Uber Value SA Wine Guide 2017 – highly rated and under R100 a bottle

OF ALL THE wines to receive very good reviews from one or more of the top panels locally or internationally in 2017, these rank as South Africa’s best value at under R100 a bottle – including some platinum award winners, even some trophy winners.

The prices given below are those at the cellar door as supplied by the producers, or approximate retail prices in the case of wineries that are closed to the public. The availability and pricing should be confirmed with the cellars or retailers – wines can sell out or increase in price after particularly good reviews.

The areas and towns given after the names of the wines and their prices are where the cellars are located, which can sometimes be different from where the grapes are grown.

For all of the top-rated South African wines as reviewed during the past two years, see here. To jump to the various categories of uber value wines reviewed in 2017, click on the links below.

UBER VALUE WHITES

UBER VALUE BUBBLIES

UBER VALUE ROSÉS

UBER VALUE REDS

UBER VALUE SWEETS

 


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UBER VALUE WHITES

CHARDONNAY

• Arabella Chardonnay 2017 – R44, Ashton
Bergsig Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2016 – R89, Breedekloof, Brëerivier
Bon Courage Unwooded Chardonnay 2016 – R48, Robertson
Boschendal 1685 Chardonnay 2016 – R95, Franschhoek
Botha Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2015 – R75, Breedekloof, Brëerivier
Dabar Chardonnay 2016 – R97, Napier
De Wet Cellar Chardonnay 2016 – R50, Worcester
De Wetshof Limestone Hill Chardonnay 2017 – R88, Robertson
Douglas Green Chardonnay 2016 – R55, Wellington
Edgebaston Chardonnay 2016 – R95, Stellenbosch
Excelsior Chardonnay 2017 – R53, Ashton
Flagstone Two Roads Chardonnay 2016 – R98, Somerset West
Goedverwacht Great Expectations Chardonnay 2017 – R60, Bonnievale
Groote Post Unwooded Chardonnay 2017 – R87, Darling
Kleine Zalze Vineyard Selection Chardonnay 2016 – R93, Stellenbosch
KWV Cathedral Cellar Chardonnay 2016 – R90, Paarl
Laborie Chardonnay 2016 – R49, Paarl
Le Bonheur Chardonnay 2017 – R85, Stellenbosch, Simonsberg
Linton Park Chardonnay 2016 – R90, Wellington
McGregor Chardonnay 2017 – R45, McGregor
Merwida Chardonnay 2016 – R70, Rawsonville
Pulpit Rock Chardonnay Reserve 2015 – R85, Swartland, Riebeek West
Rietvallei Natural Unwooded Chardonnay 2017 – R75, Robertson
Rooiberg Chardonnay Reserve 2016 – R85, Robertson
Simonsig Chardonnay 2014 – R90, Stellenbosch (Koelenhof)
Welmoed Chardonnay 2017 (Stellenbosch Vyds) – R48, Stellenbosch

CHENIN BLANC

• Aan de Doorns Chenin Blanc 2017 – R35, Worcester
Badsberg Chenin Blanc 2017 – R40, Breedekloof, Rawsonville
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Chenin Blanc 2017 (Overhex) – R50, Worcester
Cilmor Chenin Blanc 2015 – R49, Worcester
Darling Cellars Reserve Arum Fields Chenin Blanc 2017 – R38, Darling
De Wet Cellar Chenin Blanc 2017 – R35, Worcester
De Wet Single Vineyard Chenin Blanc 2016 – R50, Worcester
Doran Chenin Blanc 2014 – R68, Paarl
Ernie Els Big Easy White 2017 – R75, Stellenbosch, Helderberg
Flagstone Tributary Chenin Blanc 2016 – R98, Somerset West
Fram Chenin Blanc 2016 – R97, Stellenbosch
Glen Carlou The Curator’s Collection Chenin Blanc 2017 – R98, Paarl, Simonsberg
Imbuko Chenin Blanc 2017 – R35, Wellington
La Cave Chenin Blanc 2015 (Wellington Wines) – R90, Wellington
La Cave Chenin Blanc 2016 (Wellington Wines) – R90, Wellington
Langverwacht Chenin Blanc 2017 – R36, Robertson, Bonnievale
Lyngrove Collection Chenin Blanc 2017 – R65, Stellenbosch, Helderberg
Meander Chenin Blanc 2017 (uniWines) – R45, Breedekloof, Rawsonville
Merwida Chenin Blanc 2016 – R50, Breedekloof, Rawsonville
Montagu Winery Chenin Blanc 2017 – R38, Klein Karoo, Montagu
Niel Joubert Chenin Blanc 2017 – R48, Paarl, Simonsberg
Ormonde Chip off the Old Block Chenin Blanc 2015 – R80, Darling
Seven Oaks Chenin Blanc 2017 – R30, Breedekloof, Brëerivier
Slowine Chenin Blanc 2017 (Villiersdorp Cellar) – R50, Overberg, Theewater
Spier Chenin Blanc 2017 – R49, Stellenbosch
Spier Ideology Chenin Blanc 2016 – R90, Stellenbosch
Stone White Chenin Blanc 2017 (Stettyn) – R35, Worcester
Talent & Terroir Chenin Blanc 2017 (Boland) – R56, Paarl
The Dry Land Collection Chenin Blanc 2015 (Perdeberg) – R81, Paarl
The Dry Land Collection Barrel Fermented Chenin 2016 (Perdeberg) – R86, Paarl
Uitkyk Chenin Blanc 2015 – R90, Stellenbosch, Simonsberg
Usana Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2015 – R90, Stellenbosch
Windmeul Reserve Chenin Blanc 2016 – R80, Paarl

