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Awards History 2020

Decanter World Wide Awards (DWWA)
Silver (92): Old Bush Vines Cinsaut 2017

International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC)
Gold (95): Chocoholic 2018
Silver (91): Old Bush Vines Cinsaut 2018
Bronze: Old Bush Vines Chenin Blanc 2019
Bronze: Irresistible Chenin Blanc 2019

Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Awards
Platinum (96): Reserve Black Granite Shiraz 2018

National Wine Challenge (NWC) Top 100
Double Gold: Darling Cellars Cabernet/Merlot 2019
Double Silver: Reserve Bush Vine Sauvignon Blanc 2020
Double Silver: Chocoholic 2018
Double Silver: Reserve Six Tonner Merlot 2018
Double Silver: Reserve Terra Hutton Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show
Bronze: Old Bush Vines Chenin Blanc 2019
Bronze: Lady Anne Darling 2019

Rosé Rocks
Double Gold: MCC Brut Rosé 2019
Gold: Reserve Pyjama Bush Sauvignon/Grenache 2020

The Merit Wine Challenge
Double Award
Gold & Value: Reserve Bush Vine Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Tim Atkin MW
91 Points: Gustus Pinotage 2018
90 Points: Old Bush Vines Cinsaut 2018
90 Points: Gustus Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

South African National Young Wine Show (wines not bottled yet)
SA Champion Wooded Red: Merlot
SA Champion Red Blend: Shiraz/Pinotage

Vitis Vinifera Wine Awards
Gold: Reserve Bush Vine Sauvignon Blanc 2020

SA Women’s Wine Awards

Reserve Bush Vine Sauvignon Blanc 2020 - Gold

Veritas
Double Gold: Lady Ann Darling 2019
Double Gold: Winemaker’s Selection Bukettraube 2020
Gold: Gustus Shiraz 2018
Silver Outstanding: Old Bush Vines Chenin Blanc 2019
Silver Outstanding: Gustus Sauvignon Blanc 2019
Silver: Gustus Chenin Blanc 2020
Silver: Old Bush Vines Cinsaut 2018
Silver: Reserve Arum Fields Chenin Blanc 2020
Silver: Reserve Black Granite Shiraz 2019
Silver: Reserve Bush Vine Sauvignon Blanc 2020
Silver: Reserve Six Tonner Merlot 2018
Bronze: Sir Charles Darling 2018
Bronze: DC Classic Chenin Blanc/Sauvignon Blanc 2020
Bronze: DC Classic Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot 2020

2021 Platter Guide
4,5* : Old Bush Vines Chenin Blanc 2019
4,5* : Old Bush Vines Cinsaut 2018
4* : Sir Charles Darling 2018
4* : The Old Grain Silo 2018
4* : Lady Ann Darling 2019
4* : Lime Kilns 2019
4* : Gustus Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
4* : Gustus Chenin Blanc 2019
4* : Gustus Skattie NV
4* : MCC Blanc de Blanc Brut 2018

Gold Wine Awards
Gold: Reserve Bush Vine Sauvignon Blanc 2020
Gold: Reserve Black Granite Shiraz 2019
Gold: Reserve Pyjama Bush Rosé 2020

 

2019 AWARDS

2019 SA Women's Wine and Spirits Awards
Gold: Reserve Bush Vine Sauvignon Blanc 2019
Gold: Reserve Black Granite Shiraz 2017

2019 Ultra Value Wine Challenge 
Double Gold: Reserve Bush Vine Sauvignon Blanc 2019
Double Gold: Reserve Old Blocks Pinotage 2017
Gold: Reserve Pyjama Bush Sauvignon/Grenache 2019
Gold: Chocoholic 2017
Gold: Reserve Black Granite Shiraz 2018
Silver: Reserve Arum Fields Chenin Blanc 2019

2019 Novare Terroir Awards 
Top White Blend: Darling District, Lady Ann Darling 2018

OLD MUTUAL TROPHY WINE SHOW
Silver: Old Bush Vines Cinsaut 2017
Bronze: Old Bush Vines Chenin Blanc 2018
Bronze: The Old Grain Silo Darling 2017

2019 Gold Wine Awards
Gold: Reserve Bush Vine Sauvignon Blanc 2019
Gold: Reserve Pyjama Bush Sauvignon/Grenache 2019
Gold: Reserve Black Granite Shiraz 2018

International Wine and Spirits Competition
Bronze: Irresistible Chenin Blanc 2019

International Wine Challenge 2
Commended: Chocoholic 2017

2019 Veritas Awards
Gold:  Gustus Chenin Blanc 2019
Gold:  Reserve Eveningstar Cinsault 2018
Silver outstanding:  Old Bush Vines Chenin Blanc 2018
Silver outstanding:  Reserve Old Blocks Pinotage 2017
Silver:  Old Bush Vines Cinsaut 2017
Silver:  Lady Ann Darling 2018
Silver:  Lime Kilns Darling 2018
Silver:  Gustus Sauvignon Blanc 2019
Silver:  Gustus Bukettraube 2018
Silver:  Gustus Shiraz 2017
Silver:  Gustus Pinotage 2017
Silver:  Reserve Black Granite Shiraz 2018
Silver:  Reserve Arum Fields Chenin Blanc 2019
Silver:  Reserve Bush Vine Sauvignon Blanc 2019
Silver:  Reserve Pyjama Bush Sauvignon/Grenache 2019
Bronze:  Sir Charles Darling 2017
Bronze:  The Old Grain Silo Darling 2017
Bronze:  Gustus Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

