Three wine terrains deliver multiple National Winners
After more than 320 entries for the 12th annual Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards, almost equal to last year’s record entries, South Africa’s homegrown red wine cultivar Pinotage this year stood out as a top performer from an estate between Hermanus and Stanford in the Walker Bay district.Springfontein Estate entered the National Winner for Pinotage, the Springfontein Limestone Rocks Gadda da Vida 2013, and the National Winner for Red Blend, Springfontein Limestone Rocks Whole Lotta Love 2014, of which Pinotage is an ingredient, making it a so-called Cape Blend. Both these National Winners (Pinotage and Red Blend) were also selected for the award for South Africa’s Top 5 Estate Wines. In addition, Springfontein also received the second ever Novare Trophy for South Africa’s Top Single Vineyard wine. The wine is also a Pinotage, the Springfontein Jonathan’s Ridge Pinotage 2013. Another top performer at the 2017 Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards was Lourensford Wine Estate in Somerset West. Three of their estate-produced wines were selected as National Winners, showing the diversity of quality this estate can produce. Their National Winners are the Lourensford Limited Release Merlot 2015, Lourensford Limited Release Viognier 2016 and Lourensford Limited Release Noble Late Harvest 2014 (natural […]
Deetlefs: Boxed for Dad
Boxed for DAD Celebrate the versatile Pinotage this Fathersday. A mix case with the Deetlefs MCC (white Pinotage bubbly), Deetlefs Pinotage 2013 and Stonecross Pinotage 2015 Packaged in a Deetlefs branded wooden gift box. Price includes VAT and Delivery: R550
Du Toitskloof’s Award-winning Red Muscadel
Winemaking Skill, Superb Grapes the Key to Du Toitskloof’s Award-winning Red Muscadel Correct timing and achieving the elusive “sweet spot”, that’s the secret to creating an award-winning Muscadel dessert wine. Shawn Thomson, winemaker at Du Toitskloof Wines in Rawsonville, says the making of a quality Muscadel is all about timing to get optimum flavour and complexity in the finished product. “Like all good wines, a fine Muscadel requires great grapes,” says Thomson who won his second Platinum Award for the Du Toitskloof Red Muscadel 2014. “The Breedekloof Valley, where Du Toitskloof is situated, is the ideal region for growing the Muscat de Frontignan grape from which this wine is made. These superb grapes come from the farm Dagbreek, owned by farmer Peet Smith. Plenty of sunshine, alluvial soils and a healthy, natural environment allows our Muscat de Frontignan vines to ripen to a state of sunny sweetness.” But once the grapes are harvested and the process of making Muscadel begins, the winemaker’s skill is tested to the maximum. “To capture the full ripe sweet complexity of the grape, making Muscadel requires that we stop the fermentation process by adding wine spirit,” explains Thomson. “But deciding when to add the spirit […]
Breedekloof is Celebrating: Join us at Merwida Wine Cellar
For a whole month, the Breedekloof Wine Valley will celebrate all it has accomplished this year. Join us for #CelebrateBreedekloof and experience some of the best wines in the country! And what’s the best of it all – you will be able to taste Merwida’s wines from 10am until 4pm, on Saturdays! Read more about #CelebrateBreedekloof
Celebrate with South Africa’s most generous wine route: the Breedekloof Wine Valley!
The Breedekloof Wine Route, situated just 1 hour from Cape Town, has become a popular destination for wine enthusiasts who enjoy making unique wine-drinking discoveries. Along its route of friendly, open and generous tasting rooms, the Breedekloof Wine Valley has an almost exclusive focus on wine and winemaking and has become home to the country’s most celebrated wines. Collectively, wineries in the Valley boast an impressive collection of top winemaking awards – from the country’s – and the world’s – most competitive wine competitions. In recognition of a benchmark year for the Breedekloof Wine Valley, its wineries will be celebrating 2016 with a month of festivities. From November 15th to December the 17th, visitors to the picturesque Breedekloof Wine Valley will encounter the true generosity of its people, as each of the wineries will host and spoil visitors with a range of activities, which include picnics, delicious food offerings, unique food and wine pairings, craft beer and gin tastings, lucky draws and more. Of course visitors will be poured unique and award-winning wines from the wineries’ cellars where they will be able to enjoy these in what is definitely one of South Africa’s most dramatically beautiful wineland settings. During this […]
Spotlight on Chenin Event in Breedekloof: 28 October 2016
Please join us for an exciting event in the Breedekloof on Friday 28 October 2016. The Chenin Blanc Association, in partnership with the Breedekloof Wine Valley and Stellenbosch University is hosting the day with the spotlight on Chenin blanc. The technical seminar in the morning will also include feedback on recent research and tasting of the Standard Bank/Chenin Challenge 2016 Top 10 winning wines and also wines from some the oldest vineyards in the country. The seminar will be followed by leisurely lunch under the oak trees with more informal tastings. Date: Friday 28 October 2016 Venue: Die Eike, Goudini www.dieeike.co.za Ticket prices: R750 for the full day, lunch and wine tasting included. Full day: 8:30-16:00 R250 for half day, lunch and wine tasting in afternoon. Half day: 13:30 – 16:00 Please visit our website for programme and link to ticket sales. http://chenin.co.za/events.html https://www.quicket.co.za/events/11808-spotlight-on-chenin/ Do not miss out – we urge you to book early.
