A first for Schenkfontein is obviously our brand new boutique cellar where winemaker, Hendrik Hanekom, is preparing the first wine on a smaller scale, but with a much more personal touch.
Like a big family everyone is pulling their weight to ensure that only the best quality is used for making our delicious wines.
The cellar is still undergoing construction , but we are all very excited to see and more so taste the end result!
Nine of our wines won gold at the Gold Wine Awards, the Chenin Blanc 2017 particulay made in the cellar.
The other wines were Schenkfontein Pinotage 2016, Schenkfontein Merlot 2016, Schenkfontein Rosé, Schenkfontein Shiraz, Winkelshoek Red Muskadel 2015, Winkelshoek Cape Vintage 2015 Weskus Sweet Rosé 2016 and Weskus Natural Sweet.
As the end of the year approaches, we look back on what happened the past year for Schenkfontein Cellar. We are thankful for where it brought us. Someone once said that success doesn’t come from what you do occasionally. It comes from what you do consistently. I believe that everyone is putting in hard work every day and I want to thank every single one that helped make this year a good one. On that note Schenkfontein received it’s first Veritas Gold for our Winkelshoek Cape Vintage 2015, a Silver for Schenkfontein Shiraz 2016 and a Bronze for our Winkelshoek Red Muskadel 2015. Our Red Muskadel 2015 and White Jerepigo 2017 also received three and a half stars at Platters 2018. 19 other awards were also received in various competitions across all our wine ranges including Weskus, Winkelshoek and Schenkfontein. We are very grateful for what we’ve achieved thus far and at the same time excited about where we’re going. So if you are still looking for the perfect Christmas gift, remember everyone is dreaming of a white Christmas, but if the white runs out, there are still plenty of red.