Robertson Winery Reflects On The Silver Linings Amidst The Dark Clouds Of Corona

The world will never forget the year 2020, with the dark clouds of the coronavirus turning lives upside down in South Africa and across the globe. The wine industry is one of the sectors hardest hit by the effects of Covid-19 in 2020, and unfortunately is once again suffering under a renewed alcohol ban.

“But perhaps, changing the lens through which we see the world can help us find the silver lining amidst the amidst the pandemic’s dark disruption, to remain grateful and hopeful and optimistic during these challenging times.”  says Ankia Niemann, Head of Marketing and Sales at Robertson Winery.”

Ankia continues to reflect, “The lockdown has compelled us, to review the way we do business, to learn to do things differently, to demonstrate resilience, ingenuity, improvisation and creativity, to embrace technology, to identify and capitalise on opportunities, to fast-track the development of our online marketing strategy on a variety of platforms, and much more… “

“Rays of sunshine are always uplifting, but when they appear in the midst of a storm, the appreciation is inordinately enhanced. In a time of crisis, we have gratefully witnessed: the benefits of having a well-established brand, and the unwavering loyalty and support of our followers, both locally and abroad. A wide variety of prestigious awards received for our wines – 19 Medals – towards the end of ‘a year to forget’ were welcomed with open arms, reaffirming our reputation as a producer of excellent wines at affordable prices. It was immensely rewarding to have the quality of all our wines, across different wine styles, acknowledged by prominent wine judges and panellists, paying testament to the quality grapes grown by our 31 producers and the dedication of our teams.”

Ankia concludes: “We have all experienced this pandemic and its devastating effects together. It is in the sharing of this tumultuous ordeal that lies our hope for the future. A collective fortitude will always be more powerful. We will prevail.”

ROBERTSON WINERY’S 2020 WINE AWARDS

ROBERTSON WINERY SAUVIGNON BLANC 2020

Gold: Ultra Value Wine Challenge 2020

Gold: Gold Wine Awards 2020

This perfect summer wine is full and fresh with powerful varietal aromas of bell-pepper, green apple and freshly cut grass, expressive mango and granadilla flavours and a zesty crispness. Enjoy on its own or with asparagus, fresh oysters, deep-fried calamari and grilled line-fish.

Approximate retail price: R60

ROBERTSON WINERY CHENIN BLANC 2020

Gold: Ultra Value Wine Challenge 2020

Gold: Gold Wine Awards 2020

Silver: Veritas 2020

This crisp and zesty wine entices with fresh tropical fruit and floral aromas and a touch of spiciness. An abundance of ripe rounded fruit on the palate is perfectly balanced by a fresh lively acidity. Enjoy on its own or with fresh line-fish, smoked salmon, sushi, roast chicken, a creamy chicken pasta dish or a mild curry.

Approximate retail price: R55

ROBERTSON WINERY CHARDONNAY 2020

Gold: Gold Wine Awards 2020

The balance of the fresh citrus fruits and rich melon characters gives the wine a full rounded palate that combines well with the subtle creaminess and nuttiness from gentle oaking. The natural acidity follows through to a fresh and clean finish. Enjoy now with seafood, salmon, roast chicken, Thai-food and pork.

Approximate retail price: R60

ROBERTSON WINERY BEAUKETT 2020

Silver: Ultra Value Wine Challenge 2020

Gold: Gold Wine Awards 2020

This delicious aromatic semi-sweet wine is a blend of Colombard and Muscadel. A gentle muscat-scent on the nose follows through to a subtle spicy palate. The wine is generous and succulent, nicely freshened by gentle acidity and has a fresh clean finish. Enjoy on its own or with spicy curry and other strong flavoured dishes.

Approximate retail price: R55

ROBERTSON WINERY CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2019

Double Gold: Ultra Value Wine Challenge 2020

Gold: Gold Wine Awards 2020

This full-bodied expressive red wine shows an abundance of rich mulberry, plum and blackcurrant aromas and flavours with a hint of oak spice and vanilla, supported by soft luscious tannins which makes it smooth with a fruity softness.  Enjoy on its own or with grilled steaks and chops, Beef Wellington, steak and kidney pie and venison.

