THE SAWi GRAND WINES COLLECTION (GWC) - update November 2016

South African Wines having achieved 93+/100 points, based on the multi-vintage SAWI Algorithm of Excellence.

The South African Wine Index (SAWi) was established with the aim of setting a quality benchmark for South African Wines. The value of SAWi’s multi-year wine performance adjudication process has earned it official recognition as a definitive measure of a given wine’s quality, irrespective of vintage.

The Grand Wines Collection 

(Ranked per South African Wine Ranking number, November 2016 ranking, per wine cultivar)

Please note that this list is compiled using a 10-year performance track record window - some of the wines below may no longer be in production.



1             Hamilton Russell Vineyards Chardonnay

2             Paul Cluver Estate Wines Chardonnay (Elgin)

3             Groot Constantia Estate Chardonnay

4             Jordan Wine Estate Nine Yards Reserve Chardonnay

5             KWV The Mentors Chardonnay

6             Cape Chamonix Wine Farm Chardonnay Reserve

7             Oak Valley Wines Elgin Chardonnay

8             Kleine Zalze Wines Vineyard Selection Chardonnay Barrel Fermented

9             Vriesenhof Vineyards Chardonnay

10           Rustenberg Wines Five Soldiers Chardonnay

11           Richard Kershaw Clonal Selection Elgin Chardonnay

12           Ataraxia Wines Chardonnay

13           Sumaridge Wines Chardonnay

14           DeMorgenzon Reserve Chardonnay

15           De Wetshof Bateleur Chardonnay

16           Bouchard Finlayson Overberg Crocodile's Lair Chardonnay Kaaimansgat

17           Rustenberg Wines Stellenbosch Chardonnay

18           Jordan Wine Estate Barrel Fermented Chardonnay

19           Newton Johnson Family Vineyards Chardonnay

20           Iona Vineyards Chardonnay

21           Longridge Wine Estate Chardonnay

22           Glenwood Chardonnay Vigneron's Selection

23           Vergelegen Wines Reserve Chardonnay

24           Warwick Estate White Lady Chardonnay

25           Crystallum Clay Shales Chardonnay

26           De Wetshof Bon Vallon Chardonnay

27           De Wetshof Danie De Wet Limestone Hill Chardonnay

28           Joubert Tradauw Wingerde & Kelder Barrel Fermented Chardonnay

29           Mulderbosch Chardonnay Barrel Fermented

30           Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Chardonnay

31           De Wetshof D'Honneur Chardonnay

32           Moreson Mercator Premium Chardonnay

33           Aaldering Vineyards & Wines Chardonnay

34           Bartinney Chardonnay

35           De Wetshof The Site Chardonnay

36           Bon Courage Unwooded Chardonnay

37           Creation Wines Chardonnay

38           Grande Provence Chardonnay

39           Durbanville Hills Chardonnay

40           Paul Cluver Estate Wines 7 Flags Chardonnay

41           Glen Carlou Chardonnay

42           Uva Mira Vineyards The Single-Tree Chardonnay

43           Boschendal Wines 1685 Chardonnay

44           Warwick Estate The First Lady Unoaked Chardonnay

45           Vondeling Chardonnay

46           Nuy Wine Cellar Mastery Chardonnay

47           Buitenverwachting Chardonnay

48           Hartenberg Chardonnay

49           La Motte Chardonnay

50           Spier Private Collection Chardonnay

51           Thelema Mountain Vineyards Stellenbosch Chardonnay

52           Sterhuis Barrel Selection Chardonnay

53           Bouchard Finlayson Walker Bay Missionvale Chardonnay

54           Journeys End Vineyards Chardonnay

55           Tokara Reserve Collection Stellenbosch Chardonnay

56           Glenelly Cellars Grand Vin de Glenelly Chardonnay

57           Delaire Graff Estate Chardonnay Banhoek Reserve

58           De Wetshof Lesca Finesse Chardonnay

59           Glen Carlou Quartz Stone Chardonnay

60           Rietvallei Wine Estate JMB Chardonnay

61           Robertson Winery Constitution Road Chardonnay

62           Cape Chamonix Wine Farm Chardonnay

63           Creation Wines Art of Chardonnay


*ON THE BRINK OF BEING RANKED (See note at the end)              

