September 2018

In a repeat performance from 2014, Domaine des Dieux, the boutique wine producer in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley near Hermanus, was crowned as South Africa’s best Cap Classique exponent at this year’s Amorim Cap Classique Challenge. The Domaine des Dieux Claudia Brut MCC 2012, a blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, won the category for Best Brut Blend as well as Best Producer having achieved the highest score of all the 127 wines entered into this year’s rendition of the Amorim Cap Classique Challenge.

The biggest wine exhibition in the southern hemisphere, they call it. But Cape Wine 2018 is arguably the most interesting, too. Wine buyers, sommeliers and journalists flew in from all corners of the globe where hundreds of South African wine producers were waiting to introduce them to the diversity, class and quality of the country’s industry.