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