               Alvi's Drift Private Cellar Chardonnay

               Lismore Estate Vineyards Chardonnay

               Sterhuis Barrel Selection Chardonnay

               Slanghoek Winery Private Selection Chardonnay

               Bouchard Finlayson Chardonnay Sans Barrique

               Almenkerk Estate Chardonnay

               Vergelegen Wines Premium Range Chardonnay

               Oldenburg Vineyards Chardonnay

               Newton Johnson Southend Chardonnay

               Mount Abora Vineyards Koggelbos Chenin Blanc

               La Bri Chardonnay

               Journey's End Vineyards Chardonnay

               Laborie Wine Farm Limited Collection Chardonnay

               Windmeul Cellar Reserve Chardonnay

               Nitida Chardonnay                               

SAUVIGNON BLANC TOP RANKING ORDER                           

1             Kleine Zalze Wines Family Reserve Sauvignon Blanc         

2             Cederberg Private Cellar Sauvignon Blanc             

3             Cederberg Private Cellar David Nieuwoudt Ghost Corner Elim Sauvignon Blanc    

4             Graham Beck Ad Honorem Pheasant's Run Sauvignon Blanc         

5             Reyneke Wines Reserve White Sauvignon Blanc

6             Groot Constantia Estate Sauvignon Blanc              

7             La Motte Pierneef Sauvignon Blanc         

8             Tokara Reserve Collection Elgin Sauvignon Blanc

9             Paul Cluver Estate Wines Sauvignon Blanc            

10           Constantia Glen Sauvignon Blanc              

11           De Grendel Wines Koetshuis Sauvignon Blanc     

12           Cape Point Vineyards Reserve Sauvignon Blanc  

13           Nitida The Wild Child Sauvignon Blanc    

14           Aaldering Vineyards & Wines Sauvignon Blanc    

15           D'Aria Winery Songbird Sauvignon Blanc               

16           Vergelegen Wines Premium Range Sauvignon Blanc        

17           Saronsberg Cellar Sauvignon Blanc           

18           Bon Courage The Gooseberry Bush Sauvignon Blanc        

19           Vergelegen Wines Reserve Sauvignon Blanc Schaapenberg          

20           Bloemendal Estate Suider Terras Sauvignon Blanc             

21           Flagstone Winery Free Run Sauvignon Blanc        

22           Diemersdal Estate Sauvignon Blanc Reserve        

23           Iona Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc

24           Delaire Graff Estate Coastal Cuvée Sauvignon Blanc         

25           KWV The Mentors Sauvignon Blanc         

26           Quoin Rock The Nicobar Reserve Sauvignon Blanc            

27           Mooiplaas Estate Classic Sauvignon Blanc             

28           Lomond Sugarbush Sauvignon Blanc       

29           Franschhoek Cellar Statue de Femme Sauvignon Blanc   

30           Jordan Wine Estate The Outlier Barrel Fermented Sauvignon Blanc           

31           Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Limited Release Sauvignon Blanc              

