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Swartland Jongwynskou bring hulde aan 2016 se pronkwyne

Die produsente in die Swartland het weereens beïndruk tydens die onlangse Swartland Jongwynskou. Die agt lede wat aan die 2016 Jongwynskou deelgeneem het, spog met 7 goue, 24 silwer en 51 brons medaljes. 'n Verdere 21 klaswenners is aangewys vanuit die goue en silwer toekennings, en staan as toonbeeld in hul onderskeie kategorieë.

Die Swartland Jongwynskou vorm deel van die plaaslike aanloop tot die Suid-Afrikaanse Nasionale Jongwynskou, waarvan die uitslae op Saterdag, 20 Augustus 2016 tydens ‘n funksie by KIKS vrygestel sal word.

Die Jongwynskou word beskou as ‘n tegniese kompetisie wat aan wynmakers die geleentheid bied om hul wyne van die nuutste oesjaar teen die van hul eweknieë te meet, en ook die gehalte van nuwe wyne en wynstyle op ‘n groter platform te toets. In die Swartland-streek kom wyne met silwer- en goue toekennings in aanmerking vir klaswenner-toekennings en die streek se onderskeie trofeë.

Plaaslike trofee-wenners vir 2016
 
Hierdie jaar se trofee-wenners is as volg:

Babylon's Peak:

Die Babylon’s Peak gehoute Carignan neem die volgende trofees:


- Citrusdal Cellars Kampioen Skaars Rooiwynkultivar Trofee

- Malmesbury Motors Kampioen Droë Rooiwyn Trofee
- ABSA Groot Kampioen Trofee
 
Hulle palm ook die volgende in:

- Kobus Basson Kampioen Pinotage Trofee vir ‘n gehoute Pinotage

Darling Cellars:

Darling Cellars se gehoute Chenin Blanc neem die volgende trofees:

- CJP Chemicals Chenin Blanc Trofee
- Malmesbury Toyota Kampioen Droë Witwyn Trofee

Riebeek Cellars:

- Gert Kotzé Kampioen Shiraz Trofee vir ‘n gehoute Shiraz
- SAIL Kampioen Versterkte Wyn Trofee vir ‘n Cape Ruby
- SAIL Kampioen Skaars Witwynkultivar Trofee vir ‘n ongehoute Viognier

Volgens Zakkie Bester, voorsitter van die Swartland-wynskouvereniging, is die resultate van die 2016 oesjaar 'n aanduiding van die Swartland wynmakers se deursettingsvermoë ten spyte van tallose uitdagings.

“Die 2016 oesjaar was besonder uitdagend as gevolg van uiterste klimaat-toestande, spesifiek met betrekking tot die min reën en warm dae en nagte. Die wynmakers van die Swartland het egter, ten spyte van die aanslae van die elemente, bewys dat hulle onder enige omstandighede goeie wyn kan produseer, en dat hierdie kuns in 'n groot mate afhang van hoe toegewyd jy is en hoe goed jy jou wingerde ken,” het Bester ons telefonies meëgedeel.

Die 2016 Swartland Jongwynskou-uitslae is op Woensdag, 18 Augustus 2016 gevier, tydens ‘n prysuitdeling by Delsma Onthaalsentrum buite Hermon.

Swartland's agricultural workers recognised at Prestige Agri Awards

The winners of the regional leg of the 2016 Western Cape Prestige Agri Awards were announced last week and received recognition at an awards ceremony at the Groenrivier reception centre outside of Riebeek West on the 2nd of September.

The Western Cape Prestige Agri Awards are presented annually by the Western Cape Department of Agriculture in partnership with Shoprite, in an attempt to recognise agricultural workers' valuable contribution to the sustainable growth of the South African agricultural sector. What started as a regional competition with 36 entries in the Hex River Valley in 2002, has now grown to a national event with 1270+ entries from 15 separate regions.

Agricultural workers are nominated in one of eleven categories by employers, management teams, farm committees or co-workers, after which each entry is evaluated according to its individual merits by a panel of agricultural experts, who also conduct interview with the competitors to test their knowledge in their respective fields.

The Swartland's category winners will compete against the Western Cape's other regional winners in October; the overall Prestige Agri Awards winners will be announced at a gala event in November.

The Swartland's regional winners who received recognition at last week's ceremony included:


For more information about the 2016 Western Cape Prestige Agri Awards and the Swartland regional winners, as well as high-resolution photos from the recent award ceremony, please contact
Jolene Janse van Rensburg.

Ready, set, indulge! Swartland Country Market returns to Cape Town in October

 

Once a year the fine folks out in the Swartland region pack up their most sought-after wines, home-made delicacies and remarkable crafts and head out to the Cape of Good Hope to share the bounty with the locals. This year the 6th annual Swartland Country Market returns to the Kirstenbosch Stone Cottages on the 8th of October to delight visitors with a tasty selection of the Swartland’s finest fare.

Tasty treats & festive tunes

The Swartland Country Market is a family-friendly event has been tailored with foodies in mind. Inspired by the Cape of Good Hope's legacy as trade post along the maritime route that led to the alluring Spice Isles, our producers bring you a range of delectable olives, baked goods, wine, coffee, fresh produce & more. Our stalls are packed to the rafters with everything from farm-fresh eggs and fragrant spice rubs to creamy cheeses and glistening jams. Pick up some ingredients to experiment at home, or buy a delicious ready-made meal, pull up a chair and let our live musicians entertain you as you settle in for the day.

Rustic elegance & everyday luxury

Small and rustic but nevertheless widely renowned, the Swartland Country Market has attracted the enthusiastic attention of a host of Cape Town locals and discerning travellers who consistently return for more of our festive fare. The initiative also provides a platform where people from diverse backgrounds can mingle to enjoy the festive spirit of our bourgeoning community.

All of our vendors are proudly local and have been hand-selected for the passion that they display for their various crafts. Visitors can look forward to everything from artisanal foods to botanicals, herbs, paintings, jewellery, bath products and more. We invite you to browse, taste and peruse at your leisure - it's the perfect place to shop for a picnic and then find a spot to enjoy an al fresco lunch accompanied by some delicious Swartland wine.

The nitty-gritty

Date: 8 October 2016
Time: 10h00 - 16h00
Entrance: Free (R50 for a wine tasting glass and 10 tasting coupons)
Venue: Kirstenbosch Stone Cottages, corner Kirstenbosch & Rhodes Drive
Parking: Plenty available on the vacant lot behind the Stone Cottages

Get in touch

If there is anything more you’d like to know about the Swartland Country Market, get in touch with Jolene Janse van Rensburg on swartlandinfo@westc.co.za or (022) 487 1133.

Ons sien uit daarna om jou in die Swartland te ontvang.
 
Jolene Janse van Rensburg.

Santam Swartland Wine & Olive Route
Tel: 022 487 1133
Telefax: 022 487 2063
Fax2email: 086 211 0121
www.swartlandwineandolives.co.za

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