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South Africa’s 2015/16 Ultra value wine challenge results

15 Sep 2015

The leading industry wine challenge that assists wine drinkers find the smartest buys for under R100 all-in, launched its audited maiden set of results tonight.

Hugely anticipated, winning wineries congregated to celebrate their respective victories.  With cool jazz and hot wines, winemakers enjoyed a stream of plated canapes before accepting their accolades and winning certificates.  Thereafter all Double Gold and Gold medal winning wines were introduced and made available to taste, rocketing the festive mood still further.

The inaugural Ultra Value Wine Challenge attracted strong support from a large range of stellar producers.  Collectively they entered almost 500 carefully selected wines that met the strict price category of sub R100, VAT included.

Robin von HoldtPictured left: Robin von Holdt    

Robin von Holdt reviewed the 2015 Challenge:  ‘We are enamoured with the enthusiasm displayed towards this most relevant of wine categories – that of value.  Tough economic times are certainly here and we must be mindful of many consumers reducing ability to spend freely.  This is a growth sector, thus a hugely enticing arena in which to out perform through a combination of quality wine at attractive prices.
 
The support that we received was terrifically healthy, with almost 500 wines entered by leading vineyards and producers.  The lead up with #Frugalfridayfeasts and #Throwbackthursdays became instant media hits with consumer, who tuned in early with loads of positive energy.

The rigour of wine assessment by the mainly new-wave judges under Ginette De Fleuriot’s chairmanship was as thrilling as it was compelling.  The natural result was that a significant portion of wines simply did not get through that first, arduous, hurdle.  Then, the algorithm that took price into account in order to arrive at the value-adjusted final result, saw another substantial number of wines fall by the way.  Thus, the victories are sweet for those wines that cracked the final nod, very real wins indeed.  This is an unquestionably solid set of tangible results, as confirmed by the independent Auditors.  Only 6% of wines gained Double Gold awards.  17% gained Gold Medal awards, while 36% gained Silver Medal awards.  Awards were without any doubt whatsoever very difficult to achieve: They were hard earned, thus deserving the strong recognition and attention that they will receive.
 
Our thanks go to all supporters and our congratulations of course go to all 2015/16 winners.’   

High-scoring winning wines included Double Gold Medal Awards for 30 individual wines with the following wines taking the top slots:

Louisvale Dominique 201399/100
Muratie Melks Blended Red 2014 96/100
Mount Vernon Unbelievable White NV95/100
DGB Shiraz 201495/100
Brampton Pinotage 201495/100
Ken Forrester Petit Pinotage 2014  94/100
Cape Point Splattered Toad Shiraz 201494/100

 
Bordelais Distributors gained three Double Gold medals. Douglas Green, Distell and  Overhex each gained two Double Gold Medals.    

Ken ForresterKen Forrester was delighted with a 94/100 score for his Petit Pinotage:

‘Providing good value starts with quality processes from the vineyard to the bottle. Sustainable farming with zero herbicides or pesticides, hand harvesting, quality is a series of measures rigorously applied. All of this then needs to meet a price point and ideally exceed the customer expectation. Simple really!’  
(pictured left: Ken Forrester)

Louisvale were ecstatic with their 99/100 score, the highest result of the Challenge: - ‘We are delighted to have won Double Gold for our Louisvale Dominique 2013 at this year’s Ultra Value Wine Challenge.  In a category where “many wines passed the quality test, yet failed the ‘value’ test”, we are pleased that we came out on top.  Proof indeed of our commitment to produce highest quality wines at the right price.  We put a lot of effort into this vintage and into tasting the various components of the blend.  Louisvale Dominique 2013 is an accessible, soft wine, without being overpowering.  The best is that it is great value for money as well!’

Duncan Savage of Cape Point scored a thrilling 94/100 for their Shiraz: - ‘A lot of hard work has gone into the Splattered Toad Shiraz, its complex and layered but also incredibly approachable and generous, a wine for any occasion that punches above its weight!’