Badsberg Wynkelder, geleë buite Rawsonville in die Breedekloof Wyndistrik in die Wes-Kaap, het tydens vanjaar se Suid-Afrikaanse Jongwynskou die eerste kelder geword om ‘n tweede keer beide die gesogde Generaal Smuts- asook die Pietman Hugo Trofee in te palm. Die Suid-Afrikaanse Nasionale Wynskou Vereeniging bied jaarliks die SA Jongwynskou aan om die top wyne van die huidige oesjaar aan te wys.Die Generaal Smuts Trofee word toegeken aan die wyn wat die beste punt behaal het vanuit al die inskrywings van regoor Suid-Afrika, terwyl die Pietman Hugo Trofee toegeken word aan die kelder waarvan die top vyf wyne die beste punte behaal het. Omrede die wenners jongwyne is, word meeste egter nie dadelik gebottel nie, maar eerder verder verouder of later versny in ander wyne. In 2009 het Badsberg Wynkelder se natuurlike soet witwyn die Generaal Smuts Trofeë gewen en in 2016 het hul gehoute Pinotage met die louere weg gestap. Die 2009 wenner is net so gebottel en reeds uitverkoop, terwyl die 2016 Pinotage later vanjaar gebottel sal word. Buiten hul wen Pinotage, spog Badsberg ook met ‘n reeks gehoute en ongehoute Chenin Blanc. Chenin Blanc 2015 (gehout) Die elegante 2015 Badsberg Chenin Blanc is vir vyf maande in nuwe […]
Slanghoek awarded Vitis Vinifera awards
Slanghoek was awarded the following Vitis Vinifera awards: Double Gold: Crème de Chenin 2014 Gold: Cuvee Brut Chenin Blanc 2016 Vinay Chrispy White Merlot 2015 Special Late Harvest 2015 Cape Ruby 2016 Hanepoot 2015 Red Muscadel 2016
Badsberg bathes in the limelight at 2016 SA Young Wine Awards
Badsberg Wine Cellar basked in wine accolade glory at the 2016 SA Young Wine Awards on Saturday 20 August, taking home coveted trophies. Cellar master Willie Burger and his formidable winemaking team left the stage with the competition’s two top trophies. Their wooded Pinotage was awarded the desirable General Smuts Trophy for overall SA Champion young wine for 2016. “This is the third time in 10 years that a red wine hailing from the Breedekloof strip has won the General Smuts Trophy”, Burger commented with pride. Badsberg also clinched the Pietman Hugo Trophy for the highest score with five best entries for an impressive sixth time. What is equally notable, he added, is that Badsberg is the first cellar to have twice won both trophies in the same year: 2009 and 2016. Their winning streak continued with a trio of SA Champion trophies. The top-performing wooded Pinotage was also named SA Champion Pinotage. The Badsberg Chardonnay/Chenin Blanc (wooded) and Chenin Blanc (wooded) won SA Champion trophies for White Blend and Chenin Blanc respectively. When asked about the winning formula of their success, Burger is humble. He states that the notion is actually quite simple, “you start with quality grapes from […]
Breedekloof kampioene by vanjaar se Breedekloof / Worcester Streek Jongwynskou.
