Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate – which has the same owner as Mannings Heath Golf & Wine Estate - has received its first five star rating at the launch of the 2019 Platter’s South Africa Wine Guide, for its Catalina Semillon 2017.
The vineyard in the Walker Bay region, Hermanus, was bought in 2013 by Penny Streeter OBE.
Platter’s has become a household name for lovers of South African wine since its inception in 1980, judging more than 8,000 native wines each year. Wines rating 95 points and above are tasted blind in a second round and awarded up to five stars. This is the maiden vintage for Benguela Cove’s five star wine, Catalina Semillon 2017, available from April 2019.
In the UK, the owner’s vineyards in West Sussex have a total of 66,000 vines under cultivation across 16 hectares at Mannings Heath Golf & Wine Estate, planted in 2017, and a second site this year at Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens.
This awards announcement was made at the annual launch of the Platter’s guide at the Table Bay Hotel in the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town on November 6th 2018.
Visitors to Mannings Heath can enjoy a wide selection of wines from Benguela Cove.:
WINE TASTING EXPERIENCE £7.50 PER PERSON
Choose five wines from the Benguela Cove collection and let our wine ambassador take you on a tasting journey.
CHEESE & WINE PAIRING £15 PER PERSON
For a taste sensation try the cheese & wine pairing. Local Sussex cheeses have been hand selected by our chef and paired carefully with the five wines from Benguela Cove.
WINE & FINE CHOCOLATE PAIRING £15 PER PERSON
Sample five Benguela Cove wines, paired perfectly with locally produced, artisan chocolate from J.Cocoa.
BUGGY TOUR OF OUR VINEYARD £5 PER PERSON
Drive up to the vineyard on a buggy for a guided tour with our wine ambassador.
Further information visit the wine tasting web page.