Multiple winners included the following producers, each scoring weighty victories in most award categories:

Douglas Green Bellingham20
Distell14
Van Loveren  Private Cellar13
Bordelais Distributors13
Leopard’s Leap Wines12
Namaqua Wines12
Stellenbosch Vineyards11
Overhex Wines International9
Orange River Cellars8
Leopard Frog  Vineyards8
Arabella Wines7
Nicholson Smith Agencies7
Robertson Winery7
Swartland Winery7
Mount Vernon Estate6
Ken Forrester Wines5
Ridgeback Wines5


4 medals were awarded to each of:  Allée Bleue, Alvi’s Drift Private Cellar, Brampton, Drostdy-Hof Wines, Kleine Zalze Wines and Riebeck Cellars.   

Jacques RouxDGB (Pty) Ltd topped the charts with a remarkable 20 winning wines.  Jacques Roux was well pleased:

‘The team was highly successful in taking home three double gold, seven gold and ten silver medals at the Ultra Value Wine Challenge Awards.  The DGB group comprises of a number of famous South African wine brands.  The company’s true roots extend over 300 years.  The versatile wine portfolio continues to rake in awards and satisfy the palates and hearts of wine lovers across the globe.  Within the DGB portfolio, Douglas Green Wines is known for its great value and managed to secure six prestigious awards alone.  Winemaker Jaco Potgieter can particularly feel very proud of his two double gold awards!’ (pictured left: Jacques Roux)    

Says Van Loveren CEO Philip Retief with a total of 13 awarded wines: - ‘These accolades, like every other that the range has reaped since its establishment, is testament to the consistently high standards that are applied from the vineyard to the cellar in the making of our wines.  The Ultra Value Wine Challenge results are a salute to the efforts of every member of the Van Loveren team.’

Bordelais Distributors Mark Norrish was very happy indeed with 13 awards: - ‘The continuing stellar performance of our own brands is in line with our stated mission.  We bring consumers outstanding quality wines at incredibly attractive prices.  The team is very chuffed indeed.’

Len Knoetze, head of Namaqua production with a combined 12 awards: - ‘We are thrilled to be awarded 5 Gold and 7 Silver medals at this world class challenge.  These medals confirm that we are progressing strongly to achieving our goal of the best quality wines across all price points we operate in.  It is also proof that the efforts of our skilled winemaking team combined with our investments in the best and most modern technology is benefiting both Namaqua Wines and our customers.

The hallmark of our business is to be consumer orientated and if our customers require a specific product we make sure that we supply it to them in the style and packaging they require, whether it be glass bottles, BIB or tetra!’

Hein KoegelenbergLeopard's Leap CEO Hein Koegelenberg on Leopard's Leap’s 12 medal performance:

‘In today’s world, good value should definitely be acknowledged and this recognition by the Ultra Value Wine Challenge gives us great joy.  We believe that exceptional quality wine should be accessible to everyone and our focus is therefore to produce superb easy-drinking wines that offer affordable enjoyment for any occasion.’  (pictured left: Hein Koegelenberg)

 

Stellenbosch Vineyards Bernard Claassen was delighted with their 11 victories, commenting:

Bernard Claassen‘Stellenbosch Vineyards is well-known for our award-winning wines.  We believe that our success in satisfying the consumer needs for good quality value wines is achieved through a combination of pushing the boundaries on price while still maintaining quality through our handcrafted wine approach.’  (pictured right: Bernard Claassen)   

Gerhard van der Wath, CEO of Overhex Wines International with 9 awarded wines:

‘We have been a successful player on the international wine scene for the past 10 years.  Our consumer driven brands are available in 31 international markets, including distribution deals with some of the most respected agencies in the global wine business.  Overhex Wines International is one of the top 10 most exported wine by volume producers from South Africa.  During the past 10 years the Balance Range has established itself as a top performer in local and international wine competitions, underlining the Overhex Wines’ International promise of consistent quality at an affordable price point.  We are thrilled with this set of results.’

