The Winery De Krans Belongs to the most Innovative Producers in South Africa
As the first wine producer in South Africa, the winery De Krans has specialised in the production of the three grape varieties Touriga Nacional, Tinta Barocca as well as Tinta Ririz. It is without doubt that this makes the winery one of the most innovative ones of the South African Winelands. Not only the courage to blaze new trails defines the winemakers but also their skills and the high-quality wines are proof of the team’s expertise. For example, the De Krans Espresso has won the ‘Most Innovative Wine Award’ at the Michelangelo International Wine Awards. Furthermore, De Krans won the Sawi Wine Excellence Award for the best South African vintage wine from exzellent wine grape varieties. In the past thirty years, De Krans has won more than 600 medals – an astonishing number that no other winery can match.
De Krans – in the Heart of the Beautiful Gamka River Valley
The winery is located in close proximity to the upper slopes of the picturesque Gamka River Valley, close to the village Calitzdorp. The climatic conditions prevailing there could not be more balanced. Plenty of rain during winter and the beginning of spring as well as in the summertime create consistently powerful and fruity, fresh grapes in this region.