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Kumkani reigns supreme at the SA Terroir Wine Awards

Kumkani added to its already impressive awards tally when Lanner Hill Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2007 was named the best Sauvignon Blanc in South Africa at the SA Terroir Wine Awards.

Kumkani Lanner Hill Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2007 was also named the best white wine in the Swartland/ Darling district and ward sub-category. Grapes for this wine are sourced from David Tullie’s farm, Lanner Hill, which is idyllically situated so that the cool climate helps to produce a wine with a complex nose and distinct character. The result is an expressive Sauvignon Blanc which is best enjoyed chilled with game or succulent lamb dishes.

The SA Terroir Wine Awards aim to honour wines which epitomise and reflect the inherent characteristics of our diverse wine growing regions. The judges were acclaimed wine tasters Charl Theron, Dave Hughes, Clive Torr, David Biggs and Susan Wessels.

Kumkani has won numerous medals local and international competitions this year, such as the Decanter World Wine Awards, Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, Swiss International Airline Awards, the International Wine Challenge and the Sélections Mondiales des Vins Canada.

Kumkani winemaker, Nicky Versfeld, said: “Creating a winning wine doesn’t require a secret recipe – it’s simply a combination of terroir, and teamwork between the grower, viticulturist and winemaker. By doing the basic things right and paying attention to detail from the vineyard to the bottling process, we ended up with a unique wine, namely the Kumkani Lanner Hill Sauvignon Blanc.”

About Kumkani Derived from the Xhosa word meaning ‘king’, Kumkani is an award-winning wine that celebrates South Africa’s rich heritage, eclectic mix of people and abundance of natural resources. Thanks to the fertile soil, suitable South African climate and winemaker’s excellence, Kumkani is worshipped by wine lovers.

ABOUT OUR COMPANY the company of wine peopleTM is one of South Africa's top wine exporters whose people are passionate about producing wine for those who love sharing good wine. Its core brands are the 'king' of South African wine Kumkani, Thandi – the first wine in the world to be Fairtrade accredited, traditional Welmoed, unconventional Versus and the lifestyle wine Arniston Bay. The winemaking team, under the guidance of chief winemaker Nicky Versfeld, ensures that the company of wine peopleTM boasts with a diverse variety of excellent wine suitable for every drinking occasion.

All wines produced by the company of wine peopleTM are available for tasting and purchasing at the Welmoed tasting centre, situated on the R310 between the N2 highway and Stellenbosch. The centre is open: Monday to Friday: 09:00 – 17:30 Saturdays / public holidays: 09:00 – 17:00 Sundays: 10:00 – 16:00

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