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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