Stellenbosch Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2023 garners top honours at Veritas Awards
With unmatched access to diverse vineyards across the Stellenbosch region, Stellenbosch Vineyards received abundant recognition at the 2023 Veritas Awards.
The vibrant and increasingly revered Stellenbosch Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2023 has secured the coveted Double Gold status in one of the most competitive categories at the awards. In addition to the sauvignon blanc, Stellenbosch Vineyards Flagship Cabernet Franc 2018, a collector’s gem, has also achieved Double Gold recognition and Stellenbosch Vineyards Chenin Blanc 2022 has secured a Gold medal.
Stellenbosch Vineyards leverages its enduring partnerships with top grape growers in the Stellenbosch region. These relationships grant talented winemaker, Bernard Claasen, access to the cream of the crop, ensuring the selection of the very best grapes for their wines.
The Stellenbosch Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2023 is a remarkable illustration of this partnership, crafted from two exceptional vineyard blocks. One of these sites is in close proximity to the ocean, benefiting from refreshing sea breezes that impart crisp acidity and invigorating freshness to the wines. The other vineyard, boasting the highest altitude among all their sourced vineyards. The harmonious blending of these two vineyards gives birth to a truly exceptional Sauvignon Blanc.
According to Claasen, “The blend of these two vineyards results in a unique black current aroma, which sets this wine apart. Modern wine enthusiasts are increasingly seeking Sauvignon Blanc that transcends the overly green, pyrazine style. They desire wines with depth and classic character – precisely what we aim for with the Stellenbosch Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2023.”
The Stellenbosch Vineyards winemaking team prides itself on ahead of the curve innovation and winemaking expertise.
“With access to an impressive array of vineyards from the Helderberg to Polkadraai Mountains, we are in a unique position to not only take the lead with competitive wine categories such as Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc, but also craft unique, niche single parcel wines such as the Flagship Cabernet Franc,” highlights Stellenbosch Vineyards’ General Manager, Abraham de Villiers.
The Veritas Wine Awards, renowned for their rigorous judging process, feature expert panels that evaluate thousands of wines to select only the finest. These awards are held in high esteem within the wine industry, symbolizing excellence and dedication to the craft of winemaking.
To experience the craftsmanship and artistry behind these award-winning wines, please visit https://stellenboschvineyards.co.za/ or explore your local wine retailers and savor the exceptional flavors that have earned the highest recognition in South Africa.
About Stellenbosch Vineyards
Stellenbosch Vineyards is the smart solutions and innovation hub of Advini South Africa, based on the historic Welmoed Farm on the slopes of the Vlaeberg mountains in Stellenbosch. With access to vineyards throughout Stellenbosch from 17 dedicated growers, this winery is also the house of brands for global commercial wine brands, including Welmoed and Arniston Bay, as well as specialised, single vineyard and niche crafted wines.