Graham Beck Wines – Awards in 2009

AWARDS FOR GRAHAM BECK WINES DURING 2009

January:

  • GQ Magazine (January issue) voted Graham Beck Wines, Franschhoek Cellar Door facility as One of the Top 50 Best Places in the World to be now.
  • 4 Stars Wine Magazine(February issue) and chosen as one of the Top 15 wines in the SA Wine Magazine Chenin Blanc Challenge – Graham Beck Bowed Head Chenin Blanc 2008.
  • Selected by Michele Obama in celebration of Barack Obama’s acceptance speech of the US Presidency. – Graham Beck Brut NV was used.

February:

  • Wine Writer for Daily Mail, Matthew Jukes’ Top 50 wines: Graham Beck Blanc de Blancs 2005. “This was the most beautiful and rewarding sparkler at Cape Wine and it is still one of the best values in the world.”
  • Rated 91/100 points by Natalie MacLean (natdecants@nataliemaclean.com) – Graham Beck The Ridge Syrah 2003.

March:

  • Neil Pendock on Graham Beck Cuvee Clive “This must be the best MCC I have ever had.

April:

  • Rated 91/100 points by Don Winkler from the International Wine Review – Graham Beck Brut Rosé 2006 “…absolutely lovely, and difficult to stop drinking.”

May:

  • Selected as wine of the month in the May 2009 issue of Decanter Magazine – Graham Beck Pheasants’ Run Sauvignon 2008.
  • International Wine Challenge – Siver medal – Graham Beck Bowed Head Chenin Blanc 2008, Siver medal – Graham Beck The Joshua 2005.

June:

  • Rated as one of Top 10 wines under $10 by Wine Enthusiast Magazine – Graham Beck Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

July:

  • Selected for British Airways 1st Class for 1 year – Graham Beck The Ridge Syrah 2003

August:

  • Robertson Young Wine Show Standard Bank Trophy for Champion Shiraz in Robertson.
  • Paarl Young Wine Show Boland Bank Trophy for Champion Sauvignon Blanc in Paarl region.
  • National Young Wine Show WPLG Wine show Floating Trophy for Class Winner, Category Wooded Sauvignon Blanc.
  • Mr. Graham Beck was awarded the PON VAN ZYL Trophy for his contribution to the wine industry in the Robertson region.
  • Farmworker of the Year 2009 Competition: Winner in Category General Worker: Margaret Harmse (Graham Beck Wines, Robertson). Winner in Category Tractor Driver: Freek Windvogel (Graham Beck Wines, Robertson).
  • Listed for Gulf Air 1st Class – Graham Beck The Joshua 2005.
  • Listed for Gulf Air Business Class – Graham Beck Shiraz 2005.

September:

  • Awarded as one of the Top 10 Sauvignon Blancs at the Bartho Eksteen Sauvignon Blanc Celebration – Graham Beck Pheasants’ Run Sauvignon Blanc 2008.
  • Michelangelo Wine Awards: Double Gold – Graham Beck Pheasants’ Run Sauvignon Blanc 2008, Double Gold – Graham Beck Sauvignon Blanc 2008, Gold medal – Graham Beck Blanc de Blancs 2005, Gold medal – Graham Beck Pheasants’ Run Sauvignon Blanc 2009.

October:

  • Awarded 5 stars in the Danish internet wine newspaper http://www.vinavisen.dk/ – Graham Beck Railroad Red 2007.
  • Veritas Awards: Double gold medal – Graham Beck Pheasants’ Run Sauvignon Blanc 2008, Gold medal – Graham Beck Pheasants’ Run Sauvignon Blanc 2009.
  • WINE magazine TOPS at SPAR Sauvignon Blanc Top 10: – Graham Beck Pheasants’ Run Sauvignon Blanc 2008 &  Graham Beck Pheasants’ Run Sauvignon Blanc 2009. (Graham Beck Wines is the only cellar to win this award for the third consecutive year, since the inception of this competition).
  • Wine Magazine (November issue) – 5 stars – Graham Beck Pheasants’ Run Sauvignon Blanc 2009, 4½ stars – Graham Beck Pheasants’ Run Sauvignon Blanc 2008, 4 stars – Graham Beck Lonehill Chardonnay 2007.
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