Linley Schultz, Managing Director of Alvis Drift which scored 4 awards, shared:
‘Alvi’s Drift focus has been on producing good wines, providing great value.  Our results at Ultra reaffirm this for our consumers.’

Ginette De Fleuriot judging chairman concludes:
‘Some may think that judging “value wines” is an arduous task but it is an excellent opportunity to gauge where our industry is at.  Nothing can be more rewarding for a panel of judges than to find those gems amongst the wines entered at a price point below R100.  It was a pleasure to work with such a professional team in this inaugural Ultra Value Challenge – both behind the scenes and the judges themselves.  Our experienced tasters worked in three panels over two days and had the quality of the wine in the glass in mind at all times.  Tasting all wines blind was a given as was the valuable discussion of the category both before commencing tasting and afterwards to ensure that the results were absolutely fair.  Our judges were rigorous but quick to reward those wines of notable quality that truly stood out.  Without knowing the specifics and identity of the winners, I do know, however, that we have come out with very pleasing results and a job well done.’

Result summaries include:

Double Gold Medals30
Gold Medal Winners83
Silver Medal Winners173


Around 200 entered wines received no awards.

Tough pressure indeed was evident at all levels, with 15 wines tying with one another on a score of 90/100 points each, the very top tier of the Gold Level Awards category!

Awards by cultivar included:

40 for Sauvignon Blanc
23 for Cabernet
20 for Shiraz
19 for Chenin
16 for Merlot
15 for Pinotage
13 for Chardonnay
Interestingly, Pinot Noir/Chardonnay blends gained 4 wins against Pinot Noir with only 2 awards.
6 bubblies cracked the nod too.

The full list of winning wines by award follows:

Double Gold Medal Winners

  • Louisvale Wines Dominique 2013 Score 99
  • Muratie Wine Farm Melck's Blended Red 2014 Score 96
  • Bordelais Distributors Secret Cellar SMG 303 2014 Score 95
  • Mount Vernon Unbelievable White NV Score 95
  • Brampton  Pinotage 2014 Score 95
  • Douglas Green  Shiraz 2014 Score 95
  • Ken Forrester Wines Petit Pinotage 2014 Score 94
  • Cape Point Vineyards Splattered Toad Shiraz 2014 Score 94
  • Alvi's Drift Private Cellar Alvi's Drift Signature Viognier 2015 Score 94
  • Opstal Family Estate Sixpence Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot 2014 Score 93
  • Overhex Wines International Balance Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2014 Score 93
  • Overhex Wines International Balance Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2015 Score 93
  • Orange River Cellars Red Muscadel 2014 Score 93
  • Stellenbosch Vineyards Welmoed Pinotage 2014 Score 93
  • Van Loveren Christina Van Loveren Chardonnay 2014 Score 93
  • Leopard's Leap Wines Leopard's Leap Lookout Cabernet Sav / Shiraz / Cinsaut 2015 Score 92
  • Delheim Wines Delheim Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2013 Score 92
  • MAN Vintners (Pty) Ltd MAN Free-Run Steen Chenin Blanc 2015 Score 92
  • Douglas Green  Chardonnay 2015 Score 92
  • Drostdy-Hof Pinotage 2014 Score 92
  • Ridgeback Wines Ridgeback SGMV 2012 Score 92
  • Riebeek Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Score 92
  • Bordelais Distributors Secret Cellar Big 5 273 2013 Score 92
  • UniWines Vineyards Meander Moscato Rosè 2014 Score 91
  • Two Oceans  Shiraz 2014 Score 91
  • Ormonde Vineyards Alexanderfontein Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Score 91
  • Bordelais Distributors Secret Cellar Sauvignon Blanc 527 2014 Score 91
  • Kleine Zalze Vineyard Selection Chardonnay 2014 Score 91
  • Arabella Wines Arabella Reserve In Unison 2013 Score 91
  • Eagle's Cliff Eagle's Cliff Chenin Blanc 2015 Score 91

