Akkerdal’s Semillon takes top honours
It is an honour for our Semillon to be awarded with the Grand Cru, Top 100 and Double Platinum award at the National Wine Challenge 2023, South Africa’ premier fine wine competition
Whilst our Family Legacy in the Franschhoek Valley dates back to 1714. and the planting of the first Semillon in the French Huguenots’ Franschhoek Valley to 1690.
Our maiden vintage was only made in 2020, a full 340 years later, and having it recognised as South Africa’s #1:Semillon for 2023 underwrites the fact that our terroir is perfectly suited to this cultivar
This award should come as no surprise, if you combine the underated and understated winemaking skills of owner Pieter Hanekom with his love and relationship with the soils, viticulture, and his intimate knowledge of Akkerdal’s terroir.
Cheers to many more to follow