Rosé as a wine style remains one of the most popular currently in the wine industry, appealing to a diverse market, with no predictions of it slowing down in the near future. Long gone are the days of “men don’t drink pink drinks” and the good news is, everyone is doing it! Rosé has steadily managed to migrate from merely being a summer holiday indulgence to an everyday choice of wine. Equal to the boom of the variety in styles of Chenin Blanc, Rosé also offers a large and delightful range when it comes to colour, cultivar, acidity and sugar levels. It is easy to imagine feeling like a

For the 3rd year in a row the De Krans Pinotage Rosé has been awarded the prestigious Double Gold medal at the 2020 Rosé Rocks competition. This year the award was bestowed on the 2020 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 leading industry influencer, Allan Mullins, who was joined on the judging panel by five other leading industry role players. Not stopping there the same vintage was selected as one of the Top 5 winners

It’s the height of the competition season for the wine industry, and De Krans Wines in Calitzdorp is no stranger to bringing home sought after accolades. Confirmation that they are still regarded as South Africa’s leading producer of port-style wines. In July the De Krans Cape Vintage Reserve 2017 was named as one of the Top 100 SA Wines for 2020, and more recently was awarded the Tony Mossop Trophy for the Best Cape Port at this year’s Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. Of the 747 wines judged, 39 gold medals and 21 trophies were awarded in this year's competition. Winemaker Christoff de Wet describes the Cape Vintage Reserve

Nothing beats finding that perfect Cabernet Sauvignon, a wine that is both structured and accessible enough to drink on its own, and that pairs perfectly with that impromptu weekday or weekend pizza, pasta dish, or a good old braai. The De Krans Basket Press Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 has a typical character of cassis, ripe berries with fresh prunes and cedar spice on the nose. What makes this Cabernet Sauvignon so unique is the use of an old basket press, which enables a softer pressing action, that results in a softer tannin structure and a fruit-driven character of plums, mulberries and dark cherries. The De Krans Basket Press Cabernet Sauvignon

De Krans Wines in Calitzdorp is without a doubt one of SA’s leading port producers. This statement was reaffirmed when, for the fourth year in a row its Cape Vintage Reserve was announced as the Overall Fortified Wine of the Year by revered UK authority Tim Atkin MW, in his highly anticipated annual review of South African wines. This year the 2018 vintage took the honour, as well as scoring an impressive 95 points. In addition three of their wines scored 90 + points each. The deserving recipients were the De Krans Touriga Nacional 2018 (91 points), Garden Route Sauvignon Blanc 2020 (90 points) and the De Krans Tritonia

Not only regarded as SA’s leading port producer, but also for their numerous accolades, De Krans Wines can confidently add Top 10 winner to their list for the Tritonia Red 2017, which recently secured a spot in the annual Prescient Red Blend Report for 2020. The annual report was convened by, and this year there were 45 entries received from 39 producers, of which 27 scored 90+ on the 100-point quality scale, as tasted blind by a three-person panel. The panel was chaired by well-known industry influencer Christian Eedes, who was joined in the judging process by Roland Peens and James Pietersen, both of Wine Cellar. The Tritonia Red