Gold Medal Winners

  • Namaqua Wines Namaqua Cellar Door Pinotage 2012 Score 90
  • Swartland Winery Contours Collection Moscato NV Score 90
  • Swartland Winery Contours Collection Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot 2014 Score 90
  • Swartland Winery Serengeti Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot NV Score 90
  • Tierhoek Chenin Blanc 2015 Score 90
  • Stellenbosch Vineyards Welmoed Pinot Noir 2014 Score 90
  • Van Loveren Van Loveren Chenin Blanc No 5 2015 Score 90
  • Brampton  Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Score 90
  • Backsberg Chenin Blanc 2015 Score 90
  • Drostdy-Hof  Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Score 90
  • Obikwa Chardonnay 2015 Score 90
  • Two Oceans  Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2015 Score 90
  • Drostdy-Hof  Claret 2014 Score 90
  • UniWines Vineyards Meander Chenin Blanc / Sauvignon Blanc  2014 Score 90
  • Rietvallei Wine Estate John B Riesling 2015 Score 90
  • MAN Vintners (Pty) Ltd MAN Ou Kalant Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Score 82
  • Franschhoek Cellars Statue de Femme Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Score 89
  • Orange River Cellars Ruby Cabernet 2014 Score 89
  • DGB (Pty) Ltd Douglas Green Chenin Blanc 2015 Score 89
  • Bordelais Distributors Secret Cellar Sauvignon Semillon 105 2014 Score 89
  • Nicholson Smith Agencies Bella Vino Seductively Sweet White NV Score 89
  • Nicholson Smith Agencies Bella Vino Sultry Red NV Score 89
  • Nicholson Smith Agencies Pandora's Box Lock 1855 Merlot / Cabernet Sauvignon NV Score 89
  • Van Loveren Four Cousins Sauvignon Blanc Brut NV Score 89
  • Rietvallei Wine Estate John B Rosè 2015 Score 89
  • Robertson Winery Lightly Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Score 89
  • Stellenbosch Vineyards Arniston Bay The Coast Red NV Score 89
  • Leopard's Leap Wines Leopard's Leap Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2013 Score 89
  • Leopard's Leap Wines Leopard's Leap Chardonnay Pinot Noir 2015 Score 89
  • Mount Vernon Unbelievable Red NV Score 89
  • Boland Cellar Boland Cellar Sixty 40 Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2014 Score 88
  • Boschendal  Le Bouquet 2015 Score 88
  • Neethlingshof Estate  Sauvignon Blanc  2015 Score 88
  • Two Oceans  Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Score 88
  • Ormonde Vineyards Alexanderfontein Shiraz 2013 Score 88
  • Van Loveren Four Cousins Natural Sweet White NV Score 88
  • UniWines Vineyards Meander Moscato 2015 Score 88
  • Douglas Green Ribshack Red 2014 Score 88
  • Orange River Cellars Hanepoot NV Score 88
  • Arabella Wines Arabella Pinotage 2014 Score 88
  • Alvi's Drift Private Cellar Alvi's Drift Signature Chenin Blanc 2015 Score 88
  • Overhex Wines International Balance Winemaker's Selection Pinot Grigio 2015 Score 87
