Tokara named Winery of the Year 2020

Tokara has been crowned Winery of the Year securing Best Red Wine overall, three category winners and five Top 10 wines in the Prescient Top 20 Wines of South Africa 2020.

Tokara earned a Top 10 spot in every Prescient Report it entered this year, the wines to feature being: Director’s Reserve White 2017, Reserve Collection Chardonnay 2019, Director’s Reserve Red 2017, Reserve Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 and Reserve Collection Syrah 2017. Moreover, three of these – the white blend, the Chardonnay and the Cabernet Sauvignon – were judged best in category.

Congratulations to the owner GT and Anne-Marie Ferreira and the entire Tokara team for a well-deserved award.

Congratulations to Johan Malan from Simonsig

The 40th Diners Club Winemaker Of The Year Award was awarded to Simonsig Estate’s, Johan Malan on Saturday, 21 November at the La Residence Hotel, in Franschhoek.

The coveted title of “Winemaker of the Year” was awarded to Mr Malan for the 2015 Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel Brut. The wine style chosen this year was Cap Classique, the name given to the South African wine made by the traditional method of a second fermentation in the bottle. Congratulations to Mr Malan and the Simonsig team for winning such a prestigious award.

Congratulations to Mr Malan and the Simonsig Team for winning such a prestigious award.

Prescient Top 20 South African Wines 2020

This year’s Prescient Top 20 South African Wines Report convened by and sponsored by multinational financial services company Prescient is now out. reviewed a total of 927 wines across 20 categories in its various reports sponsored by multinational financial services company Prescient over the course of the year. Each report was based on the outcome of a blind tasting of wines entered within the specific category. Click the link below to view all the winners.

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Say hello to Johannes

Meet Johannes Skosana, Meridian’s Handyman. Johannes has been part of the Meridian family for 14 years and has played a big role in building it (literally).

Johannes has been working with hardware tools and electrical equipment for many years and has worked in similar roles such as a Specialist Welder prior to Meridian. He plays a critical part in daily operations where he does maintenance on aircons and other equipment, building permanent structures, waterproofing and painting to name a few. In his free time, Johannes likes to do carpentry and produces custom furniture like wine shelves etc. His “can do” attitude is admirable, and he is always eager to learn new things. Cheers Johannes!


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