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Nov 2022


De Krans Wine Cellar, situated in Calitzdorp along the Route 62, has received a 5-star rating for its Muscat Blanc 2022 in the latest edition of the authoritative and internationally recognized Platter’s by Diners Club South African Wine Guide 2023, due for release this month. Furthermore, this wine was also named Dessert Wine of the Year. The results were announced on Thursday, 17 November at an event held in Cape Town, which was attended by producers and media. In addition to this prestigious rating De Krans received five 4 ½ stars and three 4 star-ratings for the following wines in its range: Cape Vintage Reserve 2020 (4 ½ stars)

De Krans has had a phenomenal award season and it only seems fitting to be able to shine the spotlight on the winemaker, Christoff de Wet, for his selection as as one of the six finalists in the 2022 Diners Club Winemaker of the Year. More than 180 entries were received this year, and after an intense judging process the field was narrowed down to 12 finalists – six for Winemaker of the Year and six for Young Winemaker of the year. The nominations are presented to the winemakers who produce a wine that the judging panel considers to be the best in a specified class. The category

In the latest round of industry awards, De Krans Wines excelled in both the Rosé Rocks Competition and Ultra Value Wine Challenge. The standout wine was the De Krans Premium Moscato Perlé Rosé 2022, which was not only awarded Sparkling of the Year at the Ultra event, but also received a Double Gold medal. The same wine also took home Gold at the Rosé Rocks Competition. The De Krans Pinotage Rosé 2022 was awarded Gold at both events, and the De Krans Free-Run Chenin Blanc 2022 was a Gold medal winner at the Ultra Challenge. The eighth annual Ultra Value Wine Challenge identifies the very best wine buys that sell for

De Krans Wines continued its winning streak at this year’s Veritas Award, scooping Gold medals for the De Krans Vintage Reserve 2018 and Garden Route Sauvignon Blanc 2022. The winners were announced at a special event in Paarl on 7 October. Regarded as SA’s premier wine competition, the 2022 Veritas Awards awarded 103 Double Gold and 136 Gold medals. 1 312 entries were received, which were judged by an authoritative panel of 70 local specialists during a five-day blind tasting session. Part of an award-winning lineage, the Cape Vintage Reserve 2018, De Krans’ flagship port-style wine, spent 20 months in a big oak vat and has a dark colour with a

It’s been a great year for De Krans Wines on the competition front, with the latest accolade being awarded to their Cape Vintage Reserve 2012 for the Best In Museum Class category, at this year’s Trophy Wine Show. Sponsored by Investec, the awards were announced on 6 July. Not only was the Cape Vintage Reserve 2012 the winner in its category, but it also received an impressive score of 97 out of a possible 100 points. In addition, the Cape Vintage Reserve 2018 was awarded 93 points, with the De Krans Tritonia Verdelho 2021 receiving 89, 88 for Touriga Nacional 2020 and 87 for the Tawny Limited Release.  This year,

De Krans, widely known as being one of SA’s leading port-style wine producers, recently welcomed the wonderful news of having earned top praise at the 2022 National Wine Challenge Awards/ Top 100 SA Wines. Not only did their Cape Vintage Reserve 2019 port-style wine scoop the title of Wine of the Year in the Sweet category, but it was also named the Champion Best in Class in the Grand Cru National category. The Cape Vintage Reserve 2019 was awarded Double Platinum as well as a spot on the sought-after Top 100 SA Wines for 2022, with the Tinta Roriz 2019 and Touriga Nacional 2020 each receiving a Double Gold award. The results were announced

- ’n Verhaal van liefde en innovasie Portstyl-wyn is deel van De Krans se erfenis. In ag genome die streek se klimaat en grondtipe was dit eintlik onvermydelik dat hierdie bekroonde wynmakery sou beweeg na Portugese kultivars. Dit is hoe De Krans gekom het tot waar hy vandag is, een van die mees bekroonde en gerespekteerde produsente van portstyl-wyne en droë wyne van Portugese kultivars in Suid-Afrika. Maar bowenal is De Krans se mense lief vir portstyl-wyne. Hulle is passievol daaroor, en soos alles in die lewe waaroor mens passievol is, wil mens daardie passie, daardie liefde deel. Jy wil hê ander moet dit ervaar en ook lief raak

- A story of love and innovation At De Krans Wines, port- style wines are part of our heritage. It was inevitable really, with our climate and our soil, that we would gravitate towards Portuguese grape varieties. It is how we came to be who we are today – one of the most awarded and respected port-style wine and Portuguese dry wine producers in South Africa. Above all, we love port-style wines. We are passionate about it, and like anything in life, if you are passionate about something, you want to share that passion, that love. You want others to experience it, and to fall in love, too. That’s

We are still daydreaming about endless, lazy summer days on the beach and pretty and delicious sundowners. Even though we may be back in office and swimming in emails instead of the cool blue waters, we can still celebrate summer in style and with some prettiness, especially with Valentine’s Day around the corner. The De Krans Pinotage Rosé is not only one of De Krans’ fastest growing wines, but also definitely one of our most delicious. The De Krans Pinotage Rosé has a beautiful light rose petal, blush pink colour with roses, candy floss and strawberries on the nose, and fine, red fruit on the palate. While packed

As one of South Africa’s leading port producers, De Krans Wines’commitment to producing quality products has yet again been acknowledged by the South African Wine & Cellar Classifications, which saw De Krans being recognized as one of the Top 10 Cape Port producers over the past 10 years (2012 – 2021). Two of De Krans’ wines were included on this prestigious, namely the Touriga Naçional and Tritonia Red. In addition, the Cape Vintage Reserve Port, which stood out as one of the most successful South African wines over a 10-year period, was recognised with a place in the Classification’s Top Wine SA Hall of Fame for 2022.  To be eligible