• Tim Atkin Master of Wine 2021 Special Report Scores

    Tim Atkin is an award-winning wine writer and Master of Wine, with over 30 years’ experience and a strong international following.

    He has just published his 9th report on South African’s wine scene with over 1200 tasting notes of wines he rates as the very best that South Africa offers, and this is what he had to say:-

    What South Africa has achieved, not just since 1994, but in the nine years that I have been writing this report is truly remarkable. No other wine industry has made such strides, no other wine industry possesses such energy or excitement. Right now, and in the face of the huge challenges the country faces on many fronts, it’s important not to lose sight of that achievement.

    Wildekrans submitted 2 wines for this edition, and we are extremely proud that both received such high ratings and praise. It’s a testament to the hard work, dedication, and talent of our team, even in the most challenging of times.

    Wildekrans Cape Blend Barrel Select Reserve 2019

    90 points

    “This is an appealingly unusual blend of Pinotage with 42% Cabernet Franc, Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, all sourced from Bot River. Rosemary and tangerine aromas segue into a palate that’s savoury and meaty with sinewy tannins and subtle oak. 2022-25”

    Wildekrans Chenin Blanc Barrel Select Reserve 2020

    92 points

    “Something of a below-the-radar property in Bot River, with very good vineyards and the wine quality to match, Wildekrans is worth seeking out. Rich, wild and exotic, this has grapefruit and peach fruit, stylish oak and a tangy, stony, mouth-watering finish. 2021-25”

    We are really grateful for this recognition.

    To purchase his full report, please visit https://timatkin.com/reports/

  • 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.

  • 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/

     

  • National Wine Challenge / Top 100 SA Wine Results

    We are really thrilled to announce that our 2016 Cape Blend Barrel Select Reserve, and our 2018 Chenin Blanc Barrel Select Reserve received the Top 100 and Double Platinum Awards in the National Wine Challenge.

    “The premier National Wine Challenge aims to identify winning wines by cultivar and blend, with medals awarded for top-scoring wines.”

    We are extremely proud of our wine-maker and his team on this excellent achievement!

    For more info, please visit https://news.wine.co.za/news.aspx?NEWSID=36674&CLIENTID=5239

  • Gold Medals at Monde Selection Wine, Brussels

    It is with much excitement that we can announce that our 2016 Pinotage Barrel Select Reserve, and our 2016 Cape Blend Barrel Select Reserve both received Gold Quality Medals by the professional jury of Monde Selection Wine in Brussels.

    “Monde Selection Wines recognises the quality of wines and promotes the work of their producers.
    The competition is well-known for its rigor and the technicality of its evaluations.” – via https://www.wine-contest.eu/wine-contest-2020/

    Well done to our winemaker and his team!

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