No fancy stuff this time. After winning four Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 awards in a row with its revolutionary Winter Ferment Sauvignon Blanc, Diemersdal Estate in Durbanville this year nabbed its fifth consecutive Top 10 Award with the Diemersdal Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2021.

From 2017 to 2020, Diemersdal's Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 awards went to the Winter Ferment, a unique wine made from Sauvignon Blanc juice frozen at harvest and fermented six months later, a process leading to a distinctive tropical fruit profile. At this year's Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 competition, it was the estate's Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2021 that took the laurels, a wine made to minimum intervention principles with the sole aim of expressing the terroir of Diemersdal's Durbanville location.

Durbanville wine estate Diemersdal staked a place as one of the most successful producers in the history of the annual Absa Top 10 Pinotage Trophy awards by this year raking in its 10th Top 10 trophy. Diemersdal's The Journal Pinotage 2019 was selected as one of the Top 10 winners in the prestigious annual competition, which was held for the 25th time.

This places Diemersdal among the top three producers in the history of the Absa Top 10 competition and arguably the most successful winery ever from the Durbanville wine region. In an amazing year for Diemersdal thus far on the competition front, Diemersdal was recently also named Best Producer at the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show.

The second vintage of Diemersdal estate’s The Journal Sauvignon Blanc underscores this range’s commitment to showing the farm’s Durbanville terroir through classic, old-school styles of winemaking. The just-released The Journal Sauvignon Blanc 2020, following the maiden 2019 version introduced last year, is made from a single vineyard planted with vines of between 28 and 38 years old.