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Koelenhof Winery – Our Prestigious Awards

Koelenhof Winery is known for winning many prestigious wine awards, and with our exceptional range of wines, it is easy to see why! We strive to always outshine the rest, and have seen the fruits of our hard labour being rewarded ten-fold! Customers know that they are investing in superior wine when buying from Koelenhof Winery, and listed below are some of our most recent wine awards:

The Gold Wine Awards

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The Gold Wine Awards celebrate great-value wines in South Africa. It is a consumer-judged competition that focuses on quality wines selling at reasonable prices. The wines entered were subjected to a double-blind tasting by The Gold Wine Awards Tasting Team. Koelenhof is proud to announce that our winery was named one of the Top 5 wine brands when it comes to providing excellent wines at reasonable prices.

2019

  • Koelenhof Koelenhoffer (2019): Gold
  • Koelenhof Pinotage (2018): Gold
  • Koelenhof Koelenberg (2018): Gold
  • Koelenhof Sauvignon Blanc Vin-Sec (2019): Gold
  • Pinotage Rosé Vin-Sec (2019): Gold
  • Koelenbosch Dry Rosé (2019): Gold
  • Koelenbsosch Rosé MCC (2018): Gold

2018

  • Koelenhof Koelnektar (Vintage 2018): Gold
  • Koelenhof Sauvignon Blanc Vin-Sec (Vintage 2017): Gold
  • Koelenhof Pinorto (Vintage 2015): Gold
  • Koelenbosch Chenin Blanc (Vintage 2018): Gold
  • Koelenbosch Sangiovese (Vintage 2014): Gold
  • Koelenbosch Merlot (Vintage 2017): Gold
  • Koelenbosch Pinotage (Vintage 2017): Gold
  • Koelenbosch Chardonnay Méthode Cap Classique (Vintage 2012): Gold

2017

  • Koelenbosch Chardonnay MCC (Vintage: 2011): Gold
  • Koelenbosch Pinotage Rose MCC (Vintage: 2012): Gold
  • Koelenhoffer (Vintage: 2017): Gold
  • Koelenbosch Merlot (Vintage: 2015): Gold
  • Koelenhof Pinotage (Vintage: 2016): Gold
  • Koelenbosch Pinotage (Vintage: 2015): Gold
  • Koelenbosch Shiraz (Vintage: 2015): Gold
  • Koelenbosch Sangiovese (Vintage: 2015): Gold
  • Koelenhof Koelenberg (Vintage: 2016): Gold
  • Koelenbosch Nineteenfortyone (Vintage: 2015): Gold
  • Koelenhof Koelnektar (Vintage 2017): Gold
  • Koelenhof Pinorto (Vintage: 2014): Gold
  • Koelenhof Hanepoot (Vintage:2016): Gold

Ultra Value Wine Challenge

In 2017, the 3rd Ultra Value Wine Challenge took place. These awards are held each year to find the wines in South Africa that offer the best value for money. Being all about finding delicious, yet affordable wines for The Ultra Value Wine Challenge takes place each year to find the wines in South Africa that offer the best value for money. Being all about finding delicious, yet affordable wines for wine lovers, this is the biggest value-based wine challenge in the country.

2019

  • Koelenhof Koelenhoffer (2019): Silver
  • Koelenhof Koelnektar (2019): Silver
  • Koelenhof Pinotage (2018): Silver
  • Koelenhof Koelenberg (2018): Gold
  • Koelenhof Sauvignon Blanc Vin-Sec (2019): Silver

2018

  • Koelenhof Koelenhoffer (Vintage 2018): Silver
  • Koelenhof Koelnektar (Vintage 2018): Gold
  • Koelenbosch Chenin Blanc (Vintage 2018): Silver
  • Koelenbosch Dry Rosé (Vintage 2018): Silver
  • Koelenbosch Sauvignon Blanc (Vintage 2018): Silver
  • Koelenbosch Merlot (Vintage 2017): Silver
  • Koelenbosch Pinotage (Vintage 2017): Silver
  • Koelenbosch Shiraz (Vintage 2017): Silver

2017

  • Koelenhof Pinotage (Vintage 2016): Gold
  • Koelenhof Koelenberg (Vintage 2016): Gold
  • Koelenbosch Pinotage (Vintage 2015): Silver
  • Koelenbosch Shiraz (Vintage 2015): Silver
  • Koelenhof Koelnektar (Vintage 2017): Silver
  • Koelenhof Pinotage Rosé (Vintage 2017): Silver
  • Koelenbosch Sangiovese (Vintage 2015): Silver
  • Koelenbosch Chenin Blanc (Vintage 2017): Silver
  • Koelenhof Koelenhoffer (Vintage 2017): Silver
  • Koelenbosch Sauvignon Blanc (Vintage 2017): Silver
  • Koelenbosch Merlot (Vintage 2015): Silver

Vitis Vinifera Awards

The Vitis Vinifera Awards are consumer driven, with the aim to recommend more good wines to everyday wine lovers. The double, blind tasting of numerous entries took place over two days. According to the judges, the wines proved a great complexity all around, and they were truly impressed by the proudly South African entries.

