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It is that time of the year again where you get the opportunity to pick your own fruit at De Krans Wines. Please save the following dates: – Bulida apricots: 26 November – 5 December (R7.50 per kilo) – Oom Sarel cling peaches: 17 – 26 December (8.00 per kilo) – Hanepoot grapes: 1 February – 20 February 2022 (R9.50 per kilo) With fruit picking at De Krans being one of the most anticipated events on our calendar year, we were devastated following a recent hailstorm that caused widespread damage on De Krans and in the Calitzdorp area (the worst hailstorm since 1993). As a result of this damage and the loss

Neither a pandemic, a drought or recent hailstorm can stop De Krans Wines from bringing home the awards. Reaffirming their position as one of the leading port producers in the country, their recent accolades are testament to their commitment in producing quality port-style and still wines.  At the recently announced Veritas Awards, De Krans Wines was awarded Gold for their Cape Vintage Reserve 2017. Their Pinotage Rosé 2021, Tritonia Red 2018, and Garden Route Sauvignon Blanc 2021 each received a Silver award. The Veritas Awards dates back to 1991 and is the longest running awards celebrating both wine and brandy.  On Friday, 12 November, the 2021 Prescient Awards were held at

Moscato, as it is now known, has its roots in the province of Asti in Northwest Italy, where it was already cultivated and made since the 1870’s. In modern times it gained popularity in the USA by means of infiltrating their Hip Hop and Rap culture, and finally also reaching the South African shores for the first time almost 10 years ago. The De Krans Premium Moscato range is currently the market leader in the Moscato category, and it is no doubt largely thanks to its appeal to an extended target audience as well as its versatility when it comes to the drinking occasion. Whether you are a

What better way to relax and celebrate the start of summer than visiting the countryside and getting closer to nature? When planning your trip, be it an extended road trip, a mini getaway or simply getting the kids out of the house, make sure to include De Krans Wines in Calitzdorp – rated as TripAdvisor’s top destination in Calitzdorp.  During the months of November through to February De Krans invites visitors to partake in a farm favourite of picking seasonal fruit. From 26 November to 5 December the Bulida apricots will be available to pick at R7.50 per kg. For delicious Oom Sarel cling peaches, make sure to save

For the 4th year in a row the De Krans Pinotage Rosé has been awarded the prestigious Double Gold medal at the 2021 Rosé Rocks Competition. This year the award was bestowed on the 2021 vintage.  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 competition was chaired by, Norma Ratcliffe, who was joined on the judging panel by four other industry role players.  The same vintage was also awarded Gold at the ninth annual Vitis Vinifera Awards, which took place in early

De Krans Wines has reaffirmed its position as one of SA’s leading port producers, adding the title of 2021 SA Champion Port to its long list of prestigious accolades. This award was bestowed to the producer at the recent 2021 SA Young Wine Show, and this is the third time in four years that De Krans has been given the trophy. 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 the best wines of the current vintage.  In