In its best performance at an international wine competition to date, Paul Clüver Family Wines – the pioneer of winemaking in the Elgin region – won three trophies at this year’s International Wine Challenge (IWC) for the estate’s icon Seven Flags Chardonnay 2021.

At this competition, known as the most rigorously judged on the international wine awards circuit, the Paul Clüver Seven Flags Chardonnay 2021 secured the IWC International Chardonnay Trophy, the trophy for best South African White Wine as well as the IWC Sustainable Trophy. The wine accrued a score of 97pts.