August 2013 – At the 2013 Diner’s Club Winelist Awards, the 5-star Hotel Izulu, Ballito, has been awarded the impressive Diamond status, gaining a score of over 90%, for its new and extensive wine list. This is the third year that the Hotel has won an award and the first year it has gained the prestigious Diamond status.
The judging panel consisted of Peter Goffe-Wood, JP Rossouw, Nikki Dumas, Benny Masekwameng, Dave Hughes, Fiona McDonald and Christine Rudman.
States Managing Director, Grant Pringle: “We’re incredibly proud of our team for achieving this incredible award. Since the appointment of our new Executive Chef, Tyrone Sumner, we have completely redesigned our culinary and beverage experiences, with organic highlights in Gigi’s Brasserie, the private Chef’s Table, the romantic Wine Cellar and all our banqueting menus in the Imbizo Hall.”
Look out for Hotel Izulu’s monthly Wine Markets in conjunction with leading and award-winning South African Wine Estates.