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While De Krans has traditionally been synonymous with producing award-winning port style wines, they have also managed in recent years to pave the way with developing interesting and quality Portuguese still wines. This Portuguese blend, made up of Tinta Barocca and Tinta Amarella, is all about the story. It pays tribute to the start of the port industry in Calitzdorp when the first Portuguese grape varieties were planted in 1973, by accident. A fortunate accident it turned out to be, as the climate and the terroir embraced these supposed Shiraz acquired from the Swartland area. When they realized that the Shiraz was in fact Tinta Barocca, the port

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 examples of Chardonnay priced between R60 and R100. The wines entered were tasted blind by the panel of judges, with the scoring done on the 100-point system. No yeast is added to produce the De Krans Wild Ferment Unwooded Chardonnay, as the fermentation process starts naturally. Once the fermentation is completed, the wine is kept on its fine lees for a further six months before bottling. Great care

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 (Best in Category) as well as a Double Platinum and position on the sought-after Top 100 SA Wines for 2019. The awards were announced at a special event on Thursday, 9 May at Spier Wine Farm in Stellenbosch. The Cape Vintage Reserve 2016 – De Krans flagship port-style wine - spent 20 months in a big oak vat and has a dark colour with a