While the Cape winds gave local fashionistas more than they bargained for, after a two-year wait, Cape Town was once again graced with Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in 2017. The initial venue was in Camps Bay, but strong gusts quickly forced a location change with the remaining shows taking place at Salt River Film Studios, two weeks later
The results from the 24th Concours Mondial de Bruxelles wine competition are in, and Boschendal has garnered one gold and four silver medals for its wines, which fuse a 330-year wine making tradition with contemporary innovation. With 9080 wines from 50 countries competing for coveted grand gold, gold, and silver medals, these results are outstanding and a testament to the winemaker’s visionary handling of South Africa’s exceptional terroir.
The winning wines showcase the estate’s fusion of tradition and contemporary dynamism
Cape Town, 26 April 2017: Getting the 2017 awards season off to a phenomenal start, Boschendal won Top 100 & Double Platinum awards for its Boschendal Vin d’Or 2015, Boschendal Appellation Series Elgin Sauvignon Blanc 2016 and Jean le Long 2007, and a Grand Cru National Champion Best in Class title for its Boschendal Vin d’Or 2015 in the National Wine Challenge/ Top 100. The competition, which recently named the top 100 South African wines for 2017, also awarded the Boschendal Appellation Series Elgin Pinot Noir 2015 a Double Gold Award, and the Boschendal Chardonnay Pinot Noir 2016 and Boschendal Appellation Series Elgin Chardonnay 2015 Double Silver awards.
South Africa’s largest independent wine and spirit producer and distributor, DGB, (producer of iconic wine brands such as; Boschendal, Bellingham, Brampton, Franschhoek Cellars, Douglas Green, Tall Horse, The Beachhouse, amongst others), has been announced as the Best South African Producer at the recently concluded MUNDUS VINI International Award and Spring Tasting – one of the wine world’s most acclaimed annual wine award and trade tasting events. In line with this award, DGB will stand among the world’s greatest when it is honoured on the first day of the world’s largest wine trade fair, ProWein in Düsseldorf, this coming Sunday, 19 March, during a prestigious presentation ceremony.
At Boschendal, making wine is an expression of passion and the pursuit of perfection. We like to think of it as an art form – harnessing what nature provides and creating something exceptional for others to enjoy. Taking a simple ingredient or material, and through skilled workmanship, turning it into a masterpiece to be shared. Whether it’s via art, fashion or food – we have created the #BoschendalStyleClub to celebrate inspired living in all its forms.
Show us your idea of inspired living and stand a chance to join the #BoschendalStyleClub at MBFW Cape Town
Do you live a life less ordinary? Show us who motivates you to live an inspired life and you could join the exclusive #BoschendalStyleClub for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Cape Town 2017.
“What is inspired living? At Boschendal, inspired living is a life lived with passion and never settling for average – seeking to always be inspired, and inspire others. It is the choices we make every day that build up to a life lived extraordinarily.
Watch as Lizelle Gerber – White Wine and MCC Winemaker – who is a finalist this year gives her thoughts about wine making and the award.
Nine vintners have been shortlisted for this year’s Diners Club Winemaker and Young Winemaker of the Year award. The Winemaker awards, now in its 36th year, and Young Winemaker in its 16th year, are by far the most prestigious awards on the South African wine calendar.
While other awards focus on the wine, the Diners Club Winemaker and Young Winemaker of the Year awards celebrate the skills, talent and dedication of those who actually make the wine.
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