Awards and Accolades

(updated May 2017)

Current vintages

Pictus

Pictus V 2016

  • Double Platinum – National Wine Challenge/Top100 wines 2016
  • Gold – International Wine Challenge 2017

Pictus IV 2012

  • Platter 4 stars
  • Double Gold – National Wine Challenge/Top100 wines 2017

Pictus III 2011

  • Platter 4 stars
  • Bronze medal Veritas 2014
  • Double Gold – National Wine Challenge/Top100 wines 2016

Pictus II 2010 (magnums available)

  • Swartland Shiraz 2010 Award winner
  • SA Top 100 Wine Awards – April 2012
  • SA Top 100 wines 2013
  • Silver medal Veritas 2015
  • 87 points Robert Parker Wine Advocate

Pictus one 2009 (magnums available)

  • Bronze medal Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show SA 2011
  • Bronze medal Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show SA 2012
  • Platter 3.5 stars

The Pack

Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2015

  • Double Platinum – National Wine Challenge/Top100 wines 2017
  • Silver – International Wine Challenge 2017
  • Platter 4 stars

Paarl Roussanne 2014

  • Silver – International Wine Challenge 2017
  • 88 Steve Tanzer USA
  • Bronze  – International Wine and Spirit Competition 2015
  • Double Gold – National Wine Challenge/Top100 wines 2016
  • Silver – Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2016
  • Platter 4 stars

‘Penny’ Viognier 2014

  • Gold – Veritas 2015
  • Platter 4 stars
  • Bronze medal International wine Challenge 2015
  • 86 Steve Tanzer USA
  • Double Gold – National Wine Challenge/Top100 wines 2016

Swartland Syrah 2013

  • 90 points – Wine Advocate
  • Bronze – International Wine Challenge 2017
  • Gold – Veritas 2016
  • Silver – International Wine and Spirit Competition 2016
  • Platter 4 stars
  • Bronze – Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2016

‘Guillermo’ Pinotage 2013

  • 90 points – Wine Advocate
  • Double Gold – National Wine Challenge/Top 100 wines 2017
  • Silver – International Wine Challenge 2016
  • Platter 4 stars

‘Lycaon’ Grenache 2013

  • Platter 4 Stars
  • Bronze medal Veritas 2014
  • Double Silver – National Wine Challenge/Top100 wines 2016

‘Guillermo’ Pinotage 2014

  • Bronze – International Wine Challenge 2017

Peloton

 Peloton Rouge 2014

  • Double Silver – National Wine Challenge/Top100 wines 2017

Peloton Rouge 2013

  • Silver – Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2016
  • Silver Outstanding – International Wine and Spirit Competition 2016

Peloton Blanc 2014

  • 91 Points Cape Wine Blend 2016
  • Platter 4 stars

The Den

Sauvignon Blanc 2016

  • Commended – International Wine Challenge 2017

Chenin Blanc 2016

  • 87 points – Wine Advocate

Pinotage Rosé 2016

  • Top 11 Rosé Rocks 2016
  • Commended – International Wine Challenge 2017

Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

  • 85 points – Wine Advocate
  • Commended – International Wine Challenge 2017

 Pinotage 2014

  • Double Gold – National Wine Challenge/Top100 wines 2017
  • Silver Outstanding – International Wine and Spirit Competition 2016
  • 87 points – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
  • Double Silver – National Wine Challenge/Top100 wines 2016
  • Bronze – Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2016
  • Commended – International Wine Challenge 2017

Shiraz 2014

  • Silver Outstanding – International Wine and Spirit Competition 2016
  • Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2016 – bronze

Wine archive

The Pack

Rosalind Rosé 2014

  • 88 Steve Tanzer USA

‘Guillermo’ Pinotage 2012

  • Finalist Diners Club Winemaker of the Year 2015
  • Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate 89 points
  • Platter 4 stars
  • Commended – International Wine Challenge 2015
  • Double Silver – National Wine Challenge/Top100 wines 2016
  • Bronze – Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2016

