We are very proud of our member’s achievements and would like to congratulate them on the following achievements and milestones.
Congratulations to our members
Eendracht Hotel & Apartments is the winner of the Western Cape Lilizela Award in the accommodation category for 2017. This year has seen a 47% increase in entries compared to 2016. Lilizela is South Africa's premier Travel and Tourism Awards recognising and rewarding excellence in the tourism industry, thereby growing South Africa’s global destination competitiveness. The awards are adjudicated through both a public vote and a 30-member judging panel. This meant that 80% of the scores came from consumers and 20% from adjudicators.
Babylonstoren won awards for all three of the wines they entered in the 2017 International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC), which is one of the most respected wine competitions in the world. Their 2016 Chardonnay was awarded Silver while both the 2015 Shiraz and 2015 Nebukadnesar, were awarded Silver Outstanding. With these new accolades, the three wines will make a welcome addition to any wine collection.
Stellenbosch Brewing Company’s Hoenderhok Bock is this year’s winner of the South African National Beer Trophy Competition. In addition to winning the coveted Beer of the Year award, the same brew also won a gold medal and the trophy for Best Beer in the Amber Category. Their Stellies Mass Hoppiness IPA also won a silver medal. These stunning victories were achieved in a very competitive field as 199 beers entered the competition from 64 breweries in six provinces. It was only their second year of partaking in the competition.