Tokara, Saronsberg and DeMorgenzon among SA standouts at IWC 2016

Tokara - tk dr wHITE usa 2013 (label, tweaked, cropped)AT THE 2016 edition of the International Wine Challenge in London following weeks of blind tastings that involved thousands of entries from around the globe, South Africa’s top trophy winners included Tokara on the Simonsberg in Stellenbosch, Saronsberg of Tulbagh and Nederburg of Paarl for the entries judged Best SA White, Best SA Red and Best SA Sweet respectively, as well as DeMorgenzon of Stellenbosch Kloof, winner of three trophies no less! Cape cellars collected a total of 21 golds, with 12 of the gold medal winners going on to win trophies in various categories.

For more about the competition and the full results of the latest taste-off, click here. For the prices of the top-rated SA wines this year and last, click here.

Top SA performers at International Wine Challenge, UK

TROPHY WINNERS

Cederberg Sauvignon Blanc 2015
DeMorgenzon Maestro Red 2014 (Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot)
DeMorgenzon Reserve Chardonnay 2015
DeMorgenzon Reserve Chenin Blanc 2015
Franschhoek Vineyards Semillon 2014 (Franschhoek Cellar)
Krisemma Elgin Chardonnay 2014 (By Richard Kershaw for John Lodge, Moody Blues, UK)
L’Avenir Single Block Pinotage 2014
NEDERBURG PRIVATE BIN EMINENCE NATURAL SWEET MUSCADEL 2012
Paul Cluver Seven Flags Pinot Noir 2014
SARONSBERG FULL CIRCLE 2014 (Shiraz, Grenache, Mourvèdre)
Saronsberg Viognier 2014
TOKARA DIRECTOR’S RESERVE WHITE 2013 (Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon)

ALSO GOLD MEDAL WINNERS

Edgebaston Syrah 2014
Graham Beck The Rhona Blanc de Blancs 2010 (Cap Classique sparkling, Marks & Spencer, UK)
Jean Daneel Directors Signature Chenin Blanc 2014
Kaapzicht Steytler Pentagon 2012 (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc)
Marks & Spencer Stonedance Roussanne 2015 (Fairview)
Paul Cluver Seven Flags Chardonnay 2015
Saronsberg Shiraz 2013
Stellenrust Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2014
Thelema Chardonnay 2014