Durbanville Hills Launches Prestigious Collectors Reserve Range

Durbanville Hills is proud to announce the launch of its latest premium collection of wines, the Collectors Reserve. Inspired by Cape Town’s radiant energy and creative demeanour, the new premium offering boasts a unique range of wines that has been skilfully crafted using only the finest grapes from Cape Town’s best vineyards. Paying homage to its name, this exclusive range has been designed as a collector’s item for both wine and art lovers alike. According to Martin Moore, Cellar Master at Durbanville Hills, this new offering is nothing like any range they’ve ever released before, as it not only appeals to the palate and nose, but the visual and touch senses too. “To complement each of the wines in the range, Durbanville Hills commissioned a vibrant Capetonian artist – Theo Vorster – to pair each wine with a prominent landmark in Cape Town, most of which are visible from the winery. Theo is known for creating unique pieces of art using new hand-coloured Linocuts, ultimately transporting viewers into an energised, playful dimension.

“To cement the brand’s ethos of connecting the city’s vibrant culture to the winelands, Durbanville Hills handpicked seven proudly Cape Town landmarks and asked Theo to impart his vision of these landmarks onto each bottle. With each landmark comes a distinctive story which can be found on the back of the respective bottles.”

 

An example of one such story is the Merlot, which Moore says is linked to the cheery red and white candy-striped lighthouse in Green Point with its foghorn. “Affectionately known as ‘Moaning Minnie’, the lighthouse is well-known for guiding ships along the misty Cape coast. These misty, cool climate conditions develop the Merlot’s unique character, displaying notes of mint and red cherry.”

 

The winemaking team is extremely proud of the new range produced especially as it went on to fetch multiple awards* at the recent Gilbert & Gaillard Awards – an internationally acclaimed wine awards ceremony. “Prior to launching into the market, we are already receiving such positive feedback on this range and look forward to its success among the consumer market.”

 

Moore adds that the range consists of The Cape Mist Sauvignon Blanc, The Cape Garden Chenin Blanc, and The Cableway Chardonnay, as well as The Lighthouse Merlot, The Promenade Pinotage, The Castle of Good Hope Cabernet Sauvignon and The High Noon Shiraz.

 

To start, four varietals in the range (Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot and Pinotage) will be available at select retail stores and the other three (Chenin Blanc, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon) available to purchase at Durbanville Hills or via vinoteque. For more information, please visit www.durbanvillehills.co.za.

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NOTES TO EDITOR:

*FULL LIST OF AWARDS:

Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge

  • Collectors Reserve: Chardonnay 2017 (GOLD)
  • Collectors Reserve: Pinotage 2016 (GOLD)
  • Collectors Reserve: Chardonnay 2017 (GOLD)
  • Collectors Reserve: Chenin Blanc 2017 (GOLD)
  • Collectors Reserve: Sauvignon Blanc 2017 (GOLD)
  • Collectors Reserve: Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 (GOLD)
  • Collectors Reserve: Merlot 2016 (GOLD)

The Asian Chardonnay Masters

  • Collectors Reserve: Chardonnay 2017 (GOLD)

 

About Durbanville Hills:

A place where city culture and viticulture connect, Durbanville Hills is located a mere 20 minutes away from the Cape Town city centre, standing proud against the Tygerberg Hills. The winery not only offers a spectacular view of Table Mountain, Table Bay and Robben Island, but also an extraordinary terroir that moderates temperatures, one of the main contributing factors that shape the lively harmonious wines of Durbanville Hills.