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South Africa shines at the Syrah du Monde awards again

Syrah du Monde®, is an International Competition that recognises the world’s best Syrah/Shiraz wines by awarding them reliable and thus representative medals each year.  This competition is based on a single conviction: distinctive marks of quality are the key to real differentiation and thus to enhancing the value of the wines. The Top Ten Best Syrah du Monde® for 2010 includes two from South Africa! Continue reading South Africa shines at the Syrah du Monde awards again

Eagle’s Nest Shiraz wins Best Shiraz 2009 in the IWSC!

EAGLES’ Nest, a boutique vineyard in Constantia, has won the International Wine & Spirit Competition’s (IWSC’s) International Trophy for the Best Shiraz in this year’s competition with their Shiraz 2007!

Only two other South African wine estates have received this award: Boland Kelder in 2001 and 2003, and Nederburg in 2007. Says Leaver: “Both previous South African winners are from well-established estates, the 2007 Eagles’ Nest Shiraz is, however, only our vineyard’s second release.”

Andrew Leaver, commercial manager of Eagles’ Nest, says: “We are delighted with this international acclaim. This is probably the most respected competition on the international stage. The finest wines from every wine region in the world enter, making the winner, essentially, the best example of its cultivar in the world.”

Simonsig succeeds with twosome on the 2009 CWG Auction hotlist!

Simonsig winemaker Johan Malan, has landed a double act at the 2009 Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction, with two of his red wines making it onto this year’s hotlist – a Pinotage and a Shiraz.

His remarkable duo, specially crafted for this year’s repertoire of rare auction wines to go under the hammer on 3 October this . . . → Read More: Simonsig succeeds with twosome on the 2009 CWG Auction hotlist!

Wines of South Africa

South Africa has many fantastic varieties of wine but can claim her own grape variety in the Pinotage, a cross between Pinot Noir and Hermitage (Cinsault). Pinotage first came about in 1925 by Dr. Abraham Izak Perold, the first Professor of Viticulture at the University of Stellenbosch!

South Africa is also notable as the second home of . . . → Read More: Wines of South Africa