocca and Tinta Amarella, is all about the story. It pays tribute to the start of the port industry in Calitzdorp when the first Portuguese grape varieties were planted in 1973, by accident. A fortunate accident it turned out to be, as the climate and the terroir embraced these supposed Shiraz acquired from the Swartland area. When they realized that the Shiraz was, in fact, Tinta Barocca, the port industry was born.


De Krans takes Portuguese cultivars to the next level

Although De Krans is synonymous with producing award-winning port-style wines, the producer has really managed to extend their relationship with Portuguese cultivars beyond their fortified range, resulting in a diverse and unique range of Portuguese still wines, known as the Terroir range. Appropriately so, since the terroir and these varieties beautifully embraced each other, resulting in prize-winning wines.


De Krans Wild Ferment Unwooded Chardonnay 2018 – A Top Five Chardonnay

The winners from the inaugural 2019 Best Value Chardonnay Tastings were recently, which saw De Krans’ Wild Ferment Unwooded Chardonnay 2018 selected as one of the top five wines with 88 points.


De Krans receives Best in Category and Top 100 at National Wine Challenge

De Krans, widely known as being one of SA’s leading port-style wine producers, once again showed that they are more than a one trick pony at the recent 2019 National Wine Challenge Awards. Their Cape Vintage Reserve 2016 was awarded the Grand Cru Award (Best in Category) as well as a Double Platinum and position on the sought-after Top 100 SA Wines for 2019. The awards were announced at a special event on Thursday, 9 May at Spier Wine Farm in Stellenbosch.


De Krans Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 – Winter’s perfect companion

With Winter approaching, we tend to start turning to a glass of red for those colder evenings. What better red wine to try out than the De Krans Basket Press Cabernet Sauvignon 2017.


The 101 Of Port-style Wines: Where, When and How

When you think of Calitzdorp and the Swartland, there aren’t many close links apart from the fact that they’re both farming communities, producing excellent quality wines with a very similar dry and sunny climate.


Triple Platinum and a perfect score for De Krans at 2019 SAWi Ratings

Reaffirming its position as one of South Africa’s premium port producers, De Krans Wine Cellar in Calitzdorp has scored 90+ for three of its products in the 2019 South African Wine Index (SAWi) ratings. The Cape Vintage Reserve scored a perfect 100 points, followed suit by the Cape Tawny Ltd Release (96,5) and 2017 Touriga Nacional (94,8).

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