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Ultra Value Wine Challenge 2019/20 Results

Ultra Value Wine Challenge 2019/20 Results

Year five brings fantastic winners. The ‘best value’ competitions launches a thrilling set of winning results: Putting consumers first!
Double Gold for Darling Cellars at the Rosé Rocks competition

Double Gold for Darling Cellars at the Rosé Rocks competition

This year Darling Cellars rocked at the Rosé Rocks competition when both wines entered scooped up a double gold medal each!
MUNDUS VINI Summer Tasting 2019

MUNDUS VINI Summer Tasting 2019

Best wines of the MUNDUS VINI Summer Tasting 2019 .
Rosé Rocks - 2019 Results announced

Rosé Rocks - 2019 Results announced

Announcing the 2019 Rosé Rocks winners:
A Sauvignon Blanc crowned as best SA young wine

A Sauvignon Blanc crowned as best SA young wine

An un-wooded Sauvignon Blanc from Flagstone Wine Cellar in Somerset-West clinched the coveted General Smuts Trophy as overall SA Champion Young Wine for 2019, after also being crowned as the best entry in the Sauvignon Blanc category at this year’s SA Young Wine Show.
Get set for a Shiraz spectacular: 7 days of sublime food and wine

Get set for a Shiraz spectacular: 7 days of sublime food and wine

A full week of outstanding food paired with some of the country's best Shiraz wines awaits in this year's exciting Seven Days of Shiraz and Venison. The programme for this annual winter festival has been unveiled and reflects another top-class showcase for the quality of South African Shiraz and its versatility as a food wine.
#wineforgood: Great things are done by a series of small things brought together

#wineforgood: Great things are done by a series of small things brought together

While it may seem small, the ripple effects of small things is extraordinary. Many wine farms are making changes in their communities with small annual events organised to raise funds to support the causes they believe in.
Darling Cellars has just finished harvesting the 2019 grapes!

Darling Cellars has just finished harvesting the 2019 grapes!

This is what cellar master Pieter- Niel Rossouw has to say about the harvest: “Our harvest started about a week later than last year. Some young Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc vines with low yields were harvested first. During the ripening stage and the first two weeks of harvest, the conditions were almost perfect."
Finding the Harvest Fun

Finding the Harvest Fun

There's no end to the magic of the wine industry. Not only do have we get great wines to enjoy from our producers but they also make us part of the harvesting process. Find your fun in the winelands this harvest season with these great events...
Darling Cellars Pyjama Bush Wine for your valentine

Darling Cellars Pyjama Bush Wine for your valentine

One rosé wine set to be the darling of this summer’s holiday season is the Pyjama Bush 2018 from Darling Cellars.
Winter Rainfall and Cool Early Summer has Darling Expecting Great things from 2019

Winter Rainfall and Cool Early Summer has Darling Expecting Great things from 2019

With the Cape winelands’ four years drought having been broken by welcoming rainfall through winter and spring this year, Darling Cellars on the Cape West Coast is anticipating an improved harvest for 2019.
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.
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