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De Grendel Brings Home Two Big Wins at the Michelangelo International Wine Spirits Awards 2017

De Grendel wines has brought home a trophy and a gold award from the Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards 2017. The De Grendel Rubaiyat 2013 was awarded the Tonnelerie de Mercurey French Style Red Blend trophy, one of only 21 trophies awarded to the 1 633 entries. Our De Grendel Koetshuis Sauvignon Blanc 2017 also won gold.

De Grendel Wines Rubaiyat 2013 Michelangelo Wine Awards 2017

“It is heartwarming to receive a trophy for our De Grendel Rubaiyat as the category with the most entries was the one for red blends, which included Bordeaux style blends as well as Cape Blends,” says Sir De Villiers Graaff, 4th Baronet.

The De Grendel Koetshuis Sauvignon Blanc 2017 was also judged in a highly competitive category. The most entries received for white wines was for Sauvignon Blanc, which received 176 entries, and only ten gold medals were awarded, one of which went to De Grendel.

Our winning wines will now carry stickers acknowledging the awards. “Using various experts in the field of digital marketing, Michelangelo has embarked on a ground-breaking project that – as far we know – is a world first,” says Lorraine Immelman, founder and CEO of the Michelangelo Awards.

“From this year the coveted Michelangelo awards stickers will carry a QR code. Once scanned on the smartphone of the retail, restaurant or hotel customer, the code will allow access to succinct and varied information on the product, including tasting notes and a guide as to where the specific product can be purchased and/or ordered,” she says.

All wines were judged blind according to the international 100-point system.


October 06, 2017