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Christmas is a time to cellar-brate
The last few weeks of 2015 have been an exciting time in the winery, as this is when we’ve been finalising the blends for our 2014 reds – and, the extra cherry on our trifle is how incredible the 2014 vintage is showing! The Merlot has just been bottled and the Shiraz is scheduled for early next year, after which we’ll bid them farewell for another year or so of maturation.

Following 8 months of barrel maturation, the Viognier from the highly-regarded 2015 vintage has also just been bottled. Watch out for the release of this hugely anticipated wine early in the new year.

Misteltoe and Vineyards
Lush green canopies drape like tinsel over our steep Constantia slopes and concentrated bunches are starting to form – our favourite festive decorations!

Excitement is looming in anticipation of “Harvest 2016”. With drier conditions experienced this year, we’re anticipating an early start – and all signs are promising another great vintage. The vineyards have now reached a beautiful maturity. The 2016 harvest will be the 11th crop from the oldest vines on the farm, first planted 14 years ago. Kobus and the team are rigorously managing the vines with shoot placement and leaf removal, ensuring optimal ripening and colour.

Deck the halls with golden medals
2015 was indeed a year to celebrate with our wines achieving phenomenal recognition from many of the world’s most renowned shows and competitions:

SAUVIGNON BLANC 2015

Wine Advocate: 89 points

VIOGNIER 2014

Wine Advocate: 91 points
Tim Atkin SA Report 2015: 92 points
2016 Platter’s Wine Guide: 4 stars
Decanter Magazine, June 2015: White Blend & Rhone Varietals – highly recommended

MERLOT 2011

2016 Platter’s Wine Guide: 4.5 stars
Tim Atkin SA Report 2015: 92 points

 SHIRAZ 2012

Decanter World Wine Awards 2015: Gold
Wine Advocate: 90 Points
Veritas Wine Awards: Double Gold
2016 Platter’s Wine Guide: 5 stars
Shiraz Association of South Africa: Top 12 for 2015
Michelangelo Wine Awards: Collotype Grand Prix Trophy – highest rated wine of the show
SAWI Awards 2015: Platinum Award and High End Red Wine Producer of the Year Finalist
Tim Atkin SA Report 2015: 94 Points
Decanter Magazine: Sep 2015: Top 10 South African Syrah (94 Points)

I’m dreaming of a wine Christmas

SAUVIGNON BLANC 2015
We are delighted to have recently released the latest vintage. This 4th vintage of Sauvignon Blanc shows beautiful aromas of passion fruit, pineapple and guavas, and a fresh lively acidity. Ideally paired with sushi, grilled fish, summer salads or shellfish.

VIOGNIER 2014
We’re almost on our last few cases of this best-seller. With it’s delicate orange blossom, peach skin and jasmine flower flavours, the wine is showing wonderfully – and positive freshness suggests it will also benefit from further ageing (through to 2019).

MERLOT 2011

This vintage exhibits an enticing red berry intensity, showing pedigree from a riper vintage and more mature vines. There’s a textured array of gorgeous red berry fruit, complemented by nuanced savoury spice and crushed pepper. Limited cases remain from this small vintage production.

SHIRAZ 2013

Following the phenomenal success of its predecessors, our Shiraz 2013 is now available. A textbook cool climate vintage, it shows elegant spice and restrained fruit, focused by balanced acidity, and the hallmark pepper and spice aromas associated with Eagles’ Nest Shiraz.

LITTLE EAGLE ROSÉ 2015
The perfect wine to enjoy on warm summer days. Expect juicy aromas of strawberry mousse and sensational cranberry, with a light and zesty palate supported by fresh acidity and a hint of sweet red berry fruit.

Visit us during the festive season

We invite you to visit our estate for a taste of these latest vintages, or contact Kaylee to arrange wines for delivery or to put you in touch with your nearest stockist. Deliveries close on 21 December and reopen as of 6 January 2016.

Our Tasting Room is open throughout the festive season (excluding 25 December, 26 December and 1 January). Look forward to sipping on your favourite Eagles’ Nest wines in our garden, whilst tucking into our mouthwatering platter boards and picnics. We’ve attached the menus to whet your appetite. Picnic MenuPlatter Menu.

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Thanks to all for your loyal support over the last year. May you have a blessed festive season and our best wishes for a prosperous 2016!