Wine Awards

2014 NOVARE SA TERROIR WINE AWARDS

National Winners
Chardonnay: Vrede en Lust Marguerite 2012
Rosé: Allée Bleue Starlette Shiraz Rose 2014
Top Pinot Noir: La Chaumiere Pinot Noir 2012

Franschhoek-vallei District Terroir Awards
Top Chardonnay: Glenwood Chardonnay Vignerons Selection 2013
Top Rosé: Allée Bleue Starlette Shiraz Rosé 2013
Top Red Blend: Dieu Donné The Cross Collection 2011
Top Shiraz: Allée Bleue Shiraz 2012
Top Pinotage: Allée Bleue Starlette Pinotage 2013
Top Sparkling WIne: Dieu Donné MCC Blanc de Blanc 2011

2014 SAWi WINE EXCELLENCE AWARDS

Cape Chamonix Wine Farm Chardonnay Reserve and Cape Chamonix Wine Farm Pinot Noir Reserve (Platinum) and Cape Wine Farm Chamonix Sauvignon Blanc Reserve (Grand Gold)
Glenwood Vignerons Selection Chardonnay (Grand Gold)
La Motte Pierneef Shiraz Viognier (Platinum)

2014 DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS

Gold
Franschhoek Vineyards – Semillon 2013
Grande Provence – Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Silver
Allée Bleue – Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot 2012
Allée Bleue – Pinotage 2011
Bellingham - The Bernard Series Hand Picked Viognier 2013
Boschendal - Shiraz-Mourvèdre 2012
Boschendal – Grande Reserve 2012
Dieu Donne - The Cross Collection Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
La Motte - Pierneef Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2013
Rickety Bridge - Paulina’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

2013 DECANTER ASIA WINE AWARDS

Bronze
Holden Manz – Contemporary Range Shiraz 2010
Holden Manz – Big G 2010
La Motte – Millennium 2011
La Motte – Shiraz 2010
Leopard’s Leap – Culinaria Chenin 2010, Blanc Grenache 2010, Blanc 2010
Plaisir De Merle – Cabernet Franc 2008
Plaisir De Merle – Grand Plaisir 2007

2013 VERITAS AWARDS

The Veritas Awards gives recognition to wines of exceptional quality and the distinctive Veritas symbol of excellence serves as an authoritative quality guideline for wine connoisseurs

Double Gold

  • Boschendal Chardonnay 2013
  • Graham Beck Pheasants Run Sauvignon Blanc 2013
  • Graham Beck Pheasants Run Sauvignon Blanc 2012
  • Môreson Mercator Premuim Chardonnay 2012

Gold:

  • Anthonij Rupert Optima 2009
  • Bellingham the Bernard Series Old vine Chenin Blanc 2008
  • La Bri Merlot 2011

2013 FNB TOP 10 SAUVIGNON BLANC COMPETITION:

  • Boschendal Reserve Collection 2013
  • Cape of Good Hope Altima 2013
  • Franschoek Cellar Statue de Femme 2013

2013 ABSA TOP 10 WINNERS

  • Black Elephant Vintners: The Back Roads Pinotage 2012 (2)
  • Môreson: Môreson Pinotage 2011 (runner-up)

2013 GREAT WINES CAPITAL BEST OF WINE TOURISM AWARDS

  • La Motte Wine Estate: National Winner

2013 MICHELANGELO WINE AWARDS

TM MERCUREY BEST BORDEAUX STYLE RED BLEND

  • Grande Provence: The Grande Provence 2009

GRAN D’OR

  • Grande Provence: Grande Provence Red Blend 2009
  • La Petite Ferme: La Petite Ferme Merlot 2012
  • Noble Hill Wine Estate: Bloem Syrah, Mourvédre 2012
  • Rickety Bridge Winery: Paulina’s Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2012

