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Darling Cellars Lime Kilns Burns Bright in Winemag Report

Darling Cellars Lime Kilns Burns Bright in Winemag Report

The vibrant Lime Kilns 2017 wine, a label in Darling Cellars’ Heritage Collection, was one of the top performers in the 2018 Cape White Blend Report held annually by Winemag. The Lime Kilns 2017, a blend of Chenin Blanc (81%), Viognier (16%) and Chardonnay (3%), scored 91pts in this competition for white wine blends comprising a minimum of 15% but not more than 85% Chenin Blanc.
A small but important category for South Africa:  Winemag releases the third annual Cape White Blend Report 2018

A small but important category for South Africa: Winemag releases the third annual Cape White Blend Report 2018

Winemag.co.za released the third annual Cape White Blend Report – in order to be eligible, wines had to contain a significant Chenin Blanc component, specifically more than 15% and less than 85%.
The Gustus Bukettraube: Unique Expression of a Rare White Grape

The Gustus Bukettraube: Unique Expression of a Rare White Grape

With only seventy hectares of Bukettraube vineyards left in the world, South Africa has the majority of these plantings, coming in at 50 hectares.
Cape’s West Coast the Darling of South African Bush-vines

Cape’s West Coast the Darling of South African Bush-vines

Driving through the vineyards of Darling on the Cape’s West Coast, and I get a back-ache just looking at those rows of short, squat bush-vines. Pruning, picking and topping these low-standing plants would require a person bending lower than what a wine-seller has to do to get his product listed with a national restaurant chain, just with less nervous sweat and boot-licking.
Darling Cellars Set to Wake-up Summer with its Pink Pyjama Bush Rosé

Darling Cellars Set to Wake-up Summer with its Pink Pyjama Bush Rosé

One rosé wine set to be the darling of this summer’s holiday season is the Pink Pyjama Bush 2018 from Darling Cellars, the leading winery in this well-known wine region on the cool Cape West Coast.
Darling Cellars Scores Top 5 Rating at Veritas 2018

Darling Cellars Scores Top 5 Rating at Veritas 2018

In its best showing to date at the prestigious Veritas Awards, Darling Cellars turned in a performance seeing it named one of the top five producers at this year’s competition, winning two Double Gold and three Gold medals.
Most tightly contested Veritas ever

Most tightly contested Veritas ever

The Veritas Vertex Award for the overall champion wine from among a record number of 1 677 entries for the Veritas Awards this year, was won by the Pongrácz Blanc de Blanc MCC, non-vintage – crowning Distell achievement as the overall best performance at this event, on Saturday 6 October.
Darling Cellars triumphed in the Tim Atkin’s latest report with 3 wines in the 90’s

Darling Cellars triumphed in the Tim Atkin’s latest report with 3 wines in the 90’s

Darling Cellars is proud to announce breaking the respected 90 point barrier in the highly esteemed Tim Atkin 2018 South African Special Report.
SA Young Wine Awards 2018 - Wooded Pinotage wins Gen Smuts Trophy

SA Young Wine Awards 2018 - Wooded Pinotage wins Gen Smuts Trophy

A wooded Pinotage from Wellington Wines was crowned as the winner of the coveted General Smuts Trophy for the overall SA Champion young wine 2018, at the gala dinner of the SA Young Wine Show tonight (Saturday 25 August). This winning wine from Wellington Wines also received the trophy for the SA Champion Pinotage at the show this year, as in 2017.
The Darling Trust

The Darling Trust

Darling Cellars, together with our importer Amka (in Denmark,Sweden,Finland and Germany amongst other), believe we have an obligation towards the welfare and interests of the society in which we operate and is therefore honoured to present The Darling Trust with this contribution and hope that it will help to provide with the resources The Darling Trust needs to continue their endeavours.
Darling Cellars at Prowein

Darling Cellars at Prowein

The world's no 1 international trade fair for the international wine industry. 18-20 March 2018.
A Golden Harvest of Awards and Accolades

A Golden Harvest of Awards and Accolades

Small in stature but large in footprint, Darling Cellars has, over the years, built an enviable reputation in the local market, by consistently producing high quality wines with an integrity of origin, whilst also offering excellent value.
Darling Cellars Summer Competition Winner announced

Darling Cellars Summer Competition Winner announced

The winner of our 2017 Summer competition has been announced.
Cape White Blend Report 2017

Cape White Blend Report 2017

Winemag.co.za is pleased to present the second annual Cape White Blend Report – in order to be eligible, wines had to contain a Chenin Blanc component of more than 15% and less than 85%.
Darling Cellars Crush Day 2018 cancelled due to water crisis

Darling Cellars Crush Day 2018 cancelled due to water crisis

We are really sorry to inform you that the Darling Cellars Crush Day, which was scheduled for 3 March 2018 has been cancelled due to the severe water crisis we are experiencing in the Western Cape. We respect the conditions and due to the nature of this fun day, we have decided it would be better not to host this event in 2018.
Darling Cellars is among the medals again!

Darling Cellars is among the medals again!

We are thrilled to announce that the Old Bush Vines Cincaut 2015 received a Double Gold medal and the Old Bush Vine Chenin Blanc 2016 was rewarded a Gold medal at the Six Nations Wine Challenge.
Veritas Victories add prestige to Darling Cellars record of success

Veritas Victories add prestige to Darling Cellars record of success

Chenin, Cinsaut, Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet strike it rich... Darling Cellars are proud to announce that we scored a tally of no less than 11 medals at the 2017 Veritas Awards, including a prestigious Double Gold for our flagship Limited Edition Lady Ann Darling Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon 2016.
All Women Team Judges find wine gems in the 2017 South African Women’s Wine Awards

All Women Team Judges find wine gems in the 2017 South African Women’s Wine Awards

The 2017 South African Women’s Wine Awards acknowledge some wine gems. The 2017 South African Women’s Wine Awards saw steady growth in several of the wine categories. On 29 June 2017, on a very crisp morning, the all-women team of judges converged on the Nietvoorbij campus in Stellenbosch.
Winner of the Darling Cellars Feel Adored Competition

Winner of the Darling Cellars Feel Adored Competition

The winner of our Feel adored competition has been announced. We were very excited to offer an incredible competition where entrants stood a chance of winning a Bennett read bar fridge, filled with a year's supply of Darling Cellars wine.
A cellar is not just a cellar

A cellar is not just a cellar

When facing the literally thousands of different wines on shop shelves, most consumers probably do not realise – or care for that matter – that they come from various winery types not necessarily indicated on the bottle, which largely explains the vast price spectrum and also ensures that we’re more spoilt for choice than ever.
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