Baie geluk aan die Breedekloof kampioene by vanjaar se Breedekloof / Worcester Streek Jongwynskou. VOOR vlnr: Johan Linde (Botha Kelder), Annemarie van Niekerk (Botha Kelder), Michiel Visser (Botha Kelder), Willie Burger (Badsberg Kelder), Pieter Conradie (Nuy Kelder), Gert van Deventer (Aan de Doorns Kelder), Mathilda Viljoen (Slanghoek Kelder), Lieza van der Merwe (Merwida Kelder), Werner du Plessis (Slanghoek Kelder) AGTER vlnr: Stefan Niemand (uniWines Vineyards), WS Visagie (uniWines Vineyards), Johan Morkel (Aan de Doorns Kelder), Nicholas Bruyns (uniWines Vineyards), Nicolaas Rust (uniWines Vineyards), JM Crafford (Stettyn Kelder), Sarel van Staden (Merwida Kelder), Ryno Booysen (Aan de Doorns), Jaco Booysen (Badsberg Kelder), Nicolas Husselman (Badsberg Kelder), Manna Botha (Badsberg Kelder), JW Pieterse (Badsberg Kelder), Henri Swiegers (Badsberg Kelder), Charl Myburgh (Nuy Kelder), Schalk van der Merwe (uniWines Vineyards), Pieter van Wyk (uniWines Vinyards), Paul Burger (uniWines Vineyards), Christo Smit (uniWines Vineyards) BEVERATEC TROFEE VIR DIE KAMPIOEN DROë WIT VERSNITWYN Badsberg Kelder met ‘n Chardonnay / Chenin Blanc JCR DU TOIT VERVOER TROFEE VIR DIE KAMPIOEN CHENIN BLANC Badsberg Kelder met ‘n gehoute Chenin Blanc ENARTIS S.A. TROFEE VIR DIE KAMPIOEN SAUVIGNON BLANC Slanghoek Kelder WINE MACHINERY TROFEE VIR DIE KAMPIOEN ANDER WIT Badsberg Kelder met ‘n gehoute Viognier F.S. SMIT TROFEE […]
Opstal Live bied aan – Lowland & Ligstraaltjie!
Opstal Live bied aan – Lowland & Ligstraaltjie! ‘n Aand van goeie kos, wyn en musiek op Vrydag die 26ste Augustus om 18h30 ten bate van die Ligstraaltjie crechè. Die crechè in Slanghoek, buite Rawsonville, word al vir 22 jaar bedryf en volg ‘n spesifieke leer program. Kaartjies vir die vertoning kos R200 per persoon, ete ingesluit. Besprekings is noodsaaklik. Kontak ons by 023 344 3001 of stuur ‘n e-pos aan firstname.lastname@example.org . Vir meer inligting: http://www.opstal.co.za/news-events/2016/08/16/opstal-live-lowland-ligstraaltjie/
Slanghoek Cellar Chenin Blanc special on 17 June 2016
Prices below with 10% discount on 17 June 2016 Chenin Blanc – R34.00 Crème de Chenin – R42.00
Opstal Estate: Carl Everson Vintage Collection Case Offer on 17 June 2016
Carl Everson Vintage Collection Case A wooden case with 4 vintages of Chenin and 2 of our Cape Blend Very limited quantities R2000 per set
Bergsig Chenin Special on 17 June 2016
Chenin Blanc Gift Packs: 1 Reserve Chenin Blanc 2014 & 1 Chenin Blanc – R150 3x Chenin Blanc 2016 – R100
Soetes & Soup 2016: Ticket sales now open
Soetes & Soup 2016 tickets sales now open. Click here to book. WARM UP THIS WINTER AT SOETES & SOUP: 22 – 23 July 2016 Keep the winter chills at bay with a steaming cup of Red wine & Onion Marmelade soup, Chicken Curry soup, Chocolate soup, Waterblommetjie soup or traditional Vegetable soup – these are just a few of the soups being served at this year’s annual Breedekloof Soetes & Soup 2016 festival, taking place on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 July. Your festival pass only costs R120 per person and this year there are limited tickets available, so buy yours early online at www.webtickets.co.za Please note: No ticket sales at the wineries. Highlights during the weekend include live entertainment, soup & wine pairing, a farmer’s market, cooperage demonstrations, hiking trails, craft beer, an art exhibition, various stalls and children’s entertainment. The festival will be hosted at the following cellars and venues: Badsberg Cellar Bergsig Estate Botha Cellar Deetlefs Estate Die Eike Restaurant Du Toitskloof Cellar Goudini Wines Jason’s Hill Kirabo Private Cellar Lateganskop Cellar Merwida Winery Opstal Estate Slanghoek Cellar Slanghoek Art Gallery and Slanghoek Mountain Resort uniWines Vineyards Wineries also offer discounts of between 10% and 25% […]
Muskadel SA Awards results 2016
