It will come as no surprise to the many fans of Robertson Winery’s products: This year their long-established reputation for consistent quality and affordability has been nicely affirmed with a series of awards.
There are three major contests that focus on value as well as quality in South Africa. These are the Gold Wine Awards, the Ultra Value Wine Challenge and Winemag.co.za’s Best Value Tastings. From all three Robertson Winery brought home pleasing results in the current competitions.
These comprised five gold medals in the Gold Wine Awards for their chenin blanc 2019, sauvignon blanc 2018, chardonnay 2018 , beaukett 2018 and merlot 2018. This contest judges excellence in wines selling at retail prices of less than R130; as Robertson wines are priced at between R55-60 for whites and about R69 for reds, their labels are competitive indeed.
Winemag.co.za placed their shiraz 2018 in the Top Five, awarding it joint second place in their recent Best Value Shiraz Tasting. Judges assess examples of shiraz, tasted blind, that sell for between R60 and R120. At R69,the Robertson shiraz is among the most inexpensive.
The Ultra Value Wine Challenge scored their beaukett 2018 with 95 points, placing it in the Top 14 highest scoring wines. This semi-sweet wine, a blend of colombard and muscadel, was awarded Double Gold and is priced abetween R45 – R50. This contest saw Robertson a multiple winner, with three golds for their gewurztraminer 2018, the shiraz 2017 and the Chapel chenin blanc/colombard 2018, along with six silver medals for two further white and four red wines
In all, a score sheet worth shouting about! Congratulations to this deservedly popular winery that is so integral a part of the town with which it shares its name.