32           Diemersdal Estate MM Louw Sauvignon Blanc    

33           Klein Constantia Estate Perdeblokke Sauvignon Blanc     

34           Merwida  Sauvignon Blanc           

35           Nederburg Heritage Heroes The Young Airwalk Sauvignon Blanc 

36           Bergsig Estate Sauvignon Blanc  

37           Avondrood Vineyards Ancient Mountain Sauvignon Blanc             

38           Strandveld Wines Sauvignon Blanc Pofadderbos

39           Anura Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Unfiltered Reserve    

40           Sumaridge Wines Sauvignon Blanc           

41           Spier 21 Gables Sauvignon Blanc               

42           Grande Provence Sauvignon Blanc           

43           Clos Malvern Silver Leaf Sauvignon Blanc              

44           Neil Ellis Premium Range Groenekloof Sauvignon Blanc  

45           De Grendel Wines Sauvignon Blanc         

46           Reyneke Wines Biodynamic Sauvignon Blanc       

47           Delaire Graff Estate Sauvignon Blanc Western Cape         

48           Villiera Wines Traditional Bush Vine Sauvignon Blanc       

49           Groote Post Reserve Sauvignon Blanc    

50           Buitenverwachting Husseys Vlei Sauvignon Blanc              

51           Cape Point Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc   

52           Diemersdal Estate 8 Rows Sauvignon Blanc          

53           Spier Private Collection Sauvignon Blanc

54           Cathedral Cellar Sauvignon Blanc              

55           Lismore Estate Vineyards Barrel Fermented Sauvignon Blanc       

56           Lomond Pincushion Sauvignon Blanc      

57           Oak Valley Wines Elgin Sauvignon Blanc

58           Boschendal Wines Reserve Collection Sauvignon Blanc   

59           Uva Mira Vineyards Sing-a-Wing Sauvignon Blanc             

60           Mulderbosch Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc              

61           Bouchard Finlayson Reserve Sauvignon Blanc      

62           Strandveld Wines First Sighting Sauvignon Blanc                

63           Highlands Road Estate Sauvignon Blanc 

64           Bouchard Finlayson Walker Bay Sauvignon Blanc               


*ON THE BRINK OF BEING RANKED (See note at the end)                                                         

