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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,

The annual Calitzdorp Winter Festival will take place from 15 – 17 June this year. Prepare yourself for a weekend of interesting red wines from Portuguese grape varieties, the best port- style wines, good food, live music and fun activities held throughout the town. For something unique, be sure to book your space for the Calitzdorp Mystery dinner on Saturday 16 June, when you will visit 5 secret locations where you will enjoy different food and wines.

Be sure to diarise the annual Blossom Festival (Bloeiselfees), which will take place on the 1st of September 2018 at De Krans. Bring your friends and family and celebrate the first day of spring.  Be ready to feast your eyes on the beautiful peach and apricot blossoms while participating in the photography competition. Other activities include playing boules, a market day on the Saturday, as well as a fun walk/run.  Be sure to also use the opportunity to taste our wines and port-style wines, or have a lovely breakfast or lunch at the bistro.

The De Krans Bistro and Deli excelled at the annual Klein Karoo Gourmand Awards (Smulpaap-toekennings), scooping the 2017 Gourmand Destination Award (Farm Stall Eatery Category). The awards took place on 16 March at the Village Trading Post in De Rust. The criteria for this award is consistent good quality food, a great atmosphere and fantastic service. Chef and Bistro manager, Shannon Botes, was in attendance to receive the award on behalf of his team. The De Krans Bistro and Deli was also awarded the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence and became the Tripadvisor recommended number one destination in Calitzdorp. The bistro offers a wide selection of breakfast and lunch options, perfect

The De Krans Bistro and Deli has had a fabulous season with many local and international visitors. In March, the Bistro and Deli excelled at the annual Klein Karoo Gourmand Awards (Smulpaap-toekennings), scooping the 2018 Gourmand Destination Award (Farm Stall Eatery Category). The criteria for this award are consistent good quality food, a great atmosphere and fantastic service. Chef and Bistro manager, Shannon Botes, was in attendance to receive the award on behalf of his team. The De Krans Bistro and Deli was also awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and is still the number one destination in Calitzdorp on TripAdvisor. Our long table dinners that we’ve had over summer

Visitors came flocking to the farm this summer to pick their own Bulida apricots, Oom Sarel yellow cling peaches and Hanepoot grapes. The apricots are usually picked over a period of two weeks from end of November until the first week of December and the peaches the last two weeks of December. The Hanepoot picking in February was a great success as always. In the times we live in, it seems that a rustic, close-to nature, do-it-yourself, slow activity is so scarce, making this opportunity even more unique and popular. What can be better than getting that city grid out of your hair, bringing your own basket and picking