Wellington’s Imbuko Wines wins award for Best Value Producer 2017

IMBUKO of Wellington has been judged Best Value Producer in Getaway magazine’s 2017 ‘Best Value Wines’ Guide, with three Imbuko bottlings among the 14 winners of a competition culminating in Value Awards for South African wines selling at no more than R80 pb. Those offering ‘best bang for your buck’ were mainly from Wellington, Worcester and the Breedekloof wards of Rawsonville and Slanghoek Valley, with the 250 entries assessed according to both a 5 Star rating system and a 10-point value scale – full results and overview in the February 2017 issue of Getaway as well as online.

PANEL OF JUDGES: freelance wine writer and specialist wine tour guide Fiona McDonald (chair), Cape Wine Masters Winnie Bowman and Sandy Harper, Aslina winemaker Ntsiki Biyela, Zonnebloem red wine maker Praisy Dlamini, wine tour operator and wine educationist Karen Glanfield.

GETAWAY MAGAZINE’S BEST VALUE WINES 2017

WHITE WINE VALUE AWARD WINNERS

R28Aan de Doorns R43 Crisp White 2016 (Blend, Worcester Cellar)
R28 – Aan de Doorns R43 Fruity White 2016 (Colombar, Worcester)
R36 – Wellington Wines Chenin Blanc 2016 (Wellington Cellar)
R43 – Slanghoek Private Selection Chardonnay 2016 (Breedekloof Cellar)
R45 – Ken Forrester Petit Sauvignon Blanc 2016 (Somerset West Cellar, Helderberg)

RED WINE VALUE AWARD WINNERS

R25Shortwood Red Wine NV (Blend, Imbuko Cellar, Wellington)
R34 – Du Preez Rockfield Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 (Rawsonville Cellar, Breedekloof)
R38 – Imbuko Merlot 2014 (Wellington Cellar)
R45 – Aan de Doorns Shiraz 2015 (Worcester Cellar)
R50Balance Winemaker’s Selection Pinot Noir 2015 (Overhex Cellar, Worcester)
R50 – Van Zijl Coffee Pinotage 2015 (Imbuko Cellar, Wellington)

SPARKLING WINE VALUE AWARD WINNER

R45Meander Moscato Pink NV (uniWines Cellar, Rawsonville, Breedekloof)

ROSÉ WINE VALUE AWARD WINNER

R25Unbelievable Sweet Rosé NV (Mt Vernon Cellar, Paarl)

FORTIFIED DESSERT WINE VALUE AWARD WINNER

R49Montagu Winery Red Muscadel 2016 (Cellar in Montagu, Klein Karoo)

 

 

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