Nederburg wins IWSC 2016 SA producer of the year trophy


L-R: Nederburg Private Bin R163 Cabernet Sauvignon 2013; the Nederburg cellar team with Andrea Freeborough in the centre; Nederburg Private Bin Eminence NV LR; the Nederburg Manor House; Nederburg Private Bin Edelkeur NV LR; Andrea receiving the award from Matteo Lunelli, IWSC president

One of the most decorated names in the South African wine industry – Nederburg was announced as the “2016 International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) South African Wine Producer of the Year” at a gala dinner in the UK today. This is the second time for the Paarl-based winery; it first received this award in 2012.

The Nederburg Private Bin R163 Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 won the best cabernet sauvignon of the show apart from receiving an outstanding gold medal, the equivalent of a double gold. Nederburg’s 2016 IWSC gold medals were also for Nederburg Private Bin Eminence 2012 and 2007, as well as Nederburg Edelkeur 2009 and 2005.

This month, Nederburg even won the 2017 Platter’s By Diners Club South African Wine Guide’s Winery of the Year title, with four of its wines across the multi-tiered range earning five-star ratings, more than any other producer on the show. This was the second time that Nederburg achieved this title, which the Guide called as an “ultimate accolade”.  The first time was six years ago in the 2011 edition.

Nederburg also won accolades at the 2016 Veritas Awards  as well as at the 2016 Six Nations Wine Challenge. Speaking about the numerous achievements, Cellar-master Andrea Freeborough said, “It has been a thrilling and intense year, and we are delighted that our winery and so many of our wines have been acknowledged across the multi-tiered range. We are truly grateful for the recognition and hope to continue making South Africa proud.”

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