We are always so flattered, honoured and humbled by the many wonderful reviews of our wine. Please feel free to read any of the articles below should you require more confidence in our product.
Le Vin de François By creativenook on July 2, 2015
This was truly a magical ‘Winter Wonderland’! Just as Magda Naude wanted as the theme for this year’s Le vin de François annual Wine Action. When we started planning the event together in 2014, we knew that Mags health was deteriorating but we did not expect her to be taken from us so soon. Read more...
Record prices were achieved at the 7th Le Vin de François Auction held at Overgaauw on 14 March. Every year Pinotage aficionado François Naudé tastes his way through the cellars of various estates. His goal? To select a barrel from each of the top producers and make the best Pinotage in the world. Chosen producers in 2013 were Delheim, Kanonkop, Lanzerac, L’Avenir, Rhebokskloof, Simonsig and Wildekrans. Their barrels were blended together to create Le Vin de François, which sold for as much as R11 400 a case. The auction is by invitation only and the 140 guests were treated to oysters, champagne and canapés on arrival, followed by a gourmet three-course meal prepared by chef Craig Cormack. Source: http://www.stellenboschvisio.co.za/2015/06/pick-of-the-pinotage/
Peter F May for The Pinotage Club 30 April 2014
My wine on the month for April is Le Vin de François 2010 that I had several times when lunching at Delheim Winery during my recent stay in the Cape.
It's the wine of Francois Naude, made from barrels he's selected from seven top Pinotage wineries to blend together into a superb example of Pinotage. Read more...
Record prices at fifth annual auction for Le Vin de François
29 October 2012
Arguably S.A.’s most unusual top Pinotage sets private buyers on fire. It’s a wine that few get to lay their hands on - which means that even an invitation to the annual private auction is a ticket to treasure. This year was no exception, and the fifth annual auction of the sought-after Le Vin de François on October 20 set the fans alight, producing record prices. Yet again!b Read more
Le Vin de Francois - A Remarkable Wine - 2010
Vin de François is an extraordinary wine. It is a blend of the best barrels from top wineries chosen and crafted by an award winning winemaker recognised as an expert in the variety. The variety is Pinotage which, like its parent Pinot Noir, challenges winemakers yet when made well is sublime. Read more...
Record sales at the third Auction of Le Vin de François
5 November 2010
At a glittering black tie by-invitation-only event at Lanzerac Hotel in Stellenbosch, 190 cases of 12 bottles plus magnums, 3 litre and 5 litre sizes were auctioned to local and international bidders, to realise sales of R870 000, a 21% increase on the previous year. Read more...