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Klein Roosboom

Klein Roosboom is always such a dependable winery, that always does well, across so many tasting events, so we would love to take a leaf from their book. We asked the team some questions to find out what experience Klein Roosboom has had in the younger wine market. How do manage your company image to …

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Darling Cellars

Darling Cellars did extremely well during the 2022 awards, we just had to find out more about this excellent winery. Winemakers: Anthony Meduna, Pieter-Niel Rossouw, Reon Richter and Maggie Immelman. We asked Lourens Relihan, the marketing manager at Darling Cellars, to learn more about their winemaking and marketing philosophy. Which of your wines are the …

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2022 Event

Merit Wine and Spirit Challenge 2022 Quality and value wines and spirit across price points The fourth Merit Wine and Spirit Challenge took place recently in mid-August 2022, and the judges sat down at the Conference Centre at Klein Joostenberg Stellenbosch, looking for both quality and value. The focus of this event is primarily to …

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Sugar Baron Rum Distillery

Sugar Baron Craft Distillery makes such good rums, we had to find out more about the secret to their success. We recently interviewed the Sugar Baron Craft Distillery to get some insight into this wonderful company: Please tell us your names, a bit about yourselves, and your role in the company. Brad O’Neill – Director …

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Rosendal

Rosendal Wines did so well at the 2021 awards, we just had to find out more about this excellent winery. We asked Patricia Kemp to tell us more about Rosendal. Please tell us your name, a bit about yourself, and your role in the company. I’m Patricia Kemp, and I help the company with its …

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Brad Gold

Brad Gold, the chairman of Merit Wine and Spirit Challenge, is a man on a mission. Brad Gold is a wine marketing specialist and qualified as South Africa’s youngest Cape Wine Master at the age of 25. Brad now has a marketing company called Golden Ratio Marketing Solutions aimed specifically and raising the profile of …

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Niel Joubert

Niel Joubert Wines, where quality and value meet. The founder of Klein Simonsvlei, Piet Joubert, bought the farm in 1898 with the main objective of producing fruit. His second son Daniel joined him on the farm at the age of 22, followed by his son Niel, who took over to run operations in 1950. While …

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Perdeberg

Perdeberg Cellar going into their 80th year scooped multiple Value and Gold awards at the Merit Wine and Spirit Challenge 2021 Perdeberg Cellar was founded in 1941 when Jan Rossouw, an astute local farmer, disillusioned with the poor prices being paid for grapes, suggested that the farmers of the region begin producing their own wines. …

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2021 Sauvignon blanc Trophy

Merit Wine and Spirit Challenge 2021 The Trophy for the best Sauvignon blanc goes to Klein Roosboom for their Klein Roosboom Jéan Sauvignon Blanc 2021 We asked the winemaker Piti Coetzee a few questions to find out more about this remarkable wine. Where did you grow up, and what made you go into winemaking?  I …

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