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The Sommelier Selection 2018 Competition Results

The results of the Sommelier Selection 2018 competition were announced on the 26th July 2018. This wine competition is unique being the only one in South Africa that is judged by a panel of top local sommeliers. 

Shortlist of 2018 Absa Top 10 Pinotage Finalists Announced

The judging is complete, preparations for the awards function at Cavalli Estate in Somerset West on 15 August are in full swing and wine lovers are looking forward to seeing which of their favourites among the Top 20 finalists are considered by the panel of experts to be the best of the best in the 2018 Absa Top 10.

Harvest review with Francois Malan

"This year marks the fiftieth vintage for Simonsig, and we look back on and celebrate 50 great years of bottling and labeling our own wines in our own cellar. This is also the fiftieth year of consecutive Chenin Blanc vintages – quite and achievement, if I may say so myself!"

The 13th Annual Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards Results

At the 13th annual Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards the many terroirs in the Cape Winelands which create great wines were highlighted. The 23 National Winners of cultivar wines, blends and wine styles come from 14 wine terroirs from across the winelands.

SOUTH AFRICA’S COOL-CLIMATE WHITES AND SCORCHING REDS: WHY THE COUNTRY HAS IT ALL

Wine lovers, take note: South Africa is on its game for white wines! The country’s whites are now deserving of every wine consumer’s attention, not least for the excellent value they have to offer.

As James and I tasted through almost 500 wines from the country in May this year, we could not help but be amazed as one outstanding flight followed the next of chenin blanc, chardonnay and even sauvignon blanc.

VIN DE CONSTANCE – BEST SWEET WINE IN THE WORLD AGAIN!

We are proud to announce that our Vin de Constance 2014 has been awarded one of only 50 prestigious Best in Show trophies at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2018.

This is in fact the second year in a row that we have taken top honours, with our Vin de Constance 2013 having won the trophy in 2017.