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.
Darling Cellars, the west coast winery increasingly gaining recognition For its cool climate wines, has won a gold medal at this year's Mundus Vini International Wine Awards for their Bordeaux-style blend, Sir Charles Henry Darling 2007, a limited release; And at the recent Michelangelo International Wine Awards For their Reserve Six-Tonner Merlot 2010.
MEDAL WINNERS ACROSS ALL THREE DARLING CELLARS’ PREMIUM RANGES
Darling Cellars, situated in the cool West Coast wine District of Darling (incorporating the renowned Groenekloof Ward), has added to its crop of awards this year by harvesting eight Silver Medals at the 2011 International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC), staged annually in London. The Darling Cellars Reserve Black Granite Shiraz 2010 won Best-in-Class with its Silver Medal.
Three wines from the top-tier Darling Cellars Limited Release range won Silver, as did three wines from the Darling Cellars Premium range, and two from the Darling Cellars Reserve range.