December 2021 marks a significant career milestone as I officially joined the pinnacle of winemaking in South Africa, the Cape Winemakers Guild. I am excited to be a Guild Member and look forward to participating in the Guild’s innovation-driven wine auctions and Protégé Programme.
Voted Platter Wine Guide Newcomer Winery of the Year 2019: 5 Stars (95 points) for both the maiden vintages Erika O Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 and Erika O Syrah Grenache Noir Cinsault 2016, and 4½ Stars (94 points, only one point short of the 5 Star) for the Erika O Sauvignon Blanc 2017 – a remarkable achievement and tremendous honour for this “new kid on the block” boutique winery.
– Phillip van Zyl Editor, Platter Wine Guide 2019
More success followed with Platter’s Wine Guide 2020 with another 2 five stars awarded for the follow up vintages of the Erika O Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 and Syrah Grenache Noir Cinsault 2018 and Red blend of the Year for the Syrah Grenache Noir Cinsault 2018.