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2018 SA Wine Classification includes 20 additions to Hall of Fame

BASED ON THE BEST track records in over 30 local and international forums for the assessment of wine quality and interest value over the past 10 years, the South African Wine & Cellar Classifications celebrate the country’s leading outfits – those regularly on top form, their product judged top-notch again and again, year after year. To be eligible for the

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Which SA wines boast best track records? Depends on who you ask!

FROM TIME to time Top Wine SA has fielded queries regarding how the South African Wine & Cellar Classifications compare with the South African Wine Index, which also has to do with good track records. For those who remain curious about the SAWi Wine Excellence Awards or how Top Wine SA’s selection of the country’s Top 100 and the Hall of Fame differ from

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Against the odds? Five Generations Cab one of South Africa’s very best!

THERE ARE PARTS of the South African winescape that for various reasons dominate particular categories. Sure there are exceptions to the rule(s), but Calitzdorp is the Port capital and the Breede River Valley districts of Breedekloof, Robertson and Worcester are where most of the fortified Muscat champions are based. The Cape’s best Pinot Noir tends to come from the Cape

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Top 100 South African Wines, Top Wine SA Hall of Fame – 2017 update

CONSIDERING the most highly rated of South Africa’s most successful wines of the last 10 years (2007 to 2016), the country’s strongest suits are not surprising. What might raise eyebrows is that there aren’t more Cap Classique sparkling wines or that there isn’t a single varietal Merlot or Semillon in the 2017 Top 100 SA Wine Classification or Top Wine SA

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2017 SA Wine & Cellar Classifications confirm who’s (still) on top form

BASED ON THE BEST track records in 28 local and international forums for the assessment of wine quality and interest value over the past 10 years, the South African Wine & Cellar Classifications celebrate the country’s leading outfits – those who are regularly on top form, their product judged top-notch again and again, year after year. To be eligible for

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Top Wine SA Hall of Fame 2016 – red carpet, drum roll, toasts all round

THE SA Wine & Cellar Classifications point to the current ‘who’s who’ of the South African winelands – all of the top wines and cellars over the past 10 years, including the very best in each class. Ten years’ tasting results, the best track records, involving the TOP TASTING PANELS, local and international – a pooling of expert opinions about South

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Champions of consistency showcased in 2015 SA Wine & Cellar Classifications – highlights include 18 debutants in Top Wine SA Hall of Fame

BASED ON THE best track records in 26 local and international blind-tasting forums over the past 10 years, the South African Wine & Cellar Classifications celebrate the country’s leading outfits – those who are regularly on top form, their product judged top-notch again and again, year after year. To be eligible for the Classification, updated annually since 2004, a wine must

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Sadie epitomises much of what’s great at the cutting edge of Wine SA – rooted in the soils, reaching for the stars

ALTHOUGH THE EXACT pecking order regarding the very best wine producers in South Africa will forever be debatable, there is little argument amongst the cognoscenti that The Sadie Family is comfortably among the Top 10 in terms of the special nature and interest value of what they produce. Yet to many, this cellar in the foothills of the Paardeberg outside Malmesbury in the

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Tulbagh’s crown prince? Saronsberg marks 10 years of winemaking with entry into Top Wine SA Hall of Fame

THE TULBAGH WINES with the best track records over the past 10 years stand out as follows – all regular recipients of good reviews by top judges internationally: TOP REDS PINOTAGE – Rijk’s, Manley, Klein Tulbagh SHIRAZ – Saronsberg, Rijk’s, Saronsberg Provenance RED BLENDS – Saronsberg Full Circle, Saronsberg Seismic, Saronsberg Provenance Rooi TOP WHITES CHENIN BLANC – Rijk’s VIOGNIER – Saronsberg WHITE BLEND – Fable

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Top Wine SA Hall of Fame – truly amazing performances

WITH HIGHLIGHTS of the 2013 SA Wine & Cellar Classifications announced during the past few days, we now focus on a very select group of wines that stand out as having received good reviews from one or more of the top tasting panels for AT LEAST EIGHT VINTAGES over the past 10 years. Literally wines of distinction, these 16 whites, 23

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