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The ‘valley of generosity’ collects 74 medals at Veritas

Breedekloof Wine Valley invites consumers to stock up for the festive season

Winemakers from the Breedekloof Wine Valley were well-represented at the annual Veritas awards this weekend, claiming a total of 74 medals amongst its collective of producers.

The Veritas awards is considered one of South Africa’s most prestigious wine awards and receives close to 2,000 entries annually. Wines and spirits are judged by local and international industry experts and submitted to a rigorous judging procedure. Gold and Double Gold awards are of significant value to producers and indicates a score of 86/100 or more.

The Breedekloof Wine Valley holds the reputation as the wine valley which offers consumers outstanding quality, and this is again proven by this most recent performance.

Top performers on the night included Slanghoek Wine Cellar who received Double Gold for their Hanepoot Jerepigo 2017, as well as Du Toitskloof Cellar for their Red Muscadel 2015. Two Gold Medals were awarded to Badsberg Estate for their Red Jerepigo 2016 and Red Muscadel 2017. Bergsig Landgoed scored two Gold Medals for their Reserve Chenin Blanc 2017 and Bergsig Landgoed Touriga Naçional 2015. Du Toitskloof was awarded a Gold Medal for the Quest Heroes Journey One 2012. Merwida walked away with three Gold Medals for their Chenin Blanc 2018, Merwida Family Vintners Pierre van der Merwe Chenin Blanc 2016 and their Merwida White Muscadel 2017. Stofberg Family Vineyards was another Gold Medal recipient for their Mariëtte Chardonnay Brut MCC 2013. The balance of awards included 33 Silver and 30 Bronze Medals.

Melody Botha, CEO of Breedekloof Wine Valley tourism expressed that the valley’s achievement is an ‘extraordinary win’ for the winemakers: “To be recognised in this competition indicates the Breedekloof winemakers’ commitment to produce exceptional wines.”

The full list of awards won by the Breedekloof Wine Valley wineries in alphabetical order is as follows:

DOUBLE GOLD:

Du Toitskloof Cellar Red Muscadel 2015

Slanghoek Hanepoot Jerepigo 2017

 

GOLD:

Badsberg Red Jerepigo 2016

Badsberg Red Muscadel 2017

Bergsig Landgoed Reserve Chenin Blanc 2017

Bergsig Landgoed Touriga Naçional 2015

Du Toitskloof Quest Heroes Journey One 2012

Merwida Chenin Blanc 2018

Merwida Family Vintners Pierre van der Merwe Chenin Blanc 2016

Merwida White Muscadel 2017

Stofberg Family Vineyards Mariëtte Chardonnay Brut MCC 2013

 

 

SILVER:

Badsberg Cape Vintage 2013

Badsberg Chardonnay Sur Lie 2017

Badsberg Hanepoot Jerepigo 2017

Badsberg Light Perlé Moscato 2018

Badsberg NLH 2017

Bergsig Landgoed Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2013

Bergsig Landgoed Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2012

Bergsig Landgoed Chardonnay 2017

Bergsig Landgoed Chenin Blanc Reserve 2016

Bergsig Landgoed Gewürztraminer (O/D) 2018

Bergsig Landgoed Gewürztraminer (S/S) 2017

Bergsig Landgoed Icarus 2016 (white)

Bergsig Landgoed Icarus 2015 (white)

Botha Kelder Bushvine Chenin Blanc 2017

Botha Kelder Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Du Toitskloof Cellar Selected Vineyard Series Dimension 2015

Merwida Barbera 2015

Merwida Family Vintners Pierre van der Merwe Chenin Blanc 2017

Merwida Pinot Grigio 2018

Merwida Pinotage Rosé 2018

Merwida Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Merwida White Muscadel 2018

Mountain Ridge Jailbreak Shiraz 2016

Slanghoek Hanepoot Jerepigo 2018

Slanghoek Red Muscadel 2017

Slanghoek Soet Hanepoot 2008

Stofberg Family Vineyards Mariëtte Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Stofberg Family Vineyards Mariëtte Chenin Blanc 2017

Stofberg Family Vineyards Mariëtte Pinot Blanc 2017

Stofberg Family Vineyards Mia Pinot Noir Rosé 2017

Stofberg Family Vineyards Mia Shiraz 2016

Stofberg Wine Estate Border Stone Chenin Blanc 2017

Stofberg Wines Sauvignon Blanc/Sémillon Limited Release 2018

BRONZE:

Badsberg Badslese Natural Sweet 2012

Badsberg Chenin Blanc 2018

Badsberg Chenin Blanc 2016

Badsberg Merlot 2017

Badsberg Pinotage 2017

Badsberg Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Badsberg Vin Doux Sparkling Wine 2015

Bergsig Landgoed Family Friend 2017

Bergsig Landgoed Icarus 2014 (red)

Bergsig Landgoed Pinotage 2016

Bergsig Landgoed Rose Gold Rosé 2018

SAUV Sauvignon Blanc (Woolworths) 2018

Botha Kelder Merlot 2017

Du Toitskloof Cellar Cape Ruby 2013

Du Toitskloof Cellar Selected Vineyard Series Pinotage 2016

Du Toitskloof Cellar Selected Vineyard Series Pinotage Rosé 2018

Lands End Syrah 2015

Jason’s Creek Classic Red Pinotage/Malbec/Tannat 2016

Jason’s Hill Beatrix Chenin Blanc Reserve 2016

Jason’s Hill Merlot 2016

Jason’s Hill Shiraz 2015

Merwida Chardonnay 2018

Merwida Cuvée Brut Sauvignon Blanc Sparkling Wine NV

Mountain Ridge Jailbreak Chenin Blanc 2017

Mountain Ridge Merlot 2014

Slanghoek Private Selection Chenin Blanc 2018

Slanghoek Private Selection Créme De Chenin Natural Sweet Chenin Blanc 2016

Slanghoek Private Selection NLH 2016

Slanghoek Vinay Natural Sweet Rosé NV

Stofberg Family Vineyards Mia Chenin Blanc 2017

 

Be sure to pop one of these award winning wines into your trolley.

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