The Michelangelo Awards were established 15 years ago in order to give local wines the chance to be judged by an international panel of wine experts. This year, the competition received 1432 entries from 295 producers.
Perdeberg Winery won the following Michelangelo Award medals:
- Perdeberg Méthode Cap Classique Brut Reserve 2009
- Perdeberg Chenin Blanc Reserve 2011
- Perdeberg Rex Equus Red Blend 2009
- SAAM Mountain Vineyards Chenin Blanc 2012
The Perdeberg Winery was established in 1941 and pressed its first grapes manually in 1942. The winery's vineyards span over 2070 ha covering the areas of Paarl, Malmesbury, Durbanville and Agter Paarl. Of these 2070+ ha, 78% are un-irrigated and 52% are un-trellised, which gives rise to very low yields. However, these dry land bush vines create far better fruit concentration than vines subjected to artificial vineyard practises, such as irrigation. They create a much higher wine quality in the end product.
Perdeberg has a large range of wines, which is available at all major outlets or directly from the cellar from 08h00 - 17h00 weekdays and 09h30 - 14h00 on Saturdays.