Share your Flair at the Stellenbosch Wine Festival 2017

Come and Share your Flair with Fleur du Cap wines at the iconic Stellenbosch Wine Festival this weekend; 24 – 26 February 2017.


At this three-day event Fleur du Cap will showcase an array of their wines, produced at the famous Bergkelder in Stellenbosch. Visitors will be able to sip on the Natural Light range, which will be ideally suited to the hot afternoons, or savour the more delicate, yet bold Unfiltered range.


To give the Fleur du Cap experience some flair visitors will be enticed to try their ‘Tapas with Flair’ available from the Gourmet Lane, created by well-known local chef and salt aficionado Craig Cormack. Gourmet tapas each paired with a glass of wine from the Fleur du Cap Range;


  • Pulled pork with a brioche bun paired with Bergkelder Selection Pinotage
  • Mushroom gnocchi paired with Natural Light Rosé
  • Fish goujons with chips paired with Natural Light Chenin Blanc


Take your culinary inquisitiveness even further by joining one of our tasting sessions at The Tasting Room. Spend 30 minutes with one of the Fleur du Cap winemakers while they guide you through a journey of food and wine.


The festival opens at 14:00 on Friday and 12:00 on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets for the weekend are available through Webtickets -(

Nominees for the 52nd annual Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards announced

The 52nd annual Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards today announced its nominees. These annual awards are amongst the most coveted in the South African performing arts fraternity. This year’s ceremony will take place on Sunday, 19 March at 18:00 at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town and promises an evening that is ‘Alive with Flair’.


For over 50 years the Fleur du Cap wine brand has proudly associated itself with the Theatre Awards as they showcase the flair that is synonymous with the wine. “The awards enable us to support theatre-makers who offer moments of freedom and purposeful expression,” says Distell Luxury Brand Director, Carina Gous.


Both the Fleur du Cap wine brand and Theatre Awards have played a significant role in the lives of South African theatre-makers through awarding excellence in professional theatre.


Winners are chosen from productions performed at professional theatre venues in and around Cape Town. Theatre practitioners are recognised for their acting, directing, staging and technical abilities. These nominations reflect the exceptional talent seen on stages last year, and which kept audiences coming back for more.


The awards are considered in 20 different categories including awards for the Lifetime Achievement and Innovation in Theatre. The recipients of the latter two will be announced at the ceremony next month.  A total of 85 productions from the year under review were eligible for consideration.  Unfortunately an insufficient number of student productions could be adjudicated last year and consequently the award for the Most Promising Student will not be made. Similarly, no award is being made in the category for Best Puppetry Design. The judges for the 2016 productions were Africa Melane, Dr Beverley Brommert, Christine Moritz, Eugene Yiga, Johan van Lill, Marina Griebenow, Niel Roux, Steyn du Toit and Tracey Saunders.


It was an exhilarating year in our theatres, where real life and art became interchangeable. “The stage was set for expressions of individual and collective stories, without which we would not be able to celebrate excellence in theatre. Thank you to Fleur du Cap wines, the hardworking panel of judges, theatre-makers and all the creatives behind the scenes who made this possible,” says Melanie Burke, chairman of the judging panel.


For a production to be eligible, a run of a minimum of eight performances over a period of three weeks at the same venue is required. Each award carries a cash prize of R15 000 and is accompanied by a silver medallion. All voting processes are audited and overseen by the legal firm Cluver Markotter Inc.


