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Stellenbosch in the running for Wine Region of the Year title

by Mariette du Toit-Helmbold on 03.09.2013

Each year this leading international wine and lifestyle magazine (USA) honours outstanding achievement in wine and spirits. This year, Stellenbosch American Express Wine Routes, South Africa's first and foremost wine route and wine tourism region, is in the running for the prestigious Wine Region of the Year title.

The competition in this category is tough, but they hope to walk away with top honours when the winners are announced in December. Other nominees in this categopry include Portugal's Douro Valley; Paso Robles in California; Spain's Rias Baixas and the Walla Walla Valley in the south eastern region of Washington.

Wining and Dining at Beyerskloof in Stellenbosch

The Wine Enthusiast said: "South Africa’s Stellenbosch is one of the country’s oldest and most important wine regions. Its hilly terrain, variety of soils and Mediterranean climate result in world-class expressions of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, while its superb Chenin Blanc is one of the best expressions of the grape."

The winners will be announced in the special December Wine Star Award issue, and the honourees will be presented their Wine Star Award trophies at a gala black-tie dinner in New York City on 27 January 2014.

Kleine Zalze Vineyards

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Images courtesy of Stellenbosch American Express Wine Routes.