2019 Michelangelo International Wine And Spirits Awards

Goud: Darling Heritage Range - The Old Grain Silo 2017
Silver: Darling Heritage Range - Lime Kilns 2018

2019 Amorim MCC Challenge
Bronze:  2017 Darling Cellars Blanc de Blanc Brut

2019 Ergebnis Mundus Vini Summer Tasting
Gold:  Gustus Pinotage 2017
Gold:  Gustus Bukettraube 2018
Silver: Gustus Shiraz 2017
Silver: Gustus Chenin Blanc 2018

2019 Rosé Rocks
Double Gold: Darling Cellars MCC Brut Rose 2017
Double Gold: Darling Cellars Pyjama Bush 2019

2019 Vitis Vinifera 
Double Gold: Darling Cellars Reserve Chenin Blanc 2019
Gold: Darling Cellars Reserve Pyjama Bush 2019
Gold: Darling Cellars Reserve Shiraz 2018

2019 Tim Atkin MW
Darling Cellars Gustus Bukettraube Darling 2018 - 91 Points
Darling Cellars Gustus Shiraz Darling 2017 - 90 Points
Darling Cellars Lady Ann Darling 2018 - 93 Points
Darling Cellars Old Bush Vines Chenin Blanc Darling 2018 - 91 Points
Darling Cellars Old Bush Vines Cinsault Darling 2017 - 93 Points

(Tim Atkin is an award-winning wine writer and Master of Wine, with over 30 years' experience and a strong international following.)

 

2018 AWARDS

2018 Veritas
Double gold: Lady Ann Darling 2017
Double gold: Gustus Chenin Blanc 2018
Gold: Sir Charles Darling 2016
Gold: Lime Kilns Darling 2017
Gold: Reserve Chenin Blanc 2018
Silver: Reserve Black Granite Shiraz 2017
Silver: Old Bush Vines Cinsaut 2016
Bronze: Old Bush Vines Chenin blanc 2017
Bronze: The Old Grain Silo Darling 2015
Bronze: Gustus Sauvignon Blanc 2017
Bronze: Chocoholic 2017
Bronze: Reserve Terra Hutton Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Bronze: Reserve Six Tonner Merlot 2017
Bronze: Reserve Bush Vine Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Six Nations Wine Challenge
Judges Selection: Old Bush Vines Cinsaut 2016

2018 Vitis Vinifera Awards
Double Gold: Darling Cellars Pyjama Bush Sauvignon blanc/Grenache 2018
Gold: Darling Cellars Old Blocks Pinotage 2016

IWSC results 2018
Silver:  Darling Cellars Chocoholic Pinotage 2017
Silver:  (outstanding)  Darling Cellars Old Bush Vines Chenin Blanc 2017
Silver:  Darling Cellars Old Bush Vines Cinsaut 2016
Silver:  Co-op Irresistible Chenin Blanc 2018

Tim Atkins
93 Points:  Darling Cellars Lady Ann Darling Darling 2017
90 Points:  Darling Cellars Old Bush Vines Chenin Blanc Darling 2017
91 Points:  Darling Cellars Old Bush Vines Cinsault Darling 2016

Rosé Rocks
Double Gold: MCC Brut Rosé 2016
Gold:  Pyjama Bush Rosé 2018

MUNDUS VINI Summer Tasting 2018
Gold = The Old Grain Silo Darling 2015

S A JONGWYNSKOU / SA YOUNG WINE SHOW
SA Champion = Shiraz 2018

Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show
Silver: Old Bush Vines Chenin Blanc 2017
Bronze: Sir Charles Henry Darling 2016 (Bordeaux blend)

International Wine Challenge 2
Bronze:  Truly Irresistible Chenin Blanc 2017

International Wine Challenge 1
Silver: Old Bush Vines Cinsaut 2016
Bronze: Old Bush Vines Chenin Blanc 2017
Com: Chocoholic 2016 

Decanter World Wine Awards
Bronze: Truly Irresistible Chenin 2017

Women’s Wine Awards
Gold: Darling Cellars Reserve Bush Vine Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Rosé Rocks Competition
Double Gold:  Brut Rosé MCC 2016
Gold:  Pyjama Bush Rosé 2018         

Terroir AwardsSwartland and Darling District
Top Red Blend:  The Old Grain Silo 2015
Top White Blend:  Lime Kilns 2017

Gold Wine Awards
Gold:  Reserve Bushvine Sauvignon Blanc 2018
Gold:  Reserve Terra Hutton Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Gold:  Reserve Six Tonner Merlot 2017
Gold:  Reserve Black Granite Shiraz 2017

