Newstead Lund Family Vineyards, located on Redford Road in the Plett Winelands, continues to put Plett’s bubblies on the international map!
At the recent Michelangelo International Wine & Spirit Awards, Newstead won two of only five Double Gold medals awarded in the sparkling wine category. Their Newstead Brut Chardonnay MCC received a Double Gold, as it has every year of production, and another Double Gold for their Rosé MCC Sparkling Wine. The Michelangelo judges reviewed over 3000 wines and are hand-picked wine experts representing all seven continents.
Doug and Sue Lund, of Newstead, both come from families with a rich farming heritage. And the Newstead crest combines those: the lion of the Lunds and the stag of the Robinsons. From sugar and dairy farms in KwaZulu-Natal, Doug and Sue brought their young family to Plett in 2006, purchasing 11.5 hectares of fallow land to plant Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes.
Today, they’ve built a home and tasting room, making wines, and a life, that they love.