2017 SAWi AWARDS 

Top 10 Overall Fine Wine Producers

Trophy Winner KWV

Kleine Zalze Wines

Saronsberg

Groot Constantia Estate

Sadie Family Wines

Cederberg Private Cellar

Hamilton Russel

Bouchard Finlayson

De Morgenzon

La Motte

 

Top 10 Fine Red Wine Producers

Trophy Winner Bouchard Finlayson 

 Kanonkop Estate 

 Groot Constantia Estate 

 Saronsberg 

 Vriesenhof Vineyards 

 Cederberg Private Cellar 

 Annandale Wines 

 La Motte 

 Wildekrans Wine Estate 

 Rustenberg Wines 

 

Top 10 Fine White Wine Producers

Trophy Winner De Morgenzon

Kleine Zalze Wines

KWV

Paul Cluver Estate Wines

Groot Constantia Estate

Cape Point Vineyards

Sadie Family Wines

Ken Forrester Wines

Cederberg Private Cellar

Vergelegen Wines

 

2017 Top Cultivar Awards

Top Chardonnay

Hamilton Russell Vineyards Chardonnay

Paul Cluver Estate Wines Chardonnay (Elgin) [Runner Up]

Top Sauvignon Blanc

Kleine Zalze Wines Family Reserve Sauvignon Blanc

Cederberg Private Cellar Sauvignon Blanc [Runner Up]

Top Chenin Blanc

De Morgenzon Reserve Chenin Blanc

Ken Forrester Wines Icon Range The FMC Chenin Blanc [Runner Up]

Top Riesling

Jordan Wine Estate The Real McCoy Riesling

Klein Constantia Estate Rhine Riesling [Runner Up]

Top Viognier

Saronsberg Cellar Viognier

Eagles' Nest Viognier [Runner Up]

Top White Blend [other]

Cape Point Vineyards Isliedh Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

Tokara Directors Reserve White Sauvignon Blanc Semillon [Runner Up]

Top Gewürtztraminer

Neethlingshof Estate Gewűrztraminer

Paul Cluver Estate Wines Gewűrztraminer [Runner Up]

Top Semillon

Cederberg Private Cellar David Nieuwoudt Ghost Corner Semillon

KWV The Mentors Semillon [ Runner Up]

Top Shiraz

Saronsberg Cellar Shiraz

Eagles' Nest Shiraz [Runner Up]

Top Pinot Noir

Bouchard Finlayson Galpin Peak Pinot Noir

Newton Johnson Vineyards Family Reserve Pinot Noir [Runner Up]

Top Bordeaux Blend

Raats Family Wines Mvemve Raats de Compostella Bordeaux Blend

Kanonkop Estate Paul Sauer Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc Merlot [Runner Up]

Top Pinotage

Rijk's  Private Cellar Reserve Pinotage

Kanonkop Estate Pinotage [Runner Up]

Top Cabernet Sauvignon

Le Riche Wines Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Rustenberg Wines Peter Barlow Cabernet Sauvignon [Runner Up]

Top Merlot

Annandale Wines Merlot

Shannon Vineyards Mount Bullet Merlot {Runner Up]

Top Rhone Blend

Saronsberg Cellar Full Circle Shiraz Mourvèdre Viognier

La Motte Pierneef Shiraz Viognier [ Runner Up]

Top Red Blend [other]

Reyneke Wines Reserve Red Syrah Cabernet Sauvignon

Bouchard Finlayson Hannibal Sangiovese Pinot Shiraz Mourvèdre [Runner Up]

Top Cape Blend

Wildekrans Wine Estate Barrel Select Pinotage Shiraz Reserve

KWV Abraham Perold Tributum Cape Blend Shiraz Pinotage Malbec Cab [Runner Up]

Top Malbec

Doolhof Wine Estate Signatures of Doolhof SV Malbec

Diemersfontein Wines Carpe Diem Malbec Reserve [Runner Up]

Top Petit Verdot

KWV The Mentors Petit Verdot

[No Runner Up]

Top Cabernet Franc

Warwick Estate Cabernet Franc

Raats Family Wines Cabernet Franc [Runner Up]

Top Grenache

Vriesenhof Vineyards Grenache

Sadie Family Wines Old Vine Series Soldaat Grenache [Runner Up]

Top Sparkling Wine

Villiera Wines Prestige Cuvée Monro Brut Mèthode Cap Classique

Graham Beck Brut Rosé NV Mèthode Cap Classique [Runner Up]

