Wrap up for 2018
And before we know it yet another year has slipped away and most of us have picked out our favourite bottles of wine, packed our holiday bags and are looking forward to spending time with the people we love.
2018 has been an interesting year for us at Ernie Els Wines. First and foremost it marks the 18th year since the first vintage of Ernie Els. Those of you with teenage children may relate this to the age your children reach adulthood and for some of us the time they leave the nest. For the golfers, it could mark the last hole of a round of golf. For us at the winery it has been a year in which new beginnings have commenced and in which we have been assured we have been doing the right things for the past 18 years.
As you probably know we closed the winery and cellar in July as we started our renovation project which will see us overhauling the tasting room and adding a brand new 120 seat restaurant with breathtaking vistas over Stellenbosch and all the way to Lions Head and Table Mountain. The project is coming along beautifully and we are still on track to open towards the end of 2019. While this project is going on it is business for usual for us and you will still be able to get all of your favourite wines through your normal channels.
Shortly after we had begun this exciting project the awards and accolades started arriving. Firstly Tim Atkins scores arrived which saw five of our wines scoring more than 90 Points. Shortly after that we were awarded as the best South African Cabernet Sauvignon at the International Wine and Spirits Competition in London with a score of Gold Outstanding (93+). The following month our Proprietors Blend 2016 was not only awarded 5 Stars in Platter but was also announced as the “Red Blend of the Year”.
We hope 2018 has been as exciting a year for you as it has been for us and wish you a relaxing holiday break. We look forward to welcoming back to Ernie Els Wines towards the end of 2019 but hope that you will keep in touch with us and follow our progress. Until then, enjoy the wines.