               The Berrio Wines Sauvignon Blanc Elim  

               Slanghoek Winery Sauvignon Blanc          

               Doolhof Wine Estate Signatures of Doolhof Sauvignon Blanc        

               Rickety Bridge Winery Paulina's Reserve Sauvignon Blanc              

               Almenkerk Estate Sauvignon Blanc          

               Viljoensdrift Wines River Grandeur Sauvignon Blanc        

               Nitida Golden Orb Sauvignon Blanc         

               Ormonde Private Cellar Ondine Sauvignon Blanc



1             DeMorgenzon Reserve Chenin Blanc      

2             Ken Forrester Wines Icon Range The FMC Chenin Blanc  

3             Stellenrust '51' Chenin Blanc Barrel Fermented 

4             Kleine Zalze Wines Family Reserve Chenin Blanc

5             Wildekrans Wine Estate Barrel Select Chenin Blanc Reserve         

6             Rijk's Reserve Chenin Blanc Barrel Fermented    

7             Avondale Anima Chenin Blanc    

8             Sadie Family Wines Old Vine Series Skurfberg Chenin Blanc          

9             Alheit Vineyards Radio Lazarus Single Vineyard Chenin Blanc       

10           Perdeberg Winery The Dry Land Collection Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc           

11           Bosman Family Vineyards Optenhorst Chenin Blanc         

12           Beaumont Hope Marguerite Chenin Blanc            

13           Jordan Wine EstateBarrel Fermented  Chenin Blanc         

14           Spier 21 Gables Chenin Blanc     

15           Jean Wines Daneel Signature Wooded Chenin Blanc        

16           Botanica Mary Delany Chenin Blanc        

17           Alheit Vineyards Magnetic North Mountain Makstok Chenin Blanc            

18           Villiera Wines Traditional Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc             

19           Allée Bleue Wines Chenin Blanc

20           Perdeberg Winery SAAM Mountain Middelberg Chenin Blanc     

21           Bellingham The Bernard Series Old Vine Chenin Blanc     

22           Ken Forrester Wines Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc        

23           Raats Family Wines Old Vine Chenin Blanc           

24           Raats Family Wines Original Unwooded Chenin Blanc     

25           Windmeul Cellar Chenin Blanc   

26           Waterkloof Circumstance Chenin Blanc  

27           Stellenrust Old Bush Wine Chenin Blanc

28           Reyneke Wines Bionanamic Reserve Chenin Blanc            

29           Cederberg Private Cellar Chenin Blanc    

30           Asara Wine Estate Vineyard Collection Chenin Blanc        

31           Boland Cellar Reserve Chenin Blanc         

32           Rudera Wines Robusto Chenin Blanc       

33           Cederberg Private Cellar Five Generations Chenin Blanc 

34           Oldenburg Vineyards Chenin Blanc          

35           Windmeul Cellar Reserve Chenin Blanc  

36           De Trafford Wines Chenin Blanc

37           Opstal Estate Heritage Carl Everson Chenin Blanc              

38           Villiera Wines Chenin Blanc         

39           Springfontein Wine Estate Terroir Selection Chenin Blanc              

40           Simonsig Estate Chenin Blanc Avec Chène            

41           Rudera Wines Die Tradisie Chenin Blanc

42           Kleine Zalze Wines Vineyard Selection Chenin Blanc Barrel Fermented    

43           David & Nadia Sadie Hoë Steen Chenin Blanc      

44           Perdeberg Winery Chenin Blanc Reserve              

45           KWV The Mentors Chenin Blanc

46           Delaire Graff Estate Chenin Blanc Swartland Reserve      

47           Spier Private Collection Chenin Blanc      

48           Radford Dale The Renaissance of Chenin Blanc   

49           Longridge Wine Estate Chenin Blanc       


*ON THE BRINK OF BEING RANKED (See note at the end)                              

               Graham Beck Ad Honorem Bowed Head Chenin Blanc     

               Slanghoek Winery Private Selection Crème de Chenin     

               Fram Wines Chenin Blanc            

               Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines Quartz Chenin Blanc       

               Lammershoek Cellar Terravinum Reserve Chenin Blanc  

               Mulderbosch Vineyards Chenin Blanc Steen op Hout       

               Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines Schist Chenin Blanc         

               Lazanou Wooded Chenin Blanc 

               L'Avenir Vineyards Single Block Chenin Blanc       



Sauvignon Blanc Semillon            

1             Cape Point Vineyards Isliedh Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

2             Tokara Directors Reserve White Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

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

4             Constantia Glen Two Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

5             Spier Creative Block 2 Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

6             Strandveld Wines Adamastor Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

7             Nitida Coronata Integration Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

8             Delaire Graff Estate White Sauvignon Blanc Semillon Reserve

9             Flagstone Winery Treaty Tree Reserve Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

10           Waterkloof Circle of Life White Sauvignon Blanc Chenin Blanc Chardonnay Semillon

11           Groot Constantia Estate Reserve White Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

12           Shannon Vineyards Sanctuary Peak Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

13           Morgenster Estate White Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

14           Sumaridge Wines Maritimus Sauvignon Blanc Chardonnay Semillon

15           Vrede en Lust Barrique Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

16           Steenberg Vinyards Icon Range Magna Carta Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

17           Savage Wines White Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

18           Cederberg Private Cellar David Nieuwoudt Ghost Corner The Bowline Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

19           Lomond Snowbush Sauvignon Blanc Semillon Nouvelle

20           Bizoe Wines Henrietta Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

21           KWV The Mentors Sauvignon Blanc Semillon


*ON THE BRINK OF BEING RANKED (See note at the end)              

               Rijks Private Cellar Fascination Semillon Sauvignon Blanc


Other White Blends       

1             Sadie Family Wines Signature Series Palladius Chenin Blanc Grenache Blanc Marsanne Roussane

2             DeMorgenzon Maestro Chenin Chardonnay Roussanne Viognier

3             Sadie Family Wines Old Vine Series T Voetpad Chenin Blanc, Semillon Palomino

4             Sadie Family Wines Old Vine Series Kokerboom Semillon Pinot Gris

5             Alheit Vineyards Cartology Chenin Blanc Semillon

6             Keermont Vineyards Terasse Chenin Blanc Chardonnay Sauvignon Blanc Viognier

7             Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines White Chenin Blanc Clairette Semillon Gris Viognier

