Franschhoek Wine Valley

2018 Winemag Cape Bordeaux Red Blend Report released

The fourth annual Winemag Cape Bordeaux Red Blend Report has just been published, which saw Babylonstoren’s Nebukadneser 2016 scoring an impressive 90 out of a possible 100-point quality scale.

Photo courtesy of Babylonstoren

The grapes for this award-winning wine are grown on the slopes of the Simonsberg Mountains, in a combination of Klapmuts/Longlands type soils of Malmesbury shale origin, as well as Oakleaf and Hutton type soils of Cape granite origin. Described as a dry, full-bodied wine, it shows intriguing fragrances of violets and thyme, intense blackcurrant and underlying cigar-box and exotic floral aromas on the nose. On the palate the wine is superbly crafted with a good balance of vibrant multi-layered fruit supported by tight, well-honed tannins. The wine handles the oak effortlessly.

This year the competition received 81 entries from 64 producers and the wines were tasted blind by the three-person panel, with the scoring done according to the 100-point quality scale.

For the full results visit http://winemag.co.za/cape-bordeaux-red-blend-report-2018/.


Franschhoek Wine Valley exists to:

  • Develop and implement marketing plans to profile the Franschhoek Wine Valley
  • Arrange and advertise events that support the Franschhoek Wine Valley brand image and which encourage visitors to the Valley
  • Represent the business interests of our members to the Stellenbosch Municipality
  • Aggregate the combined buying power of our members to leverage economy of scale benefits from service providers
  • Coordinate free advisory services and discussion forums to support our member’s businesses

Our Accolades

  • Tripadvisor Traveller's Choice Destination Winner 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015
  • Most Memorable Wine Route 2014, 2013 & 2012
  • Service Excellence Award - 2015
  • Best Tourism Event 2015 - Franschhoek Bastille Festival
  • Best Local Tourism Authority Information service 2013 & 2012

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Franschhoek Wine Valley

Physical Address
62 Huguenot Road
Franschhoek
7690

Office hours
Monday – Friday: 08h00 – 17h00
Saturday: 09h00 – 17h00
Sunday’s: 09h00 – 16h00

Contact Details
+27(0) 21 876 2861
info@franschhoek.org.za