  • Swartland Winery Contours Collection Merlot 2014 Score 87
  • Swartland Winery Serengeti Chenin Blanc / Sauvignon Blanc NV Score 87
  • Arabella Wines Arabella Pink Panacea 2015 Score 87
  • Bordelais Distributors Secret Cellar Sauvignon Blanc 689 2014 Score 87
  • Koelenhof Wynkelder Koelenbosch Nineteenfortyone 2012 Score 87
  • Nicholson Smith Agencies Bella Vino Sassy Sweet Red NV Score 87
  • Van Loveren Tangled Tree Tropical Sauvignon blanc 2015 Score 87
  • Simonsig Estate Simonsig Labyrinth Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Score 87
  • Nederburg Wines Nederburg 56 Hundred Chenin Blanc 2015 Score 87
  • Orange River Cellars White Muscadel  2013 Score 87
  • Obikwa  Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Score 87
  • Longridge Wynlandgoed Longridge Rouge  2013 Score 87
  • Kleine Zalze Cellar Selection Cabernet Sauvignon  2014 Score 87
  • Knorhoek Wines Knorhoek Shiraz 2013 Score 87
  • Overhex Wines International Balance Winemaker's Selection Shiraz 2014 Score 87
  • Overhex Wines International Balance Winemaker's Selection Pinot Noir 2014 Score 87
  • Namaqua Wines Namaqua Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Score 87
  • Van Loveren Van Loveren Blanc de Blanc  2015 Score 87
  • Eagle's Cliff Eagle's Cliff Chenin Blanc 2015 Score 87
  • Orange River Cellars Pinotage 2014 Score 87
  • Van Loveren Christina Van Loveren Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Score 86
  • Guardian Peak Guardian Peak Shiraz 2014 Score 86
  • Bordelais Distributors Secret Cellar Merlot Cabernet 143 2013 Score 86
  • Bordelais Distributors Secret Cellar MCC Blanc de Blanc 428 NV Score 86
  • Ridgeback Wines The Lion Hound Cabernet Sav 2012 Score 86
  • Ridgeback Wines The Lion Hound Red 2013 Score 86
  • Bordelais Distributors Top Secret Cabernet Shiraz 2014 Score 86
  • Brampton  Rosè 2015 Score 86
  • Ken Forrester Wines Petit Rose 2015 Score 86
  • Ken Forrester Wines Petit Chenin 2015 Score 86
  • Ken Forrester Wines Petit Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot 2013 Score 86
  • Leopard Frog Vineyards Frisky Zebras Captivating Cabernet Sauvignon NV Score 86
  • Namaqua Wines Namaqua Hanepoot Jerepigo NV Score 86
  • Allee Bleue Wines (Pty) Ltd Blue Owl Chardonnay 2015 Score 86
  • Deetlefs Wine Estate Stonecross White Blend 2015 Score 86
  • Franschhoek Cellars The Churchyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Score 86
  • Namaqua Wines Namaqua Cape West Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Score 86
  • Namaqua Wines Namaqua Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Score 86
  • Mount vernon Three Peaks Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Score 86
  • Mount vernon Unbelievable Semi Sweet NV Score 86
  • Allee Bleue Wines (Pty) Ltd Starlette Blanc 2015 Score 86
  • Longridge Wynlandgoed Longridge Blanc 2014 Score 86

