Sauv-Sem Blend/Wooded Sauvignon Blanc Report 2019

This seventh annual report was released on November 13th, 2019. Congratulations to the following winning wines from our portfolio:

The Top Ten Blends:

Cape Point Vineyards Isliedh 2018 with 95 points (producer of the best blend overall)

Delaire Graff White Reserve 2017 with 91 points

The Top Five examples of Wooded Sauvignon Blanc:

Cape Point Vineyards Reserve 2018 with 93 points

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Introducing Diemersdal Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

This unique Sauvignon Blanc was made in conjunction with Ben Glover of Glover Family Vineyards in New Zealand.

Diemersdal’s, Thys Louw has had a life-long passion for the Sauvignon Blanc grape which lead to him finding a vineyard in New Zealand to express his commitment to this variety, offering a taste of Marlborough under the Diemersdal label.

“This wine is a perfect example of a Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. It’s very aromatic and it's fresh and invigorating. The palate has amazing acidity, it goes on and on.” says Ben Glover.

Platter’s Guide 2020

23 five-star wines, 12 Wines of the Year and 1 Winery of the Year from our portfolio have been featured in the 2020 Platter's Guide.

The most anticipated South African Wine Guide, Platter’s by Diners Club South African Wine Guide, has finally launched it's 40th edition! The colour of the 2020 edition is Karoo Night Sky, which features a a total of 125 wines and one brandy that achieved the coveted 5-star (95+ point) rating.

Congratulations to all of the recipients of the Platter's Guide awards.

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Say hello to Renate

Meet Renate Fechter who is our Off-Consumption National Trade Marketer based in Cape Town. Renate joined Meridian in 2013 as Regional Trade Marketer with no wine industry experience and discovered the wonderful world of premium wine.

"It excites me to see the impact of the wine programs & promotions that I develop and how they boost brand awareness and sales in trade. I am extremely proud, grateful and humbled working for such an amazing company with wonderful people and a great portfolio of brands.”

Be like Renate - work for us!

PMR Diamond Arrow 2019 Award

We are best overall Distributor & Marketer for the 7th year in a row!

Meridian and Cool Wines have been rated first overall in the category of Distributors & Marketers – Wine, Spirits and other alcoholic beverages, with a PMR Diamond Arrow Award for the 7th consecutive year.

“This award is greatly welcomed by all of us at Meridian and Cool Wines as it is rated by our customers,” says our Managing Director, Shane Allchin.