Each year, the young wines of the wine regions are judged to see what the quality of the harvest is and the results are always eagerly anticipated. The Klein Karoo Regional Young Wine Show awards function was held at Cabrieres, Montagu on the 15th of August 2019.
The Reserve Champion Private Cellar is De Krans Wine Cellar and Boplaas Family Vineyards the Champion Private Cellar, who produced the Champion Dry White Wine (Champion Sauvignon Blanc) and the Reserve Champion Non-Muscat Fortified Wine.
The Reserve Champion Producer Cellar is Calitzdorp Wine Cellar who entered the Champion Wine, the Champion Non-Muscat Fortified (Cape Vintage) and the Champion Natural Sweet Wine.
For the seventh consecutive year in the Klein Karoo, Montagu Wine Cellar was appointed the Champion Producer Cellar with their remarkable achievement of delivering the Champion and Reserve Champion Chardonnay, the Champion and Reserve Champion Chenin Blanc, the Reserve Champion Dry White Wine (Champion Colombar) and Reserve Champion Colombar, the Reserve Champion Sauvignon Blanc, the Reserve Champion Natural Sweet Wine, the Champion Dry Red Wine (Champion Cabernet Sauvignon), Champion and Reserve Champion Merlot, Champion Pinotage, the Reserve Champion Red Wine (Champion Ruby Cabernet) and Reserve Champion Ruby Cabernet, Champion and Reserve Champion Shiraz, Reserve Champion Wine (Champion Muscat Fortified Wine) and the Reserve Champion Muscat Fortified Wine.
Photo caption: (Front left to right) Chris de Villiers (Montagu), Hermias Vollgraaff (Montagu), Danie van Niekerk (Calitzdorp), Margaux Nel (Boplaas). (Back left to right) Christoff de Wet (De Krans), Louis van Der Riet (De Krans), Jan-Jurie Schoeman (Excelsior-Vlakteplaas)