GOLD

  • Akkerdal Wine Estate: Akkerdal Wild Boar Petit Verdot 2010
  • Allee Bleue: Allee Bleue Brut Rosé 2011
  • Babylonstoren: Babylonstoren Shiraz 2011
  • Bellingham Wines: The Bernard Series Hand-picked Viognier 2012
  • Boschendal Wines: Boschendal 1685 Chardonnay 2011
  • Boschendal Wines: Boschendal Grand Cuvee Brut 2009
  • Boschendal Wines: Boschendal Cecil John Reserve Shiraz 2010
  • Boschendal Wines: Saint Augustine 2012
  • Boschendal Wines: Boschendal Elgin Sauvignon Blanc 2012
  • Dieu Donné Vineyards: Dieu Donné Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
  • Grande Provence: Grande Provence Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
  • Grande Provence: Grande Provence Pinot Noir 2012
  • Môreson: Môreson Mercator Premium Chardonnay 2012
  • Môreson: Môreson Premium Chardonnay 2011
  • Môreson: Môreson Solitaire Chardonnay NV
  • Môreson: Môreson Knoputibak 2012
  • Solms-Delta: Solms-Delta Amalie 2012
  • Solms-Delta: Solms-Delta Koloni 2012
  • Vrede en Lust: Vrede en Lust Viognier 2012
  • Vrede en Lust: Vrede en Lust Chenin Blanc 2012

SILVER

  • Allee Bleue: Allee Bleue Chenin Blanc 2012
  • Allee Bleue: Allee Bleue Starlette Blanc 2013
  • Allee Bleue: Allee Bleue Starlette Pinotage 2012
  • Allee Bleue: Allee Bleue Brut 2010
  • Boschendal Wines: Boschendal 1685 Shiraz 2011
  • Boschendal Wines: Boschendal Chenin Blanc 2012
  • Boschendal Wines: Boschendal Le Grand Pavillon Brut Rosê NV
  • Boschendal Wines: Boschendal Elgin Pinot Noir 2012
  • Boschendal Wines: Boschendal Merlot 2012
  • Boschendal Wines: Boschendal Chardonnay 2011
  • Dieu Donné Vineyards: Dieu Donné Shiraz 2009
  • Dieu Donné Vineyards: Dieu Donné MCC 2010
  • Dieu Donné Vineyards: Dieu Donné Merlot 2010
  • Glenwood: Glenwood Chardonnay 2012
  • La Bri: La Bri Chardonnay 2012
  • La Bri: La Bri Syrah 2010
  • La Motte: La Motte MCC 2010
  • La Petite Ferme: La Petite Ferme Sauvignon Blanc 2013
  • Noble Hill Wine Estate: Noble Hill Chardonnay 2012
  • Noble Hill Wine Estate: Noble Hill Merlot 2010
  • Noble Hill Wine Estate: Noble Hill Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot 2010
  • Solms-Delta: Solms-Delta Africana 2011

2013 PLATTER GUIDE FIVE STAR WINES

  • Cape Chamonix: Platter 2013 Winery of the Year winner
  • Pinotage: Cape Chamonix Greywacke 2010
  • Pinot Noir: Cape Chamonix Reserve 2011
  • Shiraz/Syrah: Boschendal Cecil John Reserve 2010
  • Red Blends: La Motte Pierneef Shiraz-Viognier 2010
  • Chardonnay: Boschendal Reserve 2011
  • Chardonnay: Cape Chamonix Reserve 2011
  • Sauvignon Blanc: Graham Beck Pheasant’s Run 2012
  • White Blends: Cape Chamonix Reserve 2011
  • Cabernet Franc : Von Ortloff Quintessence 2008

2012 MICHELANGELO WINE AWARDS                                                   

GROTTO TROPHY TOP PRODUCER:

  • La Petite Ferme

AFRIRACK BEST DESSERT WINE TROPHY:

  • Four Paws Wines – Picatso 2011

GRAN D’OR:

  • Boschendal Reserve Collection Chardonnay 2011
  • La Petite Ferme Merlot 2011
  • La Petite Ferme Sauvignon Blanc 2012
  • Four Paws Picatso 2011
  • Four Paws Chardonnay 2010

GOLD WINNERS:

