Entries Categorized as 'Awards'

South African Winery of the Year 2010

Date November 13, 2009

Platters 2010 have just announced the 2010 South African Winery of the Year:
Sadie Faimly Wines
A well deserved accolade for a winery that has had a fantastic year, receiving 5 stars for two wines:
Sadie Family Columella 2007
Sadie Family Palladius 2008
Eben Sadie has carved out a niche and created a bit of a cult following with his [...]

Platters Five Star Wines 2010

Date August 26, 2009

Well, here they are - the Platters Five Star Wines 2010  - all 41 of them ( a record by the way)!
I can’t comment too much because I have admittedly only tried about 5 of these wines. What I can say is that its encouraging to see so many small  and relatively ‘unknown’ producers on the list, the inclusion of [...]

Old Mutual Trophy Show 2009 Winners

Date June 3, 2009

Ladies and Gentlemen….(drum roll)….introducing….the winners….by technical knockout (sighted)….of the:
Old Mutual Trophy Show 2009
Best Red Wine Overall and Best Shiraz
Kleine Zalze Family Reserve Shiraz 2007
Best White Wine Overall and Best Chenin Blanc
Simonsig Woolworths Limited Release Chenin Blanc 2008
Discovery of the Show (Best Value) and Best Unwooded Chardonnay
Ashton Unwooded Chardonnay 2008
Best Port
Bredell’s Cape Vintage Reserve 2003
Best Cabernet [...]

Cederberg excels at the Annual Decanter World Wine Awards

Date May 15, 2009

Never in the history of South African wine has one farm managed to win two Decanter national trophies in two consecutive years - well now Cederberg have.
For the third year running Cederberg Private Cellar – since it started participating in the competition four years ago – was awarded a trophy
Trophy: Category: SA Red Bordeaux varietal over [...]

The Cru is a SA Blog Awards Finalist : Please Vote!

Date March 27, 2009

I’m really chuffed to be a finalist in this years SA Blog Awards and it’s all thanks to those of you who voted for The Cru in the nomination round - thank you so much.
For those of you who think The Cru is worth your vote - please can you click on the badge below and [...]