Dombeya News

by Angie Tieling, September 14 2009

We Win!!


Ok, it's not Dombeya, but same genus and species. We will be releasing another brand to the market in November ( Haskell), a project that we have been working on for over four years with an eye to making wines that are seen as being amongst the best that South Africa is capable of producing.

We're off to a good start. This week, the Haskell Pillars Syrah 2007 became the first South African wine ever to win the prestigious Tri Nations Challenge against Australia and New Zealand. The field for this event is unique because it is made up of the best wines from each country, with entry by invitation only.

In doing so, the Pillars 2007 won the Trophy for Best Shiraz(Syrah), Best Red Wine, and Best Wine of Show. In the history of the competition, no South African wine has ever won either category. To say that it has created a stir would be an understatement. Rianie flew to Sydney on Friday to collect her gongs and we're all very excited about what is ahead for the both brands.

We're still in the process of getting our website on-line but you can find out a little more about Haskell at www.haskellvineyards.com.


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