De Krans Chardonnay 2018 – A Top Five

The winners from the inaugural 2019 Best Value Chardonnay Tastings were recently, which saw De Krans’ Wild Ferment Unwooded Chardonnay 2018 selected as one of the top five wines with 88 points. The intention of the competition is to identify the best...

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Klein Karoo hosted local wine buyers

Recently local bulk wine buyers were invited by winemakers from the Klein Karoo to taste some of the 2019 wines made in the region.  Winemakers presented their wines and share their impressions of the harvest season whilst engaging with the wine...

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Trophy for De Krans Tritonia

The judging has come and gone, and the winners for the 2019 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show were announced at special awards event, which took place in Cape Town on 4 June. Of the 956 wines judged from 206 producers, 32 gold medals and 24 trophies were...

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Boplaas heritage of excellence

The links of top Klein Karoo winery and distiller Boplaas Family Vineyards to one of South Africa's original and arguably most prestigious wineries was highlighted at a show of new releases held in Constantia last week.  Held at the premier...

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Portuguese varieties in the Klein Karoo

29 May 2019 — Maryke RobertsThe Klein Karoo region and specifically Calitzdorp has long held onto the title as Port Capital of South Africa. Since Portuguese cultivars traditionally used for making port were planted in the arid landscape,...

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Boplaas crowds the 2019 NWC list

Boplaas Family Vineyards has emerged as one of the most successful producers rated for the 2019 National Wine Challenge list of Top 100 SA Wines this year. Not only were six of its wines included, but it also claimed titles for amongst others Best in...

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De Krans Best in Category at 2019 NWC

De Krans, widely known as being one of SA’s leading port-style wine producers, once again showed that they are more than a one trick pony at the recent 2019 National Wine Challenge Awards. Their Cape Vintage Reserve 2016 was awarded the Grand Cru Award...

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‘Not all good SA wine will strip your wallet’

Buying quality wine doesn't mean having to break the bank. That's the opinion of Boplaas Family Vineyards marketing manager Rozanne Nel.  "We all try to save money by shopping smarter. As the general cost of living increases however, so does our motivation...

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De Krans Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

With Winter approaching, we tend to start turning to a glass of red for those colder evenings. What better red wine to try out than the De Krans Basket Press Cabernet Sauvignon 2017. Using an old wooden basket press, the pressure on the grapes is much...

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Port style wines 101 – where, when and how

When you think of Calitzdorp and the Swartland, there aren’t many close links apart from the fact that they’re both farming communities, producing excellent quality wines with a very similar dry and sunny climate.  However, only a few know that...

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