Stellenbosch Vineyards

Stellenbosch Vineyards Credo named the best Chenin Blanc in South Africa

The Stellenbosch Vineyards Credo Chenin Blanc 2019 was awarded Best in Class at the annual National Wine Challenge/Top 100 Wine Awards.

Three wines from the Credo range were awarded Top 100 status, showing true testament to its slogan “Out of Many, One”. The proudest achievement for winemaker Bernard Claassen and his team is the Stellenbosch Vineyards Credo Chenin Blanc 2019 which was selected as the Grand Cru Best in Class. “It is that single wine that has something else, something utterly compelling about its presence and attractiveness, that captures the panels attention and in the end, gains the Grand Cru ‘Best in Class’ Award,” explains Robin von Holdt, CEO of the National Wine Challenge.

“Everything aligned with the 2019 vintage. The harvest was excellent in terms of quality and quantity, and I had high expectations for this wine. I’m proud to receive this exceptional acknowledgement in a very competitive category such as Chenin Blanc”, smiles winemaker Bernard Claassen. The Credo Chenin Blanc 2019 spent 18 months in French oak barrels, resulting in aromas of fresh peaches and apricots complemented by floral honeysuckle, biscotti and a hint of lime. The palate is creamy with prominent notes of honey and spicy undertones of vanilla.


Leading Stellenbosch Chenin Blanc specialist Bernard Claassen with Best in Class Credo Chenin Blanc 2019 and Double Platinum for Credo Chenin Blanc 2020.

Three wines from the Stellenbosch Vineyards Credo range were awarded Top 100 status.


Alongside the Chenin Blanc 2019, the Credo Chenin Blanc 2020 and Credo Shiraz 2019 received a Double Platinum medal and Top 100 status. Stellenbosch Vineyards pursuit to showcase niche varietals with an innovative approach was recognised with Double Gold for the Limited Release Verdelho 2020 & Limited Release Therona 2020.

About Stellenbosch Vineyards

Stellenbosch Vineyards is a leading Stellenbosch wine producer and is the smart solutions and innovation hub of Advini South Africa. More than 80% of Stellenbosch Vineyards’ wines are exported to over 40 countries, while the winery’s local and African footprint is growing rapidly. Stellenbosch Vineyards offers a diverse wine range, including unique varietals, limited release parcels, international commercial brands, and customized smart solutions.

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