Reaffirming its position as one of SA’s leading wine producing regions four Franschhoek producers were awarded the prestigious 5-star rating for their wines in the soon to be released Platter’s by Diners Club South African Wine Guide 2016.
Keeping Franschhoek top of mind throughout the night the following producers were awarded the sought after 5-star rating:
Bellingham Bernard Series Basket Press Syrah 2013
Bellingham Bernard Series Whole Bunch Roussanne 2015
Cape Chamonix Wine Farm Cabernet Franc 2013
GlenWood Grand Duc Chardonnay 2013
La Couronne Wines Muscadel NV
The guide’s ultimate accolade, Winery of the Year, this year went to Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines, which is co-owned by Franschhoek based Leeu Collection’s founder, Analjit Singh. The winery is the first producer to scoop the award twice within a handful of years, having been named Winery of the Year in 2014.
They were also awarded the following for wines in their range:
Iron Syrah 2013 (Red Wine of the Year)
Olerasay Straw Wine NV (Dessert Wine of the Year)
Granite Chenin Blanc 2014 (5-star)
CWG Auction Reserve The Gris Semillon 2014 (5-star)
White Blend 2014 (5-star)
A total of 83 5-star wines, as well as three new 5-star brandies and one new 5-star husk spirit are featured in the 2016 guide.
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