Hollywood isn’t the only industry with an award season … Every year, as spring arrives in the Cape, the wine industry’s most notable competitions and Masters of Wine announce their annual picks for must-drink wines, and outstanding winery experiences.
While our wines have enjoyed continual success, we believe the real reward is in the enjoyment of the drinker. This year however, our wines have achieved some personal bests and Haute Cabrière was named amongst the Top 100 World’s Best Vineyards – so we’re taking a moment to show our team just how proud of them we are!
“Our spirited cellar team works hard to ensure that quality craftsmanship from vine to glass is always at the forefront,” comments Cellar Master, Takuan von Arnim. “I am enormously proud of all we have achieved as a team, and look forward to what the future for our wine estate holds!”
Not only do we seek to create remarkable wines for life’s moments, but also to create memories for our guests through our on estate experiences. From our restaurant to our wine tasting, bakery, cellar tours, sense of family, and the art of sabrage, Haute Cabrière is a place for people to come together over a glass of wine.
The World’s Best Vineyards seeks to find the very best wineries to visit from around the globe. Each year, 600 global wine and travel experts put together a list showcasing the Top 100 wineries to visit internationally. This year saw 10 South African wineries make the list, and we are thrilled to be one of them!
To be rated on an international level amongst the best in the world is a dream come true, and we are honoured to be amongst legends. View the winners on their website to find more extraordinary places to visit!
World-renowned Master of Wine, Tim Atkin, released his much-anticipated 2021 annual report on the progression and quality of South African wines. Haute Cabrière is thrilled to have received over 90 points for the five wines submitted for this year’s report. These results are a testament to the skill of our cellar and vineyard teams, as well as the quality that has come to be celebrated by our South African and international community of wine-lovers.
Haute Collection Chardonnay 2020 | 93 Points
Haute Collection Amphora Chardonnay 2019 | 94 Points
Haute Collection Amphora Semillon 2019 | 92 Points
Haute Collection Pinot Noir 2019 | 93 Points
Pierre Jourdan Blanc de Blancs 2016 Cap Classique | 93 Points
Although some of these vintages are still to be releases, explore the Acclaimed Mixed Case of our most awarded wines from the current available vintages.
Terroir refers to the soil and growing conditions of the vines which result in a unique blend of characteristics. Our winemaking philosophy is founded on terroir – sun, soil, vine, man. Renowned wine writer, Marius Labuschagne, identified a gap in the competition landscape in 2002 and created Novare Terroir to celebrate and acknowledge the art of showcasing the terroirs of the Cape.
Our Haute Collection Pinot Noir 2018 won best Pinot Noir in the Franschhoek district, an immense accomplishment for our team.
Under the leadership of Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za releases an annual report sponsored by Precient Financial Managers on red blends in South Africa. Fifty entries from thirty-eight producers were tasted blind by a three-person panel with the top 10 wines scoring between 91-94 points.
Our Arnim Family Réserve 2019 received 90 points, not bad at all for its second vintage, narrowly missing a Top 10 spot by 1 point!
For some great insights into the current landscape of red blends in South Africa, view the full report.
This all-female tasting panel assess sparkling wines created by South African vineyards in a blind tasting, you can view the results here.
We’re very proud of our Pierre Jourdan Cap Classiques. The Belle Rose, Belle Nectar and Blanc de Blancs (2016) all received Gold, with our Brut awarded Double Gold – an huge achievement.
As South Africa’s sole competition dedicated to the rosé wines, chairperson Norma Ratcliffe and a team of judges suss out South Africa’s best rosés. A trailblazer herself, Norma was also the first female to join the Winemaker’s Guild and one of the first female winemakers in South Africa.
We’re extremely proud that our Haute Cabrière Rosé 2021 received gold in 2021 proving our Rosé does in fact rock!
P.S. PLATTER WINE GUIDE 2022 TO BE ANNOUNCED LATER THIS YEAR…