Muskadel SA 2016 Awards: Orange River Cellars crowned Muscadel king for the second consecutive year. Muskadel SA 2016 Awards; Two cellars show their Muscat muscle With the winter on our doorstep, what pairs better with a fireplace than a proudly South African wine cultivar? The 14th Muskadel SA Awards, sponsored by Enartis SA, was awarded at a function at Noop, Paarl on 26 May. From the 16 entries received, Orange River Cellars White Muscadel 2015 and Du Toitskloof Cellar Red Muscadel 2014 was awarded with top honours, each receiving a Platinum award. Orange River Cellars shows constant good quality with their fortified wines, adding this award to their telly of three platinum and two gold Muskadel SA Awards since 2013. “This wine was a real team effort. Orange River Cellars has five cellars where grapes are delivered and we are privileged to use only the best quality,” says Chris Venter, production manager at Orange River Cellars. “The new packaging as well as the Platinum award we received at last year’s Muskadel SA function definitely impacted on our sales,” says Venter. Du Toitskloof Cellar in the Breederivier Valley is well known for their fortified wines. The Du Toitskloof Cellar Red Muscadel […]
Bergsig Landgoed – Februarie
Hierdie maand fokus ons op vriendskap en liefde en al die lekker eet wat daarmee gepaard gaan! Kom geniet ‘n heerlike piekniek mandjie met ‘n bottel Bergsig Chenin Blanc en ‘n asemrowende uitsig. Moet ook nie ons skrikkeljaar aanbod gedurende Februarie misloop nie – 3 bottels Bergsig Chenin Blanc 2015 vir R90.00. Vir besprekings en bestellings kontak email@example.com / www.bergsig.co.za
Klink Awards: Jason’s Hill Hiking Trail nominated
The hiking trail at Jason’s Hill has been nominated for the Tracks & Trails category for this year’s Klink Awards. The Tracks & Trails award goes to the most memorable outdoors experience that requires wine lovers to expend some energy on a spectacularly scenic vineyard hike, a challenging wine farm bike trail or a spirited wine route horse ride. Each outdoor adventure must also reward the hiker, biker or rider with a wine tasting experience or more. The 6.5km trail at Jason’s Hill offers exquisite views of the Slanghoek valley with an abundance of fauna and flora to admire along the route. The trail takes between three and four hours and costs R25 per person. Depart from the Jason’s Hill Private Cellar between 8am and 11am (Monday to Friday) or between 10am and 11am on a Saturday. A minimum of two people is required and an adult must accompany children under 16. For more information on the trail contact 023 344 3256. Voting closes on Friday, 13 November, so please click here to vote http://winetourismsouthafrica.co.za/klink/jasons-hill/
Bergsig Estate: Koop 6 bekroonde wyn geskenkpak vir slegs R580
Koop die 6 bekroonde wyne geskenkpak vir slegs R580! Beskikbaar tot einde Nov 2015. Veritas Toekennings 2015 http://www.veritas.co.za/2015/index.html Goud: Bergsig Icarus Rooi 2011 Goud: Bergsig Icarus Rooi 2012 Goud: Bergsig Chardonnay 2015 Michelangelo Toekennings 2015 http://michelangeloawards.com/results/results-2015/ Dubbel Goud: Bergsig Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Novare SA Terroir Wyn Toekennings 2015 http://www.terroirwineawards.co.za/results/national-certificate-winners/2015-national-certificate-winners/ Top Wit Versnit: Bergsig Icarus Wit 2014 Top Port / Top 5 Landgoed Wyne: Bergsig Cape LBV 2006 Vir meer inligting en bestellings kontak firstname.lastname@example.org / www.bergsig.co.za
Bergsig Landgoed Top Toekennings 2015
Verskeie toekennings beaam dat Bergsig Landgoed wyne van uitstaande gehalte lewer! Veritas Toekennings 2015 http://www.veritas.co.za/2015/index.html Goud: Bergsig Icarus Rooi 2011 Goud: Bergsig Icarus Rooi 2012 Goud: Bergsig Chardonnay 2015 Michelangelo Toekennings 2015 http://michelangeloawards.com/results/results-2015/ Dubbel Goud: Bergsig Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Novare SA Terroir Wyn Toekennings 2015 http://www.terroirwineawards.co.za/results/national-certificate-winners/2015-national-certificate-winners/ Top Wit Versnit: Bergsig Icarus Wit 2014 Top Port / Top 5 Landgoed Wyne: Bergsig Cape LBV 2006 Vir meer inligting en bestellings kontak email@example.com / www.bergsig.co.za
The Exciting New Breedekloof Chenin Initiative: uniWines Vineyards and Goudini Cellar
