Jakob's Vineyards 2012 Cabernet Franc, was awarded (1) a gold medal and rated in the top 6 Cabernet Franc wines at the inaugural 2016 Cabernet Franc Challenge, (2) a gold medal at the Michelangelo Wine Awards, (3) a double silver medal at the 2016 National Wine Competition, and (4) a bronze medal at the 2016 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 

Jakob's Vineyards 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, was awarded a double silver medal at the 2016 National Wine Competition

Jakob's Vineyards 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, was rated in the Top 100 SA wines at the 2014 Top 100 SA Wines competition and was awarded at the 2014 Novara SA Terrior Wine Awards

Jakob's Vineyards 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon, was awarded a gold medal and trophy in the 2014 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show for the best Cabernet Sauvignon in the museum class, and selected for the 2016 Nederburg Auction

Christian Eedes wrote on Jakob's Vineyards, "When it comes to reds, the wards of Hemel-en-Aarde  are Pinot Noir country, but Jakob's Vineyards in the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge is rapidly making a name for itself as a Cabernet Sauvignon producer. The 2006 won the trophy for the best museum class Cab at this year's Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show while the 2011 was placed among the Top 100 SA Wines. Total plantings amount to 2ha, half Cab and the other half Cabernet Franc and Merlot, so this nothing if not a boutique producer. Crystallum's Peter-Allan Finlayson consulting winemaker since 2010. I revisited both wines recently and was again impressed. Tasting notes and scores as follows: Jakob's Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2006  - Red fruit, dried herbs, subtle forest floor and maritime notes. Medium bodied with really good fruit definition and fresh acidity. Layers of flavours and long, gently savoury finish. Bordeaux-like and rather fine. Score: 93/100. Jakob's Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 - Dark fruit, fresh herbs and hint of earthiness. Rich and full but balanced thanks to bright acidity and careful extraction. Gently savoury finish. Quite particular - might one begin to speak of terroir? Score 91/100 " - October 2014