Eikendal Vineyards Scores Big with Tim Atkin

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Internationally acclaimed wine critic, Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine (MW), has released his annual 2017 South Africa Special Report, awarding Medals of Excellence to the best South African wines as rated according to international standards. Eikendal Vineyards’ wines received top honours again with the yet to be released and much anticipated Cabernet Franc 2015 and the flagship Bordeaux-style blend, Classique 2015, excelling with 95/100 points.

The popular Charisma 2015 – a unique Shiraz, Petit Verdot and Sangiovese blend – was awarded 94/100, followed by the Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Chardonnay 2015, Merlot 2015 and Pinotage 2016 all clinching 93/100 points. The Sauvignon Blanc 2016 scored 91/100, bringing Eikendal’s tally to an astounding eight wines scoring more than 90/100 – by all accounts a phenomenal achievement.

“It is the result of hard work, a dedicated team and a total commitment to excellence in our vineyards, our cellar and ultimately our wines that speak of the freshness and finesse we consistently strive for,” says Eikendal Cellarmaster Nico Grobler.

Eikendal, conveniently situated between Stellenbosch and Somerset West on the R44, is renowned for its award-winning wines. Visitors can enjoy a Wine Tasting of these highly acclaimed wines, a Cookie Tasting for the young ones, Cellar Tours, Fly Fishing, and a popular kids’ play area. Cucina di Giovanni @ Eikendal offers languid lunches and dinners whilst visitors also have the option of extending their Eikendal Experience by spending the night at the charming Eikendal Lodge.

Eikendal’s Tasting Centre is open Mondays to Sundays from 10:00 to 17:00. For any queries, contact Chantal-Lee at 021 855 1422 or send an email to info@eikendal.co.za.