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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:
Global Fine Wine Challenge Awards
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2021

  • Stellenbosch 1679 Cabernet Sauvignon (2018): Double Gold Medal
  • Stellenbosch 1679 Pinotage (2019): Double Gold Medal
  • Stellenbosch 1679 Bush Vine Chenin Blanc (2019): Double Gold Medal
  • Stellenbosch 1679 The Legacy (2018): Gold Medal

ABSA Top 10 Pinotage Awards

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2021

  • Stellenbosch 1679 Pinotage (2019): Winner
Decanter Wine Awards

2021

  • Stellenbosch 1679 Pinotage (2019): 92 Points
  • Stellenbosch 1679 Cabernet Sauvignon (2018): 90 Points
  • Stellenbosch 1679 Bush Vine Chenin Blanc (2019): 93 Points
  • Stellenbosch 1679 The Legacy (2017): 92 Points
WINEMAG Prescient Cabernet Sauvignon Report Awards

2021

  • Stellenbosch 1679 Cabernet Sauvignon (2018): Top 10
Rosé Rocks Awards

2021

  • Koelenbosch Dry Pinotage Rosé (2021): Double Gold
Novare Terroir Awards

2021

  • Stellenbosch 1679 Bush Vine Chenin Blanc (2019): Top Single Vineyard Wine

Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show Awards

2021

  • Stellenbosch 1679 Cabernet Sauvignon (2018): Silver
Concours International Des Cabernets Awards

2021

  • Stellenbosch 1679 Cabernet Sauvignon (2018): 91 Points

Concours Mondial de Bruxelles Awards

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2021

  • Stellenbosch 1679 Pinotage (2019): Grand Gold
  • Stellenbosch 1679 Single Vineyard Bush Vine Chenin Blanc (2019): Gold

NWC National Wine Challenge Awards

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2021

  • Stellenbosch 1679 The Legacy (2017): Grand Cru National Champion Best in Class; Red Wine of The Year; Top 100 & Double Platinum awards
  • Stellenbosch 1679 Pinotage (2019): Grand Cru National Champion Best in Class; Top 100 & Double Platinum awards
  • Stellenbosch 1679 Bush Vine Chenin Blanc (2019): Top 100 & Double Platinum awards
  • Stellenbosch 1679 Cabernet Sauvignon (2018): Double Gold awards
Tim Atkin’s Awards

2021

  • Stellenbosch 1679 Pinotage (2019): 92 points & Producer Cellar of the Year
  • Stellenbosch 1679 The Legacy (2018): 91 points & Producer Cellar of the Year
  • Stellenbosch 1679 The Legacy (2017): Producer Cellar of the Year
  • Stellenbosch 1679 Bush Vine Chenin Blanc (2019): 92 points & Producer Cellar of the Year
  • Stellenbosch 1679 Cabernet Sauvignon (2018): 89 points & Producer Cellar of the Year

2020

  • Stellenbosch 1679 Bush Vine Chenin Blanc (2019): 92 points
  • Stellenbosch 1679 Bush Vine Chenin Blanc (2017): 90 points

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.

2021

  • Koelenhof Koelenhoffer (2021)
  • Koelenhof Koelnektar (2021)
  • Koelenhof Koelenberg (2020)

2020

  • Koelenhoffer (2020)
  • Koelenberg (2018)
  • Koelenbosch Savignon Blanc (2020)
  • Koelenbosch Dry Pinotage Rosé (2020)
  • Koelenbosch Sangiovese (2019)
  • Stellenbosch Gold Red Blend (2018)
  • Stellenbosch Gold Shiraz (2017)
  • Stellenbosch Gold Chenin Blanc (2020)
  • Stellenbosch Gold Sauvignon Blanc (2020)

Congratulations as you were awarded a Gold Wine Awards Top 10 Producer 2020 award.

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.

2021

  • Koelenhof Koelenhoffer (2021): Silver
  • Koelenhof Koelnektar (2021): Silver
  • Koelenhof Pinotage (2020): Double Gold
  • Koelenhof Koelenberg (2020): Silver
  • Stellenbosch Gold Chenin Blanc (2021): Silver
  • Stellenbosch Gold Sauvignon Blanc (2021): Gold
  • Stellenbosch Gold Red Blend (2018): Gold
  • Stellenbosch Gold Shiraz (2018): Gold

