uniWines Vineyards gets Veritas Gold with Bordeaux Blend

Thursday, 10 October, 2013
uniWines Vineyards
uniWines Vineyards from Rawsonville once again emphasized its reputation as a versatile and consistent producer of quality wines by winning Gold at this year’s Veritas Wine Awards, one of  South Africa’s leading wine competitions.
The winery racked up a Gold medal for the Daschbosch Procavia 2011, an elegant blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, which also won silver medals at this year’s Michelangelo Wine Awards as well as the International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC).

This award follows on uniWines Vineyards achievement at the recent Michelangelo Wine Competition where its Plicatilis 2012, a classy wine featuring Shiraz, Mourvèrdre and Viognier was also awarded a Gold medal.
According to Nicolaas Rust, Group Cellarmaster for uniWines Vineyards, the achievement at Veritas, IWSC and Michelangelo reflects the winery’s ability to produce top-end red wines of classic elegance along with it range of fresh, easy-drinking and pocket-friendly red and white wines.

“The Daschbosch Procavia is an ambitious top-end Bordeaux blend given a thorough and meticulous oaking and blending treatment,” says Rust. “To have this wine win a Gold in a category starring many of South Africa’s top wines and wineries from older and more famous wine regions is really an honour for a winery such as uniWines Vineyards and shows our commitment to quality, diversity and consistency.”

Pieter Cronjé, Marketing Manager at uniWines Vineyards, says the issue of wine competitions and their merits will always stir debate. “But one thing is certain and that is that winning wines capture the imagination of the consumer,” he says. “Extensive market research has shown that the majority of wine-buying decisions are made at point-of-sale. And if your bottle carries that gold Veritas sticker, you definitely help the consumer to make that decision.”

Competitions also serve an important purpose as indicators of how a winery’s products compare to those of its peers, he says. “A good result is acknowledgement for a job well done and an indication that you are in the right direction. A lesser result should act as learning curve. Whatever the result, none are without merit.”

The Procavia is available at uniWines Vineyards’ Daschbosch tasting room at R100.