Zandvliet Wine Estate’s status as a premier producer of Shiraz wines has been re-affirmed with two consecutive vintages of its Kalkveld range winning Platinum medals at the 2024 National Wine Challenge and inclusion in the list of the year’s Top 100 South African Wines.

The excelling wines were the 2020 and 2021 vintages of Zandvliet Kalkveld Shiraz. The successful wines were assessed in the competition’s most hotly contested category of red wines, which accounted for half of total entries this year.

Winemaker Jacques Cilliers

“Kalkveld Shiraz is a very special range thanks to a unique terroir,” says winemaker Jacques Cilliers. “Having two consecutive vintages win the highest ratings in the NWC/Top 100 competition underlines this fact. The unique terroir gives the wine its singular mineral footprint and its name. Kalkveld translates to ‘field of chalk’,” he adds.

The Kalkveld Shiraz wines are characterised by notes of plums, prunes and violets, hints of spice and a long, velvet finish. They are instantly recognisable as products of Zandvliet excellence.

Among the accolades the Zandvliet Kalkveld range has received are four stars in the Platter’s South African wine guide; Double Gold at the Veritas Awards; Gold at the Michelangelo International Wine & Spirit Awards; and, Top 10 red wine at the Trophy Wine Awards.

The 2020 and 2021 Kalkveld Shiraz sell for R1 800/case of six and will be delivered free of charge, to your door, when ordered directly from the online shop at https://www.vanloveren.co.za/online-store/.

Zandvliet Wine Estate is located near the village of Ashton, off the R60.

For more information, contact zandvliet@vanloveren.co.za or visit www.zandvliet.co.za.