Very best value SA white blends at under R80pb in 2012

WHITE BLENDS from South Africa that have been highly recommended this year by one or more of the expert tasting panels around the world AND which cost less than R80 a bottle – with prices given ex-cellar, or approximate retail if the winery is closed to the public:
ALTYDGEDACHT The Ollo 2011 – R75
ALVI’S DRIFT Chardonnay Viognier 2011 – R34
BON COURAGE Hillside White 2012 – R33
DEETLEFS’ Stonecross Chenin Blanc Chardonnay 2012 – R42
DELHEIM Heerenwijn 2012 – R42
DOUGLAS GREEN Chenin Blanc Sauvignon Blanc 2011 – R28
DU TOITSKLOOF Chardonnay Viognier 2011 – R51
FLAGSTONE Noon Gun 2012 – R37
LAZANOU Chenin Blanc Chardonnay Viognier 2011 – R60
LOMOND SSV 2012 – R59
LOURENSFORD Winemaker’s Selection 2009 – R78
MANLEY Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2010 – R65
MORESON’S Miss Molly Hoity Toity Chenin Blanc Viognier 2011 – R49
OPSTAL’S Sixpence Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2012 – R39
PERDEBERG Chardonnay Viognier Reserve 2011 – R41
THOKOZANI Chenin Blanc Chardonnay Viognier 2011 – R55
ZEVENWACHT The Tin Mine 2011 – R53
For ‘virtual visits’ to these good-value cellars, click on the links above. For details of the awards and ratings, and for more premium versions of South Africa’s blended white wines that have received good reviews locally or internationally in 2012, click here.