The Western Cape’s student winemakers have been named as among South Africa’s best.

Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute students received gold status for their Elsenburg Muscat d’ Frontignan 2015, at the recently held VERITAS wine awards.

The awards took place this month at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, congratulated the students.

“The VERITAS wine awards are often referred to as the Oscars of the South African wine industry. It celebrates excellence, honouring the best wines and brandies. The Elsenburg Muscat d’ Frontignan 2015 is the only Muscat d’ Frontignan which received recognition at the prestigious awards. I’d like to commend the winemakers on this outstanding achievement.”

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