Four Double Golds in four consecutive years for Neil Ellis Cabernet Sauvignon re-affirms a pursuit of quality

Tuesday, 22 October, 2019
Neil Ellis Wines
Neil Ellis Wines received its fourth Veritas Double Gold in four consecutive years for the 2016 Neil Ellis Jonkershoek Cabernet Sauvignon, re-affirming the family winery’s consistent pursuit of quality for the past 35 years.

Since producing the first Cabernet Sauvignon with a Neil Ellis label in 1984, awards for excellence in Cabernet Sauvignon have been plenty. Their steadfast focus on selecting distinctive sites known to produce exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon has resulted in a steady stream of local and international awards.

“Jonkershoek has once again proven itself as one of the best sites for consistent Cabernet Sauvignon,” says winemaker Warren Ellis. “It takes time and effort to really get to know a region, site and a vineyard. Our relationship with the Jonkershoek Valley, specifically in the production of premium quality Cabernet Sauvignon, has developed over many years. We’re happy to see it pay off.”

The Veritas Awards were held for the 29th time this year making it the longest running wine and brandy competition in South Africa. Entries are judged by local and international wine critics and judges and the winners were announced at a black-tie gala event held at the CTICC in Cape Town with many industry and VIP guests.

As Neil Ellis Wines celebrate 35 years of pioneering excellence, their objective remains to apply the experience and knowledge of the past 35 years to current techniques and technologies in a pursuit to consistently produce premium quality wines.

“Our vision remains to make distinctive, refined wines that are expressive of their terrain and rank amongst South Africa’s finest,” says Neil Ellis.

Neil Ellis Wines are known to source grapes from four primary sites in the Western Cape of South Africa: Stellenbosch, Groenekloof, Elgin and Piekenierskloof. The winery holds both the production facilities, administration and tasting room and is situated on the lower slopes of the Helshoogte just outside Stellenbosch.

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