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Author: Annemi Nel

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De Krans Wine Cellar in Calitzdorp is without a doubt one of SA’s leading port producers. This statement was reaffirmed when two De Krans port-style wines and one of their wines scored more than 90 points each in the much anticipated annual review of South African wines, by revered UK authority Tim Atkin MW, which was made public on 12 September at this year’s Cape Wine 2018. Atkin, a British Master of Wine and accomplished wine commentator with extensive experience of South African wines, tasted just under 2 000 South African wines for his 2018 Special Report. Atkin's comprehensive 2018 South Africa Special Report runs to over 250 pages

Regarded as one of SA’s leading port producers De Krans Wine Cellar, situated in Calitzdorp, has also built a reputation for producing a range of unique and superb wines from classical varieties. With the emphasis on unique yet traditional, consumers will enjoy the new vintage unwooded De Krans Free-Run Chenin Blanc 2018 – perfect enjoyment for the long Summer days! What makes De Krans Free-Run Chenin Blanc stand out from traditional Chenin Blanc is that only free run juice – only approximately two-thirds of the total juice can be used to make the wine, which results in a fresh, well-rounded product. This 2018 vintage has already won a Gold

De Krans has reaffirmed its position as one of SA’s leading port producers, adding the title of 2018 SA Champion Port to its long list of prestigious accolades. This title was bestowed to the producer at the recent 2018 SA Young Wine Show, where the results were announced at a gala event attended by key industry role players. De Krans also won this trophy in 2012 and 2014. The SA Young Wine Show dates back to 1833, when it was held for the first time by the Cape of Good Hope Agricultural Association (now Agri-Expo) in Rondebosch. An annual awards event, the competition gives winemakers the opportunity to showcase

August has without a doubt been a great month for De Krans in the competition front, seeing the Calitzdorp based producer receiving top awards at two recent industry events. The De Krans Cape Vintage Reserve 2015 and 2016 port-style wines were named as one of the Top 10 Cape Port Style winners at this year’s Cape Port Producers Association (CAPPA) Port & Wine Challenge. The De Krans Cape Vintage Reserve Port 2007 was one of three winners to be recognised in the Museum Class category, whilst the De Krans Tritonia Calitzdorp Blend 2016 and De Krans Touriga Nacional 2016 each secured a spot on the list for the Top

Following in the footsteps of its predecessor – the 2017 vintage – the De Krans Pinotage Rosé 2018 has been awarded a Double Gold at the recent Rosé Rocks competition. This competition is the first of its kind in SA which is entirely dedicated to Rosé and seeks to not only acknowledge excellence in Rosé winemaking but also to in effect, promote the category in SA. "The Rosé Rocks competition continues to go from strength to strength with high quality entries this year which reflect the increasing skill and attention South African winemakers are applying to this growing category. The trend continues to favour the drier styles with soft

De Krans Wine Cellar was recently awarded seven Gold medals at the 2018 Gold Wine Awards. The medals were awarded to their De Krans Premium Moscato Red 2017, De Krans Free-Run Chenin Blanc 2018, De Krans Wild Ferment Chardonnay 2017, De Krans Pinotage Rosé 2018, De Krans Basket Press Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, De Krans Touriga Nacional 2017 and De Krans Cape Vintage 2016. The Free-Run Chenin Blanc and Wild Ferment Chardonnay form part of De Krans’ classic range, and are perfect for everyday enjoyment. An abundance of soft fresh tropical fruits well-rounded smooth structure and lingering aftertaste, best describes the Free-Run Chenin Blanc. A slightly ‘meatier’ wine the Wild

De Krans Wine Cellar, situated along the iconic Route 62 in Calitzdorp, has excelled at the 2018 Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards, where the De Krans Touriga Nacional 2016 was announced as one of 23 National Winners. The National Winners were made up of a cultivar of wines, blends and wine styles which were selected from 14 wine terroirs from across the winelands. This year the entries by industry heavyweights Kris Snyman, Jeff Grier, Jolette Steyn, David Biggs, Sandile Mkhwanazi, Elize Coetzee and Karen Glanfield. Winemaker, Louis van der Riet describes this award-winning wine as being a beautiful dark plum red colour – the perfect Winter wine, yet suitable for

Win your weight in wine with Calitzdorp photo competition during the Calitzdorp Blossom Weekend How to Enter: Anyone is allowed to enter, no cost involved, except employees of any of the participating wineries in Calitzdorp, or their direct family. A maximum of 5 photos per person per entry, taken IN CALITZDORP during the BLOSSOM WEEKEND op 1 and 2 September, may be entered. Photo’s (with a maximum of 1MB per photo) may be entered by emailing dekrans@mweb.co.za Closing date for the competition is 14 September 2018, and the winner will be announced on 19 September 2018. The winner will be invited to Calitzdorp to receive his/her prize. A panel

1 & 2 September 2018 Make your way to De Krans Wine Cellar in Calitzdorp for the annual Blossom Festival which takes place over the weekend of the 1st and 2nd of September. This time of the year the fruit trees, in particular the apricot and peach trees, are in full bloom and it is truly a sight to behold. The Spring blossoms traditionally indicate the start of the season for the fruit and wine industries. Visitors to De Krans will be able to experience this beautiful sight for themselves as well as enjoy a few more exciting offerings during the weekend: Kickstart your Saturday with the Vineyard Fun Run.

What better way than to spend a day or evening dining under the vines, enjoying great food and wine and embracing the charms of small town living? Join us for one of our unique long table lunches/dinners at De Krans Bistro & Deli. Meals paired with De Krans wines are prepared by our resident chef Shannon, while guests are joined by either MD Boets Nel or winemaker Louis van der Riet. Space is limited, so please book ahead to secure your seat. The program is as follows: Lunches (12:00pm) 21 July 2018 18 August 2018 29 September 2018 Dinner (18:00pm) 27 October 2018 17 November 2018 8 December 2018 To confirm dates, please contact us at 044 213 3314,