Franschhoek Vignerons once again included in the ‘ultimate’ wine list

The Sommeliers Selection Wine Competition, which was conceptualized in 2015, has revolutionized local wine competitions. It is a competition with a difference, as it is judged solely by top South African Sommeliers, and the winning wines for 2019 were recently announced with seven Franschhoek vignerons shining in their relevant categories. The vignerons who secured spots … Read more

Holden Manz and Plaisir de Merle excel in Prescient report

The seventh annual Prescient Cabernet Sauvignon Report has been published and two Franschhoek Vignerons impressed the judging panel, each scoring 90+ for their wines entered. A total of 89 entries were received from 74 producers, and the wines were tasted blind (labels out of sight) by a three-person panel, with the scoring done according to … Read more

Gold for Plaisir de Merle at 2013 Decanter World Wine Awards

Plaisir de Merle Sauvignon Blanc 2012 was awarded a gold medal at the internationally respected 2013 Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA), while its debut Grand Brut 2010 MCC took a silver. Cellarmaster, Niel Bester, said:  “We had high hopes of the 2012 Sauvignon Blanc after the successful sell-out of the 2011 vintage, and this has … Read more