Hartenberg Estate reaps Gold at Decanter World Wine Awards

Tuesday, 21 May, 2013
Hartenberg Wine Estate
Hartenberg’s dedication to produce fine Shiraz spanning more than 40 years has been rewarded at the 2013 Decanter World Wine Awards in London with a Regional Gold medal.
The Decanter Gold medal for the Hartenberg Estate Shiraz 2009 is the latest in a long line of prestigious awards for the producer of the world’s No. 1 Shiraz after The Stork 2008 was declared overall winner by Syrah du Monde in 2012.

Carl Schultz, Cellarmaster at Hartenberg Estate says: “The 2009 vintage is considered by many to be one of the best, if not the best in memory. The award is just recognition for our Estate Shiraz which has been produced for over four decades. This wine underpins the two single vineyard Shiraz wines our Estate produces.”

Considered as one of the biggest global wine competitions, the results of the 30th Decanter World Wine Awards were announced at the London Trade Fair. This year’s competition saw a total of 14 362 wines from 52 countries judged by a panel of 75 Masters of Wine and 13 Master Sommeliers.

Hartenberg Wine Estate’s impressive underground maturation cellar allows Carl to age his wines for a minimum of four years, allowing them to reach their full potential prior to release. The Hartenberg Shiraz 2009, which will only be released later this year, features elegant aromas of spices, violets and berries, whilst the palate is rich and silky with soft, ripe tannins that lend the wine its structure.

Come and experience the Feast of Shiraz & Charcuterie at Hartenberg Wine Estate on Saturday, 1 June 2013 to. This celebration of food and wine commences from 12h00 noon until 17h00 and will included some of South Africa’s top Shiraz producers who will showcase their flagship wines. Tickets cost R180 per person, including a tasting glass and are available online at www.webtickets.co.za. For more information, call Tel: (+27)84 207 3820, Email: info@dnaevents.co.za.

Hartenberg Wine Estate is situated on the Bottelary Road (M23) off the R304 to Stellenbosch. Contact Tel: (+27)21-8652541, Email: info@hartenbergestate.com or visit www.hartenbergestate.com