|Thinking about the Henriëtta, our Sauvignon Blanc/Sémillon blend, it’s been a wonderful experience since
the very first bottle was released.
The Bizoe Estalet and the Henriëtta also received 90 plus points in Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast respectively every year since these two wines were launched on the market. And with constantly incredible ratings in the Platter Guide (never less than a score of 4), these two wines have made this journey an unforgettable one so far.
Looking back, 2010 also saw the release of the Bizoe Tiny 2010, a beautiful straw wine sold out within the first three months of release. This impressive wine are only to be released in exceptional vintages, but the good news is that the Tiny will be bottled again later this year for the second time, due to the high demand on this gem.
Bizoe Wines has ventured into a new direction, making house wines. This year saw the making of a house wine for Kievits Kroon, a beautiful, tranquil country estate, known for its luxury accommodation, superb facilities, immaculate gardens, gourmet dining and wellness spa outside of Pretoria. Being a sought-after destination for those wanting to escape city life, or for corporates seeking a unique business experience, this was a perfect match for Bizoe creating something unique for Kievits Kroon.
And for those preferring idyllic luxury in a modern metropolis, we also took a little sunshine from South Africa to the Shangri La Yangong Hotel in Myanmar, putting a special South African creation on their wine list.
Sun City Resort, Table Bay Hotel, Royal Livingston, The Palace at Sun City and the Maslow Hotel also put on of our wines on there tables as a house wine. What a Honour!
With the seasons changing ever so slightly and the days becoming longer, we are looking forward to a new and exciting vintage. Here’s to Bizoe Wines and the journey we have had so far … and the story still being written each and every day!
BIZOE WINES AWARDED GOLD AT INTERNATIONAL WINE CHALLENGE.
Favourable weather conditions during the 2008 harvest produced concentrated flavours in the Franschhoek-grown Sémillon, which makes up 70% of this Sémillon-Sauvignon blend. The wine was barrel fermented and matured for seven months in French oak prior to bottling.
“I’m pleased the wine was recognised as a worthy gold medallist, especially as it is a more restrained classic style, with an agreeably moderate 12.5% alcohol,” says Rikus Neethling. “I also feel there is sufficient depth and structure for positive development of the wine in bottle over the next 6 years.
“The Bizoe Henriëtta is hand-wrapped, bottled in classy Burgundy bottle and packed in cases of six. A total of 2 700 bottles were made, and is available from selected retailers at around R160 a bottle.
Henriëtta received a Gold medal at the International Wine Challenge in 2009
The Classic Wine Trophy Award Winners 2009 – Silver Medal
Wedding Wines – Highly Recommended
A South African Hobby Horse
SA wine, a born survivor
Move over Charlize, here comes Rikus
Kievits Kroon Recognised as a Top Wine and Food Destination
Big results for little kiss
Luxury hotel becomes wine producer
Pretoria Bailliage Outreach – Thari Mmelegi Orphanage
Bizoe Henriëtta 2011
Mosaic’s First Kiss – In collaboration with Bizoe Wines