8             Vondeling Babiana Chenin Blanc Grenache Blanc Viognier Chardonnay

9             Miles Mossop Wines Saskia Chenin Viognier Verdelho Clairette

10           Bon Courage Estate White Chardonnay Colombard

11           Rall White Chenin Blanc Verdelho Chardonnay Viognier

12           David & Nadia Sadie Aristargos Chenin Blanc Viognier Clairette Roussanne

13           AA Badenhorst Family White Chenin Blanc Roussanne Grenache Blanc Gris

14           Sijnn White Malagas Chenin Blanc Viognier Roussane

15           Bergsig Estate Icarus White Chardonnay Chenin Blanc Riesling

16           De Grendel Winifred Viognier Semillon Chardonnay

17           Vuurberg Wine Estate White Blend Chenin Blanc Chenin Blanc Viognier Semillon Roussanne Grenache blanc Verdelho Clairette Blanc

18           Sadie Family Wines Old Vine Series Skerpioen Chenin Blanc Palomino

19           Fairview Wines Limited Release Nurok Viognier Chenin Blanc Roussanne Grenachè Blanc

20           Nederburg Ingenuity Sauvignon Blanc White Blend Chardonnay Chenin Blanc Semillon Chenin Blanc Roussanne Viognier Verdelho Gewürtstraminer

21           Ashbourne Sandstone White Sauvignon Blanc Chardonnay

22           Fable Mountain Vineyards Jackal Bird Chenin Grenache Roussanne Viognier Chardonnay

23           Lammershoek Cellar Terravinum Reserve White Chenin Blanc Viognier Chardonnay

24           Asara Wine Estate Classic Collection Sauvignon Blanc Chardonnay

25           Thorne & Daughters Wine Rocking Horse Cape White Roussanne Semillon Chardonnay Chenin Blanc

26           Painted Wolf Wines Lekanyane Chenin Blanc Roussanne Viognier


                *ON THE BRINK OF BEING RANKED (See note at the end)

               Allée Bleue Wines Isabeau Chardonnay Semillon

               Ashbourne Sandstone Sauvignon Blanc Chardonnay

               Bouchard Finlayson Blanc de Mer Riesling Viognier

               Thelema Mountain Vineyards Sutherland Viognier RousRoussanne

               Groot Constantia Estate Gouverneurs Reserve White Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

               Rijk's Fascination Semillon Sauvignon Blanc                                         



1             Saronsberg Cellar Viognier          

2             Eagles' Nest Viognier     

3             Lismore Estate Vineyards Viognier           

4             Creation Wines Viognier              

5             Lynx Wines Viognier      

6             Alvi's Drift Private Cellar Signature Range Viognier           


*ON THE BRINK OF BEING RANKED (See note at the end)                              

               Beau Constantia Cecily  Viognier               

               Zonnebloem Shiraz Mourvèdre Viognier

               KWV The Mentors Viognier        

               Flagstone Winery Word of Mouth Viognier          



1             Cederberg Private Cellar David Nieuwoudt Ghost Corner Semillon            

2             Vergelegen Wines Reserve Semillon       

3             KWV The Mentors Semillon        

4             Boekenhoutskloof Sémillon Franschhoek             

5             Franschhoek Vineyards Semillon              

6             Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Semillon              

7             Landau du Val Semillon Private Collection            

8             Steenberg Vineyards Ultra Premium Semillon     



1             Jordan Wine Estate The Real McCoy Riesling       

2             Paul Cluver Estate Wines Riesling             

3             De Wetshof Riesling       

4             Klein Constantia Estate Rhine Riesling    

5             Nitida Cellars Riesling    


*ON THE BRINK OF BEING RANKED (See note at the end)                              

               Spioenkop Wines Riesling            

               Hartenberg Riesling        

               Paul Cluver Estate Wines Dry Encounter Riesling



1             Neethlingshof Estate Gewűrztraminer   

2             Paul Cluver Estate Wines Gewűrztraminer           


GRENACHE BLANC                          

1             KWV The Mentors Grenache Blanc          

2             The Foundry Grenache Blanc     



1             Rustenberg Wines Stellenbosch Roussanne         



1             Bon Courage Andre's Fame Colombard  



1             Klein Constantia Estate Vin de Constance             

2             Nederburg Private Bin Eminence Noble Late Harvest Muscadel   

3             Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines Straw Wine        

