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First Sighting Shiraz wins Platinum at Michelangelo Awards

By October 3, 2018Uncategorized

Strandveld Vineyards, Africa’s southernmost winery, situated in the Elim wine ward near Cape Agulhas has earned another top rating for their cool climate Shiraz.

This time it is the First Sighting Shiraz 2016 with a Platinum Medal at the Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Awards and earning a 96 point rating. Only 36 Platinum Medals were awarded at the 2018 Competition, putting the First Sighting Shiraz among the top 1% of entrants.

This delicious medium bodied Shiraz shows spicy white pepper and mocha aromas with vibrant red and black berry flavours and a touch of fynbos. It has a juicy palate with savoury tannins, subtle toasted oak with a long spicy finish.

It is available for purchase from the Strandveld Vineyards tasting room or online store, selling for R88 per bottle, and is also available at selected retailers and restaurants around the country.

For more information or a visit to the Strandveld tasting room, call Tel: +27 (0)28 482 1902 or send an email to