Wednesday, November 12, 2008


At a function held at the Devon Valley Hotel last night, the 2009 'John Platter' Wine Guide was launched to the trade and media along with the much anticipated revealing of the 5 star winners.

The Vilafonté Winemaking Team is proud to announce that the Vilafonté ‘Series C’ has been awarded the 5 star rating for the first time. Californian winemaking partner Zelma Long had this to say; “We are thrilled with this award and feel that it gives recognition to our investment in South Africa, and to the passion that the Vilafonté partners have brought to our wines.”

Vilafonté is the first South African and American joint winemaking venture focused only on the production of the ultimate quality wines. Vilafonté is owned and managed by Zelma Long the winemaking partner, Dr. Phil Freese the winegrowing partner and Mike Ratcliffe, the managing Partner.

More about Vilafonté:
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