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Top image: Leopard’s Leap CEO Hein Koegelenberg with winemaker Eugene van Zyl and brand manager, Line Smit
The 2018 Leopard’s Leap Classic Chenin Blanc has been awarded with the Chenin Blanc Trophy in the 2018 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirit Awards. Hot on the heels of the exceptional Top Ten performance of its 2016 Culinaria Chenin Blanc in the Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Challenge, this award reaffirms the Leopard’s Leap winemaking team’s knack for this variety.
In one of the most competitive line-ups in the 22 year history of the Michelangelo International Wine & Spirts Awards, De Grendel – one of the 12 estates located in Cape Town’s Durbanville Wine Valley, has walked away with the African Cellar Suppliers Pinot Noir Trophy for their Op Die Berg Pinot Noir 2015 – as well as three double gold medals awarded to the De Grendel Koetshuis Sauvignon Blanc 2017 and 2013 and the De Grendel Loyalty Club-exclusive Elim Shiraz 2016.
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Vondeling Wines, the conservation champion wine farm in the heart of Voor-Paardeberg, snatched the JF Hillebrand Trophy awarded to the Top Scoring Pinotage for their Bowwood Pinotage 2015 in the annual Michelangelo International Wine Awards competition. They also scooped no less than three Gold Medals for their Babiana 2017, Petit Blanc Chenin Blanc 2018 and Merlot Reserve 2017. The awards were presented during a glitzy ceremonial dinner at the Cape Sun Hotel on Saturday 29 September.
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