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Absa Top 10 Pinotage competition 2014 winners


The winners of the 18th annual Absa Top 10 Pinotage competition are as follows: Allée Bleue 2012 Bellingham The Bernard Series Bush Vine 2013 Beyerskloof Diesel 2011 Delheim Vera Cruz Estate 2012 Diemersdal Reserve 2013 Rijk’s … [Read more...]

New Cab clone planted at Ernie Els Wines

Men at work.

The Proprietor’s Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 was rated 5 Stars in Platter’s 2014 and Louis Strydom, winemaker and managing director at this Helderberg winery, is backing Cab in a big way.  It makes up some 55% of the 45ha under vine here and yesterday … [Read more...]

The RisCura White Hot Wine Awards 2014: Call for submissions

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In conjunction with RisCura, a global financial services provider, I am pleased to announce that the White Hot Wine Awards featuring Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon blends will again be taking place this year. A tasting is proposed to establish the top … [Read more...]

Decanter World Wine Awards 2014: Results


The Decanter World Wine Awards 2014 have just been announced. The competition attracted 15 007 entries and the following South African wines featured: International Trophies Bordeaux Varietals under £15 – Hartenberg Cabernet Sauvignon … [Read more...]

Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge 2014: Call for entries


The inaugural Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge, convened by the producer body known as the Chenin Blanc Association, is open to all South African Chenin Blanc producers. I will be chairing the panel and the other judges are: Jamie … [Read more...]

Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2014 results

Results of the thirteenth annual Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show were announced at the Mount Nelson hotel in Cape Town earlier today. Fairbairn Capital Trophy for Most Successful Producer Overall KWV Miele Trophy for Best Chardonnay, Old Mutual … [Read more...]