PIWOSA wineries lead at South Africa’s Platter Awards

Posted on 9 November 2017 under PIWOSA News

South Africa’s first and leading annual wine manual, Platter’s Wine Guide, has launched their greatly anticipated Platter’s by Diners Club South African Wine Guide 2018. The guide features 941 wine producers, merchants and brands with over 8,000 wines tasted and scored according to their 5-star rating system.

A total of 111 wines received Five Star results, with 13 of those belonging to PIWOSA members.

Raats Family Wines took home an unprecedented eight 5 Star wines (including their B Vintners range) as well as the ultimate accolade, Winery of the Year. The title of Unfortified Dessert Wine of the Year was awarded to fellow PIWOSA member, Klein Constantia, for their Klein Constantia Vin De Constance 2013. Bruwer Raats had this to say, “We need a way to take South Africa forward and this is through Quality by Design.” A message imbedded in PIWOSA’s DNA. He also observed, “We need to plant new vineyards to discover our true potential.”

Formed in January 2013, Premium Independent Wineries of South Africa (PIWOSA) is a collective of likeminded, premium, independent wine producers who have come together through a combined ambition and desire to promote premium South African wines internationally. PIWOSA currently consists of 10 members who share a belief in the very high potential of South Africa’s viticultural regions.

PIWOSA could not be prouder of its members’ achievements, which are made possible through consistent hard work, passion and dedication. Below is a list of the PIWOSA wines to have received Five Star ratings followed by Platter’s Winery of the Year. For a complete list of the Five Star wines for 2018 go to https://www.wineonaplatter.com/blog/post/17263.

Cabernet Franc

  • Raats 2015
  • Raats Eden High Density Single Vineyard 2015

Pinotage

  • B Vintners Liberté 2016

Red Blends

  • Mvemve Raats MR de Compostella 2015
  • Radford Dale Black Rock 2015

Chardonnay

  • Jordan Barrel Fermented 2016

Chenin Blanc

  • Jordan Inspector Péringuey 2016
  • Raats Eden High Density Single Vineyard 2015
  • Raats Old Vine 2016
  • Raats Original 2016

Riesling

  • Paul Cluver Close Encounter 2016

White Blends

  • B Vintners Harlem to Hope 2016

Dessert Wine, Unfortified

  • Klein Constantia Vin de Constance 2013

WINES & WINERY OF THE YEAR:

Winery of the Year

Raats Family Wines

Unfortified Dessert Wine of the Year

Klein Constantia Vin de Constance 2013