Sommeliers Selection
Elegant and Classy:   Lady Ann Darling 2017

2017 AWARDS

Cape White Blend Report - WINEmag.co.za
91 points:  Lime Kilns 2016

Six Nations Wine Challenge
Double Gold:  Old Bush Vines Cinsaut 2015
Gold:  Old Bush Vines Chenin Blanc 2016

FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10
Runner up : Reserve Bush Vine Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Veritas 2017
Double Gold:  Lady Ann Darling 2016
Gold:  Old Bush Vines Chenin Blanc 2016
Gold:  Old Bush Vines Cinsaut 2015
Gold:  Reserve Arum Fields Chenin Blanc 2017
Silver:  Sir Charles Henry Darling 2015 (Bordeaux blend)
Silver:  Lime Kilns 2016
Silver:  Premium Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Silver:  Reserve Black Granite Shiraz 2016
Silver:  Reserve Bush Vine Sauvignon Blanc 2017
Bronze:  Chocoholic Pinotage 2016
Bronze:  Reserve Terra Hutton Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Ultra Value Wine Challenge 
Gold:  Chocoholic Pinotage 2015
Silver:  Cinful Cincault 2015
Silver:  Reserve Pyjama Bush Sauvignon Blanc/Grenache 2017

Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards
Gold:  Sir Charles Henry Darling 2015 (Bordeaux blend)

IWCS 2017 
Silver:  Chocoholic 2015
Silver:  Truly Irresistible Chenin Blanc 2017

Vitis Vinifera Awards
Gold:  Reserve Arum Fields Chenin Blanc 2017 

Gold:  Pyjama Bush Sauvignon Blanc/Grenache Rosé 2017
Gold:  Reserve Black Granite Shiraz 2016

South African Women's Wine Awards
Gold:  Darling Cellars Reserve “Arum Fields” Chenin Blanc 2017
Gold:  Darling cellars Reserve “Bush Vine” Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Gold Wine Awards
Gold:   Reserve Bush Vine Sauvignon Blanc 2017
Gold:   Reserve Terra Hutton Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Gold:   Reserve Old Blocks Pinotage 2014
Gold:   Reserve Black Granite Shiraz 2015

Berliner Wine Trophy
Gold:   Chocoholic Pinotage 2015
Silver:  Cellarmaster’s Signature Selection No 8

International Wine Challenge
Bronze: Truly Irresistible Chenin 2017
Bronze: Chocoholic 2015

Decanter World Wine Awards
Silver:    Chocoholic 2015
Bronze: Truly Irresistible Chenin 2017

Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show
Trophy:   Old Bush Vines Chenin Blanc 2016(Best Chenin Blanc on the Show)
Silver:     Old Bush Vines Cincaut 2015
Silver:     Sir Charles Henry Darling 2015 (Bordeaux blend)

2016 AWARDS

Lime Kilns 2015: 91 by Winemag
Darling Cellars Blanc de Blanc MCC 2014: Wine of the Month - Best MCC for 2015

Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits:
Silver:   Lime Kilns 2015
Gold:    Sir Charles Henry Darling 2012
Gold:    Chocoholic Pinotage 2015

Veritas 2016 (12 Wines entered)

Gold:     Cinful 2015
Silver:    Lime Kilns 2015
Silver:    Chocoholic Pinotage 2015
Silver:    Old Bush Vines Cinsaut 2015
Bronze: Reserve Arum Fields Chenin Blanc 2016
Bronze: Truly Irresistible Chenin Blanc 2016
Bronze: Sir Charles Henry Darling 2012
Bronze: Smaak 2013
Bronze: Reserve Terra Hutton Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Bronze: Reserve Six Tonner Merlot 2015
Bronze: Reserve Old Blocks Pinotage 2014
Bronze: Reserve Black Granite Shiraz 2014

Vitis Vinifera
Gold:               Darling Cellars Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Double Gold:   Darling Cellars Reserve Pinotage 2014

Mundus Vini 2016 
Silver:  Darling Cellars Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Silver:  Darling Cellars Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Silver:  Darling cellars Reserve Pinotage 2013

Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show
Bronze:  Lady Ann Darling 2015
Bronze:  Lime Kilns 2015
Bronze:  Sir Charles Henry Darling 2012

Mundus Vini
Gold:   Chocoholic 2015
Silver:  Cinful 2014

WINEmag.co.za
Gold 88:  Cinful 2014

S A JONGWYNSKOU / SA YOUNG WINE SHOW – Swartland Region
Champion Chenin Blanc (wooded)
Champion Dry White

Gold Wine Awards
Gold:  Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2016 

Womens Wine Awards
Gold:  Reserve Chenin Blanc 2016
Gold:  Reserve Merlot 2014

Terroir Awards 2016 – Swartland and Darling District
Top White Blend:  Lime Kilns 2015

IWSC
Silver:  Lime Kilns 2015
Silver:  Lady Ann Darling 2015

Awards History:

2012
2013
2014
2015

 

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