Bruwer Raats on winning the 2018 Platters Winery of the Year

The Platter guide’s ultimate accolade, Winery of the Year, this year was awarded to Raats Family Wines, from Stellenbosch, South Africa.
Bruwer talks about his achievement and also his feelings about Old Vines and Young Vines in South Africa. He is one of the top Chenin and Cabernet Franc producers in the country and this award certainly recognises that.
In this 2018 edition, they achieved an incredible 5 Five Star results, the most of any producer. In addition to this, owner and winemaker Bruwer Raats also has a winning hand in this year’s trio of Five Star wine by Mvemve Raats and B Vintners Vine Exploration Co.
The 5-star wines in their portfolios are:

    Raats Cabernet Franc 2015
    Raats Eden High Density Single Vineyard Chenin Blanc 2015
    Raats Eden High Density Single Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2015
    Raats Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2016
    Raats Original Chenin Blanc 2016
    B Vintners Liberté 2016
    B Vintners Harlem to Hope 2016
    Mvemve Raats MR de Compostella 2015