Luka Wine Farm wins Gold & Silver at Michelangelo Awards
Luka Wine Farm, located in the Harkerville area of the Plett Winelands, has just been awarded a Silver for their 2017 Sauvignon Blanc and a Gold for their 2017 Rosé vintages.
“It’s our first Rosé and we are extremely excited about this beautiful new addition to the Plett Winelands,” says owner Mark Barnard.
A milestone for Luka Wine Farm was when they were awarded the first Michelangelo Gold medal for any Sauvignon Blanc in the Garden Route, in 2016 for their 2015 Sauvignon Blanc vintage.
The Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards is the largest wine and spirits competition in Africa and their judging panel includes international judges hailing from five continents and 17 countries.
ABOUT THE MICHELANGELO AWARDS
The Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Awards was established in 1997 as the only international wine competition in South Africa. The competition is unique in South Africa, in that all judges are hand-picked wine experts, representing all seven continents around the globe. Since the start of the Michelangelo, more than 165 different judges from 43 countries have served on the panels. The Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Awards of South Africa is a totally independent competition and is mainly self-funding. Our primary objective remains to support local winemakers who are targeting international markets for exports and, through our international judges, are able to determine whether their wines will be well received both abroad and locally.
ABOUT LUKA WINE FARM
Luka Wine farm is between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay and lies in South Africa’s world-famous Garden Route, a sunny stretch of southern cape coastline featuring a wonderful mix of wide, pristine beaches, dappled forests, picturesque lagoons, and vibrant seaside towns. It has an oceanic climate, with mild to warm summers, and mild to cool winters. It has the mildest climate in South Africa and the second mildest climate in the world. Luka’s vinification and bottling is done at Bramon Wine Estate under the supervision of winemaker Anton Smal from Villiera acclaim. Anton and Mark are very excited about the diversity of flavours attributed to terroir, climate, and good old-fashioned care.