Bottelary Hills winery Stellenrust, the largest Fairtrade producer in SA, has won gold. And we’re not talking the tawdry tat dished out by dodgy wine competitions. But Olympic Gold as their Chenin Blanc 2012 and a 2012 Rose made from Pinotage, Shiraz and Merlot has been selected along with a red blend from Brazil (hosts of the Olympics in 2016) as the bespoke wines for the London Olympic Games. The good news was reported last week by Decanter.
Not only will this be a huge boost to Stellenrust and the entire Bottelary Hills ward as the volumes quoted are 650,000 litres, but that SA’s two strongest indigenous suits, Chenin Blanc and Pinotage, feature, is a mega bonus.