News & events at Whalehaven & in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley.
01 november 2023
Whalehaven Introduces New terroir series wine Range
Whalehaven Winery is proud to announce the release of its new range of cool climate Chardonnays that are set to captivate wine enthusiasts around the world. These remarkable wines, crafted from the third oldest producer in the Hemel-en-Aarde region, showcase the unique terroir and ocean-influenced climate that contribute to their exceptional quality
30 AUGUST 2023
Whalehaven terroir series winS GOLD AT MERIT CHALLENGE
The Whalehaven Terroir Series Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, both won Gold at this years Merit Spirit and Wine Challenge. The Whalehaven Sandstone Strata Chardonnay 2020 was a top perfomer in the white wine category.
22 AUGUST 2022
Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir – the state of play
In the May 2000 issue of Wine magazine, the late Tony Mossop CWM reporting on that year’s panel tasting of Pinot Noir, wrote: “The perfect [example] is not easy to find… particularly in South Africa it seems”.
Best wine overall in that tasting was Whalehaven 1998 with a rating of 3½ Stars.
Platinum Accolade for Whalehaven Cabernet Franc
The last four vintages 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 have shown a consistent pedigree of excellence year on year achieving Gold at the South African Cabernet Franc Challenge which is a competition focused on the varietal.
However, perhaps the Bottega Family are most proud of the 2014 vintage which has resulted in one of the highest accolades to date, garnering Platinum at the 2018 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirit Awards.