They don’t call themselves the port capital of South Africa for nothing. Calitzdorp once again put the preference on port at the annual Cape Port Producers’ Association (CAPPA) awards when five wines from this quaint town excelled in their class. Aimed to raise the profile and quality of authentic Cape port-style fortified wines crafted from Portuguese varietals according to traditional methods, Boplaas, De Krans and Axe Hill were all honoured for their quality and individuality.
These wines excelled at CAPPA 2017:
Boplaas Cape Ruby NV – silver medal and best in class
Aan de Doorns Cape Ruby 2015 – silver medal and runner-up
Boplaas Cape Tawny NV – gold medal, best in class and trophy winner
De Krans Cape Tawny Ltd Release NV – silver medal and runner-up
Any other port
Axe Hill Cape LBV 2010 – silver medal and best in class
Delaire Graff Cape Vintage 2015 – gold medal, best in class and runner-up trophy winner
De Krans Cape Vintage Reserve 2014 – gold medal and runner-up
The Cape Port Producers’ Association (CAPPA), formerly known as SAPPA, was formed in 1993 at the Calitzdorp Port Festival by the late Theo Rudman and 12 port producers.