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2019

  • Koelenhof Koelenhoffer (2019): Gold
  • Koelenhof Pinotage (2018): Gold
  • Koelenhof Sauvignon Blanc Vin-Sec (2019): Double Gold
  • Pinotage Rosé Vin-Sec (2019): Gold
  • Koelenbosch Dry Rosé (2019): Gold
  • Koelenbosch Sangiovese (2017): Gold
  • Koelenbsosch Rosé MCC (2018): Gold
  • Stellenbosch Gold Red Blend (2018): Gold
  • Siwela Pinotage Rosé (2019): Gold

2018

  • Koelenhoffer (Vintage: 2018): Gold
  • Koelenhof Koelnektar (Vintage 2018): Gold
  • Koelenhof Sauvignon Blanc Vin-Sec (Vintage: 2017): Gold
  • Koelenbosch Dry Rosé (Vintage: 2018): Gold
  • Koelenbosch Sauvignon Blanc (Vintage: 2018): Gold
  • Koelenbosch Sangiovese (Vintage: 2017): Gold
  • Koelenbosch Pinotage (Vintage: 2017): Gold
  • Koelenbosch Shiraz (Vintage: 2017): Gold
  • Koelenbosch Nineteenfortyone (Vintage: 2017): Gold

2017

  • Koelenhof Pinotage (Vintage: 2016): Double Gold
  • Koelenhoffer (Vintage: 2017): Gold
  • Koelenhof Pinotage Rosé (Vintage: 2017): Gold
  • Koelenhof Koelenberg (Vintage: 2016): Gold
  • Koelenhof Pinorto (Vintage: 2014): Gold
  • Koelenbosch Chenin Blanc (Vintage: 2017): Gold
  • Koelenbosch Sauvignon Blanc (Vintage: 2017): Gold
  • Koelenbosch Sangiovese (Vintage: 2017): Gold
  • Koelenbosch Merlot (Vintage: 2015): Gold
  • Koelenbosch Shiraz (Vintage: 2015): Gold
IWSC Awards

The International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) takes place annually and as many as 90 countries worldwide participate each year. The judging takes place in London and Koelenhof is extremely proud about the awards we have won in this international competition!

2018

  • Koelenhoffer (Vintage: 2018): Silver
  • Koelenbosch Chenin Blanc (Vintage: 2018): Silver
  • Koelenbosch Dry Rosé (Vintage: 2018): Silver
  • Koelenbosch Sauvignon Blanc (Vintage: 2018): Silver Outstanding
Gilbert & Gaillard Awards

Gilbert & Gaillard is a respected French wine magazine that has been in existence for more than 25 years. They conduct international wine tastings, across 5 continents, and award wines that portray excellence.

2019

  • Koelenbosch Chenin Blanc (2019): Silver
  • Koelenbosch Sauvignon Blanc (2019): Gold
  • Koelenbosch Sangiovese (2017): Gold
  • Koelenbosch Merlot (2017): 90 Points
  • Koelenbosch Pinotage (2017): 90 Points

2018

  • Koelenbosch Chenin Blanc (Vintage: 2018): Gold
  • Koelenbosch Dry Rosé (Vintage: 2018): Gold
  • Koelenbosch Sauvignon Blanc (Vintage: 2018): Silver
  • Koelenbosch Merlot (Vintage: 2017): Gold
  • Koelenbosch Shiraz (Vintage: 2017): Gold – 91pts
  • Koelenbosch Nineteenfortyone (Vintage: 2017): Gold
Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards

The Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards were first held in 1997 and is one of the largest competitions of its kind! The judging panel consists of judges from all over the world. Every year, there are thousands of entries and Koelenhof is truly excited about the results we have achieved.

2019

  • Stellenbosch 1679 Bush Vine Chenin Blanc (2019): Gold

2018

  • Koelenhof Koelnektar (Vintage: 2018): Silver
  • Koelenbosch Sangiovese (Vintage: 2014): Silver
Veritas Wine Awards

The Veritas Wine Awards has been taking place since 1991 and is one of the longest running and most prestigious wine and brandy competitions in South Africa. Every year, more than 120 international judges serve on the tasting panel, and Koelenhof is extremely proud about the awards our wines have won.

2019

  • Stellenbosch 1679 Bush Vine Chenin Blanc (2019): Silver
  • Koelenbosch Chenin Blanc (2019): Bronze
  • Koelenbosch Pinorto (2018): Bronze

2018

  • Koelenbosch Chenin Blanc (Vintage: 2018): Bronze
  • Koelenbosch Dry Rosé (Vintage: 2018): Bronze
  • Koelenbosch Sauvignon Blanc (Vintage: 2018): Bronze
  • Koelenbosch Shiraz (Vintage: 2017): Silver
  • Koelenbosch Nineteenfortyone (Vintage: 2017): Bronze
CAPPA Awards

2019

  • Koelenbosch Pinorto (2018): Top 10