Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards

The 2020 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards have been announced.

The Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards was established in 1997 to offer South African producers the opportunity of having their wines adjudicated locally by a highly experienced and respected panel of professionals from around the globe. Now, in its 24th year, the competition remains unique in South Africa, in that all judges are hand-picked wine experts, representing all seven continents. Click on the link below to view the winners from our portfolio.

Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2020

The 2020 results have been announced. Some spectacular wines have graced the palates of the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show judges this year.

Congratulations to all the winners and a special congratulations to the amazing wines in our portfolio.


Click on the link below to view the winners from our portfolio.

The 2020 Rosé Rocks Winners have been announced.

Congratulations to Cederberg, De Grendel, Delaire Graff Estate, Ernie Els, Mulderbosch and Simonsig.



Click on the link below to view the winning wines.

Tim Atkin South Africa 2020 Special Report 2020

We are celebrating the stellar ratings of the great wines from our producers in the Tim Atkin South Africa 2020 Special Report revealed recently.

Klein Constantia Vin de Constance was awarded Overall Sweet Wine of the Year and Delaire Graff was awarded Best Cellar Door Experience.

Congratulations to the awesome wines that scored above 95 points. Click on the link below to view the winning wines.

Say hello to Mel

Meet Melanie Glyn-Jones, our Sales Support Manager. In Mel’s 19 years with the company, she has held several positions, starting in finance, dipping into IT and ending in sales. After 6 years as Group Financial Manager, Mel's life changed when she started fostering three children together with her husband, Dave. Today she is the Sales Support Manager and right hand to our Managing Director. This critical role includes managing budgets and expenses, processes, assets, and general operational support for the Sales team. Mel has been in the wine industry since she was 18 when she worked as a promoter in Zimbabwe whilst studying at Coopers and Lybrand as a bookkeeper. In 1998 she and her husband moved to South Africa where she worked in a wine shop called Enoteca before joining Meridian.

11 Most Influential People in the South African Wine Industry

We are so proud to see that our Chief Executive Officer, Gavin Dittmar was featured in The Wine Goggle’s recently posted article as one of the eleven most influential people in the South African Wine Industry.

“The research and queries have been exhaustive and all-encompassing. Final decision-making was stress-inducing, meticulous and thorough. Profound insights gained. So, after all that, WineGoggle and its team of assistants in the fields of retail, journalism, hospitality, wine critics, high-end consumers and psycho-analysts brings you the 11 Most Influential People in South African Wine. (Commercially involved, not industry bodies.)” says Emile Joubert, editor of The Wine Goggle.