South Africa’s small, special secret

by Sasha Saunders

“…there’s evidence of the meticulous attention to detail. In addition to using organic fertilisers and harvested rain water, they’ve taken the unusual step of using netting over the vines, which results in unusually good grapes…”

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Home to SA’s Best Cap Classique

13th January 2021

Plettenberg Bay recently won Africa’s Leading Beach Destination.

“…their Méthode Cap Classique Blanc de Blanc has won the coveted top spot in the recent Amorim Cap Classique Challenge. Think of it as the Oscars of the South African Cap Classique scene…”

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Best Producer Award 2020

2nd October 2020

Many thanks to Wine Media for this great article.

“…Plettenberg Bay winery Newstead Wines has become the first producer outside of the traditional Western Cape Winelands to be crowned overall winner of the Amorim Cap Classique Challenge…”

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A TROIKA OF CAPE BRILLIANCE​

18th December 2020

Snippet from a super article written in the Wine Goggle

“…this year’s Cap Classique Challenge was won by a winery situated in Plettenberg Bay. That’s right: Newstead Wines Blanc de Blanc 2015 whipped all-comers to be adjudged the top-scoring Cap Classique…”

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Newstead brings polo pedigree to Pinot

Newstead

“…they put the same qualities into their vineyards as they had into training horses and playing polo: perseverance, patience, and a whole lot of passion (it’s an overused word, but anyone who has visited Newstead or met Doug and Sue has felt the genuine love they put in to and enjoyment they get out of what they do)….”

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Moscow Mistress, the almost-also-ran

Newstead

“…It’s a story worthy of the big screen, and Hollywood couldn’t have scripted it better. Moscow Mistress is one of the world’s top polo mares, played by one of the world’s top players, but things could have been very different for her….”

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Plett Polo at Newstead