5* rating in Platter Guide

We were recently awarded our first 5-star rating for the Carl Everson Chenin Blanc 2012 in the authoritative and internationally recognized 2014 Platter’s South African Wine Guide, due for release this month.

Opstal was one of 11 wineries to receive the sought after 5-star rating for the first time. A total of 7 434 wines were judged by a panel of esteemed judges who selected 80 wines for the prestigious 5 star rating.
The Carl Everson Chenin Blanc 2012 is made from 33 year old vines, naturally fermented and matured in old oak French barrels with minimalistic cellar intervention, the Slanghoek terroir is brought to the fore in this Premium Chenin Blanc. The result is a wine boasting complex notes of white peach, squashed pineapple and pear on the nose, whilst the palate is well rounded due to ten months on the fermentation lees, yet a balanced acidity retains the fresh elegance of this varietal.

‘We are extremely proud, humbled and grateful. It’s is a feather in the cap of all at Opstal Estate and I view this as a big step in our journey towards the ever purer expression of the beautiful and unique Slanghoek Terroir,’ says winemaker Attie Louw, who is also a finalist in this year’s Diner’s Club Young Winemaker of the Year Award.

Retailing for approximately R120 per bottle the Carl Everson will be available from 1 December at Vino Pronto, WineCellar and Wine @ the Mill, and restaurants Belthezar and A Tavola, or directly from the farm.

This is all the Chenin 5* winners for the 2014 Platter WIne Guide


  1. Ian Gardner
    November 30th, 2013 at 07:12PM

    We recently stayed at Schulphoek Seafront Guesthouse, near Hermanus, and were introduced to your Chenin Blanc 2012 by our hosts Petro and Mannes van Zyl. We were immediately impressed by this very fine wine, and brought a bottle of it home to England for Christmas.

    Congratulations on your Platter's wine award, which we think is very well deserved.

    Ian and Zanne Gardner

  2. March 14th, 2018 at 08:33PM

    I am glad that you guys finally got that 5* rating. I always knew you would get that rating one day. When my bestessays uk mates visited you, they were raving about your quality serivce so it was a matter of time before this happened.

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