Nederburg, The Brew Master. Picture by H&L
The team from Nederburg left The Drinks Business Global Cabernet Sauvignon Masters 2018, in the United Kingdom with three gold medals.

It was the only ones awarded to Cabernet Sauvignons from South Africa.  

Thirty-six wines from wine-producing countries across the world earned gold medals, while only six achieved ‘master’ status.   

Award-winning wines
  • The 2015 vintage of Nederburg Private Bin R163 Cabernet Sauvignon, made for exclusive sale on the annual Nederburg Auction earned 94 points and a gold medal in the 100% Cabernet Sauvignon oaked, £50+ category.   
  • Nederburg Two Centuries Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 scored gold in the 100% Cabernet Sauvignon oaked, £20-£30 grouping, with 93 points. 
  • Nederburg Heritage Heroes The Brew Master 2015 also won gold, with 93 points achieved in the Cabernet Sauvignon oaked blend, £15-£20 category.  Dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon, this Bordeaux-style red blend also features Petit Verdot, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Malbec.  
Andrea Freeborough, Nederburg cellar-master. Picture supplied

Nederburg cellar-master, Andrea Freeborough says:  “We hand make these awarding-winning wines with great care and meticulous attention to detail. They are all made from fruit sourced from two top-performing dry-farmed vineyards situated on the north-west facing slopes of Simonsberg in Simondium (Paarl wine region).   

She adds: “The vines are mature and grow in red/yellow Tukulu/Clovelly (deep clay and granite) soils ideal for root penetration due to its good water-holding capacity and limited compactness. Little is done to interfere with these vines that are in perfect balance with nature.  In the cellar, the selected fruit is further sorted with each block individually vinified. Open-topped fermenters are used to provide greater colour, complexity of aroma and flavour, and optimal tannin extraction. "