Silver Medal Winners

  • Backsberg Merlot 2013 Score 85
  • African Pride Wines Just Nuisance White Blend 2015 Score 85
  • Glen Carlou Vineyards Tortoise Hill Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot 2014 Score 85
  • Ormonde Vineyards Alexanderfontein Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Score 85
  • Perdeberg Winery Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot 2013 Score 85
  • Robertson Winery Fat Bastard Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Score 85
  • Van Loveren Van Loveren Neil's Pick Colombar  2015 Score 85
  • Kleine Zalze Cellar Selection Chenin Blanc Bush Vines 2015 Score 85
  • De Krans Wines De Krans Basket Press Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Score 85
  • Douglas Green  Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Score 85
  • Robertson Winery Fat Bastard Shiraz 2014 Score 85
  • Steenberg Vineyards Klein Steenberg Cabernet Sauvignon  2013 Score 85
  • Stellenbosch Vineyards Welmoed Viognier 2015 Score 85
  • Stellenbosch Vineyards Arniston Bay Chenin Blanc Chardonnay 2015 Score 85
  • Arabella Wines Arabella Chenin Blanc 2015 Score 85
  • Leopard's Leap Wines Leopard's Leap Chenin Blanc 2015 Score 85
  • Leopard's Leap Wines Leopard's Leap Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Score 85
  • Leopard's Leap Wines Leopard's Leap Lookout Chenin Blanc / Chardonnay 2015 Score 85
  • Opstal Family Estate Sixpence Sauvignon Blanc / Semillon 2015 Score 85
  • Alvi's Drift Private Cellar Alvi's Drift Signature Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Score 85
  • Kleine Zalze Vineyard Selection Chenin Blanc  2014 Score 85
  • Overhex Wines International Balance Winemaker's Selection Chenin Blanc 2015 Score 85
  • Welbedacht Wine Estate Meerkat Sun Angel NV Score 84
  • Namaqua Wines Namaqua Pinotage 2013 Score 84
  • Namaqua Wines Namaqua Shiraz 2013 Score 84
  • Namaqua Wines Namaqua Merlot 2014 Score 84
  • Stellenbosch Vineyards Versus Natural Sweet Red NV Score 84
  • Swartland Winery Contours Collection Pinotage Rosè 2015 Score 84
  • Swartland Winery Contours Collection Chenin Blanc 2015 Score 84
  • Backsberg Pinotage 2014 Score 84
  • Mount Vernon Unbelievable Rosè NV Score 84
  • Nitida Cellars Nitida Roxia 2015 Score 84
  • Simonsig Estate Simonsig Mr Borio's Shiraz 2012 Score 84
  • Stellenbosch Vineyards Arniston Bay Fairtrade Shiraz Malbec 2014 Score 84
  • Stellenbosch Vineyards Versus Natural Sweet White NV Score 84
  • Nicholson Smith Agencies Pandora's Box Black Bird Merlot NV Score 84
  • Nicholson Smith Agencies Pandora's Box Persian Connection Shiraz NV Score 84
  • Koelenhof wynkelder Koelenbosch Chenin (wood matured) 2014 Score 84
  • Overhex Wines International Balance Winemaker's Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Score 84
  • Stellenbosch Vineyards Versus White 2015 Score 84
  • Van Loveren Van Loveren Daydream Chardonnay /  Pinot Noir  2015 Score 84
  • Bordelais Distributors Secret Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon 259 2013 Score 84
  • MAN Vintners (Pty) Ltd MAN Skaapveld Shiraz 2014 Score 84
  • Painted Wolf Wines Peloton Rouge  2012 Score 84
  • Allee Bleue Wines (Pty) Ltd Blue Owl Merlot 2014 Score 84
  • DGB (Pty) Ltd The Beachhouse Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Score 84
  • Fleur du Cap and Allesverloren Allesverloren 1704 Red  2014 Score 84
  • Leopard's Leap Wines Leopard's Leap Chardonnay 2015 Score 84
  • Leopard's Leap Wines Leopard's Leap Lookout Semi Sweet 2015 Score 84
  • Overhex Wines International Balance Shiraz Rosè 2015 Score 84
  • Perdeberg Winery Chenin Blanc  2015 Score 84
  • Namaqua Wines Namaqua Red Muscadel 2014 Score 84
  • Rietvallei Wine Estate John B Sauvignon Blanc  2015 Score 84
  • Douglas Green  Pinotage 2014 Score 84
  • DGB (Pty) Ltd Tall Horse Pinotage 2014 Score 84
