The Winery of the Year award in the annual Platter’s guide is the personal selection of editor Philip van Zyl, after considering a variety of criteria, the aim being to showcase a producer which epitomises the best of South African winegrowing today.
This year Nederburg accumulated a record 5 five-star accolades (Ingenuity White 2009, Ingenuity Red 2007, Private Bin D253 Sauvignon Blanc- Chardonnay, Private Bin Edelkeur 2009 and Winemaster’s Reserve Noble Late Harvest 2009) plus the award for Superquaffer of the Year for Lyric 2010 and this Paarl winery was therefore the obvious choice.
It’s worth noting that Nederburg’s status as Winery of the Year in Platter’s 2011 comes after it won the Fairbairn Capital trophy for most successful producer at the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show in both 2008 and 2009. Good for South African wine? You bet. As Macici said at last night’s launch function, “We don’t make 3 000 litres a year. We make over 14 million.”