SA Cellar Classification 2017

The top South African wines and cellars over the past 10 years – best track records from 2007 to 2016 inclusive

Consensus of the top panels – a pooling of expert opinions about South African wines reviewed around the globe

The SA Wine Classification and SA Cellar Classification – updated annually since 2004 – are based on the top ratings and awards from experts in the world’s most respected forums for the assessment of wine quality and interest value where South Africa has a significant presence. This involves reviews by panels of judges who conduct their assessments in a ‘blind tasting’ environment, i.e. with the names of the wines and their producers withheld so as not to influence the jury either positively or negatively in terms of brand status or perceptions. To see which panel findings are monitored, click here, and for the latest ratings and awards, see here.

The Classifications take into account ratings and awards presented during the previous 10 years, whereby eligibility for selection requires at least three vintages of a wine to earn a good review by at least one of the top tasting panels during the period under review. Depending on the number of vintages for which the leading wines receive top accolades, the number of good ratings as well as how glowing the reviews are, the very best track records in various categories are highlighted in showcasing which of South Africa’s wines and cellars are most highly fancied most often.

TOP SA WHITE WINE CELLARS

TOP SA RED WINE CELLARS

TOP SA WINE CELLARS OVERALL

 


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Top SA White Wine Cellars – 2017 Classification

TOP 50 SA WHITE WINE PRODUCER TRACK RECORDS WITH TOP 20 HIGHLIGHTED

 

Anura Vineyards
Ataraxia Wines
Beaumont Wines
Bellingham (DGB)
Boschendal
Botanica Wines
CAPE POINT VINEYARDS
CEDERBERG PRIVATE CELLAR (Cederberg, David Nieuwoudt Ghost Corner)
CHAMONIX
Constantia Uitsig
De Grendel
Delaire Graff Estate
DeMORGENZON
Diemersdal Wine Estate
Flagstone
Fleur du Cap (Bergkelder)
Glen Carlou
GRAHAM BECK WINES
GROOT CONSTANTIA ESTATE
HAMILTON RUSSELL VINEYARDS
Iona
JORDAN WINE ESTATE
Kanu Wines
KEN FORRESTER VINEYARDS
KLEINE ZALZE
KWV
Lomond
Miles Mossop Wines
Môreson
MULDERBOSCH VINEYARDS
Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines
NEDERBURG
Nitida Cellars
OAK VALLEY
PAUL CLUVER WINES
Rijk’s
RUSTENBERG WINES
SADIE FAMILY WINES
Saronsberg
Simonsig Wine Estate
SPIER
Steenberg Vineyards
STELLENRUST
Sterhuis
Strandveld Vineyards (First Sighting, Strandveld)
Sumaridge Estate
TOKARA
Uva Mira Mountain Vineyards
VERGELEGEN
Vondeling Wines

 

For info about the top SA wine cellars plus links to their email and website addresses, see here

 


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Top SA Red Wine Cellars – 2017 Classification

TOP 50 SA RED WINE PRODUCER TRACK RECORDS WITH TOP 20 HIGHLIGHTED

 

Bellingham (DGB)
BEYERSKLOOF
BOEKENHOUTSKLOOF (Boekenhoutskloof, Chocolate Block, Porcupine Ridge)
Bon Courage Estate
Bouchard Finlayson
CEDERBERG PRIVATE CELLAR
CHAMONIX
DE GRENDEL
De Trafford Wines
Delaire Graff Estate
Diemersdal Wine Estate
Diemersfontein
EAGLES’ NEST
EIKENDAL VINEYARDS
ERNIE ELS WINES
Flagstone
FLEUR DU CAP (Bergkelder)
Groot Constantia Estate
GUARDIAN PEAK (Cirrus, Donkiesbaai, Guardian Peak, Stellenbosch Reserve)
Hamilton Russell Vineyards
HARTENBERG WINE ESTATE
JORDAN WINE ESTATE
Kaapzicht Wine Estate
KANONKOP WINE ESTATE
Kleine Zalze
KWV
LA MOTTE
Le Riche Wines
Meerlust Estate
MORGENSTER ESTATE
Nederburg
Newton Johnson Family Vineyards
Raats Family Wines
Raka
RIJK’S
Rust en Vrede Estate
Rustenberg Wines
Sadie Family Wines
SARONSBERG
Shannon Vineyards
SIMONSIG WINE ESTATE
Spier
Stark-Condé Wines
Thelema Mountain Vineyards (Sutherland, Thelema)
TOKARA
Vergelegen
Warwick Estate
Waterford Estate
Wildekrans Wine Estate
WINDMEUL CELLAR

