De Krans Ports shine at 2013 SAWI WIne Awards

Thursday, 12 December, 2013
De Krans
Two of De Krans’ ports have been acknowledged for their excellent quality at the 2013 SAWi Wine Awards at its gala event held on 3rd December. The De Krans Cape Tawny Port received a Platinum Award, which is the highest accolade that may be achieved by any wine, with the De Krans Cape Vintage Reserve Port receiving a Grand Gold Award.

The SAWi Wine Awards was once again a showcase of the best of the best South African ‘classic wines’ – yet again highlighting the value of the SAWi principles and methodology. The SAWi wine judging methodology is based on the combined results a wine has achieved over a number of years, in any of 54 different multi-national wine competitions, with the quality adjudication taken over multi-vintages. Consistency in results, Top 10 mentions and trophies are also taken into account during these calculations.

SAWi Platinum is the highest accolade that may be achieved by any wine. A score of 95+, out of a possible 100, will secure this award. This is followed by Grand Gold at 93 to 94 and Gold at 90 to 92 points.

No score below this attracts any accolades, ensuring that SAWi decorations are aspirational and really the cream of the crop.

Since the start of the SAWi Ratings four years ago, only 32 wines, including the De Krans Cape Tawny Port, have scored 95+ points.

In November the 2011 De Krans Cape Vintage Reserve Port was selected as a 5 star wine in the 2014 Platter’s Wine Guide, already the ninth consecutive year that a port from De Krans has achieved this. In the same guide, De Krans Cape Tawny Port and 2012 Cape Vintage Port both received a 4½ star rating.

For more information on De Krans and its wines contact Helet or Bessie on 044 – 213 3314 or email