"With the likes of Chris Alheit, Adi Badenhorst and Eben Sadie making single-variety versions of Cinsaut, the variety has never been hipper. These wines are hard to come by but you’ll find Cinful Cinsault 2014 from Darling Cellars just about anywhere (approximate retail price: R60) and it’s delicious.
On the nose, a hint of reduction before red cherry, strawberry and scrub. The palate, meanwhile, is fresh and fruity with lemon-like acidity and fine tannins. The finish is gently savoury, if not super-long. Ship it in.
#WinemagRating: 88/100. Read original review here
Darling Cellars was showered with medals at the annual Veritas Awards for South African wines and spirits, announced recently at a glittering function hosted at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Included in the medal haul was a Double Gold medal for its Darling Cellars Premium Sauvignon Blanc 2015.
Darling Cellars triumphed at the Swartland Young Wine Show this year when one of its wines took top honours across 10 categories and was named Grand Champion. The white wine blend also won the trophy as Champion Dry White before going on to winning the main title.
The regional announcement precedes the final results in the national event, whose results will be announced later in this week at a gala function hosted in Upington this year.
On 27 February 2016 is it is the ideal opportunity to hit the road and venture out to the scenic Darling winelands for the annual Darling Cellars Crush Day. This lively, family friendly soiree features a tractor ride to the vineyard, picking your own grapes, stomping contests, food markets and live music.
The main hall at the Darling Sports Club will reflect landscapes of flowers from the Strandveld, Sandveld, Renosterveld and Wetland areas, constructed by volunteers and members of the Darling Wildflower Society with assistance from Escom. View the breath taking display, purchase your indigenous plants from the Nursery, enjoy the extensive craft market and take a Free tractor ride to an exquisite pristine vlei area of Oude Post Farm, an experience you will never forget.
Friday the 20th September:
Special day for the Pensioners
Saturday 21th September:
Live music with Graham Jacobs playing his form of relaxed “Jazz” in the food court
Sunday 22th September:
Family day, more food, stalls and pony rides
Tickets at the gate R30 adults R20 Pensioners (Friday only)
/Children under 18 R20 (under 13 years Free)
94th Darling Wildflower Show 16-18 Sept 2011
The Darling Wildflower Society has held a show virtually every year since that first show in 1917. The ideals expressed by the founders still hold true today. They wanted to display Darling's God-given wealth for the world to see. At the same time they promoted the conservation of flowers amongst the farmers of the district, who have since maintained the botanical diversity of the region over several generations.
Thst Coast flower region, an integral part of the Cape Fynbos Kingdom, boasts more than 1200 species of flowering plants. About 80 of these are endemic to the West Coast and known nowhere else. The rich flora of the West Coast occurs on mainly three different soil types, culminating in three distinctive vegetation types, namely, Strandveld, Renosterveld and Sandveld.