  • The Bernard Series Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2011
  • Boschendal Le Grand Pavillon Brut Rose N/V
  • Dieu Donne Merlot 2009
  • Glenwood Unwooded Chardonnay 2012
  • Grande Provence Chardonnay 2010
  • La Chaumiere Estate Pinot Noir 2011
  • La Motte Millennium 2010
  • Le Petite Ferme Shiraz
  • Solms-Delta Amalie 2010
  • Vrede en Lust Artisan Range Chenin Blanc 2011
  • Vrede en Lust Syrah 2009

2012 GREAT WINES CAPITAL BEST OF WINE TOURISM AWARDS

  • La Motte Wine Estate: National Winner – Art and Culture
  • Solms-Delta Wine Estate: Regional Winner – Innovative Wine Tourism Experiences

2012 PLATTER GUIDE FIVE STAR WINES

  • Boekenhoutskloof: Platter 2012 Winery of the Year winner
  • Boekenhoutskloof Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
  • Chamonix Reserve Pinot Noir 2010
  • Boekenhoutskloof Syrah 2009
  • La Motte Pierneef Shiraz-Viognier 2009
  • Colmant Brut Chardonnay NV
  • Topiary Blanc de Blancs Brut 2009
  • Boekenhoutskloof Semillon Noble Late Harvest 2008

2012 DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS                                                                              

  • REGIONAL TROPHY: Chamonix Pinot Noir Reserve 2010

2012 VERITAS AWARDS                                                                                

DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL:

  • Dieu Donné Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
  • Leopard’s Leap Family Collection Chenin Blanc 2011

GOLD MEDAL:

  • Allée Bleue L’Amour Toujours 2008
  • Bellingham The Bernard Series Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2011
  • Bellingham The Maverick Winemakers Chenin Blanc 2007
  • Boschendal Grande Cuvée Brut MCC Chardonnay/Pinot Noir 2007
  • Boschendal Lanoy Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
  • Dieu Donne Merlot  2009
  • Freedom Hill Chardonnay  2010
  • Môreson Premium Chardonnay  2011
  • Noble Hill Chardonnay  2011
  • Vrede en Lust Marguerite  2011

2012 OLD MUTUAL TROPHY SHOW

  • Best Merlot: La Bri Merlot 2010
  • The Best Pinot Noir: Chamonix Pinot Noir Reserve 2010
  • Gold Medal: Boschendal 1685 Shiraz 2009

2012 NOVARE SA TERROIR WINE AWARDS

  • Top Sparkling Wine: La Motte Brut 2009

2011 MICHELANGELO WINE AWARDS                                   

GRAN D’OR:

  • The Grande Provence 2006


GOLD WINNERS:

  • Allee Bleue Shiraz 2010
  • Anthonij Rupert Wines Protea Merlot 2009
  • The Bernard Series Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2010
  • Dieu Donne The Cross Collection Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
  • Grande Provence Shiraz               2007
  • Grande Provence Sauvignon Blanc 2011
  • Grande Provence Chardonnay 2010
  • Rickety Bridge Shiraz 2009
  • Vrede en Lust Marquerite 2010
  • Vrede en Lust Boet Erasmus 2009

2011 GREAT WINES CAPITAL BEST OF WINE TOURISM AWARDS

  • Grande Provence Heritage Estate: National Winner – Art and Culture

2011 PLATTER GUIDE FIVE STAR WINES

  • Boekenhoutskloof Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
  • Boschendal Cecil John Reserve 2008
  • Graham Beck Ad Honorem 2007
  • Graham Beck Pheasants’ Run 2010
  • Topiary Blanc de Blancs Brut 2008

2011 DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS

REGIONAL TROPHY:

  • Allée Bleue Chenin Blanc 2010

GOLD MEDAL:

  • Dieu Donné Cross Collection Shiraz Viognier 2008
  • Holden Manz Big G 2009
  • Rickety Bridge Paulina’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

2011 VERITAS AWARDS                                                                                                

DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL:

  • Boschendal Grande Cuvèe Brut Chardonnay/Pinot Noir 2007
  • Rickety Bridge Shiraz 2009

