DuToitsKloof Chenin Blanc

Du Toitskloof Chenin Blanc is SA’s box wine champion

Du Toitskloof’s Chenin Blanc has been named the best boxed white wine at the third annual Spit or Swallow Box Wine Awards held in Cape Town on November 29. The cellar’s Pinotage Merlot Ruby Cabernet took the Best Red Box Wine award in 2010.

The panel of judges included everyday wine drinkers to wine connoisseurs who set out to choose the best red and white wines from the 33 box wines tasted. The selection process included a blind tasting where participants tweeted their scores out of ten.

The three-litre Du Toitskloof Chenin Blanc has become a firm favourite amongst wine enthusiasts due to the wine being exactly the same as that in the 750ml bottle, says a spokesman for Du Toitskloof Wines: “The wine is well balanced and medium bodied with delicious aromas of apple, pear, pineapple and tropical fruit, ending with a pleasing, crisp finish.”

Du Toitskloof Wines, situated at the entrance to the Du Toitskloof Pass with its spectacular mountain scenery, is known for its quality wines offered at affordable prices.

The cellar has won the Best Value Cellar award in Ramsay Media’s annual Best Value Wine Guide competition five times, most recently in 2012. No other winery has won the award more than once. Established by six wine farmers as a co-operative winery in 1962, the cellar recently celebrated its 50th year.

The three-litre box Du Toitskloof Chenin Blanc is available from leading liquor outlets for around R79 while the750 ml bottle is sold for about R32.