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  • Delaille Raubenheimer

Wildeberg - Winemag’s 2022 ‘Winery of The Year’ - a Hidden Gem in Franschhoek

Views from the Wildeberg "Dam Huis"
Views from the Wildeberg "Dam Huis"

Wildeberg - which translates to ‘wild mountain’ - comprises of a winery, manor house, dam house and farm cottages perched up against the majestic Franschhoek mountain. A hidden gem in Franschhoek Valley!

Upon my first visit earlier this year, I was mesmerised by the location, views, exceptional wines and warm hospitality. I was elated to hear that Wildeberg was recently awarded Winemag’s 2022 ‘Winery of The Year’.

A media event was hosted to celebrate this well-deserved accolade! An exquisite selection of canapés was prepared Hennie van Loggerenberg - the talented in-house chef (and celebrated artist!) paired with the Wildeberg wines.

“We are delighted by this fantastic recognition for our winemaking team”, said JD Rossouw, winemaker at Wildeberg, “as well as for all the amazing vineyard partners who make it happen each year. Without their hard work and attention to detail, we would be just another bottle at the table!”

The estate’s Wildeberg White (Semillon) 2021 was rated best in its category, with a rating of 94. Another five of their wines made the Top 10; the Wildeberg Red 2021 (96 points), Coterie by Wildeberg Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc 2020 (94 points), Coterie by Wildeberg Grenache/Syrah 2021 (94 points), Coterie by Wildeberg Chenin Blanc/Grenache Blanc 2021 (91 points) and the humble Tea Leaf 2021 (91 points).

Wildeberg offers canapé style functions, ideal for intimate birthday parties, smaller year end functions and wine tastings.

All six award-winning wines are currently available from the farm and at select retailers around the country.

View their full range of wines here


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