Three Times Gold For Waverley Hills

May 13, 2019

In the previous newsletter, the Waverley Hills team were proud to inform you that our CW Reserve Shiraz 2015 received its first Gold from Mundus Vini Biofach 2019.

This beautiful 100% Shiraz, which was also the 2015 SA Young Wine Champion Shiraz, made us proud once again by receiving another Gold, this time from “one of the biggest and most famous French international wine competitions in the world” – The Challenge International du Vin.

However, the Reserve Shiraz wasn’t the only wine to receive a Gold from a France-based competition. The Grenache du Monde set a new record this year for participation with 869 wines presented from six countries. From these six countries, 177 Gold Medals were given, one being for the Waverley Hills Grenache 2017. It was also the only wine from SA and outside the “Old Wine World” to receive a gold medal. We are thus proud of our winemaker, Johan Delport, as he proved once again that he deserves the title of Godfather of Grenache in South Africa.

And now last, but not least, our SMV 2014. With its predecessor receiving 10 awards, you could say there is a bit of pressure on the younger vintage. We are however very proud as it received its third and highest award thus far – Gold from the Frankfurt International Trophy in Germany. This is the “biggest international competition in Germany to invite experienced amateurs to participate as jurors”. This is because they wish to take the consumers taste into better account.

April 2019 is almost over and with 4 Gold Medals received in 4 months, we are truly looking forward to the rest of this year.

Should you wish to have more info on these three wines, visit www.waverleyhills.co.za or get in touch with one of the Waverley Hills Team-members by e-mailing kelder@waverleyhills.co.za.