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VONDELING 2016 Bowwood Pinotage has claimed a place as one of the best in South Africa with its first-ever win in the Absa Top 10 Pinotage awards announced at Boschendal today [SUBS: Wednesday, 14 August 2019].

The winning Vondeling Bowwood 2016 is only the third vintage of Pinotage made at Vondeling and ranked in the top 10 alongside some of the wine industry’s most long-standing and distinguished names in Pinotage.

“The Absa Top 10 is the biggest event there is for Pinotage and is known as a reliable indicator of the very best of Pinotage in South Africa, and so just making the list of 20 finalists for the first time was a thrill, especially as a very young producer. Taking a Top 10 trophy home is absolutely fantastic and we’re so proud to have made it into a list that features some of the most venerable names in Pinotage,” an elated Vondeling winemaker Matthew Copeland said.

Last year, the second vintage, 2015, was awarded the JF Hillebrand Trophy for Best Pinotage overall in the Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Award. The 2014 achieved 4.5 stars in the 2017 and 2018 editions of the Platter’s South African Wine Guide, and the 2015 was rated as 4 stars in the 2019 guide.

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