Jubilation all round this morning when we got the news that three Avontuur wines have been awarded Vitis Vinifera 2016 Gold medals in this annual local wine competition.
The Gold for Luna de Miel Chardonnay Reserve 2015 didn’t really come as a surprise as this wine has been a winner since its release a few months ago, with an IWSC Bronze medal already featured. The Cab/Merlot 2013 is adding to its medal haul with two gold medals now featured on this bottle where the Pinot Noir/Chardonnay sports only this one – but it is a shiny gold award!
According to winemaker Jan van Rooyen he’s extremely happy with all the awards, but the one for the Luna is especially close to his heart as he’s put a lot of effort into bringing this wine back to where it should be – one of SA’s best wooded Chardonnays!
All three wines are available in selected stores in the Western Cape and Gauteng, as well as in the tasting room which is open daily for tastings and sales at the Estate between Stellenbosch and Somerset West. We hope you pop in to share in our achievements!