2020

  • Koelenhof Pinotage (2019): Double Gold

  • Koelenberg (2018): Silver

  • Koelnektar (2020): Silver

  • Koelenbosch Chenin Blanc (2020): Silver

  • Stellenbosch Gold Red Blend (2018): Silver

  • Stellenbosch Gold Shiraz (2017): Silver

  • Stellenbosch Gold Chenin Blanc (2020): Silver

  • Stellenbosch Gold Sauvignon Blanc (2020): Silver

2019

  • Koelenhof Koelenhoffer (2019): Silver
  • Koelenhof Koelnektar (2019): Silver
  • Koelenhof Pinotage (2018): Silver
  • Koelenhof Koelenberg (2018): Silver
  • 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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2021

  • Stellenbosch 1679 Cabernet Sauvignon (2018): TOP 10 Producer Award
  • Stellenbosch 1679 The Legacy (2018): TOP 10 Producer Award
  • Stellenbosch 1679 The Legacy (2017): TOP 10 Producer Award
  • Stellenbosch 1679 Pinotage (2019): TOP 10 Producer Award
  • Stellenbosch 1679 Bush Vine Chenin Blanc (2019): TOP 10 Producer Award
  • Stellenbosch Gold Red Blend (2018): Gold
  • Stellenbosch Gold Chenin Blanc (2021): Double Gold
  • Stellenbosch Gold Shiraz (2018): Double Gold
  • Koelenhof Pinotage Rosé Vin-Sec (2021): Gold
  • Koelenbosch Chenin Blanc (2021): Gold
  • Koelenbosch Sauvignon Blanc (2021): Gold
  • Koelenhof Koelenhoffer (2021): Gold
  • Stellenbosch Gold Sauvignon Blanc (2021): Gold
  • Koelenbosch Dry Pinotage Rosé (2021): Gold
  • Koelenhof Pinotage (2020): Gold
  • Koelenbosch Pinorto (2020): Gold
  • Koelenhof Wines (2021): TOP 10 Producer Award
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2020

  • Koelenhoffer (2020)

  • Koelenberg (2018)

  • Stellenbosch Gold Red Blend (2018)

  • Koelenbosch Chenin Blanc (2020)

  • Stellenbosch Gold Chenin Blanc (2020)

  • Stellenbosch Gold Sauvignon Blanc (2020)

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

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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.

2021

  • Koelenbosch Sauvignon Blanc (2021): 85 GOLD MEDAL
  • Koelenbosch Chenin Blanc (2021): 88 GOLD MEDAL
  • Koelenbosch Dry Pinotage Rosé (2021): 84 BEST VALUE
  • Koelenbosch Nineteenfortyone (2019): 88 GOLD MEDAL
  • Koelenbosch Shiraz (2019): 90 POINT MEDAL / DOUBLE GOLD
  • Koelenbosch Pinotage (2019): 91 POINT MEDAL / DOUBLE GOLD

2020

  • Koelenbosch Sauvignon Blanc (2020): 85 GOLD MEDAL
  • Koelenbosch Chenin Blanc (2020): 81 SILVER MEDAL
  • Koelenbosch Dry Pinotage Rosé (2020): 85 GOLD MEDAL
  • Koelenbosch Nineteenfortyone (2018): 85 GOLD MEDAL
  • Koelenbosch Merlot (2019): GOLD MEDAL

2019

  • Koelenbosch Chenin Blanc (2019): Silver
  • Koelenbosch Sauvignon Blanc (2019): Gold
  • Koelenbosch Sangiovese (2017): Gold
  • Koelenbosch Merlot (2018): Gold
  • 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.

2021

  • Stellenbosch 1679 Bush Vine Chenin Blanc (2019): Gold
  • Koelenbosch Sauvignon Blanc (2021): Gold
  • Koelenbosch Pinotage (2019): Gold

2020

  • Stellenbosch 1679 Bush Vine Chenin Blanc (2019): Gold
  • Koelenbosch Pinorto (2018): Gold
  • Koelenbosch Nineteenfortyone (2018): Silver
  • Koelenbosch Dry Pinotage Rosé (2020): Silver

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.

2020

  • Stellenbosch 1679 Bush Vine Chenin Blanc (2019): Double Gold
  • Stellenbosch 1679 The Legacy (2017): Silver
  • Koelenbosch Pinorto (2018): Bronze

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

SA Sparkling Wine Championships Awards

2021

  • Sauvignon Blanc Vin-Sec (2021): DOUBLE GOLD
  • Pinotage Rosé Vin-Sec (2021): DOUBLE GOLD

2020

  • Sauvignon Blanc Vin-Sec (2020): DOUBLE GOLD
  • Pinotage Rosé Vin-Sec (2020): DOUBLE GOLD
CAPPA Awards

2019

  • Koelenbosch Pinorto (2018): Top 10