Delheim addresses Parliament with The Speakers Choice white wine

Monday, 16 September, 2013
Delheim Estate
Pioneering estate takes its place as ambassador of brand South Africa

The Speaker of the National Assembly of Parliament of South Africa, Max Sisulu, initiated a project to showcase the best local wines to VIP guests and foreign dignitaries which included the launch of a special white and red ‘house wine’ duo – The Speakers Choice range – which is exclusive to Parliament and its members.

Delheim Estate – the pride of Cape pioneer ‘Spatz’ Sperling and his family, situated in the Simonsberg ward in Stellenbosch – was chosen by a panel of experts to produce the maiden white wine of this bigwig range, The Speakers Choice Sauvignon Blanc 2013.

“The seat of power, Parliament, is the place where our elected leaders ponder weighty matters of state, make laws and dictate the direction this proud nation of ours takes. It is also the perfect platform where South Africa can showcase its wine farms and what they are capable of – particularly to foreign delegations. Delheim is extremely honoured to be the first ambassador of South African wines to Parliament’s VIP guests from home and abroad,” shares Delheim’s Victor Sperling, the son of beloved patriarch ‘Spatz’ – co-founder of the Stellenbosch Wine Routes and a living wine legend who has changed the face of wine tourism in South Africa.

The Speakers Choice Sauvignon Blanc 2013 exudes vibrant citrus and passion fruit aromas enhanced by luscious tropical fruit nuances on the palate. Worthy to be served at any big shot assembly, this white wine lingers to an elegant finish with sleek minerality and crisp acidity.

Good news is that you do not have to be an MP to be able to enjoy this wine. The Speakers Choice Sauvignon Blanc 2013 is crafted on the same ‘blueprint’ as the newly released Delheim Heerenwijn Sauvignon Blanc 2013 which is available directly from the cellar or at leading wine outlets countrywide. It is the perfect summer sip.

Delheim has been producing a wide range of internationally acclaimed wines for more than 60 years. The original farm was founded in 1699 and today, Delheim still reflects the traditions and values of the Sperling and Hoheisen families who have established the strong foundations, known to people worldwide as Delheim.

For more information or wine orders contact Delheim at Tel: 0 21 888 4600, send an email to or visit