COLOMBAR

• Aan de Doorns R43 Fruity White 2016 – R28, Worcester

GEWÜRZTRAMINER

• Bergsig Gewürztraminer 2017 – R65, Breedekloof, Brëerivier
Neethlingshof Gewürztraminer 2017 – R65, Stellenbosch
Simonsig Gewürztraminer 2017 – R95, Stellenbosch, Koelenhof

GRÜNER VELTLINER

• Diemersdal Grüner Veltliner 2017 – R85, Durbanville

RIESLING

• Nitida Riesling 2017 – R95, Durbanville

SAUVIGNON BLANC

• Bellevue Sauvignon Blanc 2017 – R60, Stellenbosch, Bottelary
Boschendal 1685 Sauvignon Blanc Grande Cuvée 2017 – R95, Franschhoek
Cape Point Sauvignon Blanc 2017 – R98, Cape Town
Christina van Loveren Sauvignon Blanc 2017 – R94, Robertson
Darling Cellars Reserve Bush Vine Sauvignon Blanc 2017 – R39, Darling
De Wet Cellar Sauvignon Blanc 2017 – R37, Worcester
Fairview Sauvignon Blanc 2017 – R80, Paarl
Groot Phesantekraal Sauvignon Blanc 2017 – R72, Durbanville
Highlands Road Sauvignon Blanc 2015 – R85, Elgin
Journey’s End Weather Station Sauvignon Blanc 2017 – R85, Sir Lowry’s Pass
Kings Kloof Sauvignon Blanc 2016 – R75, Somerset West, Helderberg
Kleine Zalze Cellar Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2017 – R61, Stellenbosch
Landskroon Sauvignon Blanc 2017 – R52, Paarl
Lord’s Sauvignon Blanc 2017 – R95, McGregor
Maastricht Sauvignon Blanc 2017 – R70, Durbanville
Namaqua Sauvignon Blanc 2017 – R30, Olifants River, Vredendal
Oak Valley Fountain of Youth Sauvignon Blanc 2017 – R85, Elgin
Paul Cluver Sauvignon Blanc 2017 – R90, Elgin
Rietvallei Sauvignon Blanc 2017 – R75, Robertson
Robertson Winery Sauvignon Blanc 2017 – R42, Robertson
Rustenberg Stellenbosch Sauvignon Blanc 2017 – R80, Stellenbosch, Simonsberg
South Hill Sauvignon Blanc 2016 – R95, Elgin
Stellenbosch Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2017 – R48, Stellenbosch
Stellenbosch Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2017 – R75, Stellenbosch
Stellenrust Sauvignon Blanc 2017 – R58, Stellenbosch
Survivor Sauvignon Blanc 2017 (Overhex) – R95, Worcester
Tokara Sauvignon Blanc 2017 – R88, Stellenbosch, Simonsberg, Helshoogte
TSW Sauvignon Blanc 2017 (Trizanne) – R91, Cape Town
Zevenwacht Sauvignon Blanc 2016 – R74, Stellenbosch, Kuils River
Zevenwacht Sauvignon Blanc 2017 – R74, Stellenbosch, Kuils River
Zorgvliet Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2017 – R95, Stellenbosch, Banghoek

