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Old Mutual Trophy 2011

We are very proud to be able to reveal that the Old Mutual Trophy 2011 award for Best Red Wine and Best White Wine went to Thelema Shiraz 2007 and Paul Cluver Chardonnay 2009, both of which are exclusively imported into Ireland by Kinnegar Wines.The Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show annual prestigious event in the South Africa wine calendar. All submitted wines are tasted blind …

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Paul Cluver Chardonnay 2009

At the recent Five Nations Challenge in Australia incorporating the wines of Chile, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, the Paul Cluver Chardonnay won the trophies for the Best Chardonnay and Best White Wine of the Show, in effect of the Southern Hemisphere!   “I am absolutely delighted with the achievements of this wine.  It is fantastic recoqnition for our whole team who …

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South Africa’s wine redemption – Dr Eilis Cryan’s one-woman mission

Dr Eilis Cryan is on a one-woman mission to bring bespoke South African wine to Ireland. One woman, however, has made it her mission to concentrate solely on handcrafted Burgundy-style South African wine.  A Galway doctor Eilis Cryan became interested in South African wines after travelling to the country in 1998. She founded KinnegarWines on her return, and began a …

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Wine Spectator Insider re SA Wines

Wine Spectator Insider awards 91+ points to Paul Cluver Chardonnay 2009, De Trafford Chenin Blanc 2009, Buitenverwachting Chardonnay 2010 while De Trafford Straw Wine 2008 is listed as a Hot Hit at 93pts.