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Nov 2023


(Originally published on www.elmarieberry.com on 21 November 2023) Embrace the essence of minimalism while savouring the rich flavours of De Krans, creating an unforgettable festive experience. A sleek, unadorned table serves as our canvas. A crisp, white tablecloth provides a serene backdrop, allowing the true stars of the special day to shine—the meticulously selected De Krans wines and the company of loved ones. Subtle accents grace the table: minimalist glassware and sleek silverware elegantly complement the setting. A simple centerpiece of fresh, seasonal greenery or delicate blooms adorns the table, adding a touch of nature’s beauty. Our celebration is elevated by the exquisite selection of De Krans wines. The rich, velvety reds,

De Krans Wines is a must–visit destination in Calitzdorp along the popular Route 62. Nestled between the Swartberg mountains, De Krans Wines has much to offer to visitors over the summer and festive season. Known for their award-winning wines, embrace the opportunity to taste the wide range of De Krans wines, from classic varietals such as their Free Run Chenin Blanc or their popular Pinotage Rosé, to their port-style wines.  Not forgetting their dry, natural wines made using Portuguese grapes, such as Touriga Nacional and Verdelho. If you are looking for something sweeter with some fizz for the summer, look no further than the interesting and delicious P&T

De Krans Wines in Calitzdorp once again solidified their reputation as one of SA’s leading port producers, when they were awarded the SA Champion Port-Style wine at the 2023 SA Young Wine Show – the fourth consecutive year. This annual highlight on the awards calender took place on the 25th of August. Dating back to 1833, the SA Young Wine Show gives winemakers the opportunity to showcase the best wines of the current vintage. Participating regions include Robertson, Worcester/Breedekloof, Stellenbosch, Paarl, Oranje-Vaal, Olifants River, Swartland and Little Karoo. The Klein Karoo based producer also took top honours at the Klein Karoo Young Wine Show, for the categories including the

When it was decided that the South African Wine industry can no longer use the word “port” on their labels back in 2011 (similar to not using Champagne, but MCC, because it isn’t made in the Champagne region in France), it was decided by the Cape Port Producers Association (CAPPA) that the word “Cape” will be used, together with the specific style, like Cape Tawny, Cape Ruby, etc. An easy solution, it was initially thought, but it has come as o surprise that the local consumer (with the slight exception of the seasoned, sophisticated wine fundi), isn’t commonly aware of this change and as a result, that a

Summer in a glass. This perfectly describes the award-winning De Krans Pinotage Rosé 2022. Each sip you take you are met with a refreshing, crisp acidity and fruit character of red fruit flavours such as strawberries and candyfloss on the palate. Made for everyday enjoyment this wine can be enjoyed on its own or paired with summer salads and seafood dishes, like cob, seafood paella, seared tuna, or a snoek or salmon terrine.   Rosé as a wine style is still one of the most popular in the wine industry with the De Krans Pinotage Rosé, one of the fastest growing lines in their portfolio, similarly growing in popularity. Whether

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 100 producers over the past 10 years (2013 – 2022). For the second year running three of De Krans’ wines were included on the list of Top 100 SA Wines. Reaffirming their exceptional quality, the honour was bestowed on the Touriga Naçional, Tritonia Red, and the Cape Vintage Reserve Port. The Cape Vintage Reserve Port also stood out as one of the most successful South African wines over a 10-year