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What's Bubbling at Villiera this Summer


20 November 2020  -  Villiera Wines

This year we all had to make adjustments and adapt to rather unusual conditions. We shared our wines with you at home via virtual tastings and webinars, and became proficient users of all manner of technology as we relied on digital tools to stay connected.

Thankfully, we are heading into summer with further lockdown restrictions lifted, and feeling more optimistic about overcoming the challenges still ahead. We are also enormously grateful for the support from our online shoppers and mail order customers. This is the only area of our local sales where we have achieved growth, which has played a significant role in our continued operations. You can all take a bow for the valuable contribution you made to our industry. We used the time during lockdown to put renewed energy into our sustainability projects, increasing tree plantings, and focusing on other environmental issues. We have also put a lot of effort into upgrading our Online Shop which will be launched soon! Our plans for 2021 include sprucing up some of our labels and creating different offerings for customers. 

2020 Diners Winemaker of the Year Finalists

We are thrilled that Alexander Grier has been named as one of the five finalists for the 2020 Diners Club Winemaker of the Year with the Villiera Tradition Brut NV. It has been 16 years since Cap Classique was the category for the prestigious Diners Club award. We wait with bated breath for the announcement of the Winemaker of the Year winner, which will will be made later this month.

Awards

After a rollercoaster ride in 2020, the awards season has treated us kindly. Our list of accomplishments, both nationally and internationally this year is noteworthy, with our Cap Classiques, in particular, achieving stellar results.

5-Star Platter's South African ratings were awarded to The Clan 2017 (95 points) and Jeff’s CWG Drip Barrel Cabernet Franc (97 points) in the 2021 Platter's South Africa. A Veritas Double Gold was awarded to our Villiera Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2019, one of only four Double Golds in the wooded Chenin Blanc category and Villiera Tradition Brut NV continued its impressive performance with a Gold in the Cap Classique category. Not to stay out of the lime light, Villiera Tradition Brut Rosé NV received a Double Gold at the Rosé Rocks awards. 

At the Michelangelo Awards we were awarded the African Cellar Suppliers Cap Classique Trophy for our prestige cuvee Monro Brut 2014, and received gold medals for the Villiera Merlot 2017 and the Villiera Chenin Blanc 2020. Our still wines performed very well at the Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge with the Villiera Chenin Blanc scoring 91/100. Villiera Jasmine 2020, Viliera Sauvignon Blanc 2020, Villiera Merlot 2017 and Villiera Down to Earth White 2020 all received Gold Medals. Villiera Down to Earth Red 2018 received a Best Value award.

Other international accolades included an IWSC Gold Medal for Villiera Tradition Brut NV which received a 96-point rating and Silver Medals going to Villiera Monro Brut 2013 and Villiera Monro Merlot 2018. Earlier in the year, we earned two Top 100 SA Wine spots at the NWC / Top 100 SA Wine competition for our flagship Monro wines. Villiera Monro Brut 2013 and Villiera Monro Merlot 2018, both receiving Double Platinum Awards. Villiera Tradition Brut NV received a NWC Double Gold and Silver Awards were also received for Villiera Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2019, Villiera Bush Vine Sauvignon Blanc 2019 and Stand Alone Gamay Noir 2019.

Exclusive Wine Club Offer

Festive Season Cap Classique Pack 

The highly sought after annual Cap Classique pack is now available to Wine Club Members. The award winning selection includes all the Villiera Cap Classiques as well as a Domaine Grier Méthode Traditionnelle. 

1 x 750ml Tradition Brut

1 x 750ml Tradition Rosé

1 x 750ml Starlight Brut

1 x 750ml Domaine Grier Brut (France)

1 x 750ml Monro Brut 2014

1 x 750ml Brut Natural 2016 Available for only R900.00 per pack. 

Wine Club and online shop

Not a member yet? You can still order this fantastic case of Cap Classiques by simply registering as a member online on www.villierashop.com or by sending an email to club@villiera.com to receive your membership form. Alternatively contact Hannelie on +27.218652002. Get all the benefits of our wine club with no obligations. Special prices and selections curated by our winemakers, exclusive invitations, pre-releases and free delivery on 12 or more bottles. Join here.