SEMILLON

• Kings Kloof Semillon 2016 – R95, Somerset West, Helderberg

WHITE BLENDS

• Aan de Doorns R43 Crisp White 2016 – R28, Worcester
Allée Bleue Starlette Blanc Sauvignon Chenin 2017 – R48, Franschhoek
Alvi’s Drift Reserve CVC 2016 – R95, Worcester
Lammershoek The Innocent 2015 – R90, Swartland, Malmesbury, Paardeberg
Marvelous Yellow 2015 (Yardstick) – R90, Stellenbosch, Polkadraai Hills
One Formation Chenin Sauvignon Grenache 2017 (Boland) – R58, Paarl
Van Loveren Daydream Chardonnay Pinot Noir 2017 – R50, Robertson
Villiera Jasmine 2017 – R51, Stellenbosch, Koelenhof
• Vrede en Lust Chenin Blanc Semillon 2016
– R99, Paarl, Simonsberg
Waverley Hills Organic Viognier Semillon Chardonnay 2015 – R85, Tulbagh
White Leipzig 2017 – R90, Worcester
Zevenwacht The Tin Mine White 2016 – R79, Stellenbosch, Kuils River
Sixpence Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2017 (Opstal) – R40, Breedekloof, Slanghoek
Spier Creative Block 2 2015 – R95, Stellenbosch


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UBER VALUE BUBBLIES

CAP CLASSIQUE

• Laborie Brut 2014 – R89, Paarl

CARBONATED

• Badsberg Vin Doux 2015 – R62, Breedekloof, Rawsonville
Meander Moscato Pink NV (uniWines) – R55, Breedekloof, Rawsonville


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UBER VALUE ROSÉS

• Allée Bleue Starlette Shiraz Rosé 2017 – R49, Franschhoek
Allesverloren Tinta Rosé 2017 – R54, Swartland, Riebeek West
Arabella Pink Panacea 2017 – R44, Robertson, Ashton
Asara Vineyard Collection Pinotage Rosé 2017 – R95, Stellenbosch
Babylonstoren Mourvèdre Rosé 2017 – R97, Paarl, Simonsberg
Backsberg Pinotage Rosé 2017 – R55, Paarl, Simonsberg
De Krans Pinotage Rosé 2017 – R49, Klein Karoo, Calitzdorp
Delheim Worth the Journey Pinotage Rosé 2017 – R69, Stellenbosch, Simonsberg
Diemersfontein Rosé 2016 – R65, Wellington
Foothills Dry Rosé 2016 – R81, Stellenbosch, Helderberg
Goats do Roam Rosé 2017 (Fairview) – R52, Paarl
Kanonkop Kadette Dry Pinotage Rosé 2017 – R60, Stellenbosch, Simonsberg
KC Cabernet Franc Rosé 2016 (Klein Constantia) – R70, Constantia
Ken Forrester Petit Rosé 2017 – R68, Somerset West, Helderberg
La Couronne Merlot Rosé 2017 – R60, Franschhoek
Lace by Almenkerk Dry Rosé 2017 – R90, Elgin
Laibach The Ladybird Organic Rosé 2017 – R60, Stellenbosch, Simonsberg
Le Pommier Rosé 2017 – R75, Stellenbosch, Banghoek
Lutzville Shiraz Rosé 2017 – R40, Lutzville
Mulderbosch Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé 2017 – R70, Stellenbosch, Polkadraai Hills
Opstal Syrah Viognier Blush 2017 – R50, Breedekloof, Slanghoek
Painted Wolf The Den Pinotage Rosé 2017 – R70, Paarl
Piekenierskloof Grenache Rosé 2016 – R70, Citrusdal Valley
Quando Mourvèdre Rosé 2017 – R60, Robertson, Bonnievale
Riebeek Cellars Pinotage Rosé 2017 – R40, Swartland, Riebeek Kasteel
Rooiberg Pinotage Rosé 2017 – R38, Robertson
Rustenberg Petit Verdot Rosé 2017 – R80, Stellenbosch, Simonsberg
Simonsvlei Shiraz Rosé 2017 – R38, Tulbagh
Steenberg Ruby Rosé 2017 – R86, Constantia (Tokai)
Topiary Rosé 2016 – R69, Franschhoek
Unbelievable Sweet Rosé NV  (Mt Vernon) – R25, Paarl
Villa Esposto Rosé 2016 (Klawer) – R65, Klawer
Vrede en Lust Jess Dry Rosé 2017 – R69, Paarl, Simonsberg
Zevenwacht 7even Rosé 2017 – R52, Stellenbosch, Kuils River


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UBER VALUE REDS

BARBERA

• Merwida Barbera 2015 – R80, Breedekloof, Rawsonville

CABERNET FRANC

• Bushmanspad Cabernet Franc 2012 – R99, Bonnievale
Glenelly The Glass Collection Cabernet Franc 2015 – R95, Stellenbosch
Knorhoek Cabernet Franc 2015 – R95, Stellenbosch, Simonsberg
Ondine Cabernet Franc 2013 (Ormonde) – R85, Darling

