Last month I posted about The KLINK Awards, which have been launched by Wine Tourism South Africa, publishers of the Wine Tourism Handbook, with the objective of inspiring South Africans to explore and enjoy the experiences offered by the country’s winelands.
A panel of industry-related professionals nominated the top five finalists in each of the KLINK Awards’ fourteen categories. Your job was to go to the Wine Tourism South Africa website , Facebook or Twitter pages, see which top wineland spots are amongst the nominees and vote. The full list of categories is available on the website and the winners in each will be announced on the 25th of October.
On the 1st of November the country’s inaugural Wine Tourism South Africa #KLINK Awards will take place in Cape Town. Here the cream of the winelands crop will be recognised for their offerings in various categories – based solely on your experiences, as the consumer and feedback from you, received via email, Facebook and Twitter.
The event will be held at the De Waterkant Centre, headquarters of dhk Architects whose award-winning work has included several wineries such as Delaire Graff in Stellenbosch, Almenkerk in the Elgin Valley and most recently, Mulderbosh in Stellenbosch. Derick Henstra, Executive Chairman of the dhk Group, is also a wine connoisseur who has translated his love for wine into a growing resume of wine boutiques.
“The #KLINK Awards have given consumers a much-needed voice in determining which wine farms and routes are deserving of recognition based on their own experiences with them.~ Derick Henstra