Eikendal Vineyards shines at Veritas Awards

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The Eikendal Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 scoops Double Gold status

Eikendal Vineyards and Cellar Master, Nico Grobler, continues on a meteoric rise by bagging yet another incredible achievement: one Double Gold and three Gold Awards at the 2017 Veritas Awards.

The Veritas Awards, South Africa’s oldest and most prestigious wine accolade, awards just a few premium producers with the much coveted Double Gold and Gold medals. The Eikendal Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 received top honours with a Double Gold. The wine is sophisticated and full-bodied with a strong character yet with Nico Grobler’s signature freshness. Newly released, it has already caught the attention of the likes of British Master of Wine (MW), Tim Atkin, who gave it 93/100 points in his recent 2017 South Africa Special Report.

Hot on the heels of the Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 and glowing brightly with Gold Medal status are the Chardonnay 2015, Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 and the Bordeaux blend, Classique 2014.

“This is incredible,” said an ecstatic Grobler. “Eikendal’s wines have had a star-studded year, raking in award after award and enjoying the highest accolades. The Veritas recognition is an absolute highlight and such a strong motivator.”

Eikendal, conveniently situated between Stellenbosch and Somerset West on the R44, is renowned for its internationally acclaimed wines. Visitors can enjoy a Wine Tasting of these award-winning wines, the all-new Cheesecake and Wine Pairing, a Cookie Tasting for the young ones, Fly Fishing, and a popular kids’ play area. Cucina di Giovanni @ Eikendal offers languid lunches and dinners and visitors even have the option of extending their Eikendal Experience by spending the night at the Eikendal Lodge.

Eikendal’s Tasting Centre is open Monday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00. For any queries, contact Chantal-Lee at +27.21 855 1422 or send an email to info@eikendal.co.za.

Eikendal Cellar Master Nico Grobler

Aerial view of Eikendal