• Celebrating our first 5 stars from Platters

    Yesterday we received the very good news that our Barrel Select Reserve Cape Blend 2017 received a 5-star rating in the 2021 Platter’s by Diners Club South African Wine Guide, receiving a score of 96 points.

    This is our first 5-star from Platter’s and we couldn’t be prouder of our team.

    This accolade is reserved for wines that are “South African classics” and score 95 points or more on the internationally recognised 100-point scale.

    https://www.wineonaplatter.com/

    Our other wines that fared extremely well are as follows:-

    • Barrel Select Reserve Chenin Blanc 2019 – 93 points – 4.5 stars
    • Barrel Select Reserve Pinotage 2017 – 92 points – 4.5 stars
    • Barrel Select Reserve Shiraz 2017 – 89 points – 4 stars
    • Estate Range Chenin Blanc 2020 – 88 points – 4 stars
    • Estate Range Sauvignon Blanc 2020 – 88 points – 4 stars
    • Methode Cap Classique Brut Rose 2016 – 88 points – 4 stars

    All of these wines are available for online purchase.

  • Wildekrans performs well at Decanter World Wine Awards 2020

    With its rigorous judging process, by top wine experts from across the globe, the DWWA is the world’s largest and most influential wine contest.

    For 28 consecutive days in August, 116 expert wine judges, including 37 Masters of Wine and nine Master Sommeliers, took part in Decanter World Wine Awards 2020 judging month to blind taste and evaluate 16,518 wines from 56 countries.

    https://www.decanter.com/decanter-world-wine-awards/how-the-worlds-largest-wine-tasting-competition-was-made-possible-during-a-pandemic-445154/

    With tough competition and strict scoring benchmarks, we are really pleased that four of our wines received accolades:-

    • Barrel Select Reserve Chenin Blanc 2018 – 91 points – Silver
    • Barrel Select Reserve Pinotage 2016 – 93 points – Silver
    • Barrel Select Reserve Cape Blend 2016 – 93 points – Silver
    • Estate Range Cape Blend 2018 – 90 points – Silver

    The prestige of being acknowledged in such a respected contest definitely keeps quality South African wines top of mind globally, and we are most grateful, and proud of these ratings.

  • Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards results

    The Novare South African Terroir Wine Awards honours the wines which truly portray South Africa’s different wine growing areas. All entries must be a certified Wine of Origin from a specific single vineyard, estate, ward or small district not divided into wards.

    Source, https://www.terroirwineawards.co.za/about/

    Our team celebrated the following accolades in the Novare South African Terroir Wine Awards recently:-

    • National Winner, Red Blend Category – Barrel Select Reserve Cape Blend 2017
    • Regional Winner, Walker Bay – Barrel Select Reserve Shiraz 2017 & Estate Pinotage Rose 2020

    Pop on over to our shop to order any of these wines.

    Congratulations to our hard-working team. We are proud of your achievements.

  • Wonderful news at the 2020 ABSA Top 10 Olive Oil Awards

    In a fantastic online event that included Chef Zola Nene preparing a delicious dish using local Extra Virgin Olive Oil, the winners of the 2020 ABSA Top 10 Olive Oil Awards were announced.

    Despite a crippling lockdown being imposed during harvest, producers experienced bumper crops this year and the competition was certainly stiff, with 104 entries and 34 gold medals.

    We were absolutely thrilled that our ‘Endless’ EVOO was recognised as one of the Top 10 winners.

    For more info, please visit the SA Olive website to read the official announcement.

    Contact us via orders@wildekrans.com if you’d like to get your hands on this award-winning EVOO.

    Thanks to ABSA and SA Olive for this amazing accolade, and for all the work you do to promote South African EVOO as a world-class product.

  • Wildekrans receives two Double Golds at The Michelangelo Awards

    The results of the 24th Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards were announced via an online function on Friday 2nd October at 16h00.

    With over 1500 entries this year, and a total of 615 awards presented, this competition is an important benchmark for producers targeting international markets to determine how their wines will be received abroad, and locally. The panel of judges are hand-picked wine experts representing all 7 continents and entries are judged blind.

    We received the wonderful news that two of our wines were awarded Double Gold medals this year:-

    We are most grateful for this recognition.

    The full results can be viewed here: https://maiwsa.co.za/michelangelo-international-wine-spirits-awards-presents-the-2020-winners/

  • Tim Atkin Master of Wine – South Africa 2020 Report Results

    Tim Atkin’s South Africa Report for 2020 has just been released, and we are thrilled to have received Medals of Excellence for 4 of our wines. These medals are given to producers with wine scores above 90 points. Our wines which have done so well are as follows:-

    Chenin Blanc Barrel Select Reserve 2018 – 94 points
    Cape Blend Barrel Select Reserve 2017 – 91 points
    Pinotage Barrel Select Reserve 2017 – 91 points
    Shiraz Barrel Select Reserve 2017 – 91 points

    We are so proud of our winemaking team for this achievement, and immensely grateful for the recognition.

    The full report can be purchased here: https://timatkin.com/prod…/2020-south-africa-special-report/

    And of course the wines can be purchased here: https://shop.wildekrans.com/

     

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