Plettenberg Bay winery Newstead Wines has become the first producer outside of the traditional Western Cape winelands to be crowned overall winner of the Amorim Cap Classique Challenge, South Africa’s leading competition focussed exclusively on selecting the country’s top Cap Classique sparkling wines. In a ground-breaking announcement, Newstead MCC Blanc[…]
News at Newstead
At the 2014 Michelangelo Awards, Newstead won a Gran D’or (double gold) for its first ever MCC Brut Chardonnay. In 2016 the estate won a second Gran D’or, this time for its Rosé bubbly. In 2017 Newstead won its third double gold for their second MCC Brut Chardonnay. In 2019[…]
The established producer community would have ridiculed the idea of developing a winefarming operation anywhere along the Cape Coast between Cape Agulhas and Plettenberg Bay two decades ago. It wasn’t difficult to see the impediments — summer rainfall, high winds, distance from main markets and lack of viticultural expertise among[…]
Visi magazine published an article last month entitled “14 Tasting Rooms in the Western Cape You Must Visit” and Newstead was on the list. Newstead (Est. 2013) Interior and architecture: Owners Sue and Doug Lund, with assistance from Draftech Open: Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm in season. Tastings don’t require reservations, but lunches[…]
The gorgeous Plettenberg Bay wine region has thrived into a fully fledged destination for holidaymakers and serious lovers of the grape. Among the best is Newstead, a boutique winery known for its award-winning sauvignon blanc, chardonnay and pinot noir, and for being the official supplier for Plett International Polo. The[…]
At the 2014 Michelangelo Awards, Newstead won a Gran D’or (double gold) for its first ever MCC Brut. In 2016 the estate won a second Gran D’or, this time for its Rosé bubbly. And this year Newstead won its third double gold in four years, for their second MCC Brut.[…]
When Doug and Sue Lund came to Plettenberg Bay in 2006 to plant vineyards and set up Newstead Wines, they brought rich polo and farming heritage with them. Doug had represented South Africa in polo for fourteen years, his father had played for South Africa, and both Doug and Sue’s[…]
Newstead will never feel commercial but it will always be exceptional. Since the first harvest a few years ago, its wines have won awards (including a Michelangelo double gold) and elevated the region’s winemaking credentials, while its picnics in the vineyards, summer solstice parties and bespoke events have attracted visitors[…]
Putting the News into Newstead. Behind the scenes – shoot for the upcoming House & Garden Gourmet Magazine feature.
Rosé Gold… Michelangelo Double Gold – win today! Grand d’or for Newstead Rosé. What a blessing! Honesty , surprise delight-that’s what we want from our wines, from life. Thank you to wine maker Anton Small!