Awards & News

AWARDS & NEWS

AWARDS

UK Sommelier Wine Awards
2016
Swartland Limited Release Viognier 2015 - Gold & Critics’ Choice Trophy
Swartland Bush Vine Chenin Blanc 2014 - Silver
Swartland Limited Release Mourvèdre 2012 - Silver

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Wine Merchant Top 100 Competition
2016
Swartland Bush Vine Chenin Blanc 2014 - Highly Commended

Gold Wine Awards
2016
Swartland Bushvine Chenin Blanc 2015
Swartland Reserve Pinotage 2015
Swartland Chenin Blanc 2016
Swartland Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Swartland Chardonnay 2016
Swartland Blanc de Noir 2016
Swartland Bukettraube 2016
Swartland Tinta Barocca 2015
Swartland Merlot 2015
Swartland Pinotage 2015
Swartland Cape Vintage 2010
Swartland Cape Ruby NV
Swartland Red Muscadel NV
Swartland CC Sauvignon Blanc 2016

2015
Swartland Chenin Blanc 2015
Swartland Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Swartland Chardonnay 2015
Swartland Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Swartland Pinotage 2014
Swartland Shiraz 2014
Swartland Reserve Pinotage 2013
Swartland Reserve Cab/Merlot 2014

2014
Swartland Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Top 100 SA Wines
2015
Bush Vine Chenin Blanc 2014

Decanter World Wine Awards
2013
Swartland Bush Vine Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 - Bronze

Michelangelo International Wine Awards
2016
Swartland Cape Vintage 2010 - Double Gold
Swartland Bush Vine Syrah 2013 - Gold
Swartland Idelia Cape Blend 2013 - Silver
Swartland Blanc de Noir 2016 - Silver

2015
Swartland Muscadel - Double Gold
Swartland Chenin Blanc 2015 – Gold
Swartland Chardonnay 2015 – Gold
Bush Vine Chenin Blanc 2014 – Gold
Swartland Sauvignon Blanc 2015 – Silver

2014
Bush Vine Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 – Double Gold Swartland Cape Vintage 2009 – Silver Swartland Red Jerepigo 2013 – Silver

Veritas Awards
2016
Swartland Red Muscadel NV - Gold
Swartland Cape Ruby - Silver
Swartland Blanc de Noir 2016 - Bronze
Swartland Sauvignon Blanc 2016 - Bronze

2015
Bush Vine Chenin Blanc 2014 - Silver
Swartland Cape Vintage 2009 - Silver

2014
Bush Vine Chenin Blanc 2014 - Silver
Bush Vine Pinotage 2013 - Brons

International Wine & Spirits Competition UK
2016
Bush Vine Syrah 2014 – Silver - Outstanding
Bush Vine Chenin Blanc 2015 - Silver
Bush Vine Pinotage 2014 – Bronze
Swartland Limited Release Roussanne 2015 – Bronze

2015
Bush Vine Pinotage 2013 - Commended Wine
SW Reserve Pinotage 2013 - Commended Wine

Platters South Africa
2016
Idelia 2013
Bush Vine Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Bush Vine Shiraz 2014
Bush Vine Pinotage 2014
SW Cape Vintage 2010

2015
Idelia 2009
Bush Vine Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Bush Vine Shiraz 2013
SW Cape Vintage 2009
Bush Vine Pinotage 2013
Bush Vine Chenin Blanc 2014
SW Reserve Cab/Merlot 2014
SW Reserve Pinotage 2013
SW Sauvignon Blanc 2015
SW Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
SW Hanepoot
SW Red Jerepigo
SW White Jerepigo
SW Cape Ruby
SW Cuvee Brut
SW Sparkling Nat Sweet Rose

2014
Cape Vintage
Red Jerepigo
Hanepoot

Ultra Value Wine Challenge
2015
Gold
Contours Collection Moscato NV Score 90
Contours Collection Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot 2014 Score 90
Serengeti Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot NV Score 90
Contours Collection Merlot 2014 Score 87
Serengeti Chenin Blanc / Sauvignon Blanc NV Score 87
Silver
Contours Collection Pinotage Rosè 2015 Score 84
Contours Collection Chenin Blanc 2015 Score 84

NEWS

The Kirkwood Wildsfees 2017 (30 June – 2 July) was a great success.

We took 25% more wine with us this year, and was already sold out on the Saturday evening! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it, especially our 3 bottles for R100 special.

30 June – 2 July
Caravela – Portuguese Festival

Everybody likes a festival… but what everybody loves…is a Portuguese festival.

Be part of the first ever Caravela Portuguese Festival, celebrating the magic of Madeira at Montecasino. Experience a fun-filled 3-day extravaganza where there will be non-stop, eat-till-you-pop, dance-till-you-drop food and entertainment for the entire family with SA’s top DJs including Paul Almeida, Vin Deysel and Mark Pilgrim.
Celebrate Portuguese culture and live music from the likes of The Parlotones, Prime Circle, Locnville, Jose Malhoa, Majozi and more. Promoted by the Portuguese Forum of South Africa.

The Caravela Portuguese Festival is a unique event in celebration of Madeira Day and aims to celebrate the rich and diverse history and culture of Portuguese speaking people from all walks of life. Experience the magic of Madeira with great food, wine, song and dance.

The 2016 Gold Wine Awards

More than 90% of all wines produced, fall in the price category of R100 or less per bottle. The Gold Wine Awards is a consumer judged competition that evaluates wines in this price bracket, and awards the wines that are excellent value for money. There is very little to guide consumers to the best value for money wines, especially in the lower price categories. Gold Wine Awards identifies worthy wines to give sales a boost while helping the consumer make better buying decisions.

The Cape Wine Academy as logistical partner of Gold Wine Awards, selected consumers who are qualified tasters or Cape Wine Academy graduates. The wine judges had their work cut out to work through a mountain of wine on Friday August 12th. The results of the tasting were statistically linked to the price of the wine to determine which wine was real value for money. It was found that if wine tasters knew the price of a wine they would become prejudiced. Cheaper wines would be scored down and expensive wines would be tasted more critically. Throughout the double blind-tasting, the tasters did not know the identity or price of the wine.

Our Wines
Swartland Winemakers Collection Chenin Blanc 2016 - Gold
Swartland Winemakers Collection Chardonnay 2016 - Gold
Swartland Winemakers Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2016 - Gold
Swartland Winemakers Collection Blanc de Noir 2016 - Gold
Swartland Winemakers Collection Pinotage 2015 - Gold
Swartland Winemakers Collection Merlot 2015 - Gold
Swartland Winemakers Collection Bukettraube 2016 - Gold
Swartland Winemakers Collection Tinta Barocca 2015 - Gold
Swartland Winery Reserve Pinotage 2015 - Gold
Swartland Bush Vine Chenin Blanc 2015 - Gold
Swartland Contours Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2016 - Gold
Swartland Winery Cape Vintage 2010 - Gold
Swartland Winery Cape Ruby (NV) - Gold
Swartland Winery Red Muscadel (NV) - Gold