Boschendal Wines – International & Local Acclaim

boschendal-manor-house-in-winterBoschendal Farmstead & Manor House, dwarfed by The Groot Drakenstein

Boschendal’s exceptional 2016 awards season continued on Friday with the winery scooping 19 prestigious Veritas awards. The illustrious 331-year-old Franschhoek winery has seen some significant changes and world-class improvements over the past decade and now combines heritage and tradition with fresh, modern vision – to increasing critical acclaim.

Lizelle Gerber medium formatLizelle Gerber, Boschendal’s White Wine & MCC Maker

This year, Boschendal wines claimed ‘Gold Outstanding’ at the International Wine and Spirits Competition, ‘Double Gold’ at the Michelangelo awards, the ‘Young Wine Merlot of the Year’ and a number of Tim Atkin report scores above 90. 

FHOEK 2 RichardRichard Duckitt, Red Wine Maker, using a wine thief

The Veritas Awards is one of the longest running and most prestigious wine and brandy competitions in South Africa and is synonymous with excellence. Boschendal’s Veritas awards included: a Double Gold for its Shiraz/Cab 2014; Gold for 1685 Sauvignon Blanc 2016 and Gold for the Sommelier Selection Chenin Blanc 2015 – adding more medals to the recently launched Boschendal Sommeliers Selection Wines.

These wines have done outstandingly this year with the Sommelier Chenin 2015 receiving the Standard Bank Top 10 Chenin Award and the Sommelier Selection Pinotage 2014 being added to the coveted Sommelier Selection Awards Wine List.

a-proud-moment-for-the-boschendal-winemaking-team-copyThe Boschendal Team basking in the gleam of the trophies
Lizelle Gerber, viticulturist Stephan Joubert, marketing manager Shirley van Wyk, Richard Duckitt, & assistant winemaker Tamsyn Jefta

Greg Castle, Marketing Director at Boschendal believes that the passion and dedication of the winemaking team is evident in the quality of the wines produced – across the board. “Boschendal is breathing fresh life into traditional winemaking techniques. We are all about infusing modern innovation into the tried and tested ways of producing exceptional world-class wines. Our young winemakers, Lizelle Gerber and Richard Duckitt, and their dynamic teams, have produced wines that are not only award-winning but are also innovative and sophisticated.”

Boschendal Winemakers Lizelle Gerber & Richard DuckittRichard & Lizelle at harvest time

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