Approximate retail price: R75

ROBERTSON WINERY SHIRAZ 2019

Gold: Ultra Value Wine Challenge 2020

Gold: Gold Wine Awards 2020

This full-bodied wine displays freshly crushed black pepper with hints of cinnamon and cloves on the nose with lots of brambly red berry fruit and rich mulberry on the palate and well-integrated vanilla tones. Enjoy on its own or with roast beef, stews, lamb, venison, pasta and steak.

Approximate retail price: R75

ROBERTSON WINERY MERLOT 2019

Silver: Ultra Value Wine Challenge 2020

Gold: Gold Wine Awards 2020

This rich, dark ruby-red wine entices withripe plum and sweet black cherry aromas which follow through onto the palate, complemented by well-integrated vanilla tones from gentle wooding, and a velvet finish. Enjoy on its own or with a tomato-based pasta, roast lamb, oxtail stew and a mushroom or truffle pasta.

Approximate retail price: R75

ROBERTSON WINERY RUBY CABERNET 2019

Silver: Ultra Value Wine Challenge 2020

Ruby Cabernet is a single variety developed in California from a cross of Cabernet Sauvignon with Carignan. Deep in colour and medium-bodied, this wine is rich in flavour with very soft tannins which make it approachable within just a few months after the vintage. Enjoy on its own or with roast beef, roast chicken, stews, pasta and steak.

Approximate retail price: R60

ROBERTSON WINERY LIGHT PINOTAGE ROSÉ

Gold: Rosé Rocks 2020

This beautiful pale coral off-dry low-alcohol (9%) rosé delights with upfront red cherry fruit and ripe juicy strawberry flavours. Enjoy as an aperitif or with flavourful canapés.

Approximate retail price: R50

ROBERTSON WINERY BRUT ROSÉ SPARKLING WINE

Gold: SA Sparkling Wine Championships 2020

With a sprightly strawberry blush and enticing floral and candied fruit aromas that captivate the senses, juicy wild strawberry flavours that linger with each sip, and a generous aftertaste, this enchanting pink sparkler leaves your tastebuds calling for more. It is refreshingly fun, decidedly fruity and very easy to love! Make the Robertson Winery Brut Rosé your favourite go-to drink. Enjoy it anywhere, anytime… with friends, family or your loved one.

Approximate retail price: R75

ROBERTSON WINERY CHAPEL WHITE (CHENIN/COLOMBARD) 2020

Gold: Ultra Value Wine Challenge 2020

The Robertson Winery Chapel range is named after the original missionary chapel in Robertson. No longer in use, it made the perfect place to establish Robertson Winery in 1941 and was converted for winemaking and cellaring operations. This wine is a youthful, fragrant, refreshing dry blend with tropical fruit flavours that linger to a crisp clean finish. This pleasant everyday glassful makes any occasion a joyous one. Enjoy on its own or with seafood and salads.

Approximate retail price: R45

ROBERTSON WINERY CHAPEL RED (CABERNET SAUVIGNON/MERLOT/PINOTAGE) 2020

Double Gold: Ultra Value Wine Challenge 2020

The Robertson Winery Chapel range is named after the original missionary chapel in Robertson. No longer in use, it made the perfect place to establish Robertson Winery in 1941 and was converted for winemaking and cellaring operations.  It is a fruity soft dry red, with smooth round berry flavours and a herbaceous brambly character. This pleasant everyday glassful makes any occasion a joyous one. Enjoy on its own or with ribs, steaks, roasts and stews.

Approximate retail price: R45

Availability:  These wines are available for purchase at the winery, online at https://shop.robertsonwinery.co.za/ and nationally at leading grocers and liquor retailers. See approximate retail prices above.

Robertson Winery, 160km from Cape Town, is situated in the beautiful Robertson Wine Valley. The tasting room is unfortunately closed at the moment due to the alcohol ban.

Tel: 023 626-3059 · Email: info@robertsonwinery.co.za

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Issued on behalf of Robertson Winery by:Robertson Winery
Posy & Jeremy Hazell ž PR & Social Media ConsultantsContact:  Mpho Maroga
Tel: 082 557 2968Tel: 021 883 8043
E-mail : posy@hazell.co.zaE-mail : mpho@robertsonwinery.co.za

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