Our winemakers take pride and pleasure in producing two ranges of wine, Koelenhof and Koelenbosch, each one with its own unique characteristics. Ranging from easy-drinking wines for everyday enjoyment, to the elegantly packaged classical varieties, wine lovers are bound to discover Koelenhof wines that suit their needs and/or desires perfectly.
The quality of our wines is demonstrated by the slew of awards they have won over the years. For example, the WINE Magazine’s Best Value Wine Guide focused on a quality/price ratio, and the 2011 guide featured wines with a R60-per-bottle price ceiling. Only the best wines from a wide spectrum of styles were entered into the annual guide.
In the 2009 Best Value Guide, Koelenhof received the honour of being named The Best Value Cellar for 2009. In 2011, the following wines earned their place in this prestigious guide:
The Koelenbosch Sangiovese 2009 was further acknowledged as one of the fourteen top-scoring red wines. In addition, the Koelenbosch wood matured Chenin blanc 2009 received four stars – one of only five four-star white wine winners. In order to win a four-star classification, a wine must be recognised and celebrated as an ‘Excellent, wine of distinction’.
More recently, at the 2013 Michelangelo International Wine Awards, Koelenhof received the Gold award for its Koelenhof Pinotage Rose 2012. Silver awards were bestowed on our Koelenbosch 1941, Koelenhof Pinotage Rose 2013 and Koelenhoffer Sauvignon Blanc 2013.
Also in 2013, Koelenhof was again recognised as one of the Top 10 Best Value Cellars. The results for the Best Value Wine Awards 2014 (2013 wine to be enjoyed in 2014) were announced on 26 August 2013, and the winning wines from Koelenhof were:
The Koelenhoffer Sauvignon Blanc 2013 was awarded the Winner of the Best Value Sauvignon Blanc at this show.
These are but a few examples of the accolades that our wines have garnered in recent years. We are proud of and believe in the quality of our wines, and we are delighted to share this quality with you, our valued customer.
We warmly invite you to sample our extensive range, or to browse the enticing array of homemade produce and gifts that are available in our tasting room.
Your whole family is welcome at Koelenhof. Our intentional focus on family-friendliness is one that we remain committed to. Our grounds accommodate a jungle gym, as well as resident dogs and ducks that will delight your children! Also, our delicious grape juice is a popular option for young tasters. You are welcome to pack a basket, spread out a blanket and complete your wine tasting experience with a family picnic.
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