CABERNET SAUVIGNON

• BC Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 (Brandvlei) – R32, Worcester
Brahms Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 – R85, Paarl
Brampton Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 – R75, Stellenbosch
Flagstone Poetry Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 – R50, Somerset West
Groot Phesantekraal Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 – R80, Durbanville
Jakkalsvlei Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 – R85, Herbertsdale
Jason’s Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 – R92, Breedekloof, Slanghoek
Landzicht Winemaker’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 – R75, Northern Cape
Landzicht Winemaker’s Reserve Merlot 2015 – R75, Northern Cape
Linton Park Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 – R90, Wellington
Merwida Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 – R80, Breedekloof, Rawsonville
Neethlingshof Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 – R85, Stellenbosch
Niel Joubert Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 – R84, Paarl, Simonsberg
Rockfield Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 (Du Preez) – R39, Breedekloof, Rawsonville
The Dry Land Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 (Perdeberg) – R94, Paarl
Windfall Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 – R83, Robertson

CINSAUT

• Flotsam & Jetsam Cinsault Stalwart 2016 (Alheit) – R95, Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge
Rietvallei Dark Cin 2016 – R95, Robertson

GRENACHE NOIR

• Ondine Grenache 2015 (Ormonde) – R95, Darling

MERLOT

• Diemersdal Merlot 2015 – R90, Durbanville
Fort Simon Merlot 2015 – R83, Stellenbosch, Bottelary
Glen Carlou Merlot 2016 – R90, Paarl, Simonsberg
Imbuko Merlot 2014 – R35, Wellington
Leopard’s Leap Merlot 2016 – R52, Franschhoek
Maastricht Merlot 2016 – R90, Durbanville
Org de Rac Organic Merlot 2015 – R64, Swartland, Piketberg
Robertson Winery Merlot 2017 – R53, Robertson
Villiera Merlot 2015 – R72, Stellenbosch, Koelenhof

PINOT NOIR

• Balance Winemaker’s Selection Pinot Noir 2015 (Overhex) – R50, Worcester
Balance Winemaker’s Selection Pinot Noir 2016 (Overhex) – R55, Worcester

PINOTAGE

• Aan de Doorns Pinotage 2016 – R40, Worcester
BC Pinotage 2016 (Brandvlei) – R32, Worcester
Bon Courage Pinotage 2015 – R85, Robertson
Diemersdal Pinotage 2016 – R90, Durbanville
Du Plevaux Private Collection Pinotage 2015 (Imbuko) – R80, Wellington
Du Toitskloof Pinotage 2016 – R47, Breedekloof, Rawsonville
Flagstone Truth Tree Pinotage 2016 – R98, Somerset West
Koopmanskloof Pinotage 2015 – R45, Stellenbosch, Bottelary
Maastricht Pinotage 2016 – R90, Durbanville
Namaqua Pinotage 2016 – R34, Vredendal
Niel Joubert Pinotage 2015 – R84, Paarl, Simonsberg
Perdeberg The Vineyard Collection Pinotage 2015 – R70, Paarl
Slowine Pinotage 2016 (Villiersdorp Cellar) – R70, Overberg, Theewater
Stellenbosch Vineyards Bushvine Pinotage 2015 – R90, Stellenbosch
The Dry Land Collection Resolve Pinotage 2014 (Perdeberg) – R94, Paarl
Van Loveren African Java Pinotage 2017 – R59, Robertson
Welmoed Pinotage 2016 (Stellenbosch Vyds) – R50, Stellenbosch
Windmeul Pinotage 2015 – R49, Paarl
Zonnebloem Pinotage 2015 (Distell) – R80, Stellenbosch

SHIRAZ

• Alexanderfontein Shiraz 2015 (Ormonde) – R50, Darling
Alvi’s Drift ADS Shiraz 2016 – R53, Worcester
BC Shiraz 2016 (Brandvlei) – R32, Worcester
Bellingham Shiraz 2015 – R84, Franschhoek
De Wet Cellar Shiraz 2016 – R40, Worcester
Diemersdal Shiraz 2015 – R90, Durbanville
Du Plevaux Private Collection Shiraz 2015 (Imbuko) – R80, Wellington
First Sighting Shiraz 2014 (Strandveld) – R85, Cape Agulhas, Elim
Goudini Shiraz 2015 – R45, Breedekloof, Rawsonville
Groenland Shiraz 2016 – R68, Stellenbosch, Bottelary
Niel Joubert Shiraz 2014 – R84, Paarl, Simonsberg
Riebeek Cellars Shiraz 2016 – R48, Swartland, Riebeek Kasteel
Slowine Shiraz 2016 (Villiersdorp Cellar) – R70, Overberg, Theewater
Splattered Toad Shiraz 2016 (Cape Point) – R48, Cape Town
Windfall Shiraz 2014 – R83, Robertson
Zevenwacht Syrah 2015 – R91, Stellenbosch, Kuils River

