Winetech Study Groups – Top Achievers For 2018

The Winetech study groups make a considerable contribution in the transfer of knowledge to cellar assistants in the South African wine industry. The Winetech study groups are endorsed by industry organisations such as the Cape Winemakers Guild and Shiraz SA and aim to address development and the transfer of knowledge in a holistic and practical manner through closer collaboration with cellars. There is a serious need for the development of

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2018 PEROLD /ABSA CAPE BLEND TOP 5 WINNERS ANNOUNCED

We are very proud to announce that Leipzig Winery’s 2017 Master Blend is one of the Top 5 winners for the 2018 Perold/ Absa Cape Blend competition! It is the youngest wine out of the Top 5. This wine combines the best flavours of hand-picked Pinotage, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc & Petit Verdot. This fusion creates cherry notes coupled with spice on the nose with a lingering, fruity aftertaste.

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VITIS VINIFERA AWARDS

A wine competition driven by the consumer The Vitis Vinifera Awards recognise quality wines and grape derived spirits available to the majority of consumers. Most other competitions focus on aspirational products in the ultra-premium segment of the market, perpetuating the perception that good products are out of reach of the average consumer. This in turn leads to the misconception that appreciating wine and grape based spirits is an elitist matter,

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2017 VERITAS AWARDS / TOEKENNINGS

AAN DE DOORNS CELLAR – Gold :1 Silver :7 Bronze:2 ALVI’S DRIFT CELLAR -D/Gold: 1 Gold :1 Silver :3 Bronze:5 BRANDVLEI CELLAR – Gold :1 Silver :7 Bronze:7 CONRADIE PENHILL – D/Gold :1 Silver :3 Bronze:8 DE WET CELLAR – Gold :1 Silver :4 Bronze:7 LEIPZIG WINERY – Gold :1 Silver :7 Bronze:7 NEW CAPE WINES – Gold :1 Silver :7 Bronze:7 NUY CELLAR – Gold :1 Silver :7 Bronze:7

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MICHELANGELO INTERNATIONAL WINE & SPIRIT AWARDS 2017

Trophy Winners • ALVI’S DRIFT PRIVATE CELLAR – MUSCAT DE FRONTIGNAN 2014 ( MULTICOLOR CORPORATION DESSERT GRAND PRIX) • NUY WINERY – MCC TROPHY (NUY WINERY – LEGACY CELINE MCC AFRICAN CELLAR SUPPLIERS ) • DE WET CELLAR – CHENIN BLANC 2017 (JUVENAL CHENIN BLANC TROPHY) Platinum Winners • Conradie Penhill Wines – Conradie Family Vineyards Red Muscadel 2009 • Nuy Winery – Red Muscadel 2012 Double Gold • Leipzig

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OLIVINUS AND SOL D’ORO

Leading South African producer Willow Creek Olive Estate has been singled out for excellence at two major international competitions: Olivinus and Sol d’Oro. The winners for the Olivinus international competition for extra virgin olive oils were announced this month, Willow Creek Olive Estate excelled in no less than nine categories. To add splendour to the quality awards, it was also crowned with the title for Best Design, which acknowledges the

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THE NATIONAL WINE CHALLENGE

Incorporating Top 100 SA Wines, the premier fine-wine-only wine competition in SA, launched the industry’s most credible and popular 2018 winning wines results last night. Congratulations to Alvi’s Drift Wine on their major win in the 2018 National Wine Challenge / Top 100. Winning wines gaining Double Platinum / Top 100 status awards, gained scores of between 91 and 96 / 100. Alvi’s Drift achieved Double Platinum / Top 100

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YOUNG WINE SHOW

YOUNG WINE SHOW We would like to congratulate our cellars for doing so well and making us very proud at the Regional Breedekloof/Worcester Young Wine Show. #ValleyOfChampions Aan de Doorns received two Championship Awards: Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot (Both Unwooded) BC Wines received a Championship Award: Red Blend (Wooded Merlot, Tannat, Ruby Cabernet) Alvi’s Drift received a Championship Award: Shiraz (Wooded) De Wet Cellar received two Championship Awards: Chenin Blanc

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