SA Champion Port Trophy For De Krans Wines
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 addition to receiving the SA Champion Port Trophy, they were also awarded the title of Class Winner in the categories of Cape Ruby and Cape Vintage, respectively. The passion and dedication that winemaker, Christoff de Wet and his team put in to produce South Africa’s leading ports paid off during these challenging times.
Situated in the picturesque town of Calitzdorp along the world famous Route 62, De Krans Wines has, over the years, established itself as one of South Africa’s leading port producers. The ports produced range from the traditional to modern, catering for all palates throughout the year. The wine cellar has won more than 800 medals and awards since 1980, which include Champion Private Wine Cellar in the Klein Karoo region, 4 and 5 star ratings in the authoritative and internationally recognized Platter’s South African Wine Guide to name but a few. Under the guidance of brothers Boets and Stroebel Nel, De Krans has also established a name for itself internationally for its award-winning port-style wines, as well as interesting red wines made from unusual grape varieties such as Touriga Naçional and Tinta Roriz. Their lineup also includes an impressive range of excellent quality wines made from classic grape varieties.