Vines were first planted on Driehoek in 2006. The first wines, a 2009 Shiraz and 2010 Sauvignon Blanc, were released in 2010 and did quite well.

The third release was the 2011 Sauvignon Blanc and the awards and reaction by the market were quite amazing. It started with a gold medal at the Veritas competition and four stars in the 2012 Platters Wine Guide. Next it was selected to be served on SAA first class international flights in 2012. At the function where all the SAA winners were honoured it then won the White wine of the year award. The next award was inclusion in the 2011 Bartho Eksteen Top 10 Sauvignon Blancs. The top 10 wines from South Africa then competed with Sauvignon Blancs from five other countries. The Driehoek 2011 Sauvignon Blanc was judged Top Sauvignon Blanc amongst the South African competitors. In the international competition it came second only to Te Mata from New Zealand (it is those All Blacks again – next time we will beat them 6 – 0!).

All credit to the team on Driehoek and winemaker David Nieuwoudt from neighbouring Cederberg Cellars.

The 2010 Shiraz will (DV) be released in 2012 and the first Pinot Noir will also be harvested in 2012.

See below for wine boutiques where Driehoek wines are stocked.

DRIEHOEK WYNE: Verskillende kompetisies, verskillende beoordeelaars, selfde wenner!

Wingerd is die eerste maal op Driehoek geplant in 2006. Die eerste wyne, ‘n 2009 Shiraz en 2010 Sauvignon Blanc, is in 2010 vrygestel en het baie goed gevaar.

Die derde vrystelling was die 2011 Sauvignon Blanc en die reaksie van die mark en die resultate sover was fantasties. Dit het ‘n goue medalje by die Veritas kompetisie gewen en vier sterre in die 2012 Platters Wine Guide. Daarna is dit gekies om op SAL eerste klas buitelandse vlugte in 2012 bedien te word. By die funksie waar al die SAL wenners vereer is, het dit toe die Wit wyn van die jaar toekenning gekry. Die volgende toekenning was insluiting in die Bartho Eksteen 2011 Top 10 Sauvignon Blancs. Die top 10 wyne van Suid Afrika het daarna kompeteer met Sauvignon Blancs van vyf ander lande. Die Driehoek 2011 Sauvignon Blanc is as Top Sauvignon Blanc onder die Suid Afrikaanse deelnemers aangewys. In die internasionale kompetsie het dit tweede gekom na Te Mata van New Zealand (dis weer daai All Blacks – volgende keer gee ons hulle 6 – 0 pak!).

Alle krediet aan die span op Driehoek en David Nieuwoudt van Cederberg Kelders op die buurplaas.

Die 2010 Shiraz sal (DV) in 2012 vrygestel word en die eerste Pinot Noir word ook in 2012 geoes.

Driehoek wines can be bought at Driehoek and are also stocked by the following wine boutiques:
– Norman Goodfellows in Johannesburg
– Carolines Fine Wines stores in Strand Street and the V&A Waterfront
– Vaughan Johnson Wine Shop V&A Waterfront
– Manuka Cafe & Wine Boutique in Somerset West
– Vinolentia in Welgemoed
– Wine & Company Hermanus
– Wine Village Hermanus
– SPAR Clanwilliam
– Citrusdal Wijnhuis
– Langebaan Wijnhuis