4             Fleur du Cap Noble Late Harvest               

5             Nederburg Private Bin Edelkeur

6             Paul Cluver Estate Wines Riesling Noble Late Harvest      

7             Delheim Edelspatz Noble Late Harvest   

8             Miles Mossop Wines Kika Chenin Dessert Wine Noble Late Harvest          

9             Vergelegen Wines Reserve Semillon Straw Wine

10           Boekenhoutskloof Noble Late Harvest Semillon 

11           Keermont Vineyards Fleurfontein Sweet Wine   

12           Bon Courage Noble Late Harvest              

13           Badsberg Wine Cellar Badslese Natural Sweet Chenin Blanc Muscat d'Alexandrie

14           Neethlingshof Estate Short Story Maria Wiesser Riesling Noble Late Harvest         

15           De Trafford Wines Straw Wine  

16           Ken Forrester Wines Icon Range T'Noble Late Harvest     

17           Rustenberg Wines Straw Wine  

18           Badsberg Wine Cellar Noble Late Harvest             

19           Mullineux & Leeu  Olerasay 1⁰ Chenin Blanc Straw Wine

20           Fairview Wines Limited Release La Beryl Blanc Chenin Blanc Muscat Straw Wine


*ON THE BRINK OF BEING RANKED (See note at the end)                              

               Slanghoek Winery Private Selection Noble Late Harvest

               Rudera Wines Noble Late Harvest            



1             Nederburg Winemaster's Reserve Noble Late Harvest Chenin Blanc Muscat de Frontignac              

2             Groot Constantia Estate Grand Constance Muscat de Fronitgnan

3             KWV Vintage White Jerepigo     

4             Merwida White Muscadel           

5             Nuy Wine Cellar White Muscadel             

6             Bon Courage Estate White Muscadel      

7             Orange River Cellars White Muscadel     


METHODE CAP CLASSIQUE TOP RANKING ORDER                             

1             Graham Beck Methodè Cap Classique Brut Rosé NV         

2             Graham Beck Chardonnay Blanc de Blanc Sparkling Wine Methodè Cap Classique Brut     

3             Pongrácz Grand Cuveè Methodè Cap Classique  

4             Villiera Wines Prestige Cuvée Monro Methodè Cap Classique Brut            

5             Graham Beck Methodè Cap Classique Brut Chardonnay Pinot Noir NV     

6             Silverthorn The Green Man Blanc de Blanc Chardonnay Methodè Cap Classique 

7             Graham Beck Cuvée Clive Chardonnay Pinot Noir Methodè Cap Classique              

8             Wildekrans Wine Estate Chenin Blanc Methodè Cap Classique    

9             Saronsberg Cellar Methodè Cap Classique Brut  

10           Domaine des Dieux Claudia Brut Chardonnay Pinot Noir Methodè Cap Classique

11           Bramon Blanc de Blanc Methodè Cap Classique 

12           Graham Beck Chardonnay Pinot Noir Brut Zero  

13           Laborie Pinot Chardonnay Blanc de Blanc Methodè Cap Classique Brut    

14           Bon Courage Jacques Bruére Blanc de Blanc Methodè Cap Classique        

15           De Grendel Methodè Cap Classique Brut              

16           Klein Constantia Estate Chardonnay MCC Brut    

17           Welteverede Philip Jonker Collection The Ring Chardonnay Brut Methodè Cap Classique

18           Pongrácz Rosè Methodè Cap Classique  

19           La Motte Methodè Cap Classique            

20           Villiera Wines Traditional Brut Methodè Cap Classique   


*ON THE BRINK OF BEING RANKED (See note at the end)                                     