  • Buitenverwachting Buiten Blanc 2015 Score 83
  • Raka Raka Quinary 2012 Score 83
  • Saronsberg Cellar Provenance Shiraz 2013 Score 83
  • Eikendal Eikendal Charisma 2013 Score 83
  • Obikwa  Merlot 2014 Score 83
  • Orange River Cellars Chardonnay 2014 Score 83
  • Buitenverwachting Meifort 2010 Score 83
  • Cloof Wine Estate Duckitt Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc Merlot 2013 Score 83
  • De Wetshof Estate Limelight Chardonnay/Pinot Noir 2015 Score 83
  • Leopard Frog Vineyards Luscious Hippos Red NV Score 83
  • Leopard Frog Vineyards Frisky Zebras Sublime Chardonnay NV Score 83
  • Leopard Frog Vineyards Luscious Hippos White NV Score 83
  • Vondeling Wines Merlot Rosè 2015 Score 83
  • Bordelais Distributors Top Secret Merlot 2011 Score 83
  • Bordelais Distributors Secret Cellar Chardonnay Pinot Noir 955 2014 Score 83
  • Nicholson Smith Agencies Bella Vino Sublime White NV Score 83
  • Robertson Winery Shiraz 2014 Score 83
  • Brampton  Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Score 83
  • Steenberg Vineyards Klein Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc  2015 Score 83
  • Waverley Hills Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2014 Score 83
  • De Wetshof Estate Limelight Chardonnay 2015 Score 83
  • Van Loveren Tangled Tree Chocolate Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Score 83
  • Van Loveren Van Loveren Cabernet / Merlot 2015 2015 Score 83
  • Leopard's Leap Wines Leopard's Leap Shiraz 2013 Score 83
  • Leopard's Leap Wines Leopard's Leap Merlot 2014 Score 83
  • Bordelais Distributors Secret Cellar MCC Brut 558 NV Score 83
  • DGB (Pty) Ltd Legacy Johannisberger NV Score 83
  • Namaqua Wines Namaqua Skinnydip 2015 Score 83
  • Knorhoek Wines Knorhoek Cabernet Franc 2013 Score 83
  • Alto Rouge 2012 Score 83
  • Allee Bleue Wines (Pty) Ltd Starlette Shiraz Rose 2015 Score 83
  • Cape Point Vineyards Splattered Toad Sauvignon Blanc  2015 Score 82
  • Deetlefs Wine Estate Stonecross Pinotage 2013 Score 82
  • Riebeek Cellars Pinotage Rosè 2015 Score 82
  • Villiera Wines Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Score 82
  • Delheim Wines Delheim Pinotage Rosè 2015 Score 82
  • Namaqua Wines Namaqua Cape West Chardonnay 2015 Score 82
  • Noble Savage Investment's Noble Savage Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2011 Score 82
  • Robertson Winery Chenin Blanc 2015 Score 82
  • Steenberg Vineyards Klein Steenberg Rosè  2015 Score 82
  • Steenberg Vineyards Steenberg Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc NV NV Score 82
  • Welgemeend Sauvignon blanc  2014 Score 82
  • Franschhoek  The Old Museum Merlot 2014 Score 82
  • Douglas Green  Merlot 2014 Score 82
  • African Pride Wines Just Nuisance Cape Blend 2015 Score 82
  • Obikwa  Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Score 82
  • Chateau Libertas Red Blend 2014 Score 82
  • Drostdy-Hof  Extra Light NV Score 82
  • Neethlingshof Estate  Malbec  2013 Score 82
  • Niel Joubert Wines Niel Joubert Shiraz 2013 Score 82
  • Orange River Cellars Colombard 2015 Score 82
  • Ormonde Vineyards Alexanderfontein Merlot 2014 Score 82
  • Riebeek Cellars Shiraz 2014 Score 82
  • Robertson Winery Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Score 82
  • Arabella Wines Arabella Merlot 2014 Score 82
  • Arabella Wines Arabella Chardonnay 2015 Score 82
  • Leopard's Leap Wines Leopard's Leap Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Score 82
  • Ernie Els Wines Big Easy White 2015 Score 82
  • Ernie Els Wines Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Score 82
  • Paul Cluver Wines Close Encounter Riesling 2015 Score 82
  • Whalehaven Whalehaven Cape Blend  2013 Score 82
  • Alvi's Drift Private Cellar Alvi's Drift Signature Chardonnay 2014 Score 82