‘Guillermo’ Pinotage 2011

  • Platter 4 stars
  • Silver medal International Wine Challenge 2014
  • Silver medal Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2014
  • Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate 89 points
  • 89 Steve Tanzer USA
  • National Wine Challenge/Top100 wines 2016 – Double Silver

Rosalind Rosé 2011

  • Platter 2012 – 3 stars
  • The Wine Society UK – March 2011

‘Guillermo’ Pinotage 2010

  • Top 100 Wines of 2013 – Wine Enthusiast USA – 91 points & Editors choice
  • Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate 90 Points
  • Steve Tanzer 91 Points
  • Platter 4 stars

‘Guillermo’ Pinotage 2009

  • ABSA Top 10 Pinotage Competition 2012 Winner
  • Classic Wine magazine – 4 stars
  • Wine magazine – 4 stars
  • Platter 2011 – 3 stars
  • Silver medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2011
  • Silver medal Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show SA 2011
  • US Wine enthusiast 2011 – 86 points
  • Matthew Jukes writes in Moneyweek UK: “Guillermo – the purest, most alluring Pinotage I have tasted in years!” Jan 2011

The Black Pack

Barrel fermented Chenin Blanc 2012

  • Platter – 3.5 stars
  • 88+ Steve Tanzer USA
  • Silver medal Old Mutual Trophy wine show 2014
  • Classic Wine Magazine 3.5 stars

Chenin Blanc 2011

  • Bronze medal Old Mutual Trophy wine show 2014

Roussanne 2012

  • Platter 4 stars
  • Silver medal Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show SA 2013
  • Winestate ( Australia) 4 stars
  • Silver medal International Wine Challenge 2014
  • Highly Commended – Decanter Magazine

Pinotage 2011

  • Platter  4 stars
  • Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate 88
  • Bronze medal International Wine Challenge 2014
  • Bronze medal Old Mutual Trophy wine show 2014

Merlot 2011

  • Platter – 3.5 stars
  • Commendation – International Wine Challenge 2013
  • Classic Wine magazine – 4 stars and investment choice

Shiraz 2010

  • Platter  4 stars
  • Steve Tanzer 89+
  • 88 points – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
  • Bronze medal Veritas 2015

Shiraz 2009

  • Winner 2012 British Airways/Comair Shiraz Trophy – 95 points
  • Bronze medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2011
  • Wine Advocate 2011 – 88 points
  • 5 Nations Wine Show – participant
  • British Airways – Premium selection
  • Platter 2011 – 4 stars

Pinotage 2010

  • La Selection wine competition 2012 Switzerland – Silver medal
  • Classic Wine magazine – 4 stars
  • Platter – 3 .5 stars
  • Silver medal International Wine Challenge 2013
  • Bronze medal Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2013

Roussanne 2011

  • Classic FM Wine Top 6 niche white
  • Bronze medal Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2012

Cape Hunting Blends

Peloton Blanc 2013

  • Platter 2014 –  4 stars
  • Bronze medal Veritas 2014
  • Bronze medal International wine Challenge 2014
  • Bronze medal Old Mutual trophy wine show 2014
  • Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate 89 Points
  • 87 Steve Tanzer USA
  • National Wine Challenge/Top100 wines 2016 – Double Gold

Lekanyane 2012

  • Platter 2014 –  3.5 stars
  • Bronze medal Veritas 2013 SA
  • Commended International Wine Challenge UK 2013

Peloton Rouge 2012

  • Platter 2014 –  3.5 stars
  • Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate 87 Points
  • Bronze medal Veritas 2015
  • Double Silver – National Wine Challenge/Top100 wines 2016

Peloton Rouge 2011 ( or Madach 2011)

