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Stellenrust Wine Estate, winner of the IWSC Chenin Blanc Trophy
South African wine estate Stellenrust, winner of the IWSC Chenin Blanc Trophy for the fourth time, has produced some of the finest wines from the Stellenbosch region since the winery’s establishment in 1928.
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With ocean view decks, beach area and the charm of the bustling Cape Town
2019 Diners Club Winemaker and Young Winemaker of the Year Awards announced
The winners of the 2019 Diners Club Winemaker and Young Winemaker of the Year awards were announced at a black-tie gala dinner at La Residence Hotel in Franschhoek on Saturday 23rd November, with Daniel Keulder (Nitida Wines) and Herman du Preez (Stellenrust Wines) claiming top honours respectively.
Bubbling over with innovation
The first ever MCC was made in 1971 at Simonsig, the now famous Kaapse Vonkel (Cape Sparkling). Though it was only in 1992 that the term Cap Classique was first used, and has since then defined the category, Méthode Cap Classique or MCC, is the term for sparkling wines made in the same traditional method as champagne, where the wine undergoes second fermentation in the bottle.
Taste 2019's Top 10 Chenins at Celebrate Chenin Fest!
A rare opportunity to taste the 2019 Standard Bank Top 10 Challenge Chenin Blanc’s forms part of the experience at the first “Celebrate Chenin Festival” which takes place at Perdeberg Wines.
Results of the Prescient Chardonnay Report 2019 are now out
Chardonnay is an extremely important category within the South African wine industry – it is the seventh most widely planted variety with 6 660ha in the ground, the equivalent of 7.16% of the national vineyard and because of its well established credentials around the world, the best examples are able to demand a price premium and ensure profitability that so often eludes producers.
IWSC 2019: South African winners
We congratulate all South African producers with their achievements in the 2019 International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC)
Sauvignon-esque Chenin
Sauvignon-esque, a new descriptor has entered the wine lexicon to describe a new style of Chenin Blanc. Graham Howe investigates
2019 Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top Ten Challenge Winners
This year’s winners of the Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge provide ample evidence of South Africa’s major advances with the variety, according to Ina Smith, manager of the Chenin Blanc Association.
#BestValue Shiraz Tasting 2019 - Results
The top five wines from the inaugural Best Value Shiraz Tastings 2019 have been released.
5 Places to visit to get your bubbly fix: The best MCC tastings in the winelands
Keen to find a new favourite bubbly but never see it on the tasting menu? See our list of top places to visit to get your bubbly fix.
Netherlands WoSA Sommelier Cup kicks off
On Tuesday, 8 January 2019,  thirteen Dutch sommeliers participated in the Wines of South Africa (WoSa) Sommelier Cup in Amsterdam.
South Africa’s Top 100 most highly rated wines – 2019 Classification
2019 SA Wine & Cellar Classifications announced.
Stellenbosch wines win big
Heartland of South African wine records another vin-torious year. Stellenbosch has long been a centre of excellence across diverse fields, from sport to academics. In terms of wine, this year is no exception with a spectacular roundup of achievements over the past few months.
Getting the world to taste the sunshine in our wines #tastesunshine
With South African Wines taking the world by storm, it is the perfect time for the annual #tastesunshine event, when we celebrate our Heritage Day and create more opportunities to share the sunshine in our wine.
UK journalist Tim Atkin hails two South African vintages as “arguably the best ever”
In his seventh annual guide to South Africa, award-winning British journalist and Master of Wine Tim Atkin contends that the 2015 and 2017 vintages have produced a brilliant series of wines that surpass anything in the country’s long history, and that they are “two of the best ever harvests” in the Cape.
2018 Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top Ten Challenge Winners
News of the Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge winners for 2018, featuring five newcomers and five regulars, comes in the wake of unprecedented optimism in the grape variety.
Harvest 2018 at Stellenrust
The picking teams set off with their secateurs on February 6 this year - a full 12 days later than in 2017. It is Stellenrust’s latest start in 13 years. The 2017 winter was very dry but still cool enough; the slow temperature rise with summer onset allowed for slower, gentler ripening.
Platter's 2018 guide hits a Nelson with 111 Five Stars
The Platter’s by Diners Club South African Wine Guide 2018 was launched at Cape Town’s The Table Bay Hotel on Friday 3 Nov,
Three Wines From Stellenbosch, South Africa Worth Seeking Out
We taste a pinotage, a chenin blanc and a shiraz from family-owned wineries based in Western Cape town whose Mediterranean climate makes it ideal for winemaking
Tel: +27.218802283   Fax: +27.218802284   Email: info@stellenrust.co.za  
Off the R44 between Stellenbosch & Somerset West, On the Stellenrust Road, Stellenbosch NU, Koelenhof, 7605, South Africa
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