Top Noble Late Harvest

Nederburg Private Bin Eminence Noble Late Harvest Muscadel

Nederburg Private Bin Edelkeur [Runner Up]

Top Fortified Wine

KWV Vintage White Jerepigo

Merwida White Muscadel [Runner Up]

Top Straw Wine

Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines Straw Wine

De Trafford Wines Straw Wine [Runner Up]

Top Brandy

Laborie Wine Farm Alambic Potstill Brandy

KWV 20 Year Old Brandy [Runner Up]

Top Natural Sweet Wine

Klein Constantia Estate Vin de Constance

Groot Constantia Estate Grand Constance Muscat de Frontignan [Runner Pp]

Top Port

KWV Classic Collection Cape Tawny Port

Boplaas Family Vineyards Cape Vintage Reserve Port [Runner Up]

 

2017 SAWi Index [100 points]    

Best Wines in South Africa  in ranking order   

Saronsberg Cellar Full Circle Shiraz Mourvèdre Viognier           

La Motte Pierneef Shiraz Viognier   

De Morgenzon Reserve Chenin Blanc            

Hamilton Russell Vineyards Chardonnay        

Saronsberg Cellar Shiraz    

Klein Constantia Estate Vin de Constance       

Eagles' Nest Shiraz              

Cape Point Vineyards Isliedh Sauvignon Blanc Semillon              

Rijk's  Private Cellar Reserve Pinotage            

Sadie Family Wines Signature Series Columella Shiraz Allée      

Bouchard Finlayson Galpin Peak Pinot Noir   

Raats Family Wines Mvemve Raats de Compostella Bordeaux Blend        

Ken Forrester Wines Icon Range The FMC Chenin Blanc            

Vriesenhof Vineyards Kallista Cabernet Franc Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec              

Paul Cluver Estate Wines Chardonnay (Elgin)

Groot Constantia Estate Chardonnay               

KWV The Mentors Chardonnay        

Kleine Zalze Wines Family Reserve Sauvignon Blanc   

Groot Constantia Estate Shiraz          

Villiera Wines Prestige Cuvée Monro Brut Mèthode Cap Classique         

Stellenrust '51' Chenin Blanc Barrel Fermented           

Cederberg Private Cellar Shiraz       

Tokara Directors Reserve White Sauvignon Blanc Semillon       

Vergelegen Wines G.V.B. White Sauvignon Blanc Semillon        

Kanonkop Estate Pinotage 

Wildekrans Wine Estate Barrel Select Pinotage Reserve            

Kleine Zalze Wines Vineyard Selection Chardonnay Barrel Fermented   

Reyneke Wines Reserve Red Syrah Cabernet Sauvignon           

Sadie Family Wines Signature Series Palladius Chenin Blanc Grenache Blanc Marsanne Roussanne

Kanonkop Estate Paul Sauer Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc Merlot              

Newton Johnson Vineyards Family Reserve Pinot Noir

KWV Classic Collection Cape Tawny Port      

 

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SAWi WINE AWARDS PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH GROOTBOS

More about Grootbos Private Nature Reserve 

Nestled between mountain and sea, the Grootbos Private Nature Reserve (Grootbos is an Afrikaans word meaning Big Forest) is a five-star eco-paradise showcasing the incredible Flora and Marine life of the Southern Tip of Africa. Grootbos offers you a one-of-a-kind luxury African experience.

The name Grootbos is derived from the presence of ancient Milkwood Forests. Milkwood trees are known to grow over 1000 years old and their gnarled branches and mossy beards create an enchanting atmosphere of deep soothing tranquillity and rejuvenation.

It is amongst these ancient forests that Grootbos has artfully laid out its exquisite 5-star accommodation offerings, with breath-taking views across the Fynbos plains towards the Walker Bay in the distance.

 

Recent Awards

CNN Africa’s Finest Sustainable Eco-Destination

World Travel and Tourism Council 

Tourism for Tomorrow Global Award Nomination

National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World (one of only 24 nominated properties worldwide)

Tattler Travel Guide:

Top 101 Hotels in the World – (4 years running)

Best family hotel in the world.

Fodors Top Ten - Global Readers Choice

The Good Safari Guide:

Best Ecological Safari Property in Africa

Amarula Best Retreats in Africa Award:

Winne Most innovative Retreat in Africa

Amarula Best Retreats in Africa Award:

Winner: Heart of Africa

Condé Nast Traveler’s annual Green List

Imvelo Overall Winner for Responsible Tourism

The Iris Darnton Award: Int Nature Conservation

(for more visit www.grootbos.com)

 
 
 
 
 

 

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