Badsberg Wine Cellar from Rawsonville in the Breedekloof was crowned top laureate with one platinum and two gold awards at the 17th annual Muskadel SA Awards, sponsored by Enartis SA.
The platinum award went to Badsberg’s Red Muscadel 2017, while their 2008 and 2009 Red Muscadels won gold – the 2008 having also won gold at the 2009 awards.
“We are very proud of our flagship Red Muscadel. We were honoured with a platinum award in 2014 for our Badsberg Red Muscadel 2013. To win this award again is a great privilege,” says Willie Burger, Badsberg cellar master. “With both our older and newer vintages performing this well, we are assured of an excellent platform to work from in the future.”
Robertson’s Mont Blois Wine Estate was the only other cellar to be honoured with a platinum award this year. The wine estate has been in the Bruwer family for six generations and their winning wine, Mont Blois Pump House White Muscadel 2016 (right), is made from grapes cultivated from vineyards that are 26 years old, and only 330 cases were produced.
Three other wines from the Robertson Wine Valley won gold. Bon Courage Estate, a regular performer at the SA Muskadel Awards, won two gold awards for their Red Muscadel 2018 and White Muscadel 2018 while Montagu Wine & Spirits took gold for their White Muscadel (no vintage).
The Breedekloof upheld its reputation as famed muscadel country and collected five gold medals. Du Toitskloof Wine Cellar added to their performances over the past four years with two gold medals for their Red Muscadel 2016 and Hanepoot Jerepigo 2014. Slanghoek Wine Cellar walked away with no less than three gold medals for their Red Muscadel 2017, Red Muscadel 2018 and Hanepoot Jerepigo 2017 (left).
De Wet Cellar from the Worcester Wine and Olive Route won gold for their White Muscadel 2017 while Orange River Cellars walked off with two gold medals for their White Muscadel 2017 and Hanepoot 2017.
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