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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De Krans 3 platinum and perfect score at SAWi

Reaffirming its position as one of South Africa’s premium port producers, De Krans Wine Cellar in Calitzdorp has scored 90+ for three of its products in the 2019 South African Wine Index (SAWi) ratings. The Cape Vintage Reserve scored a perfect 100 points,...

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Boplaas harvest 2019

An early glimpse of the 2019 wine grape harvest at Boplaas in the Klein Karoo hamlet of Calitzdorp suggests outstanding wines are likely to emerge. The celebrated winery reports that so far, vineyards are delivering excellent quality despite a...

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