2011 OLD MUTUAL TROPHY SHOW

  • Gold Medal: Chamonix Reserve Chardonnay 2009

2011 NOVARE SA TERROIR WINE AWARDS

  • Top Red Blend: Dieu Donné Cross Collection Merlot/Cabernet 2008
  • Top Sparkling Wine: La Motte Methodé Cap Classique Brut 2008

TOP 100 SOUTH AFRICAN WINES 2012

  • Allee Bleue Isabeau 2011
  • Allee Bleue Pinotage 2009
  • Boschendal Grande Cuvee Brut 2007
  • Glenwood Chardonnay Vigneron’s Selection 2010
  • La Motte Pierneef Shiraz Viognier 2009
  • La Motte Shiraz 2009
  • Landau du Val Late Vintage Semillon Private Collection 2010
  • Rickety Bridge The Foundation Stone 2010

2011 GREAT WINES CAPITAL
BEST OF WINE TOURISM AWARDS

  • Grande Provence Heritage Estate:
    National Winner – Art and Culture

2011 PLATTER GUIDE FIVE STAR WINES

• Boekenhoutskloof Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
• Boschendal Cecil John Reserve 2008
• Graham Beck Ad Honorem 2007
• Graham Beck Pheasants’ Run 2010
• Topiary Blanc de Blancs Brut 2008

2011 DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS

REGIONAL TROPHY:
• Allée Bleue Chenin Blanc 2010

GOLD MEDAL:
• Dieu Donné Cross Collection Shiraz Viognier 2008
• Holden Manz Big G 2009
• Rickety Bridge Paulina’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

2010 GREAT WINES CAPITAL
BEST OF WINE TOURISM AWARDS

  • Grande Provence Heritage Estate: National Winner –
    Architecture, Parks and Gardens

2010 VERITAS AWARDS

DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL:
• Glenwood Vigneron’s Selection Chardonnay 2009

GOLD MEDAL:
• Boschendal 1685 Chardonnay 2009
• Dieu Donné Merlot 2008
• Graham Beck Bowed Head Chenin Blanc 2009
• Graham Beck Lonehill Chardonnay 2008
• Graham Beck Pheasants’ Run Sauvignon Blanc 2010
• Graham Beck Pheasants’ Run Sauvignon Blanc 2009
• Graham Beck The Ridge Syrah 2006
• La Petite Ferme Merlot 2008
• Môreson Pinotage 2008
• Môreson Solitaire N/V
• Vrede en Lust Marguerite Chardonnay 2009

2010 OLD MUTUAL TROPHY SHOW

• Best Pinot Noir: Chamonix Reserve Pinot Noir 2008
• Best Malbec: Vrede en Lust Mocholate Malbec 2009
• Best Museum Class Chardonnay (Wooded): Chamonix Reserve Chardonnay 2005

2010 TERROIR WINE AWARDS

• Top Cabernet Franc: Plaisir de Merle Cabernet Franc 2008

2010 MICHELANGELO WINE AWARDS

TROPHY WINNERS
• Organic Trophy to La Motte Pierneef Sauvignon Blanc 2009

GRANDE D’OR WINES
• Dieu Donné Vineyards – Dieu Donné Merlot 2008
• Grande Provence – Grande Provence Chardonnay 2009

GOLD WINNERS
• Graham Beck Wines – Graham Beck Blanc de Blancs MCC 2007
• Graham Beck Wines – Graham Beck The Game Reserve Chenin Blanc 2009
• La Motte – La Motte Pierneef Sauvignon Blanc 2009
• Vrede en Lust – Vrede en Lust Jess 2010
• Vrede en Lust – Vrede en Lust Marguerite 2009

2010 DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS

REGIONAL TROPHY:
• GlenWood Vigneron’s Selection Chardonnay 2008

GOLD MEDAL:
• Dieu Donné Shiraz 2007

FRANSCHHOEK WINE VALLEY
FARM WORKER OF THE YEAR

2012 – Christie Davids, Anthonij Rupert Wines – L’Ormarins
2011 – Frans Malies, La Petite Ferme
2010 – Jacques Daniels, Franschhoek Pass Winery