Platter’s Wine Guide by Diners Club has awarded Nederburg the title of Winery of the Year for 2017. This is the second time that Nederburg has been awarded what is referred to as the guide’s ‘ultimate accolade,’ the first time being in 2011. This prestigious award is recognised globally. Four of its wines were recognised, and given five-star ratings – more than any other producer.
The Winemasters Noble Late Harvest was awarded a five-star rating for the eighth time making it one of the most awarded wines of the estate. The 2015 vintage, a honey-sweet dessert wine, Private Bins (red and white) and The Brew Master 2014 were also amongst the awarded bottles of wine.
“We are thrilled! Earning the title of Platter’s 2017 Winery of the Year is a true acknowledgment of the collective efforts of the winegrowing and winemaking team in producing consistently delicious, well-balanced wines of excellence,” said Cellermaster Andrea Freeborough.
Freeborough works with Natasha Boks, who makes the white wines under her direction, and Samuel Viljoen, who makes the reds, while Bennie Liebenberg is responsible for the vineyards supplying Nederburg. Nederburg winery dates back to 1791, where Philippus Wolvaart had purchased 5600 acres of farmland. Nowadays, this popular winery in Paarl is visited regularly by local and international visitors.
Nederburg has been shortlisted by the judges of the 2016 International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) as South African Producer of the Year. To purchase Nederburg’s The Winemasters or Heritage Heroes wine collections, visit the Nederburg Visitors’ Centre, situated on the farm in Paarl. The wines are also available to purchase online via vinoteque.co.za.