Nov 19 2008
Abrie Beeslaar, winemaker of wine estate Kanonkop, was named International Winemaker of the Year at the International Wine and Spirits Competition’s (IWSC) gala award ceremony in London last night.
I think I’m correct when I say this is the first time the Winemaker of the Year award was won by a South African. Fantastic. Beeslaar has probably proved long ago that he was a worthy successor to previous Kanonkop winemaker and Pinotage legend Beyers Truter.
With this award, he has “pulled ahead” of Truter, at least in the world of awards.
Read all about the competition and the winner here.