TINTA & TOURIGA

• Jakkalsvlei Lord Jackal Trop Tinta Barocca 2013 – R75, Herbertsdale
Boplaas Family Reserve Touriga Naçional 2015 – R68, Klein Karoo, Calitzdorp

RED BLENDS

• Alto Rouge 2015 – R85, Stellenbosch, Helderberg
Beyerskloof Synergy 2015 (Cape Blend) – R90, Stellenbosch, Koelenhof
Boschendal Lanoy 2015 – R75, Franschhoek
Buitenverwachting Meifort 2014 – R90, Constantia
Du Toitskloof Dimension 2012 – R83, Breedekloof, Rawsonville
Excelsior Purebred Shiraz Merlot 2015 – R39, Ashton
Fairview Cape Granite Blend 2014 – R50, Paarl
Haut Espoir Gentle Giant 2012 – R80, Franschhoek
Lyra Vega 2015 (Orange River Cellars) – R95, Northern Cape, Upington
One Formation Pinotage Shiraz Grenache 2015 (Boland) – R79, Paarl
Rainbow’s End Mystical Corner 2016 – R70, Stellenbosch, Banghoek
Rhebokskloof Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2015 – R80, Paarl
Shortwood Red Wine NV  (Imbuko) – R26, Wellington
Silkbush Altitude 2014 – R85, Breedekloof, Brëerivier
Stettyn The Guardian 2015 – R70, Worcester
The Ploughman Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 (Perdeberg) – R79, Paarl
Thokozani Shiraz Mourvèdre Viognier 2016 (Diemersfontein) – R75, Wellington
Van Zijl Shiraz Mourvèdre 2015 (Imbuko) – R50, Wellington
Villiera Down to Earth 2015 – R51, Stellenbosch, Koelenhof
Vrede en Lust Côtes de Savoye 2015 – R99, Paarl, Simonsberg
Windmeul Cape Blend 2015 – R49, Paarl
Zandvliet My Best Friend Cape Red NV  – R50, Ashton


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UBER VALUE SWEETS

FORTIFIED DESSERT

• Aan de Doorns Muscat d’Alexandrie 2015 – R41, Worcester
Bon Courage Red Muscadel 2017 – R75, Robertson
Bon Courage White Muscadel 2017 – R75, Robertson
Calitzdorp Cellar Hanepoot NV  – R60, Klein Karoo, Calitzdorp
De Krans Muscat de Frontignan 2017 – R80 Klein Karoo, Calitzdorp
Drie Berge Montagu Muscadel 2016 – R41, Klein Karoo, Montagu
Du Toitskloof Red Muscadel 2014 – R55, Breedekloof, Rawsonville
Du Toitskloof Red Muscadel 2015 – R55, Breedekloof, Rawsonville
Grundheim Rosyntjiewyn NV  – R96, Klein Karoo, Oudtshoorn
Landzicht Red Muscadel 2016 – R52, Northern Cape
McGregor Red Muscadel 2016 – R55, McGregor
Merwida White Muscadel 2017 – R56, Breedekloof, Rawsonville
Orange River Cellars Red Muscadel 2016 – R54, Northern Cape, Upington
Orange River Cellars White Muscadel 2016 – R54, Northern Cape, Upington
Rooiberg Red Muscadel 2014 (500ml) – R60, Robertson

CAPE PORT

• Badsberg Cape Vintage 2013 – R90, Breedekloof, Rawsonville
Calitzdorp Cellar Cape Ruby NV  – R60, Klein Karoo, Calitzdorp
Calitzdorp Cellar Cape Vintage 2016 – R70, Klein Karoo, Calitzdorp
Du Toitskloof Cape Ruby 2010 (500ml) – R66, Breedekloof, Rawsonville
Grundheim Cape Ruby NV  – R75, Oudtshoorn
KWV Cape Tawny NV  – R85, Paarl
MWS Cape Ruby 2017 – R54, Klein Karoo, Montagu

CAPE SHERRY

• KWV Cape Full Cream NV – R75, Paarl
KWV Cape Medium Cream NV – R75, Paarl

 

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