 

For info about the top SA wine cellars plus links to their email and website addresses, see here

 


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Top SA Wine Cellars Overall – 2017 Classification

TOP 100 SA WINE PRODUCER TRACK RECORDS WITH TOP 50 IN BOLD, TOP 20 IN RED

 

Altydgedacht Estate
Anura Vineyards
Ataraxia Wines
BEAUMONT WINES
BELLINGHAM (DGB)
BEYERSKLOOF
BOEKENHOUTSKLOOF (Boekenhoutskloof, Chocolate Block, Porcupine Ridge)
BON COURAGE ESTATE
Boschendal
Botanica Wines
Bouchard Finlayson
Brampton
Buitenverwachting
CAPE POINT VINEYARDS
CEDERBERG PRIVATE CELLAR (Cederberg, David Nieuwoudt Ghost Corner)
CHAMONIX
Cloof Estate
Constantia Glen
Constantia Uitsig
Creation Wines
D’Aria Winery
DE GRENDEL
De Toren Private Cellar
De Trafford Wines
Delaire Graff Estate
Delheim
DeMORGENZON
DIEMERSDAL WINE ESTATE
DIEMERSFONTEIN
EAGLES’ NEST
EIKENDAL VINEYARDS
ERNIE ELS WINES
Fable Mountain Vineyards
FAIRVIEW
FLAGSTONE
FLEUR DU CAP (Bergkelder)
Glen Carlou
GRAHAM BECK WINES
GROOT CONSTANTIA ESTATE
GUARDIAN PEAK (Cirrus, Donkiesbaai, Guardian Peak, Stellenbosch Reserve)
HAMILTON RUSSELL VINEYARDS
HARTENBERG WINE ESTATE
Haskell Vineyards
Iona
JORDAN WINE ESTATE
KAAPZICHT WINE ESTATE
KANONKOP WINE ESTATE
Kanu Wines
KEN FORRESTER VINEYARDS
KLEIN CONSTANTIA
KLEINE ZALZE
KWV
LA MOTTE
L’Avenir Estate
Le Riche Wines
Lomond
Meerlust Estate
Miles Mossop Wines
Môreson
MORGENSTER ESTATE
MULDERBOSCH VINEYARDS
Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines
NEDERBURG
Neethlingshof Estate
Neil Ellis Wines
NEWTON JOHNSON FAMILY VINEYARDS
Nitida Cellars
OAK VALLEY
Oldenburg Vineyards
PAUL CLUVER WINES
Raats Family Wines
Raka
Reyneke Wines
RIJK’S
Rust en Vrede Estate
RUSTENBERG WINES
SADIE FAMILY WINES
SARONSBERG
Saxenburg
Shannon Vineyards
SIMONSIG WINE ESTATE
SPIER
STARK-CONDÉ WINES
Steenberg Vineyards
STELLENRUST
Stellenzicht
Sterhuis
Strandveld Vineyards (First Sighting, Strandveld)
SUMARIDGE ESTATE
Thelema Mountain Vineyards (Sutherland, Thelema)
TOKARA
Uva Mira Mountain Vineyards
VERGELEGEN
Villiera Wines
Vondeling Wines
WARWICK ESTATE
Waterford Estate
Wildekrans Wine Estate
WINDMEUL CELLAR
Zorgvliet Wines

 

The Top 100 Cellar Classification is based on the ratings of wines that are unfortified, i.e. with no spirit added

 

For info about the top SA wine cellars plus links to their email and website addresses, see here

 

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