Dunstone Wins Silver at the IWSC Awards 2018

Dunstone Winery is proud to have been awarded Silver at the International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC Awards) 2018. The accolade was given to the Dunstone Shiraz 2015 vintage, which received between 80-85.9 points. Chief winemaker Danie De Bruyn says this is a fantastic achievement for the winery as it demonstrates that South Africa, and more specifically Dunstone, is able to compete with the rest of the world in the production of world-class wines.


According to the IWSC records, 2018 has been the best year yet for South Africa, as it saw a 13.5% increase on wine entries from the country compared to last year and an increasing number of silver and gold medals. De Bruyn is not surprised by these outstanding results, saying that both 2015 and 2017 have been described as the best SA vintages ever.

In its 49th year, the IWSC Awards remains a relevant competition for the wine industry through its scoring procedure that is based on both organoleptic judgement as well as chemical analysis. Entries are received from nearly 90 countries worldwide.

The Dunstone Shiraz has big, bold, red fruit flavours with sweet spice from the French oak barrels in which the grapes matured for 14 months. It has a smooth and juicy palate, well integrated tannins with a long, lingering finish. It is a wine that will only get better with age.

To read the full tasting notes for the Dunstone Shiraz and our other wines, including the Stones in the Sun range, please visit our winery page. Here you will also find information on all of our local and international stockists and our most updated pricelist. Click here 

To taste Dunstone wine locally, guests are welcome to visit Dunstone Country Estate (open 7 days per week from Monday 1st October 2018). Self-guided wine tasting takes place in our bistro on the estate, The Stone Kitchen, and costs R30 for six wines. Cellar tours may also be arranged via prior appointment only. Contact Danie De Bruyn at wine@dunstone.co.za for more info. 

5 enchanting Wellington Wine Estates

Dunstone Country Estate was delighted to be featured in Getaway Magazine, in an article on its top 5 Wellington Wine Estates.

Wine tasting in the Western Cape? Slip away from the crowds in Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Constantia and head for Wellington instead. You may be surprised to discover an area that’s not just about dried fruit and a large whiskey distillery, but its hidden Bovlei Valley produces some memorable wines.

Read the full article here.

The Rosé Revolution: 10 of the Best Rosé Wines

The Dunstone Shiraz Rosé was named in the UK’s Independent newspaper as one of the top 10 rosé wines to drink in 2017.

Fun and light, rosé wine is the ideal tipple for a summer afternoon or evening. But it’s not just a pretty face with no depth. It can be interesting, textured and elegant, too, with a wide range of flavours from simple citrus and peach stone fruit to watermelon, sun-soaked red berries and black fruit, herbaceous green and white pepper spice. Some rosés have a tantalising lightness that makes them the perfect aperitif – others have more body and are a match for meaty dishes.

Curious to know which other 9 wines were mentioned? Read the full article here.