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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 with excellent fruit and wood- integration. Lots of work in the vineyard and minimal interference in the cellar, allows this wine to express its terroir to the fullest. A complex nose, rich in citrus aromas and complemented by some spicy, toasted oak notes. The palate is rich and creamy, with a mixture of ripe orange, lemon and lime flavours.

The Rietvallei Shiraz 2018 has an intense ruby red colour and expresses flavours of berry fruit, ground pepper spice and peachy fruit. The palate is alive with berry fruit and the peppery, spicy and toasted oak flavours are well- integrated. A full-bodied wine with pleasant ripe tannins and a smooth, lingering aftertaste.

To place your order for the above wines please visit our online shop:

https://rietvallei.co.za/product/jmb-chardonnay-2019/
https://rietvallei.co.za/product/shiraz-2018/


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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 de Villiers, the Optog team, and King Price Insurance for making this all possible.
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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 judges:“A hint of reduction before pear, peach and citrus with notes of blossom and fynbos in the background.The palate is lean and fresh with a saline finish supremely elegant.

To place your order for this wine please visit our online shop:
https://rietvallei.co.za/product/sauvignon-blanc-2020/

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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 and wood- integration. Lots of work in the vineyard and minimal interference in the cellar, allows this wine to express its terroir to the fullest. A complex nose, rich in citrus aromas and complemented by some spicy, toasted oak notes. The palate is rich and creamy, with a mixture of ripe orange, lemon and lime flavours.

The Rietvallei Red Muscadel 2018 is full-bodied and rich, yet gentle. A floral, muscat bouquet comes through on the nose, with typical raisin-ish sweetness and an intense, rich flavour that lingers on the palate and follows through on the aftertaste, while the acidity compliments and balances the sweetness.

To place your order for the above wines please visit our online shop:

https://rietvallei.co.za/product/jmb-chardonnay-2019
https://rietvallei.co.za/product/red-muscadel-2018-500ml/

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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

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