Enjoy award winning wines this festive season

  • November 29, 2017

The most anticipated and glamorous time of the year has come and gone again in wine country. Wine makers and their teams get a night off to be honored by the most prestigious award ceremonies in the country and have their hard won efforts throughout the year, rewarded with top honours. We share some of the stunning results of both the esteemed Veritas Awards as well as the world renowed Platter Awards in celebration of our partners' excellence.

As festive season quickly approaches we know this list will inspire you to plan your visit to Stellenbosch in the hopes to taste these stellar wines, purchase some as thoughtful gifts for your fellow wine lover and simply to enjoy the illustrious industry that is the Stellenbosch winelands. 

 

“The Veritas Awards is the longest running and most prestigious wine and brandy competition in South Africa and is synonymous with excellence in wine and brandy.”

Double Gold – Veritas

Spier Wine Farm

 

Spier 21 Gables Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Spier 21 Gables Chenin Blanc 2016

Spier 21 Gables Chenin Blanc 2015

Spier Creative Block 3 Shiraz/Mourvèdre/Viognier 2012

Spier Ideology Chenin Blanc 2016

Spier Signature Chenin Blanc 2017

 

Kleine Zalze

 

Kleine Zalze Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Kleine Zalze Family Reserve Chenin Blanc 2015

Kleine Zalze Family Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2009

Kleine Zalze Vineyard Selection Chardonnay 2016

 

Van Ryn's Distillery:

 

Van Ryn's 10 Year Vintage Brandy (Distell)

Van Ryn's 15 Year Fine Cask Reserve Single Potstill Brandy (Distell)

Van Ryn's 20 Year Collectors Reserve Single Potstill Brandy (Distell)

 

Haskell Vineyards:

 

Dombeya Merlot 2015

 

Gold – Veritas

Spier Wine Farm:

 

Spier 21 Gables Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Spier 21 Gables Chenin Blanc 2012

Spier 21 Gables Private Collection Chenin Blanc 2011

Spier Creative Block 2 Sauvignon Blanc/Sémillon 2015

Spier Creative Block 3 Shiraz/Mourvèdre/Viognier 2013

Spier Dancing in Other Words NLH 2012

Spier Farm House Organic Straw Wine Chenin Blanc 2015

Spier Private Collection Cabernet Sauvignon (Woolworths) 2014

Spier The Hutton Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Woolworths) 2015

 

Kleine Zalze:

 

Kleine Zalze Brut Rosé MCC NV

Kleine Zalze Cellar Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Kleine Zalze Family Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Kleine Zalze Family Reserve Shiraz 2013

 

Peter Falke Wines:

 

Peter Falke Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

 

Tokara:

 

Tokara Director's Reserve 2015

Tokara Reserve Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Tokara Sauvignon Blanc 2017 Tokara Shiraz 2015

 

Haskell vineyards:

 

Haskell Pillars Shiraz 2013

 

“South Africa's first and still best-selling wine annual, Platter's Guide is the comprehensive, up-to-date and authoritative guide to who's who and what's what in the winelands.”

 

5 STAR Wines - Platter Awards

 

Cabernet Sauvignon

Delaire Graff Reserve 2015

Kleine Zalze Vineyard Selection 2015

 

Pinotage

 

Lanzerac Pionier 2015

 

Red Blends

Spier CWG Auction Reserve Frans K. Smit 2013

 

Chardonnay

 

Jordan Barrel Fermented 2016

 

Chenin

Jordan Inspector Péringuey 2016

 

White Blends

Delaire Graff Reserve White 2015

 

Dessert wine /unfortified

Tokara Noble Late Harvest 2016

 

Port style

Delaire Graff Cape Vintage 2015

 

Be sure to tag us @Stellenboschexperience on Instagram when visiting any of our partners, use the hashtag #visitstellenbosch and subscribe to our Youtube channel, Stellenbosch Experience for incredible footage of the city of oaks. 

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