Boschendal Wines Stun International Judges with 12 Wines Scoring 90pts-Plus

Boschendal Estate continues to take its award-winning reputation internationally, winning a Gold medal at the Decanter World Wine Awards in London for its coveted Jean le Long Prestige Cuvée Cap Classique 2009, which is rapidly garnering a reputation as one of South Africa’s most-awarded Cap Classique wines. With the Jean le Long Cap Classique accruing a score of 96pts, 11 other diverse wines and wine-styles from this iconic wine estate in Groot Drakenstein achieved ratings of 90pts or more at this wine show, regarded as one of the world’s most important.

Shirley van Wyk, Boschendal’s marketing manager, says this international recognition at the Decanter World Wine Awards is terrific commendation for the estate’s three winemakers who consistently produce a diverse range of wines across grape varietals and wine-styles – each focused on their passion and expertise. The Decanter accolades for Boschendal also come at a critical time for the South African wine industry with uncertainty being a daily challenge for this vital component in the country’s industries.

“The Decanter Awards have always been one of the most important platforms from which to showcase the quality of your wines, but I think this year’s competition was of special significance for South African wine producers,” says Van Wyk. “