Find your new favourite wine among our Nosy Rosy Top Choices of Award Winning Wines of South Africa
Award winning wines South Africa spoils us for choice! Wine is made in a wide variety of cultivars, styles and areas in South Africa, from cool climate wines in Elgin to the semi arid areas of the Northern Cape. Many of these magnificent and hard working farms also produce excellent Virgin Olive Oil and interesting related produce. Click here to see Our favourite Award Winning Olive & Olive Oil producers South Africa
Nosy Rosy’s Favourite Wines ~ Overberg region
We are eager to feature out top favourite wines for this month: 7 Springs, Creation Wines, Sumaridge Wines & Wildekrans Boutique Wine Estate
Award winning wines South Africa ~ 7 Springs Vineyard
International recognition for wines produced on your doorstep!
This year Seven Springs Vineyard received a Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA)
Silver for our 2014 Chardonnay.
2 Silver International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC)
Silver awards for our 2013 Syrah and 2013 Pinot Noir.
All these 3 international competitions are akin to the Olympics or World Championships
Also in this years Platter guide (2017 version) Seven Springs Vineyard has four
of their wines achieving 4* (Pinot Noir, Syrah, Chardonnay (oaked) and
Sauvignon Blanc) and our last wine, our Unoaked Chardonnay received a 3.5*.
Seven Springs Vineyard also had their 2013 Chardonnay accepted for the Nederburg Wine
Auction earlier this year which is a very big honour!
Why would a British husband and wife team invest so much time, money and energy into the production of wine when they could be taking it easy? Speaking with Tim Pearson it is clear to see the passion they have is to produce the best wine they can from what they feel is one of the very best wine regions in South Africa.
Buying land in 2006, planting in 2007 and 2008, harvesting in 2010, and here they are a few years later winning international awards; but Tim says “whilst the awards are great, and praise from the critics positive, they simply help put you on the wine map. It is the feedback from our customers that is and always will be the most important to us. Our vision is to continue to produce wines of quality that over deliver for their price point.”
Believing in building a strong team, Tim and his wife Vaughan work with closely with Riana Van der Merwe as their winemaker and Peter Davison as vineyard manager, to produce a range of five wines. Each is a single varietal produced to reflect old world characteristics with new world fruit. …Please click here to read more about Seven springs.
A well made video – lovely to watch and fall in love with Overberg soil, -wines and -passionate people. View Map
Award winning wines South Africa ~ Creation Wines
NewsFlash: Elation. Celebrate Life!
Last week brought more exciting times for the Creation team. The long awaited Nice Visits Creation dinner took place on 17 November in the Tasting Room and the glittering event saw the official launch of the Elation Méthode Cap Classique. Read more
The story of Creation Wines is as old as the hills – dating back to when Mother Nature created South Africa’s beautiful Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge and bestowed upon it exceptional wine-growing conditions. At the same time, the story is as young as the vibrant team who since 2002 have been investing their talents to create a wine range of great distinction. In line with our philosophy of creating distinctive terroir expressive wines, we are committed to pairing our wines with a menu of fresh, locally grown produce. We also offer a wide array of cellar-door wine tourism related activities.
The Tasting Room:
The unique Creation enclave on the scenic Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge is a sought-after wine destination where a warm welcome awaits young and old. Ranging from our knowledgeable and attentive staff and our world-famous Wine and Food Pairing options to elegant touches such as our superior Riedel glassware – everything combines to offer our guests a truly memorable experience. And that includes our younger visitors for whom we cater with a special Young Adults Menu as well as their very own Kiddies Pairing!
Award winning wines South Africa ~ Sumaridge Estate Wines
In the beautiful Upper Hemel – en – Aarde valley lies Sumaridge Estate Wines. Family owned, and best known for its world class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, it also produces other single varietals and premium blends of equal quality. The tasting room opens every day, between 11am and 5pm, and is family and disabled friendly; encouraging you to “linger longer” at this little piece of heaven on earth. Click here tovisit the Sumaridge Estate Wines’ website.
Award winning wines South Africa ~ Wildekrans Boutique Wine Estate
Wildekrans is an international award-winning vineyard overlooking Walker Bay, set within a picturesque 1000-hectare estate tucked away in the beautiful Bot River Valley. Apart from award-winning wines available for tasting on the Wildekrans farm, the Estate offers 8 luxury self-catering cottages, perfectly designed for the ultimate experience in relaxation. The Wildekrans winemaking philosophy is one that begins from the premise that great wines begin in the vineyard. The winemaking process, similarly, adheres to principles of low intervention with a focus on capturing and retaining the essence of the vine and it’s terrior. Website
Black Oystercatcher ♥ Boschrivier ♥ Jakob’s Vineyards ♥ Oneiric ♥ Raka ♥ Restless River ♥
Black Oystercatcher Wines
Award winning wines South Africa ~ Black Oystercatcher Wines, Events & Venue
Black Oystercatcher is a family-run wine farm at the cool southernmost tip of Africa. Here the boutique Black Oystercatcher Wines are made from the intensely fruity grapes, formed in Cape Agulhas’ extreme growing conditions.
And having farmed at Cape Agulhas for generations, the Human family, know these conditions well. They use the constant coastal winds, our marginal soils and the unique geology to grow our small compact berries. The result? Top quality cool climate wines with penetrating, fruit flavours and a distinctive minerality.
The farm, nestled in the rural landscape at Cape Agulhas, is also home to the Black Oystercatcher Restaurant, Venue and Cottages.
Not only a Wine Farm, you will find Crafts,Biscuits,Fresh Jams and Honey and a full on Fun BRAAI on Saturdays during the school holidays.
The farms belonging to Dr. NJT De Villiers lie in the heart of the Overberg. Situated at the foot of the Klein River Mountain range in the picturesque Akkedisberg Valley on the R326 (17km from Stanford and 35km from Caledon).
In 1998 the first vines were planted in the De Villiers family vineyards in virgin shale soils in one of the finest terroirs of the Overberg. Three hectares of Shiraz, six hectares of Cabernet Sauvignon and three hectares of Shiraz bush have since been planted. The mild climatic conditions, unique territory and guidance from top wine consultant Mike Dobrovic have ensured that high quality grapes are grown along with superb wine production.
Jakob’s Vineyards is a boutique family owned winery in the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge ward. For more information and orders of its 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, rated in the Top 100 SA Wines, and Terrior competitions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. www.jakobsvineyards.co.za View Map
Tucked away in the Kogelberg Biosphere is the exquisite farm that is Oneiric. The name Oneiric comes from the Greek meaning “to dream” and the farm and the wines are both that. A visit to Oneiric often leaves our guests speechless.
This wine was named after Raka, the beloved fishing boat of Piet Dreyer, proprietor of Raka wines. For more than three decades Piet has plied the seas of the southern ocean in search of the finest catch. The same passion has found home at Raka, where the Dreyer family now pursue the earth’s bounty for the creation of fine wines.
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At Restless River, things are done a little differently, and mostly by hand. Probably more like the way things were done before mass production. It takes a lot of time and effort to make wine this way, so no more than a few thousand bottles of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay are produced. But, this love and care results in unique, somewhat rebellious wines that have their own distinctive personality and character, shaped each year by that particular vintage.
They passionate about making quality wine for wine lovers that appreciate and seek out site-specific, fiercely individual, artisanal wines. Because they craft it by hand, without the use of much machinery, they are restricted in terms of quantity, and so unfortunately there’s not much to go around.
If you are visiting in the Hermanus area, give them a call because we do encourage private tastings on the farm so we can show you just how we do things around here – and don’t expect to see anything too conventional. www.restlessriver.com View Map