Wine Awards

Wine Awards

Avontuur Estate Wines Accolades received since 2000: 

“At our estate, only the very best grapes are selected, to create a range of wines that rate amongst the best in the region. With the increasing awareness of quality wine and growing preference for boutique wines, Avontuur Estate is proud of its ‘Premier Range’ in addition to our list of superb Estate and value-for-money wines. This range consists of Sarabande (Sauvignon Blanc Reserve), Luna de Miel (Chardonnay Reserve) , Minelli (Pinot Noir Reserve), Dominion Royale (Shiraz Reserve), our Liqueur Wine, Above Royalty and our complex Bordeaux style blend, Baccarat”. Jan van Rooyen, Winemaker 

 

2018
Platter’s 2018 Sarabande 2015 4*
Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 4*
10 Year pot-stilled Brandy 4*
Above Royalty 2017 3.5*
2017
International Wine & Spirits Competition 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Bronze
Veritas 2017 Luna de Miel 2016 Bronze
Vitis Vinifera 2017 Cabernet Franc 2014 Gold
Gold Wine Awards 2017 Cabernet/Merlot 2014 Gold
National Wine Challenge & Top 100 Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Double Platinum & Top 100

Sarabande Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2015 Double Gold
Luna de Miel Chardonnay Reserve 2015 Double Silver
Pinot Noir/Chardonnay 2016 Double Silver
Cabernet/Merlot 2013 Double Silver
Platter’s 2017 Dominion Royale Shiraz Reserve 2012 4*
10 Year old Pot-stilled Brandy 4*
Luna de Miel Chardonnay Reserve 2015 3.5*
Baccarat 2010 3.5*

Above Royalty Liquer Wine 2009 3.5*
2016
Gold Wine Awards 2016 Cabernet/Merlot 2013 Gold

International Wine & Spirits Competition 2016 Minelli Pinot Noir 2012 Silver

 Luna de Miel Chardonnay Reserve 2015 Bronze
Amorim Cap Classique Challenge 2016 Avontuur MCC Brut Silver
Platter’s 2016 Dominion Royale Shiraz 2011 4*

10 Year Old Brandy Private Collection 4*
Baccarat 2010 3.5*

Above Royalty Fortified Wine 2009 3.5*
Vitis Vinifera 2016 Luna de Miel Chardonnay Reserve 2015 Gold
Pinot Noir/Chardonnay 2015 Gold
Cabernet/Merlot 2013 Gold
National Wine Challenge 2016 Minelli Pinot Noir Reserve 2011 Double Silver

Dominion Royale Shiraz Reserve 2012 Double Silver

2015
Platter’s 2015 Dominion Royale 2011 4*

Brut Cap Classique N/V 4*
10 Year Pot-Stilled Brandy 4*

Above Royalty Fortified Wine 2009 3.5*
Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 3.5*
Sauvignon Blanc 2014 3.5*
Baccarat 2009 3.5*
Vitis Vinifera 2015 Luna de Miel 2015 Gold

