Windfall wine farm, the family -owned boutique producer in the secluded Agterkliphoogte valley is getting into its stride, releasing an ever-increasing range of wines along with its highly regarded potstill brandy.
The judges of several national wine competitions are taking note of the products flowing from this cellar, and the 2018 awards are adding up to a pleasing total for this comparative newcomer to the Robertson Wine Region.
Success from four major national wine challenges and contests have been recorded as the third quarter of 2018 draws to a close, and it seems likely that more awards will be in the pipeline as some of South Africa’s biggest competitions have yet to announce results.
The Sommeliers Selection is the first South African competition to be assessed solely by sommeliers, who listed Windfall’s 2018 Sauvignon Blanc in their ‘Fresh and Crunchy White’ category and the Windfall 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon under the ‘Elegant and Classy Reds.’
The same Sauvignon Blanc also pleased the judges of this year’s Gold Wine Awards who reward “excellent wines at the price” while the previous vintage, Windfall 2017 Sauvignon Blanc took home Double Gold from the NWC 2018 Top 100 SA Wine Challenge.
Earlier this month, the judging panels of the SA Young Wine Show listed both the Windfall 2018 Sauvignon Blanc and the 2018 Rosé among the bronze awards of Robertson class winners while their red blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Cabernet Franc, as yet unnamed, attracted silver.
Wines to remember when making your festive shopping lists, and wines that won’t break the bank.