  • Overhex Wines International Balance Winemaker's Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Score 82
  • Arabella Wines Arabella Shiraz Merlot 2014 Score 81
  • Glenelly Estate Glass Collection Merlot 2013 Score 81
  • Backsberg Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Score 81
  • Villiera Wines Jasmine 2015 Score 81
  • Zandwijk Wines (Pty) Ltd Kleine Draken Merlot 2013 Score 81
  • Zevenwacht Wine Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Score 81
  • Bordelais Distributors Secret Cellar Shiraz 068 2011 Score 81
  • Longridge Wynlandgoed Longridge The Emily 2015 Score 81
  • Mount Vernon Three Peaks Cantata 2012 Score 81
  • Nederburg Wines Nederburg 56 Hundred Merlot 2015 Score 81
  • Noble Savage Investment's Noble Savage Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Score 81
  • Stellenbosch Vineyards Welmoed Chardonnay 2015 Score 81
  • Stellenbosch Vineyards Arniston Bay The Coast White NV Score 81
  • Whalehaven Pinotage Rosè 2014 Score 81
  • Zevenwacht Wine Estate 7EVEN Bouquet 2014 Score 81
  • Zevenwacht Wine Estate Chenin Blanc 2014 Score 81
  • Welgemeend Soopjeshoogte 2011 Score 81
  • Boschendal Blanc de Noir 2015 Score 81
  • Leopard's Leap Wines Leopard's Leap Lookout Pinotage Rose 2015 Score 81
  • Perdeberg Winery Sauvignon Blanc  2015 Score 81
  • DeMorgenzon DMZ Syrah 2012 Score 81
  • Cederberg Private Cellar Cederberg Merlot/Shiraz 2013 Score 81
  • Robertson Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Score 81
  • Van Loveren The Rhino Run Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Score 81
  • Van Loveren Van Loveren Sauvignon blanc  2015 Score 81
  • Ridgeback Wines The Lion Hound White 2015 Score 81
  • Vondeling Wines Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Score 81
  • Zandwijk Wines (Pty) Ltd Kleine Draken Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Score 81
  • Zandwijk Wines (Pty) Ltd Kleine Draken Sauvignon blanc 2015 Score 81
  • Fleur du Cap and Allesverloren Fleur du Cap Natural Light Rosè  2015 Score 80
  • Ridgeback Wines The Lion Hound Mischief 2015 Score 80
  • Paul Cluver Wines Dry Encounter 2015 Score 80
  • Zevenwacht Wine Estate 7EVEN Pinotage 2013 Score 80
  • Leopard Frog Vineyards Frisky Zebras Mystic Merlot NV Score 80
  • Leopard Frog Vineyards Frisky Zebras Whispering White NV Score 80
  • Leopard Frog Vineyards Frisky Zebras Sultry Chenin Blanc NV Score 80
  • Leopard Frog Vineyards Frisky Zebras Sensuous Sauvignon Blanc NV Score 80
  • Beyerskloof Pinotage 2014 Score 80
  • Boschendal Rachelsfontein Chenin Blanc 2015 Score 80
  • DGB (Pty) Ltd Tall Horse Chardonnay 2015 Score 80
  • Simonsig Estate Simonsig Pinotage 2013 Score 80
  • Cloof Wine Estate The Very Sexy Shiraz 2012 Score 80
  • Fairbridge Merlot NV Score 80
  • Ken Forrester Wines Petit Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Score 80
  • Namaqua Wines Namaqua Chenin Blanc 2015 Score 80
  • Nederburg Wines Nederburg 56 Hundred Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Score 80
  • Riebeek Cellars Chenin Blanc 2015 Score 80
  • Rietvallei Wine Estate John B Cabernet Sauvignon / Tinta Barocca 2014 Score 80
  • Koelenhof Wynkelder Koelenhof Koelenberg 2012 Score 80
  • Flagstone Wines Treaty Tree Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot  2013 Score 80
  • Flagstone Wines Dragon Tree Cape Red  2013 Score 80
  • Flagstone Wines Truth Tree Pinotage  2014 Score 80
  • Beyerskloof Cabernet / Merlot 2012 Score 80
  • Overgaauw Wine Estate Shepherds Cottage Cab / Sav / Merlot 2014 Score 80
  • Orange River Cellars White Jerepigo 2013 Score 80
  • Zevenwacht Wine Estate 7EVEN Rood 2013 Score 80

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Monday to Friday: 10h00 to 17h00
Saturday: 10h00 to 17h00
Sunday: 10h00 to 17h00

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