Baccarat 2010 Double Gold
Veritas 2015 Luna de Miel 2015 Bronze
2014
 Old Mutual Trophy Show 2014
Dominion Royale 2011 Bronze
 Top 100 2014
Dominion Royale 2011
 Decanter 2014 Baccarat 2009 Bronze
Michelangelo 2014
Baccarat 2009 Gold
Platter’s 2014 Dominion Royale 2011 4*
Minelli Pinot Noir 2010 3*
Baccarat 2009 3.5*
Luna de Miel 2010 3*
Sarabande 2013 3.5*
MCC Brut N/V 4*
Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 3.5*
Cabernet Franc 2009 4*
Pinotage 2008 3*
Cabernet/Merlot 2011 3*
Sauvignon Blanc 2013 3*
Vintners Red 2010 3*
Vintners Blend 2012 3*
Vintners White 2012 2*
10 Year Potstill Brandy 4*
 International Wine &  Cabernet Franc 2010 Silver – Outstanding
 Spirits Competition Baccarat 2009 Silver – Outstanding
 Gold Wine Awards 2014 Pinot Noir/Chardonnay 2014 Gold
 Vitis Vinifera 2014 Cabernet Franc 2010 Trophy
Baccarat 2009 Gold
Cabernet/Merlot 2013 Gold
2013
Old Mutual Trophy Show 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Bronze
Decanter 2013 Luna de Miel 2010 Commended
Cabernet Merlot 2011 Commended
Platter’s 2013 Dominion Royale 2009 4.5*
Cabernet Franc 2009 4*
MCC Brut N/V 4*
Minelli Pinot Noir Reserve 2010 3.5*
Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 3.5*
IWSC 2013 Minelli Pinot Noir Reserve 2010 Silver – Outstanding
Cabernet/Merlot 2011 Bronze
Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Bronze
Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Silver
10 Year Potstill Brandy Silver
Young Wine Show 2013 Vintners White 2013 Silver
Vintners Blend 2013 Bronze
Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Bronze
Cabernet Franc 2013 Unwooded Bronze
Veritas 2013 Minelli Pinot Noir 2010 Bronze
Vintners White 2013 Bronze
Vitis Vinifera 2013 Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Gold
Minelli Pinot Noir 2010 Gold
Cabernet/Merlot 2011 Double Gold
2012
Veritas 2012 Vintner’s Red 2010 Silver
Baccarat 2008 Silver
Sarabande 2010 Bronze
International Wine & Spirits Competition 2012
Sarabande 2010 Silver
Dominion Royale 2009 Bronze
Best Value Wine Guide 2013 Vintner’s Red Cab/Shiraz 2010
Cab/Merlot 2008
Young Wine Show 2012 Unwooded Cab Sauvignon Gold
Wooded Cab Sauvignon Bronze
Wooded Cab Franc Bronze
Decanter 2012 Avontuur Cabernet Franc 2009 Bronze
Top 100 2012 Dominion Royale Shiraz Reserve 2009
Platter’s 2012 Dominion Royale Shiraz Reserve 4 stars
Brut N/V 4 stars
Minelli Pinot Noir Reserve 3.5 stars
Cabernet Franc 3.5 stars
Luna de Miel Chardonnay Reserve 3.5 stars
Sarabande Sauv Blanc Reserve 3.5 stars
2011
PLATTER’S 2011 Dominion Royale Shiraz Reserve 4 stars
Brut N/V 4 stars
Cabernet Franc 3,5 stars
Cabernet/Merlot 3,5 stars
Luna de Miel Chardonnay Reserve 3,5 stars
2010
BEST VALUE 2010 Vintner’s Blend Chardonnay/Pinot Noir 2010
VERITAS 2010 Dominion Royale Shiraz
Reserve 2008
Silver
Vintner’s Red 2007 Bronze
Cabernet Franc 2008 Bronze
YOUNG WINE SHOW 2010 Merlot 2010 Gold
WINE MAGAZINE SHIRAZ CHALLENGE
2010
Dominion Royale Shiraz Reserve
2008
4 stars
WINE MAGAZINE PANEL TASTING
– May 2010
Cabernet Franc 2008 4 stars
JOHN PLATTER 2010 Luna de Miel Chardonnay Reserve
2008
3.5 stars
Sarabande Sauvignon Blanc
Reserve 2009
3.5 stars
OLD MUTUAL TROPHY SHOW 2010 Dominion Royale Shiraz Reserve
2008
Bronze
2009
JOHN PLATTER 2009 Pinotage 2003 3.5 stars
Baccarat 2005 3.5 stars
Luna de Miel 2007 3.5 stars
Vintner’s Red 2005 3 stars
BEST VALUE WINE AWARDS 2009 Vintner’s Red 2005
DECANTER 2009 Luna de Miel 2008 Silver
2008
JOHN PLATTER 2008 Baccarat 2004 4 stars
Cabernet/Merlot 2004 3 stars
Vintner’s Red 2004 3 stars
DECANTER Luna de Miel (Chardonnay
Reserve) 2007
Silver
OLD MUTUAL TROPHY SHOW 2008 Vintner’s Red 2005 Bronze
WINE MAGAZINE (April 2008) Luna de Miel 2007 3 stars
MONDE SELECTION AWARD
– Brussels 2008
Luna de Miel (Chardonnay
Reserve) 2007
Gold
Avontuur Vintners Red 2005
(Bordeaux Blend)
Silver
2007
VERITAS 2007 Sauvignon Blanc 2007 Bronze
DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS Shiraz 2004 Gold
