Stellenbosch’s Koelenhof Winery is making its first visit to Vinexpo to show its full range of wines that stretch from its value selection through to its prestigious 1679 wines, named after the year the town was founded by Simon van der Stel.
The Koelenhof Winery has been making wines since 1941 and is now managed by Andrew de Vries, who is the third generation of the family.
It has its full selection of wines available to taste that cover three main styles, across a number of price points. They include:
- The Koelenhof good value range which feature fun, funky labels to stand out on shelf and features a Sauvignon Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Pinotage, a red blend, and two semi sweet sparkling wines.
- Its Koelenbosch classical selection that looks to offer both serious but approachable styles of wine. Here it has a Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, dry Pinotage rosé, Merlot, Shiraz, Pinotage, Sangiovese, and a 1941 Red Blend. It also includes two Méthode Cap Classiques made in the Champagne tradition.
- The Stellenbosch 1679 wines that offer the best that Stellenbosch can produce Andrew de Vries Managing Director and is the winery’s flagship range. These limited edition wines currently only include a Bushvine Chenin Blanc, but a Bordeaux blend and Cabernet Sauvignon edition are to be released once they have been aged in new French oak barrels for 24 months.
Hall 1 / Stand CD259
Andrew de Vries, Managing Director