Head through the tunnel and see the light. The Chenin Blanc light. For in the magnificent Breedekloof Valley, one of South Africa’s great wine regions accessed through the Du Toitskloof Tunnel some 80km from Cape Town, the newly formed Chenin Blanc Initiative is exposing wine lovers to some of the best and most expressive Chenin Blanc wines in the country. Currently nine of the 22 wineries who are members of the Breedekloof Wine Valley have produced unique, individually-crafted small-batch wines to showcase that which the Valley believes nobody does better: Chenin Blanc. “This region is the home of South African Chenin Blanc,” says WS Naudé, winemaker at Daschbosch, part of the uniWines Group outside Rawsonville and one of the members of the Chenin Blanc Initiative. “The access to water through the Smalblaar, Molenaars and Breede Rivers, the sunshine and cold nights and the fertile soils have resulted in Chenin Blanc having been the backbone of this region’s wine industry for centuries.” The Daschbosch Steen 2014, especially made for the Chenin Blanc Initiative was made from 24 year-old vines growing in the southern part of the Breedekloof Valley outside Rawsonville. “The soils are sandy with plenty of rocks, yields being in […]
Breedekloof launches Chenin Blanc Initiative
Breedekloof launches Chenin Blanc Initiative Over the years the Breedekloof Wine Valley has established itself as an area for slow ripening vines. Key to this is the late bud break and long hanging time on the vines. The geography, climate, mountains, rivers and varied geology all contribute to a unique winemaking potential, essentially establishing the area as perfect for producing Chenin Blanc. Chenin Blanc represents 18% of all South Africa’s vineyards and the Breedekloof Wine Valley has 15% of all Chenin Blanc plantings and supplies 21% or one-fifth of all the wine made from Chenin in South Africa. The varietal has found its true home in this region, with deep alluvial soils containing smooth river pebbles, which is ideally suited to Chenin Blanc. Chenin Blanc is probably the world’s most versatile variety, ideally suited to many wine styles. This has prompted the Breedekloof winemakers to produce small quantities of Chenin Blanc using innovative winemaking methods and expressing terroirs, especially old vineyards, which has resulted in the Breedekloof Chenin Blanc Initiative. Nine wineries, all members of the Breedekloof Wine Route, form part of this exciting collaboration, and have all launched a 2014 vintage into the market: Bergsig Estate: Chenin Blanc Reserve […]
Aan De Doorns Guest House Winter Warmer Special
Aan De Doorns Guest House Winter Warmer Special: Why stay one night when you can stay in front of the welcome Dover glass in hand, or reading at the log fire in a comfy chair? Book a minimum stay for 2 nights from R 380 per person sharing per night, valid till end August 2015. Breakfast is included and a local sweet wine to make it a memorable experience. T’s & C’s Apply Book now at 060 619 9217 or 023 342 1402 www.aandedoorns-guesthouse.com Tel: +27 (0)23 342 1402 Cell: +27 (0)72 408 9476 GPS: Long; 19.495344 S Lat: -33.695866 E
Midweek Winter Special at Camandona Country House
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Soetes & Soup: 24-25 July 2015
WARM UP THIS WINTER AT SOETES & SOUP: 24 – 25 July 2015 Loose yourself this winter on the most scenic wine route in the Cape Winelands and beat away the wintery blues at the annual Breedekloof Soetes & Soup 2015 festival, taking place on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 July. This fun-filled event hosted by wineries in the Rawsonville, Slanghoek, Goudini, and Breede River areas, combats the chills by serving complimentary cups of steaming homemade country soup accompanied by a glass of multiple award-winning soetes (dessert wines) including Hanepoot, Muscadel, Noble Late Harvest, Red Jerepigo and Port. Your festival pass only costs R100 per person and this year there are limited tickets available, so buy yours early online at Webtickets Please note: no tickets available on the day. Your pass includes your enamel mug, wine glass and coupon booklet for the soup tasting. Programme: Friday Prog Friday Prog Saturday Prog Saturday Prog Wineries also offer discounts of between 10% and 25% on red and fortified wines during this weekend giving you a great excuse to stock up for the winter. Highlights during the weekend include live entertainment, soup & wine pairing, a farmer’s market, chocolate soup & port tasting, […]
uniWines Vineyards Extends Offering to Craft Beer Through Wild Clover Brewery