The nominees in the various categories (Name – Play – Role) are:

best performance by a lead actor in a play

Andrew Buckland for The Inconvenience of Wings as Paul

Desmond Dube for I See You as Buthelezi

Marius Weyers for The Father as André

Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi for Cattle Drive as Ra

Ralph Lawson for A Voice I Cannot Silence as Alan Paton


best performance by a lead actress in a play

Anna-Mart van der Merwe for The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek as Elmarie Kleynhans

Ilse Klink for Kristalvlakte as Priscilla

Jennifer Steyn for The Inconvenience of Wings as Sara

Jennifer Steyn for A Doll’s House as Nora Helmer

Susan Danford for Clybourne Park as Bev/Kathy


best performance by a supporting actor in a play

David Viviers for The Finkelsteins are Coming to Dinner as James

Dean John Smith for Kristalvlakte as Ephraim

Lunga Radebe for I See You as Shabangu

Motheo Madisa for Cattle Drive as Enoch

Rob van Vuuren for A Doll’s House  as Nils Krogstad


best performance by a supporting actress in a play

Amy-Louise Wilson for The Father as Laura

Anthea Thompson for A Doll’s House as Mrs Kristine Linde

Babalwa Zimbini for Ityala Lamawele as Yiliwe

Bianca Flanders for Kristalvlakte as Miela

Megan Furniss for The Finkelsteins are Coming to Dinner as The Mother


best performance in a revue, cabaret or one-person show

Antoinette Kellerman for As die broek pas as Ella Gericke

Daniel Richards for Pay Back The Curry as Various

Marlo Minnaar for Santa Gamka as Luck Marais

Pieter-Dirk Uys for The Echo of a Noise as The Narrator

Wessel Pretorius for Die Ontelbare 48 as Various


best performance by a lead actor in a musical or music theatre show

Anton Luitingh for Annie as Daddy Warbucks

Earl Gregory for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat as Joseph

Jonathan Roxmouth for I’m Playing Your Song: The Marvin Hamlisch Story as Marvin Hamlisch

Jonathan Roxmouth for Sweeney Todd as Sweeney Todd

Paul du Toit for Hedwig and the Angry Inch as Hedwig


best performance by a lead actress in a musical or music theatre show

Bianca le Grange for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat as The Narrator

Charon Williams-Ros for Sweeney Todd as Mrs Lovett

Charon Williams-Ros for Annie as Miss Hannigan

Genna Galloway for Hedwig and the Angry Inch as Yitzhak

Lilla Fleischmann for Annie as Annie


best performance by a supporting actor in a musical or music theatre show

Dean Roberts for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat as Jacob/Potiphar

Germandt Geldenhuys for Sweeney Todd as Adolfo Pirelli

Jonathan Roxmouth for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat as Pharaoh

Michael Richard for Sweeney Todd as Judge Turpin

Richard Vorster for Annie as Drake


best performance by a supporting actress in a musical or music theatre show

Candice van Litsenborgh for Sweeney Todd as Various

Delray Halgryn for Annie as Lily

Sanli Jooste for Sweeney Todd as Johanna

Taryn Sudding for Annie as Grace

Zoleka Mpotsha for A Man of Good Hope as Asad (as a boy) / Musharaf


best director

Christiaan Olwagen for A Doll’s House

Jaco Bouwer for Santa Gamka

Lara Foot for Karoo Moose

Lara Foot for The Inconvenience of Wings

Noma Dumezweni for I See You


best lighting design

Ben Cracknell for Annie

Faheem Bardien for Ityala Lamawele

Jaco Bouwer for Santa Gamka

Tina le Roux for Sweeney Todd

Wolf Britz for A Doll’s House


best set design

Colin Richmond for Annie

Greg King for Sweeney Todd

Rocco Pool for The Father

Rocco Pool for A Doll’s House

Saul Radomsky for Clybourne Park


best costume design

Birrie le Roux for District Six Kanala

Birrie le Roux for Clybourne Park

Colin Richmond for Annie

Neil Stuart Harris for Sweeney Todd

Niall Griffin for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat


best soundscape, original music composition or original score

David Kramer for District Six Kanala – Original Music Composition and Original Score

Charl-Johan Lingenfelder for The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek – Soundscape

Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi & Motheo Madisa for Cattle Drive – Soundscape

