CAE TOWN, The Paul Cluver winery in Elgin, near Cape Town, has received the Platinum Best in Show award for its Seven Flags Chardonnay 2016 at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2017, the government of South Africa’s Western Cape Province says.

Another Western Cape winery, Klein Constantia, received a Platinum Best in Show award for its Vin de Constance, one of the estate’s well-known sweet wines, the Western Cape Member of the Executive Council (MEC) for Economic Opportunities, Alan inde, said here over the weekend.

More than 200 experts started the judging process for this year’s awards in London last month.

Winde congratulated both establishments for their wins at the Decanter World Wine Awards, which is one of the world’s largest wine competitions.

“More than 17,000 entries were recorded for the 2017 Decanter World Wine Awards. Winning top awards at this competition speaks to the high quality of Paul Cluver and Klein Constantia’s wine offerings. Their wins are excellent promotion for our wine industry,” he added.