CONCOURSE MONDIAL BRUXELLES Shiraz 2004 Gold
JOHN PLATTER 2007 Luna de Miel 2004 4½ stars
Baccarat 2001 4 stars
Pinotage 2001 4 stars
Brut Cap Classique N/V 4 stars
2006
VERITAS 2006 Shiraz 2004 Silver
Cab/Merlot 2003 Bronze
Cab Sauv 2002 Bronze
INTERNATIONAL WINE & SPIRIT
COMPETITION 2006
Shiraz 2003 Bronze
OLD MUTUAL TROPHY WINE SHOW 2006 Shiraz 2004 Bronze
JULLIET CULLINAN AWARDS 2006 Cabernet/Merlot 2001 Silver
Luna de Miel 2005 Silver
JOHN PLATTER 2006 Luna de Miel 2004 4½ stars
Baccarat 2001 4 stars
Pinotage 2001 4 stars
Brut Cap Classique N/V 4 stars
2005
VERITAS 2005 Minelli 2004 Silver
Sauvignon Blanc 2005 Silver
Vintner’s Blend 2005 Silver
Shiraz 2003 Bronze
JULLIET CULLINAN AWARDS 2005 Baccarat 2001 Silver
Luna de Miel 2004 Silver
FAIRBAIRN CAPITAL TROPHY SHOW 2005 Baccarat 2001 Silver
DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS 2005 Baccarat 2001 Silver
Luna de Miel 2004 Bronze
JOHN PLATTER 2005 Luna de Miel 2003 4 stars
Baccarat 2000 4 stars
Pinotage 2001 4 stars
Brut Cap Classique 1999 4 stars
Cabernet Sauvignon 2000 3½ stars
Merlot 2000 3½ stars
Shiraz 2003 3½ stars
Cabernet Franc 2000 3½ stars
Chenin Blanc Barrel Select 2001 3½ stars
BEST VALUE 2005 Vintner’s Red 2003
Vintner’s Pinotage 2003
2004
JOHN PLATTER 2004 Luna de Miel 2001 4½ stars
Above Royalty 2000 4½ stars
Baccarat 2000 4 stars
Pinotage 2001 4 stars
Brut Cap Classique N/V 4 stars
Shiraz 2002 3½ stars
Merlot 2000 3½ stars
VERITAS 2004 Baccarat 2001 Gold
Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot 2001 Bronze
Vintner’s Pinotage 2003 Bronze
YOUNG WINE SHOW 2004 Shiraz 2004 Gold
SWISS INTERNATIONAL AIR LINES
WINE AWARDS
Baccarat 2000 Silver
WINE MAGAZINE 2004 Luna de Miel 2003 4 Stars
2003
VERITAS 2003 Sauvignon Blanc 2003 Bronze
Vintner’s White 2003 Bronze
Chardonnay 2003 Bronze
Pinotage 2001 Bronze
Shiraz 2002 Silver
YOUNG WINE SHOW 2003 Shiraz 2003 (barrel sample) Gold
Sauvignon Blanc 2003 Silver
Pinotage 2003 Silver
WINE MAGAZINE 2003 Avon Brut N/V 4 Stars
Chardonnay 2001 4 Stars
Cabernet Franc 2000 4 Stars
Baccarat 2000 4 Stars
Vintner’s White 2003 3½ Stars
TROPHY SHOW 2003 Baccarat 2000 Bronze
Shiraz 2002 Bronze
S.A.A. WINE SELECTION FOR 2003 Pinot Noir 2000 Business Class
2002
JOHN PLATTER 2002 Noble Late Harvest “Above Royalty” 2000 5 Stars
BRITISH AIRWAYS SELECTION FOR 2002 Merlot 1999 Business Class
Chardonnay 2000 Business Class
S.A.A. WINE SELECTION FOR 2002 Merlot 1999 Business Class
Chardonnay 2000 Business Class
MICHEL FRIDJOHN – SA WINE TROPHY SHOW 2002 Chenin Barrel Select 2001 Gold Award & Trophy Silver
Pinot Noir 2000 Gold Award & Trophy Silver
MICHELANGELO 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon 1999 Gold
WINE MAGAZINE 2002 Baccarat 1999 4 Stars
Luna de Miel 2000 4 Stars
Chenin Barrel Select 2001 5 Stars
Pinot Noir 2000 4 Stars
Above Royalty 2000 ‘Noble Late Harvest’ 4 Stars
Cabernet Franc 4 Stars
2001
YOUNG WINE SHOW 2001 Pinotage 2001 Gold
Merlot 1999 Gold
Cabernet Sauvignon 2000 Gold
Merlot 2000 Silver
Cabernet Franc 2000 Silver
MICHELANGELO 2001 Pinotage 1999 Double Gold
Above Royalty 2000 ‘Noble Late Harvest’ Silver
Cabernet Sauvignon 1999 Silver
VERITAS 2001 Above Royalty 2000 ‘Noble Late Harvest’ Gold
Luna de Miel – wooded Chardonnay Silver
Avon Brut Silver
Baccarat 1999 Silver
Pinotage 1999 Silver
Pinot Noir 1999 Silver
Lightly wooded Chardonnay 2000 Bronze
Pinotage 2000 Bronze
Cabernet Franc 2000 Bronze
SAA WINE SELECTION 2001 Chardonnay ‘Reserve’ 1999 First
Class
Pinotage 1999 First Class & Business Class
Cabernet Sauvignon 1999 First Class & Business Class
Sauvignon Blanc 2000 First Class & Business Class
Cabernet Franc 1999 Business Class
SAA AWARDS 2001 Chardonnay Reserve 1999 Won
White Wine Trophy
Pinotage 1999 Runner
up Red Wine Selection
2000
ABSA TOP TEN 2000 Pinotage 1999 Absa
Top Ten Award
MICHELANGELO 2000 Above Royalty 1999 ‘Noble Late Harvest’ Gold
Baccarat (Bordeaux Blend) 1999 Gold
OTHER AWARDS 2002 Chenin Barrel Select 2001 Gold & Trophy Award