The winners of the Michelangelo International Wine Awards of South Africa has been announced on Friday at the Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset West and Orange River Cellars has once again achieved something to be proud of.
The 2002 Orange River Cellars River’s Tale Red Muscadel has won Gold and the famous 2012 Orange River Cellars White Muscadel has won Silver.
The Michelangelo is unique in South Africa, in that only internationally accredited wine judges serve on the judging panels. (During the past 16 years more than 160 experts from 36 countries have served on the judging panels.) Judges are hand-picked from around the globe for their international experience, their judging proficiency as well as their credibility as wine makers, wine buyers, sommeliers and wine writers.
The main aim remains the annual identification of the wines which will fare well in world markets. As a result local producers have, for many years, used the Michelangelo as a guide for their exports.
Congratulations to all who were involved in the making of these world class wines.