uniWines Vineyards from Rawsonville in the Breedekloof Valley has teamed-up with craft beer specialist Wild Clover Brewery from Stellenbosch to expand its offering to include quality craft beer in its beverage portfolio. A supplier of quality wine to the local and international markets, which includes a Fairtrade offering, uniWines Vineyards and Wild Clover have established a new company – Wild Clover Breweries. According to Ferdinand Appel, CEO of uniWines Vineyards, the venture into craft beer is aimed at expanding the winery’s beverage offering. “Our substantial wine range, based on an annual harvest of over 45 000 tons of wine grapes, will be complemented by the synergy with the quality craft beer sector,” he says. “This will include offering craft beer to our current national and international wine clients who have already expressed interest in accessing South Africa’s dynamic and growing craft beer industry.” The joint venture will also allow the current Wild Clover brewery based in Koelenhof, Stellenbosch to increase its brewing capacity and to extend its tourist facilities. Wild Clover CEO Ampie Kruger says the local demand for craft beer is exceeding supply. “The co-operation with uniWines Vineyards will allow me to expand production, improve distribution and get a […]
Art in the Heart of Breedekloof: a wine, art & cultural experience
DATE: 01 November 2014 TIME: 10:00 – 16:00 Wine Valley launches “Art in the Heart of Breedekloof: A Wine, Art and Cultural Experience” There are many reasons to visit the picturesque Breedekloof Wine Valley. It’s just over an hour’s drive from Cape Town and home to some of the most spectacular scenery in the country, not to mention the friendliest people, great quality award-winning wines and an abundance of activities. The latest offering will appeal to both wine and art lovers who will be able to combine their passions by adding the new “Art in the Heart of Breedekloof: A Wine, Art and Cultural Experience”, which will be officially launched on 1 November 2014, to their to-do-list. This platform gives participating cellars a way to express their unique stories in a visual form, giving visitors to the area a fresh and new perspective of the valley, its heritage, culture, people and wine, and by doing so drawing attention to the strong community bonds which are so evident. Reaching out to the community with various creative workshops is an important part of the vision of this experience, and one of these is to provide tactile art by a gallery that is […]
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Deetlefs: Six of our best for R250 less!
In August only get a case of Pinotage that’s too good to miss! That’s two bottles of our double-gold-winning Estate Pinotage 2012, two bottles of our Stonecross Pinotage 2012 and two bottles of this year’s Stonecross Pinotage Rose for only R400. Click here or below to order.
Praat van'n fees-en-'n-half!
Praat van’n fees-en-‘n-half! Die Soetes & Sop fees was weereens ‘n groot sukses: soos oudergewoonte was dit goeie musiek, goeie kos en goeie wyn saam met lekker nuwe vriendskappe! Ons word steeds gekontak vir die resepte van die sop en natuurlik die spesiale prys op die Soet Hanepoot. Om seker te maak niemand mis uit nie, herhaal ons hierdie aanbod. Vir almal wat graag self die sop wil maak, klik hier. Ons sal volgende jaar vir u vroegtydig herinner aan die gewilde sop- en wynproe saam met ons wynmaker.
Carl Everson Chenin Blanc 2013 to be released 12 May 2014
Dear friends of Carl Everson and Opstal It is with great excitement and pleasure that I can announce that the 2013 vintage of our Carl Everson Chenin Blanc will be released to the public on 12 May 2014. After the great success we had with our maiden Platter Guide 5* awarded 2012 vintage, we are more excited than ever to roll out the 2013 vintage. As happens with spontaneous fermented wines and the difference in conditions each season the 2013 is not exactly the same as the 2012. That is not to say it’s inferior in quality, it’s actually more exciting. We still used the same priceless 33 yr old Chenin vines on our farm with the same practices and principles in the winery. The 2013 shows a bit more freshness on the nose, but still has that complex and multi-dimensional palette. We once more expect great things from this wine. Because you showed interest or bought some of our 2012 vintage we would like to give you the opportunity to jump the queue this year. So, not only will we be able to get the wine to you before the actual release date, but you also have a chance […]