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Awards & Distinctions

2008

Nelson Wine Estate

Adjudged Champion Wine Estate and Private Producer under 2000 tons
in the Cape Winelands Boland Region 

Cabernet Franc 2008
 
Adjudged the South African Champion in its class at the SA Young Wine Show 2008
 
Adjudged the South African Champion Other Red Cultivar at the SA Young Wine Show 2008
 
Awarded a Gold medal at the SA Young Wine Show 2008
 
Nelson Estate Shiraz 2003
 
Awarded a Gold Medal at the 2008 Michelangelo Wine Awards
 
Sauvignon Blanc 2008

Awarded a Gold Medal at the 2008 Michelangelo Wine Awards

Sauvignon Blanc 2007

Adjudged the best White Wine in the world with Oysters in the Netherlands - 2008

Lisha Nelson Signature Rosé 2008

One of the top three Rosés to have been awarded 3.5 stars in the December 2008 issue of WINE Magazine
Adjudged the Champion Rosé Paarl Region – SA Terroir Awards 2008
 
Awarded a Silver medal at the SA Young Wine Show 2008
 
Pinotage Rosé 2008
 
Awarded a Silver medal at the SA Young Wine Show 2008
 
Petit Verdot 2008
 
Awarded a Silver medal at the SA Young Wine Show 2008
 
Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot Rosé 2007
 
Awarded a Silver Medal at the 2008 Michelangelo Wine Awards
 
Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot 2008
 
Awarded a Bronze medal at the SA Young Wine Show 2008
 
Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
 
Awarded a Bronze medal at the SA Young Wine Show 2008
 
Shiraz 2008
 
Awarded a Bronze medal at the SA Young Wine Show 2008
 
Merlot 2008
 
Awarded a Bronze medal at the SA Young Wine Show 2008
 

2007

Estate Chardonnay 2005

Champion Chardonnay Paarl Region – SA Terroir Awards

 

2006

Estate Shiraz 2002

Champion Shiraz Paarl Region – SA Terroir Awards

 

2005

Nelsons Creek Sauvignon Blanc 2005

Awarded a Gold medal at Michelangelo Wine Awards

Nelson Wine Estate

Adjudged South Africa’s ‘Best Wine lands Business Tourism Destination’ at the

Global Wine Networks Award Ceremony in Australia

 

2004

Estate Shiraz 2002

Awarded a Double Gold medal at the SA Veritas Awards

Estate Cabernet/Merlot 2002

Awarded a Gold medal at the SA Veritas Awards

Estate Chardonnay 2003

Awarded a Silver medal at the SA Veritas Awards
 

2003

Sauvignon Blanc 2003

Grand D’or Gold Award at Michelangelo International Awards

Chenin Blanc 2002

Silver Award at Michelangelo International Awards

Chardonnay 2002

Silver Award at Michelangelo International Awards

SAA First Class Listing
 

2002

Chenin Blanc 2002 Limited Edition

87 points in Steve Tanzer tasting

Sauvignon Blanc 2002

Voted best South African white wine

4 out 5 points for Quality in the Finnish Publication “Viinistä Viiniin”

2 out of 2 points for value price in the Finnish Publication “Viinistä Viiniin”

 

2000

Pinotage 1998

Four star red letter rating in Platters wine guide

Cabernet Sauvignon Paarl 1995

Diploma di Gran Menzione at Vinitaly

Shiraz 1999

Silver at SA Veritas Awards

Chardonnay 2000

Silver at SA Veritas Awards

 

1999

Cabernet Sauvignon 1999 Unwooded

Gold medal at the SA National Young Wine Show

 

1998

Cabernet Sauvignon 1995

Awarded a gold medal at the SA Veritas Awards

 

1997

Second year of production

Cabernet Sauvignon 1997

Awarded a gold medal at the South African National Young Wine Show

 

1995

Awarded a gold medal at the SA Veritas Awards

Chardonnay 1997

Premium red letter rating in the John Platter’s Wine Guide 1997

 

1996

New Cellar in production

Wooded Chardonnay 1996

Class Winner and Champion South African Chardonnay and

Reserve Champion SA dry white wine (out of 864 entries)

Cinsaut/ Shiraz Blend 1996

Top scorer Muizenbibers Wine Club

Rated best red wine blend by wine writer David Biggs, Argus 27 September 1996

Nelson’s Creek Wine Estate

Trophy for Champion Wine Estate and Private Producer for the Boland Region   

(includes Franschhoek, Paarl, Wellington, and Tulbagh)

 

1995

Merlot 1995 – Maiden Vintage

Awarded a Gold Medal at the Veritas Wine Show of 1997

Cabernet Sauvignon 1995 – Second Vintage

Awarded a gold medal at the SA National Young Wine Show

Premium red letter rating in John Platter’s Wine Guide 1997

 

1994

First year of production of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cinsaut

Cabernet Sauvignon 1994 – Maiden Vintage

Awarded a gold medal at the Paarl Young Wine Show

Chosen by the tasting panel of Air Namibia, Super Business Class

Cinsaut 1994 – Maiden Vintage

Rated best in South Africa by wine writers John Platter and Phyllis Hands

 

1993

First year of production of only 3000 bottles of Chardonnay

Wooded Chardonnay 1993 – Maiden Vintage

Chosen as the best SA Chardonnay by the tasting panel of the Oaks Wine of the Month Club

Nelson’s Creek Wine Label

Adjudged most innovative and appealing at the International Food and Wine exhibition in Thailand