  • Perold Absa Top 10 Cape Blends 2015

Lekanyane 2010

  • Wine magazine 4.5 stars
  • Bronze medal Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show SA 2012
  • Silver medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2011
  • Platter 2012 – 4 stars
  • Silver medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2011

Peloton Rouge 2009 ( or Madach 2009)

  • Wine State 4 stars and top non-Bordeaux blend from South Africa
  • Platter 2011 – 3.5 stars
  • Bronze medal Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2012
  • Perold Absa Top 5 Cape Blends 2014

Lekanyane 2009

  • Wine magazine 4.5 stars
  • SAA business class Jan 2011
  • Platter 2011 – 4 stars
  • Silver medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2011
  • Article “Going to the dogs” – Habitat magazine

Lekanyane 2008

  • Bronze medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2009
  • Decanter Magazine (UK), June 2009 – Best value White wine

The Den

 Chenin Blanc 2015

  • Silver medal Veritas 2015
  • Bronze medal International wine Challenge 2015

Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

  • Silver Outstanding – International Wine Challenge 2016

 Chenin Blanc 2014

  • Platter 3.5 stars
  • 87 Steve Tanzer USA

Pinotage Rosé 2014

  • Platter 3 stars
  • Steve Tanzer 88

Sauvignon Blanc 2014

  • Commended  International wine Challenge 2015

 Sauvignon Blanc 2013

  • Platter 3.5 stars

Chenin Blanc 2013

  • Platter 3.5 stars
  • Bronze Medal Old Mutual trophy wine show 2014
  • Silver Medals International Wine Challenge 2014
  • Silver medal Veritas 2014
  • Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate 87 points
  • 89 Points – Wine Enthusiast (Best Buy)

Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

  • Platter 3 stars
  • Bronze medal Veritas 2015
  • 87 Steve Tanzer USA

Pinotage 2013

  • Platter 3 stars
  • Bronze medal Veritas 2014
  • Commended International Wine Challenge
  • Steve Tanzer 88
  • 88 Points – Wine Enthusiast (Best Buy)

Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

  • Silver medal Veritas 2013
  • Platter 3.5 stars

Chenin Blanc 2012

  • Silver medal Veritas 2013
  • Platter 3.5 stars

Sauvignon Blanc 2012

  •  Bronze medal Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2013

Pinotage 2012

  • Silver medal Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2012

Chenin Blanc 2011

  • Silver medal Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2012

Chenin Blanc 2010

  • John Platter 2012 – 3 stars
  • Classic Wine mag Chenin blanc challenge 3 1/2 stars
  • Top 10 best value white 2012
  • Silver medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2011
  • US Wine enthusiast 87 points (best buy)
  • Silver medal Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show SA 2012
  • Wine Advocate 2011 – 88 points

Pinotage 2010

  • Commended International Wine Challenge 2014
  • Bronze medal Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2013

 Chenin Blanc 2009

  • Jo’burg Wine show 2010 Best value wine of show
  • Oz Clarke’s 250 best wines 2011

Other wines

Pinotage 2010

  • ABSA Top 10 Pinotage Competition 2012 Runner up
  • Silver medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2011
  • Top 10 best value red 2012
  • Silver medal Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show SA 2012
  • Bronze medal Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show SA 2011
  • US Wine Enthusiast 2011 – 87 points
  • Platter 2012 – 3.5 stars

Merlot 2009

  • Platter 2011 – 3 stars
  • Bronze medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2011
  • Silver medal Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show SA 2011
  • Wine Advocate 2011 – 87 points

Cape blend 2007

  • Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate 88 Points
  • Wine Spectator 86 points

Pinotage 2007

  • 2008 Swiss Air International Awards – Silver medal
  • Wine Enthusiast (USA) 90 points
  • Wine Spectator 87 points

Pinotage 2008

  • Bronze medals – Decanter World Wine Awards 2009 and Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2009
  • Wine Magazine – Top 10 Pinotage tasting June 2010