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2024 Harvest Report

2024 Harvest Report

It feels like yesterday when my family wished me well for my new wine project, and now the sixth vintage of the Francois van Niekerk Pinotage has already been harvested! Although the 2023 winter was marked by floods and very high rainfall, the situation changed very quickly when spring arrived. Persistent winds during the budding and flowering stage soon dried out the soil and this resulted in a...

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Stellar awards for the 2021 vintage

Stellar awards for the 2021 vintage

Platter’s Guide 2024 – 5* / 97 points "The pinotage whisperer coaxes another stellar performance from his vines – sleek, harmonious, with a polished tannin structure & 2 years 70% new oak supporting unfolding layers of flavour: plums, hedgerow fruit, scrub, spice & whiff of sweet cigar. Will age beautifully, minimum 10 years, especially in magnum.” – Winnie Bowman, Platter Taster Tim...

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Platter’s Guide 5-star Award

Platter’s Guide 5-star Award

I'm very excited to share with you that our 2020 vintage received a coveted 5-star rating (95 points) in the Platter’s Guide for 2023. It is extremely rewarding that our 2nd vintage managed to follow in the footsteps of the 2019. This 43rd edition of South Africa's favourite wine guide features well over 8000 locally produced wines, and to be one of only 196 wines to receive the sought-after...

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Tim Atkin MW South Africa Report 2022

Tim Atkin MW South Africa Report 2022

The world-renowned UK wine journalist and critic Tim Atkin MW's 10th South Africa Special Report was released today, and it is the first time that our wine was tasted by him. This report serves as an  industry benchmark for South African wines, and the detailed entries make it one of the most authoritative reports of its kind. We are very happy and grateful to announce that our 2nd vintage was...

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