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Two Gold Medals for Rietvallei Wine Estate @ 2020 Veritas Awards

We are happy to announce that both our Rietvallei JMB Chardonnay 2019 & Rietvallei Shiraz 2018 has received gold medals at the 2020 Veritas Awards. Synonymous with excellence in wine and brandy, the Veritas Awards is the longest running and most prestigious wine and brandy competition in South Africa, dating back to 1991. In addition to the two Gold medals we also received two Silver Outstanding, seven Silver and four Bronze medals. An overview of the Rietvallei Estate gold medal wines: The Rietvallei JMB Chardonnay 2019 is a full-bodied, complex wine...

Coenie de Villiers Under The Stars

Award-winning South African singer-songwriter Coenie de Villiers performed under the stars at the prestigious Rietvallei Wine Estate located in Robertson on the 7th of November 2020. It was a truly unforgettable night filled with storytelling, piano playing, and singing which included a diverse selection of Coenie's songs from various albums over the years. The night was greatly enjoyed and was much needed for many people after lock-down to experience such a great event out under the stars, surrounded by vineyards and the beautiful Robertson mountains. We would like to thank Coenie...

Rietvallei Sauvignon Blanc 2020 – Prescient Top 10

We are happy to announce that our Rietvallei Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2020 received Top 10 Status in this year's Sauvignon Blanc Report. The Sauvignon Blanc Unwooded Report convened by Winemag.co.za and sponsored by Prescient received 115 entries in total. The wines were tasted blind (labels out of sight) by a three-person panel, the scoring was done according to the 100-point scale. The panel consisted of Christian Eedes from Winemag and Roland Peens and James Pietersen, both of Wine Cellar, Cape Town merchants and cellarers of fine wine. Feedback from the...

Gold Medals for Rietvallei Wine Estate @ 2020 Michelangelo Awards

We are happy to announce that both our Rietvallei JMB Chardonnay 2019 & Rietvallei Red Muscadel 2018 has received gold medals at the 2020 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards. The 2020 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards received 1565 entries in total this year. Gold medal winners are awarded at-least 89 points out of a possible 100, placing gold medal winners in the top 30% of all entries. An overview of the Rietvallei Estate gold medal wines: The Rietvallei JMB Chardonnay 2019 is a full-bodied, complex wine with excellent fruit...

Rietvallei Natural Chardonnay 2019 receive Double Gold Award at National Wine Challenge (NWC)

The premier National Wine Challenge aims to identify winning wines by cultivar and blend, with medals awarded for top- scoring wines. Rietvallei Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 - Double Platitum Top 100 Rietvallei Natural Chardonnay 2019  - Double Gold JMB Chardonnay 2019 - Double Silver Rietvallei Chenin Blanc 2019 - Double Silver JMB Cabernet Franc 2016 - Double Silver Estèanna Red Cabernet Sauvignon Cab Franc Petit Verdot 2016 - Double Silver...

Gold Medal & Top 10 Best Chardonnays in the World @ 2020 Chardonnay du Monde

We are happy to announce that our Rietvallei JMB Chardonnay 2019 received a gold medal and placed in the top 10 best chardonnays in the world at the 2020 Chardonnay du Monde. The 2020 Chardonnay du Monde saw 658 samples from 37 countries being tasted and scored. The competition was held at the Chateau des Ravatys in France’s Burgundy region, where half the judging panel came from outside France. Not only do organisers comply with international competition standards, but use scientific criteria for tasting and maintain strict quality standards,...

The Story behind our 1908 Muscadel

The Rietvallei 1908 Red Muscadel is a unique dessert wine, made from the oldest red Muscadel vineyard in South Africa. The bush vine was planted on the Estate in 1908, by the second generation of the Burger family, and consists of approximately a quarter of a hectare. At more than a 100 years old, these bush vines have an extremely low yield, resulting in an excellent fruit concentration. Muscadel was the first wine made on the estate and the original Muscadel-making recipe is still used to this day (for many years...

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