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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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).

 

De Krans Moscato Perlé – a refreshing alternative to a bubbly

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The Premium Moscato Perlé White from De Krans remains a crowd favourite since its maiden vintage in 2012, and the Moscato Red has similarly proved its popularity since its launch two years ago. The word Moscato, still a growing style in South Africa, refers to the grapes used (Muscadel or Muscat de Frontignan in the case of De Krans), while perlé refers to its sparkling character.

 

De Krans goes pretty in pink during the month of love

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Valentine’s Day (and the month of love) goes hand in hand with everything pink, and what better time to enjoy De Krans’ range of pink wines, namely the Cape Pink (a lighter port style wine) and Pinotage Rosé 2018.

 

De Krans Top Cape Port producer in Top Wine SA Results

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As one of South Africa’s leading port producers, De Krans’ commitment to producing a quality product has yet again been acknowledged by the South African Wine & Cellar Classifications, which saw De Krans being recognized as one of the two most successful Cape Port producers over the past 10 years. 

 

Five Stars for De Krans Cape Vintage Reserve 2016

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De Krans Wine Cellar, situated in Calitzdorp along the Route 62, has received a five-star rating for its Cape Vintage Reserve 2016 in the latest edition of the authoritative and internationally recognized Platter’s by Diners Club South African Wine Guide 2019due for release this month. 

 

Fruit pickings and leisurely lunches at De Krans this summer

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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 – currently TripAdvisor’s top destination to visit when in the region – 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.

 
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De Krans Wine Cellar is situated along the upper reaches of the picturesque Gamka River Valley near Calitzdorp. De Krans is widely known as one of the leading port producers, as well as one of the most innovative cellars in South Africa.
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