Oldenburg Vineyards wins three trophies at IWC 2015

OLDENBURG VINEYARDS is pleased to announce the receipt of three trophies at the International Wine Challenge (IWC) in London. The Oldenburg Vineyards Syrah 2012 received a gold medal and the Stellenbosch Syrah Trophy as well as the overall South African Syrah Trophy. The Chenin Blanc 2013 won a gold medal and a regional Trophy.

The recent significant awards follow shortly after the success gained for its Syrah 2012, Cabernet Franc 2012, and Merlot 2012 at the South African Top 100 competition. Oldenburg’s wines are one of the most frequent winners in the Top 100, a competition judged by a selection of respected international wine critics. The Chenin Blanc 2013 had also won the International Trophy in 2014 for the best Chenin Blanc at the IWSC. Oldenburg Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 gained the first Platter Five Star award for the Estate in late 2014. The Oldenburg Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay and Syrah have recently been served on various routes of British Airways Business Class and the Syrah on ANA First 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 aims to handcraft some of the finest and most respected wines. 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 all enquiries please contact Ina Basson, Marketing and Sales Manager for Oldenburg Vineyards. ina@oldenburgvineyards.com

Author: PR Officer

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