Ulric Namasun Roberts for Santa Gamka – Soundscape

Wilken Calitz for Kristalvlakte – Soundscape and Original Score


best new south african script

Amy Jephta for Kristalvlakte

Lara Foot for The Inconvenience of Wings

Mongiwekhaya for I See You

Penelope Youngleson for Sillage

Ralph Lawson & Greg Homann for A Voice I Cannot Silence


best new director

Mbongeni Mtshali

Quanita Adams

Wessel Pretorius



Tickets sales for the awards ceremony at the Artscape Theatre, open on March 01, 2017 via Computicket (0861 915 8000) and is R250 per person. Share your Flair with Fleur du Cap wine and celebrate excellence in theatre with the award recipients!

TWO Platter’s FIVE STAR awards for FLEUR DU CAP

A series of recent awards have culminated in the ultimate five star Platter’s Wine Guide 2017 awards for Fleur du Cap’s 2015 Unfiltered Sauvignon Blanc and 2015 Noble Late Harvest. The Guide describes a 5-star wine as ‘Superlative – a Cape Classic’

Only 94 wines were awarded five stars in the 2017 edition by the panel who tasted wine from more than 600 producers. The Platter’s Wine Guide is considered to be one of the most internationally renowned and competent wine guides for South African wines and remains the best-selling annual wine guide of its kind. This is the ninth 5-star recognition for the Noble Late Harvest, which is also the only South African wine to have ever been awarded five stars in seven consecutive years.

“It is very humbling to receive such an honour from Platter’s. Everyone in our team works really hard to produce these exceptional wines, and it is wonderful to have special moments like these to reflect and celebrate our achievements,” says winemaker Elmarie Botes.

Fleur du Cap wines, available at retail outlets nationwide, are found on many restaurant wine lists and can also be delivered to your door when purchased online through the Vinotèque:


Fleur du Cap swoops eight awards at Veritas this year

Fleur Du Cap received an impressive eight awards at this year’s Veritas Wine Awards including a Double Gold for the Unfiltered Sauvignon Blanc 2015.


Fleur du Cap’s Unfiltered Sauvignon Blanc 2015 achieved a coveted Double Gold Medal, and the Unfiltered Chardonnay 2015 awarded Gold. In addition to this they also received three Silver and three Bronze awards to wines in the range.


“We are extremely proud of the whole team being able to achieve such high recognition. These awards are only made possible through the dedication of our winemaking team and producers”, says cellar master Elunda Basson.


Referred to as the Oscars of the South African wine industry, Veritas has been awarding South African wines and winemakers since 1990, earning its reputation as one of the country’s most authoritative and credible competitions for market-ready wines. Awarded wines carry a symbol of excellence and a promise of quality.


The Fleur du Cap approach is unconstrained. Using only meticulously selected grapes from the finest vineyards from across the Western Cape, Fleur du Cap produces a range of wines that offer diversity of choice and diversity of taste.


The grapes for the Unfiltered Sauvignon Blanc were sourced from Darling, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The vineyard (planted in 2004) is farmed under dryland conditions and yielded 7 tons/ha. The palate is rich and full-bodied with a mélange of tropical fruit. The mid palate is rich and layered ending in a lovely pure, long, smooth finish.


This Sauvignon Blanc pairs well with dishes such as green curries, summer salads with young asparagus tips and green figs or Parma ham.

Fleur du Cap soars at ABSA Top 10 Pinotage Awards

Fleur du Cap’s Unfiltered Pinotage 2014 has been chosen as one of South Africa’s best Pinotages at the 20th annual ABSA Top 10 Pinotage Awards.

As part of Fleur du Cap’s Unfiltered range, a superior selection that has been produced for nearly two decades, the Unfiltered Pinotage 2014 perfectly epitomises the winemakers’ efforts to showcase the varietal characteristics. ‘Unfiltered’ refers to the process of racking the wine after fermentation resulting in rich, complex fruit flavours.

