SA Cellar Classification 2018

• The top South African wines and cellars over the past 10 years – best track records from 2008 to 2017 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 reviews, see here. For the SA Wine Classification, 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

 


Back to Top

Top SA White Wine Cellars – 2018 Classification

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

 

Ataraxia Wines
Beaumont Family Wines
Bellingham Wines (DGB)
Boschendal
Botanica Wines
CAPE POINT VINEYARDS
CEDERBERG PRIVATE CELLAR
CHAMONIX
Constantia Uitsig
D’Aria Winery
De Grendel Wine Estate
De Wetshof Estate
Delaire Graff Estate
DEMORGENZON
Diemersdal Wine Estate
Eikendal Vineyards
Flagstone
FLEUR DU CAP (BERGKELDER)
Glen Carlou
GRAHAM BECK WINES
GROOT CONSTANTIA ESTATE
HAMILTON RUSSELL VINEYARDS
Hartenberg Wine Estate
Iona
JORDAN WINE ESTATE
Kanu Wines
Ken Forrester Vineyards
KLEINE ZALZE
KWV
Lomond Wine Estate
Lourensford Wine Estate
Miles Mossop Wines
Môreson
Mulderbosch Vineyards
NEDERBURG
NITIDA CELLARS
OAK VALLEY
PAUL CLUVER WINES
RUSTENBERG WINES
SADIE FAMILY WINES
Saronsberg
SPIER
Steenberg Vineyards
STELLENRUST
Strandveld Vineyards
Sumaridge Estate
TOKARA
Uva Mira Mountain Vineyards
VERGELEGEN ESTATE
Zorgvliet Wines

 

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

 


Back to Top

Top SA Red Wine Cellars – 2018 Classification

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

 

Bellingham Wines (DGB)
BEYERSKLOOF
Boekenhoutskloof
Bon Courage Estate
Bouchard Finlayson
CEDERBERG PRIVATE CELLAR
CHAMONIX
De Grendel Wine Estate
Delaire Graff Estate
Diemersdal Wine Estate
Diemersfontein
EAGLES’ NEST
Eikendal Vineyards
Ernie Els Wines
Fairview
FLAGSTONE
FLEUR DU CAP (BERGKELDER)
GROOT CONSTANTIA ESTATE
GUARDIAN PEAK
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
Nederburg
Neil Ellis Wines
NEWTON JOHNSON FAMILY VINEYARDS
Paul Cluver Wines
Raats Family Wines
Raka
Rijk’s
Rust en Vrede
RUSTENBERG WINES
SARONSBERG
Shannon Vineyards
SIMONSIG WINE ESTATE
SPIER
STARK-CONDÉ WINES
Thelema Mountain Vineyards
Tokara
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

 


Back to Top

Top SA Wine Cellars Overall – 2018 Classification

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

 

Anura Vineyards
Ataraxia Wines
BEAUMONT FAMILY WINES
Bellingham Wines (DGB)
BEYERSKLOOF
BOEKENHOUTSKLOOF
Bon Courage Estate
Boschendal
Botanica Wines
Bouchard Finlayson
CAPE POINT VINEYARDS
CEDERBERG PRIVATE CELLAR
CHAMONIX
Cloof Estate
Constantia Glen
Constantia Uitsig
Creation Wines
D’Aria Winery
DE GRENDEL WINE ESTATE
De Toren Private Cellar
De Trafford Wines
De Wetshof Estate
DELAIRE GRAFF ESTATE
Delheim
DEMORGENZON
DIEMERSDAL WINE ESTATE
DIEMERSFONTEIN
Driehoek Wines
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
HAMILTON RUSSELL VINEYARDS
HARTENBERG WINE ESTATE
Iona
JC Le Roux / Pongrácz
JORDAN WINE ESTATE
Kaapzicht Wine Estate
KANONKOP WINE ESTATE
Kanu Wines
KEN FORRESTER VINEYARDS
KLEIN CONSTANTIA ESTATE
KLEINE ZALZE
KWV
LA MOTTE
Lanzerac Wine Estate
Le Riche Wines
Lomond Wine Estate
Lourensford Wine Estate
Meerlust Estate
Miles Mossop Wines
Môreson
Morgenster
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
Perdeberg Winery
RAATS FAMILY WINES
Raka
Reyneke Wines
Richard Kershaw Wines
RIJK’S
Robertson Winery
Rust en Vrede
RUSTENBERG WINES
SADIE FAMILY WINES
SARONSBERG
SHANNON VINEYARDS
SIMONSIG WINE ESTATE
SPIER
STARK-CONDÉ WINES
Steenberg Vineyards
STELLENRUST
Stellenzicht
STRANDVELD VINEYARDS
Sumaridge Estate
Thelema Mountain Vineyards
TOKARA
Uva Mira Mountain Vineyards
VERGELEGEN ESTATE
Villiera Wines
Vondeling Wines
WARWICK ESTATE
Waterford Estate
WILDEKRANS WINE ESTATE
WINDMEUL CELLAR
Zorgvliet Wines

 

The SA 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

 

Want to have your say?