Oldenburg Vineyards Wins Maiden Five Star Platter Award

Oldenburg Vineyards is pleased to announce the receipt of its maiden 5 star award from the Platter’s South African Wine Guide, for its Cabernet Sauvignon 2011. This is closely followed by the success of the Oldenburg Vineyards Chenin Blanc 2013 at the International Wine & Spirit Competition in the UK where it achieved a gold medal and the Trophy Award for the best Chenin Blanc in the entire competition.

The recent significant awards finish a year where Oldenburg has received 8 gold medals as well as multiple gold equivalent rankings from a broad cross section of wine critics and competitions. It has received top ratings across its entire range of wines, including Top 100 South African wine listing for the Oldenburg Cabernet Franc 2011, and Oldenburg Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Barrel Selection.  The Oldenburg Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay and Syrah are also currently being served on various routes of British Airways Business Class.

Adrian Vanderspuy, proprietor of Oldenburg notes, “All of our wines have been made from vineyards that are younger than seven years old – an age generally recognised within the industry to be when vines begin to become of age. We believe that this points to the outstanding potential offered by Oldenburg’s particular location – excellent soils, higher elevation and proximity to cool mountain breezes in summer, amongst other factors. We are extremely excited to be building on these early successes but in reality feel we are only just getting started!”

Philip Costandius, Oldenburg’s winemaker and general manager comments, “Oldenburg began its new journey in 2003 and has built a very strong foundation, proving it has unique terroir capable of producing distinctive and excellent wines. Oldenburg has come a long way in a very short period of time, our vision is to become a leading, respected, wine brand”, said Philip.

Oldenburg Vineyards is a boutique premium wine producer in the Banghoek Valley, outside of Stellenbosch. It is a place of extraordinary peace and beauty. Since its renewal programme began in 2003, it has completely replanted all the vineyards. Their maiden vintages of red wines were released in 2010, and were all selected for the SA Top 100 Wines, amongst other awards. In 2011 Oldenburg opened its Cellar Door and in September 2014 it opened The Homestead, a luxury villa rental accommodation offering.

For further information on Oldenburg Vineyards call (27) (21) 885 1618; email Sales and Marketing Manager Ina Basson ina@oldenburgvineyards.com or visit www.oldenburgvineyards.com

Author: PR Officer

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