Three of Stellar Winery’s organic wines received gold awards at this year’s Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Awards, with one reeling in a double gold award. The wines that were awarded are their The River’s End Chenin Blanc 2017 (double gold), The Sensory Collection Chardonnay 2016 (gold), The Sensory Collection Pinotage 2016 (gold) and The Sensory Collection Shiraz 2015 (gold).

Stellar Winery is situated in Vredendal in the Olifants River Valley and is the largest producer of fine, fair trade wines. All their wines are organic and vegan friendly. They also produce no-added-sulphur wines and are the largest global producers in this niche category.

Established in 1997, the Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Awards was the only international wine competition in South Africa. What sets this competition apart is that all the judges are wine experts that are picked from all seven continents. Since the start of the Michelangelo Awards, judges from 43 different countries have served on the panels. Supporting local wine makers who are targeting international markets for exports, remains their primary objective.

“Because Michelangelo is such a prestigious competition with international judges, we are extra proud of the awards we received this year. Winemaking is my passion, but awards like these are still the cherry on top. I can’t do it without the winemaking team, so I just have to acknowledge their contribution as well,” explained Stellar Winery’s head of production, Klaas Coetzee.

“It is fantastic to be associated with a great winery which is making a difference in all spheres it is involved in. I would also like to take the opportunity to thank a solid wine making team for crafting delicious wines at a fair price,” said Stellar Winery’s head of sales and exports, Jacques Skinner.

Wine-lovers can find their The River’s End and The Sensory Collection ranges via www.stellarorganics.co.za.

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