Competing with the world’s finest wines served sky-high, we were humbled to hear that the Aaldering Sauvignon Blanc 2013 was awarded 2nd place for best white wine amongst First Class Airlines Worldwide in the Global Traveler Wines on the Wing competition. South-Korea’s Asiana Airlines is serving our Sauvignon Blanc for the second consecutive year and attracted the attention of the jury by its elegance and purity.
Returning from our head in the clouds back to solid ground, you can also enjoy the Aaldering Sauvignon Blanc in one of the beautiful top gastronomy restaurants that are serving our wines, amongst which over 35 Michelin starred restaurants as well as the 27 ‘Lekker Top 100’ restaurants that are making inspired food & wine pairings.
For an overview of all accolades click here.
Like many of our fellow business and personal contacts we support a better life for all. Hence our continued sponsorship of the Human Rights Watch gala dinner that took place this week in Amsterdam to raise funds and awareness for those in need of protection of their human rights. Therefore we toast to lots of good deeds that will contribute to a better world.
Flying Dutchman Magazine knows its way around the greatest travel destinations in the world, and have just discovered the Aaldering Luxury Lodges which they sweetly nicknamed ‘Black Beauty’ in their latest edition, referring to our black colored winery amidst the brilliant green vines throughout the valley.
If you also want to further explore the philosophy and personal craftsmanship behind Aaldering Wines, we warmly welcome you to come and visit the vineyards that produce our Estate Wines and stay at the gorgeous Aaldering Luxury Lodges.
‘Tis the season’ to stock up your wines again. Within our range of 8 wines you will surely find the perfect wine for each occasion, whether that’s a Christmas party, a magnificent dinner or to send out to your best clients, let us know what you are looking for and we will be happy to get you sorted before 2014 flew by so that you can enjoy your December wines in a relaxing pace.
15-17 March 2015 – Prowein, Düsseldorf, Germany, WOSA Pavilion
14-16 April 2015 – Word Travel Catering & Onboard Services – Hamburg, Germany
13 May 2015 – World’s Leading Wines, Chicago, USA
15-17 September 2015 – Cape Wine 2015, CTICC, Cape Town, South Africa
16 September 2015 Aaldering Wine Dinner Gala, Aaldering Estate, South Africa
As the title suggests Aaldering now qualifies as an ‘Estate Winery’, we are we are delighted and overjoyed with the news that we were recently approved with Estate status for our winery and vineyards! This to go along with our commitment to IPW and Enviro Wines puts us in good stead to keep making world class wines. From the 2014 vintage onwards all Aaldering wine labels will carry the ‘Estate’ reference. This further confirms our belief in the Devon Valley terroir and our vineyards , as we will continue to exclusively make wines from Aaldering estate-grown grapes. We are looking forward to taking our vineyards from strength to strength in the future, and up to the very top, making wines worth investing in!
Last time we shared our end of harvest report and a sneak preview on the status of the 2014 wines in the cellar. Now we have successfully bottled the much anticipated Lady M 2014 (unwooded Pinotage), a wine with a history. A dedication to Marianne and her impeccable taste for opulent wines. We can happily report that this wine lives up and exceeds to its predecessor’s standards, it shows a beautiful, youthful, deep purple to red color. Put your nose near the glass and there are intense bursts of red and pungent stewed fruits. It erupts with bright and zesty aromas, the palate is no different, as its zingy elegance and mouth feel leave your taste buds puckering with fruit and freshness alike. Lady M 2014 was the first wine to bottle of the 2014 vintage, and is to be followed by Pinotage Blanc 2014 and Pinotage Rosé 2014. All extraordinary wines, for sophisticates we might even add.
It’s our courteous mission to give you the opportunity of enjoying an Aaldering wine wherever you may find yourself in the world. Next to our cherished existing importers in Spain, Switzerland, Italy, Denmark, Poland, Curacao, Aruba, Bonaire, USA, China, Japan, and many others, Aaldering wines are now also available through the finest importers in Belgium, Austria, Finland, Singapore and Hong Kong.
With 23 countries and counting we aren’t everywhere just yet, but if you would like to be in the good company of a glass of Aaldering wine at your favourite destination, please connect with us and we would love to make it work!
Whether you are either a wine professional travelling every year or a once-in-a-lifetime adventure traveller to South Africa, you are probably making your forthcoming Cape summer plans right now, as reservations are coming in as we speak.
Experience a retreat of serenity and rejuvenation at the Aaldering Luxury Lodges. Our endlessly cheerful and cordial Lodge Manager William is looking forward to be receiving you at the Aaldering estate this coming season!
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