- SILVER (2015) Sommelier Wine Awards 2016
Nederburg is South Africa’s most decorated name in wine, with more prizes and accolades than any other winery in South Africa. In 2016, Nederburg won the International Wine & Spirit Competition South African Wine Producer of the Year trophy for the second time in four years. At the 2014 Decanter World Wine Awards, the Nederburg Noble Late Harvest 2013 won the trophy for the best South African sweet wine over £15 (featured in the Dessert Wine section).
The first vineyards were planted not long after the original house had been built by German immigrants in 1791; the beautiful manor house, a national monument, soon followed in 1800. Throughout its history, Nederburg has maintained strong links with Germany and Eastern Europe and pioneered many vineyard and winery methods and techniques still widely used today in South Africa.
This tradition has continued through to the present with winemaker Razvan Macici, who learnt how to make late harvest wines from his father who was a legendary producer of sweet wine in Romania. Not many people would dispute that not only is Razvan one of the greatest makers of sweet wine in the southern hemisphere, but he is also one of the greatest and most influential winemakers in South Africa. Razvan was judged the winner of the highly prestigious Diners Club Winemaker of the Year Award in 2012.
In 2011, Nederburg was granted Biodiversity & Wine Initiative (BWI) membership as a result of the eco-sustainability projects undertaken by its grape-growing farms. Membership is earned by activities that support local indigenous habitat conservation as well as global initiatives. They are also WIETA accredited: a multi-stakeholder, non-profit voluntary organisation which actively promotes ethical trade in the wine industry value chain through training, technical assessment and audits to assess members' compliance with its code of good practice.