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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

- ’n Verhaal van liefde en innovasie Portstyl-wyn is deel van De Krans se erfenis. In ag genome die streek se klimaat en grondtipe was dit eintlik onvermydelik dat hierdie bekroonde wynmakery sou beweeg na Portugese kultivars. Dit is hoe De Krans gekom het tot waar hy vandag is, een van die mees bekroonde en gerespekteerde produsente van portstyl-wyne en droë wyne van Portugese kultivars in Suid-Afrika. Maar bowenal is De Krans se mense lief vir portstyl-wyne. Hulle is passievol daaroor, en soos alles in die lewe waaroor mens passievol is, wil mens daardie passie, daardie liefde deel. Jy wil hê ander moet dit ervaar en ook lief raak

- A story of love and innovation At De Krans Wines, port- style wines are part of our heritage. It was inevitable really, with our climate and our soil, that we would gravitate towards Portuguese grape varieties. It is how we came to be who we are today – one of the most awarded and respected port-style wine and Portuguese dry wine producers in South Africa. Above all, we love port-style wines. We are passionate about it, and like anything in life, if you are passionate about something, you want to share that passion, that love. You want others to experience it, and to fall in love, too. That’s

We are still daydreaming about endless, lazy summer days on the beach and pretty and delicious sundowners. Even though we may be back in office and swimming in emails instead of the cool blue waters, we can still celebrate summer in style and with some prettiness, especially with Valentine’s Day around the corner. The De Krans Pinotage Rosé is not only one of De Krans’ fastest growing wines, but also definitely one of our most delicious. The De Krans Pinotage Rosé has a beautiful light rose petal, blush pink colour with roses, candy floss and strawberries on the nose, and fine, red fruit on the palate. While packed

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