Monthly Archives: August 2013

Braam Gericke

Young farmer of the year finalist 2013 & 2014 The main objective of the Young Farmer of the Year Competition is largely focused on self-empowerment as well as highlighting the young farmer’s activities and the methodologies used in his farming enterprise. The main criteria for judging relate to the farmer’s management philosophy as well as […]

Release of Deep Purple

Please find below the tasting note description for the newest family member of our range. Deep Purple is a premium red blend sourced from our top producing varietals on the Wildekrans Wine Estate, voted South Africa’s Novare Terroir Top Wine Estate for 2012! Exclusively produced, carefully blended and bottled on our boutique estate for Liquor […]

Vineyard Report leading up to harvest

We experienced a very good winter in 2013 with sufficiently low temperatures and higher than average rainfall, which guaranteed favourable bud burst and resulted in large catchment and farm dams being full. Soil water content was also at full capacity, which bodes well for the season going forward. Initial growth was slow due to cold […]

Ask the professional: Miguel Chan – Sommelier

We met with Miguel Chan, Group Sommelier for Tsogo Sun, to find out a bit more about him and his day to day work. Hailing from Mauritius, Miguel has been working in South Africa since 2003 and has built a great reputation as one of South Africa’s top sommeliers in that time. Awarded as South […]

Multiple award wins with Gold, Silver and Bronze in the Decanter World Wine Awards 2013

Wildekrans Wine Estate has been awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze medals for a number of their wines in in the 2013 Decanter World Wine Awards. The wines, which fell under the Walker Bay region wowed judges across both their red and white offerings. The Pinotage Barrel Select Reserve 2010 vintage scooped a gold medal, whilst […]

Cottages and Functions

Wildekrans Cottages have had a busy year and have played host to a variety of visitors. Families came to visit and experienced a peaceful get-away whilst enjoying the wide-open spaces, walks, mountain biking, horse riding and swimming facilities available on the Estate. The excitement of the Cape Epic was evident, with a number of visitors, […]

Estate Background

Under the new ownership of the Harlow Family, Wildekrans Wine Estate has seen increased investment in the land, personnel and their processes as part of a goal to create one of South Africas top wines. This ambitious aim is already seeing success as Wildekrans has won more awards in the last four years than in […]

6 Secrets to Healthy Cooking with Wine from Wildekrans Wine Estate

As the summer solstice becomes a distant memory and December holidays seem like an event that happened to someone else, South Africa is slowly bracing itself for a change of season. Braais and salads morph into carbs, stews and soups. Although most of the nation dreads winter, it is in fact the perfect opportunity to […]