10th Anniversary - 1993 - 2003

A list of accolades we have received in the past 10 years

VEENWOUDEN CLASSIC - ACCOLADES

1993
Wine Magazine - 4 Stars
John Platter - 4 Stars
Decanter Magazine/Steven Spurriers Choice Best South African Red Wine

1994
Wine Magazine - 3 Stars
John Platter - 4 Stars
Veritas - Double Gold
Expovina-Zurich - Gold

1995
Wine Magazine - 2 Stars
John Platter - 5 Stars
Veritas - Gold
Swedish Sommeliers Association - 5 Stars
Mondo Wein Der Welt - 92/100
Stephen Tanzer - 90/100

1996
Wine Magazine - 4½ Stars
John Platter - 4 Stars
Swiss Wien Wisser - 18/20
Air France Classic Wine Competition - Top 10

1997
Wine Magazine - 4 Stars
John Platter - 4½ Stars
Wein Salons International Competition in Hamburg - Grand Prix Prize
Bordeaux Challenge - Du Vin Gold
Swiss Wien Wisser - 18/20
Italian Tasting/Best International Wines: '97 outscored 30 of the Worlds Best Wines, ie Chateau Latour, Almaviva, Chateau Haut Brion, Opus One, Saccicaia etc.

1998
Wine Magazine - 4 Stars
John Platter - 5 Stars
Veritas - Double Gold
Michelangelo - Gold
Decanter Magazine/Steven Spurriers Choice - Best New World Wine
Swiss - Cash - 90/100
Mario Scheuerman/Capital Weincompass - 92/100
Wine Enthusiast - USA - 91/100

1999
Wine Magazine - 4½ Stars
John Platter - 4½ Stars
Rene Gabriel - 18/20
Stuart Pigott - Schone Neue Wein Welt - 90/100
Mario Scheuerman/Capital Weincompass - 90/100
Voted Best Red Wine at the Cape Wine 2002 Show by the Dutch Guild of Sommeliers

2000
Wine Magazine - 3 Star/2 Star
John Platter - 4½ Stars
Monde Wiene Der Welt - 94/100
Stuart Pigott - Schone Neue Wein Welt - 93/100
Jancis Robinson's Pick of Top 8 South African Red Wines
One of the highest scoring wines at The Expovina Wine Show in Zurich - 97/100
Robert Parker The Wine Advocate - 90+

VEENWOUDEN MERLOT - ACCOLADES

1993
Wine Magazine - 3 Stars
John Platter - 4 Stars

1994
Wine Magazine - 3 Stars
John Platter - 4½ Stars
Veritas - Gold

1995
Wine Magazine - 4½ Stars
John Platter - 4½ Stars
Veritas - Gold
Swedish Sommeliers Association - 5 Stars
Mondo Wein Der Welt - 94/100
Stephen Tanzer - 90/100

1996
Wine Magazine - 3 Stars
John Platter - 4 Stars
Swiss Wien Wisser - 17/20

1997
Wine Magazine - 3 Stars
John Platter - 4½ Stars
Swiss Wien Wisser - 17/20
I.W.S.C - London - Gold

1998
Wine Magazine - 4½ Stars
John Platter - 4½ Stars
Veritas - Double Gold
Michelangelo - Gold
Swiss - Cash - 94/100
Air France Classic Wine Competition - Trophy Winner/Best Red
Wine Enthusiast - USA - 90/100

1999
Wine Magazine - 3½ Stars
John Platter - 4½ Stars
Rene Gabriel - 17/20

2000
Wine Magazine - 1 Star
John Platter - 4½ Stars
Monde Wiene Der Welt - 93/100
Stuart Pigott - Schone Neue Wein Welt - 91/100

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