This is Fleur du Cap’s second win at the ABSA Top 10 Pinotage Awards and the producer’s dynamic team of winemakers are pleased to be recognised for their hard work and dedication. “Awards like these are important platforms and showcase our winemakers committed passion for producing excellent wines”, says Fleur du Cap Global Marketing Manager, Tanya Blokdyk. The Unfiltered Pinotage has also been rated four stars in the Platter 2016 edition.

Fleur du Cap wines have been produced at Die Bergkelder in Stellenbosch since 1968. The Unfiltered range was launched in 1998. The Fleur du Cap portfolio includes Laszlo red blend, Unfiltered Range and Bergkelder Selection range.

Fleur du Cap hits the high notes in Cabernet Sauvignon Report

Fleur du Cap has made the cut as a top South African Cabernet Sauvignon with a rating of 90 points in the 2016 Prescient Cabernet Sauvignon Report.

Shooting the lights out with its top tier ranking, Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 was one of 12 wines rated 90 points or more. (more…)

Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Chardonnay – a memorable wine of great complexity

Appreciating an ultra-elegant, richly layered Chardonnay in the company of wine lovers is what memories are made of, and Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Chardonnay 2015 certainly fits the bill.

This wine literally bursts with flavour unlocked from slow ripening, well nurtured grapes from hand-selected parcels of vines grown in Stellenbosch. (more…)

Fleur du Cap adds colourful twist to traditional Easter pickled fish

Celebrate Easter in true Cape style by cherishing the age old tradition of making your own picked fish and pairing it with Fleur du Cap Chenin Blanc, a wine made from one of the oldest and most planted grape varieties in South Africa.

If you don’t have a treasured family recipe, salt aficionado, chef Craig Cormack, has added his special twist to this famous Cape dish as a perfect taste partner for Fleur du Cap Bergkelder Selection Chenin Blanc 2015. (more…)

Four Fleur du Cap wines score 90+ in Tim Atkin’s SA Wine Report

Four Fleur du Cap wines, including the much lauded Noble Late Harvest, have broken the venerable 90-point barrier in Tim Atkin’s 2015 South African Wine Report.

With a score of 94/100, the Fleur du Cap Noble Late Harvest 2012 has shown remarkable consistency as one of South Africa’s top (more…)

Fleur du Cap opens treasure chest for Nederburg Auction 2015

 The Fleur du Cap wine-making team has released six rare cellar gems to go under the hammer at the Nederburg Wine Auction next month, showcasing the enduring quality of this prominent South African wine producer. (more…)


Fleur du Cap Harvest 2015 – Quest for Regional Excellence pays off

The 2015 harvest has been hailed an excellent vintage and the earliest ever recorded by the current Fleur du Cap winemaking team at Die Bergkelder who search the length and breadth of the Western Cape to find the best grapes to craft their wines.


Do the twist with Fleur du Cap Natural Light 2014

Make light work of your summer quaffer with Fleur du Cap Natural Light Chenin Blanc, now boasting a convenient new screw cap on the 2014 vintage. With its lower alcohol level of just 9,7%, a laid-back, sunny afternoon is just a twist away.


Fleur du Cap Unfiltered wines flaunt new contemporary elegance

Upgrade your wine rack with Fleur du Cap Unfiltered wines when this premier range steps out with a stylish, refreshed look, making its debut with the new 2014 Sauvignon Blanc vintage.  


Get a Fleur du Cap Wine & Salt recipe book with tastings at Die Bergkelder

Join Fleur du Cap for a unique wine and salt tasting experience at Die Bergkelder in Stellenbosch and take home an insightful booklet with delicious recipes pairing these elegant wines to some of the world’s finest artisanal salts.


Fleur du Cap Chardonnay wins Gold and Silver in France

Fleur du Cap has been ranked amongst the world’s finest Chardonnays as one of only two South African wines to receive a gold medal at the 2015 Chardonnay du Monde competition in Burgundy, France.