We are really delighted to have a won a DOUBLE GOLD (Gran d’Or) award for our Viognier at this year’s Michelangelo Awards. We’re very proud of our winemaker Johan Stemmet and of course he wouldn’t be able to make such delicious wine without having fantastic quality grapes to work with so well done to the de Wet brothers!
The 17th Michelangelo International Wine Awards were a highlight of the 2013 wine calendar and results were announced at a glittering gala lunch.
This year there were 1415 entries and Excelsior was awarded one of only 58 prestige Grand d’or awards for our Viognier 2013.
A panel of 16 wine and brandy specialists from 15 countries judged the entries over a week from the 12 _ 17 August at Romond Vineyards in Somerset West. Since the competition began in 1997 more than 160 international wine experts from 37 countries have served on the judging panels, which is why this competition is unique in South Africa – judges are unbiased, professional experts with international experience in wine adjudication.