Cederberg, Eagles’ Nest, Fairview and Saronsberg among the Top 12 in SA Shiraz Producers Association’s annual taste-off. Windmeul and Laborie ‘best value’ in ‘dream dozen’. Report.
Staged in the northern Rhône Valley, France, the 2016 Syrah du Monde sees eleven South African wines from Shiraz collect silver, five strike gold and two rank among the best wines reviewed. More.
SA wineries earn 21 gold medals and 12 trophies at the International Wine Challenge in London, with kudos for the top SA red and white on show going to Tulbagh and Stellenbosch cellars. Results.
Clos Malverne, Kleine Zalze and Lourensford achieve ‘grand gold’ medals at the international 2016 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, with 28 other South African wines earning gold. Results here.
Top South African producer Graham Beck disposes of red and white still wines to concentrate on bubbly made according to the traditional method. R150m investment announced. Read more.
The Masters of Wine (UK) judging at the 2016 Global Pinot Noir Masters competition awarded just one gold medal to a South African wine. All hail Hemel-en-Aarde, Walker Bay. More here.
In the Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon Global Masters results announced by The Drinks Business in London, Uva Mira Single Tree termed a ‘Cape Crusader’. Results here.
782 wines from around the world. 259 medals awarded: 196 silver, 63 gold. 15 South African laureates: nine silver, six gold. And one Cape wine selected among the Top 10 on show. More here.
Three gold medals and seven silvers for SA producers at the 2016 Concours Mondial du Sauvignon, this year held in the little Spanish town of Tordesillas. Clearly pedigrees count! Read more.
With farmers on the Simonsberg in Stellenbosch still counting their losses after fires in January, one of South Africa’s leading cellars says ‘no ways’ to top Cab and Chardonnay from 2016. More.
Sale of various things hedonistic raises R15m in support of education, spotlights top South African wine brands and hails collaboration involving radio DJ and Warwick. 2016 auction results here.
Classification of top wine producers over the past 10 years – 2006 to 2015 – includes both industry ‘first growths’ and relative newcomers, big cellars and small. Read more.
Showcase of very best track records according to 2016 SA Wine Classification features eight cellars with three or more of the country’s consistent favourites. Listing here.
South Africa’s best value wines at under R100 per bottle with the best track records over the past 10 years – all top-rated by the experts in 2015. Uber list here.
La Colombe at Silvermist, Waterkloof, Terroir at Kleine Zalze, Jordan, Rupert & Rothschild and Fresh at Paul Cluver star at annual Eat Out awards. Restaurant guides.
Platter’s 2016 edition includes 5 Star ratings for no fewer than 83 beauties, with the book’s top Wine and Winery of the Year awards going to Warwick and Mullineux. More.
SA Sauvignon champs of the Cederberg, Stellenbosch, Paarl and elsewhere on form again, but none of the winning cellars in Durbanville, Darling or Cape Peninsula. Results here.
Top guns at Veritas Awards include KWV and Kanonkop, Eagles’ Nest and Rustenberg, plus… Over 1700 wines judged, 45 win double gold, several on a roll. Highlights.
At the 2015 Six Nations Wine Challenge in Sydney, Australia, South Africa’s trophy winners include DeMorgenzon, Iona, Vondeling and Warwick. Read more.
Most in-demand wines at Nederburg and Cape Winemakers Guild auctions led by Kanonkop, Hartenberg, Boekenhoutskloof… and golden oldies. Auction highlights.
In the first SA wine competition exclusively for pink wines, Kleinood and Villiera cellars lead the way. For the Top 10 still wines and the Top 3 sparklers, click here.
Kanonkop among the top performers at 2015 International Wine & Spirit Competition – but not before the cellar switches over to the next vintage! Top SA results here.
Top rating at Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards goes to Shiraz from Eagles’ Nest, and Nuy White Muscadel judged best dessert. Competition results here.
The spoils in Winemag’s 2015 White Hot Wine Awards go to top cellars in Stellenbosch, Elgin, Constantia, Durbanville, Cape Agulhas, Somerset West and Bot River. Results here.
The winners of the 2015 Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge include a couple of surprises and some consistently good wines – one made to the sound of music. See results.
The 2015 Top 10 Pinotage leaderboard features Kanonkop and Rijk’s but also Writer’s Block and Survivor, one of the few really good Pinotage wines from the Swartland. More.
Winemag’s Red Hot Wine Awards for top SA blends from Bordeaux varieties go to some of the country’s leading producers and highlight a bargain or three. Read more.
Best marriages: increasing number of Top 100 SA wine cellars offer tastings that pair various reds, whites, bubblies and desserts with all sorts of foods to match. Roundup.
Which wines from South Africa’s leading producers are fetching the highest prices on release, on auction, at the museum? In the winelands, or in London. Update.
Nederburg’s Eminence strikes gold with two vintages at 2015 Muscats-du-Monde and Orange River Cellars scores again with 2013 Red Muscadel. Read more.
Elgin shines particularly brightly as South African cellars collect 13 trophies and a haul of gold medals at the 2015 Decanter World Wine Awards in London. SA highlights.
Ranked among The World’s 100 Best Restaurants by S Pellegrino’s team of critics, The Test Kitchen (Top 50) and The Tasting Room offer very interesting winelists. See report.
The OIV has South Africa in seventh spot among biggest wine-producing countries and SAWIS announces 2015 industry stats – size and structure by the numbers. Highlights.
Many top Cape cellars shine at major SA wine taste-off – as do a couple of retailers with exclusive bottlings that include a trophy winner selling for under R30pb. Read more.