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.read more » Tuesday, 13 November 2018
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.read more » Thursday, 01 November 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.read more » Tuesday, 09 October 2018
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.read more » Monday, 08 October 2018
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.read more » Monday, 27 August 2018
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.read more » Wednesday, 21 March 2018
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.read more » Wednesday, 13 December 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%.read more » Friday, 17 November 2017
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.read more » Friday, 03 November 2017
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.read more » Tuesday, 17 October 2017
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.
read more » Wednesday, 11 October 2017
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.read more » Friday, 18 August 2017
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.read more » Friday, 18 August 2017
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.read more » Tuesday, 25 July 2017
Not only did Darling Cellars scoop the trophy for the Best Chenin Blanc at the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show, but it was also awarded two silver medals; certainly achievements to shout about.read more » Friday, 09 June 2017
A spread of results, celebrating the achievements of producers from Constantia to the Northern Cape, and from cellars dating back several centuries to producers making their first wines in the last ten years, are a feature of the 2017 OMTWS laureates.read more » Wednesday, 31 May 2017
The Cape is known for delicious wines: it’s kind of our thing. But what happens when you venture beyond the familiar wine farms around Constantia, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek? For the more adventurous wine-lovers, these lesser-known wine routes should be next on your to-do list.read more » Monday, 24 April 2017