Franschhoek Wine Valley

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  1. Franschhoek Vignerons Tickled Pink At Rosé Rocks

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    A competition dedicated entirely to Rosé and Franschhoek Vignerons scooped no less than 17 medals in total at this year’s Rosé Rocks competition. Eight Double Gold and seven Gold Medal winners  were awarded in the Still Wine category. In the MCC category Franschhoek Vignerons were awarded one Double Gold and one Gold medal, respectively.

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    The first of its kind in SA, the competition seeks to not only acknowledge excellence in Rosé winemaking but also to in effect, promote the category in SA. The competition was chaired by leading industry influencer, Allan Mullins, who was joined on the judging panel by five other leading industry role players.

    The medal winners were as follows:

    Double Gold – Still Wine
    Bellingham The Quintessential Couple Rosé 2018
    Black Elephant Vintners Rosé Rebel 2019
    Boschendal Blanc De Noir 2019
    Boschendal The Rose Garden Rosé 2019
    Brampton Rosé 2019
    Haute Cabriere Pinot Noir Rosé 2019
    Holden Manz Rosé 2019
    La Couronne Merlot Rosé 2019
    Double Gold – MCC
    Pierre Jourdan Belle Rosé NV
    Gold – Still Wine
    Allée Bleue Starlette Shiraz Rosé 2019
    Babylonstoren Mourvèdre Rosé 2019
    Bellingham Strawberry Rosé 2018
    Franschhoek Cellar Pinno Rosé 2018
    Holden Manz Rothko Rosé 2019
    Rickety Bridge Foundation Stone Rosé 2019
    Rickety Bridge Printer’s Devil Grenache Noir 2018
    Gold– MCC
    Boschendal Brut Rosé NV

    For more information on the competition and full results visit


  2. Franschhoek Vignerons excel at 2019 Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards

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    This year’s Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards saw a staggering 328 wines entered for the 2019 competition, with the results of these announced at a special awards ceremony on 1 August.

    Judged by a panel of highly esteemed industry role players, , the Franschhoek Wine Valley excelled in the district winners category, scooping 16 awards handed out on the day. The Franschhoek Vignerons who excelled at this prestigious event were the following:

    Top Cabernet Sauvignon
    2017 Dieu Donné Cabernet Sauvignon

    Top Red Blend
    2016 Dieu Donné The Cross Collection Shiraz/Viognier

    Top White Blend
    2016 Glenwood Grand Duc Sémillon/Sauvignon Blanc

    Top Shiraz
    2016 Glenwood Grand Duc Syrah

    Top Noble Late Harvest
    2014 Glenwood Noblesse Grand Duc

    Top Chardonnay
    2017 Glenwood Vigneron Selection Chardonnay

    Top Pinot Noir
    2016 Haute Cabriere Pinot Noir

    Top Malbec
    2016 La Couronne Malbec

    Top Rosé
    2019 La Couronne Merlot Rosé

    Top Shiraz
    2017 La Motte Syrah

    Top Shiraz
    2016 La Motte Syrah

    Top Merlot
    2017 La Petite Ferme Merlot

    Top Viognier
    2018 Lynx Wines Viognier

    What makes this competition stand out from the rest is that not only does it honour the wines which truly reflect South Africa’s different wine growing areas, but all wines entered must be a certified Wine of Origin from a specific single vineyard, estate, ward or small district not divided into wards.

    This year’s competition was chaired by Jeff Grier who was joined in the judging process by David Biggs, Narina Cloete, Sandile Mkhwanazi and Anton Swarts.