               Avondale Armilla Chardonnay Blanc de Blanc MCC Brut  



1             Rustenberg Wines Peter Barlow Cabernet Sauvignon      

2             Stark-Condé Three Pines Jonkershoek Cabernet Sauvignon          

3             Le Riche Wines Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon      

4             Annandale Wines Cabernet Sauvignon  

5             Kleine Zalze Wines Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 

6             Glenelly Cellars Lady May Cabernet Sauvignon Petit Verdot         

7             Waterford Estate Cabernet Sauvignon   

8             Delaire Graff Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch Reserve   

9             Flagstone Winery Music Room Cabernet Sauvignon         

10           Vergelegen Wines V Cabernet Sauvignon             

11           Cederberg Private Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon     

12           Kanonkop Estate Cabernet Sauvignon    

13           Oldenburg Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon           

14           Saxenburg Wine Farm Private Collection Cabernet Sauvignon     

15           Rust en Vrede Estate Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon       

16           Neil Ellis Vineyard Selection Jonkershoek Cabernet Sauvignon    

17           Guardian Peak Wines Lapa Cabernet Sauvignon

18           Boekenhoutskloof Cabernet Sauvignon Franschhoek      

19           Thelema Mountain Vineyards The Mint Cabernet Sauvignon        

20           La Motte Cabernet Sauvignon   

21           Cederberg Private Cellar Five Generations Cabernet Sauvignon  

22           Grande Provence Cabernet Sauvignon   

23           Alto Wine Estate Cabernet Sauvignon    

24           Springfield Estate Mèthode Ancienne Cabernet Sauvignon           

25           Rickety Bridge Winery Paulina's Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon     

26           Lynx Wines Cabernet Sauvignon

27           Edgebaston GS Cabernet Sauvignon        

28           Eikendal Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

29           Thelema Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon           

30           Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Cabernet Sauvignon       

31           Dieu Donne Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon         

32           Le Riche Wines Cabernet Sauvignon       

33           De Trafford Cabernet Sauvignon

34           Jordan Wine Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

35           Boland Cellar Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon          

36           Stellenzicht Vineyards Golden Triangle Cabernet Sauvignon         

37           Hartenberg Cabernet Sauvignon


*ON THE BRINK OF BEING RANKED (See note at the end)                              

               Vergelegen Wines Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

               KWV The Mentors Cabernet Sauvignon 

               Kleine Zalze Wines Vineyard Selection Cabernet Sauvignon Barrel Matured          

               Anthonij Rupert Cabernet Sauvignon Coastal Region        

               Longridge Wine Estate Cabernet Sauvignon        

               Cathedral Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon     

               Slanghoek Winery Private Selection Cabernet Sauvignon

               Kaapzicht Wine Estate Cabernet Sauvignon         

               Glen Carlou Gravel Quarry Cabernet Sauvignon 

               Rijk's Cabernet Sauvignon           


PINOTAGE TOP RANKING ORDER                             

1             Rijk's Private Cellar Reserve Pinotage    

2             Wildekrans Wine Estate Barrel Select Pinotage Reserve

3             Kanonkop Estate Pinotage          

4             Aaldering Vineyards & Wines Pinotage  

5             Diemersfontein Carpe Diem Pinotage Reserve   

6             Diemersdal Estate Pinotage Reserve      

7             Vriesenhof Vineyards Pinotage 

8             Windmeul Cellar Reserve Pinotage         

9             Groot Constantia Estate  Pinotage           

10           Doolhof Wine Estate Signatures of Doolhof SV Pinotage 

11           Spier 21 Gables Pinotage             

12           Flagstone Winery Writer's Block Pinotage            

13           Simonsig Estate Red Hill Pinotage            

14           Kanonkop Estate Black Label Pinotage   

15           Kaapzicht Wine Estate Steytler Pinotage

16           Beyerskloof Diesel Pinotage       

17           Boland Cellar Reserve Pinotage

18           Moreson The Widowmaker Pinotage     

19           Neethlingshof Estate Short Story Owl Post Pinotage        

20           Viljoensdrift Wines Single Vineyard Pinotage      

21           Perdeberg Winery The Dry Land Collection Pinotage       

22           KWV The Mentors Pinotage       

23           Hidden Valley Wines Pinotage   

24           L'Avenir Vineyards Single Block Pinotage              

25           Diemersfontein Pinotage            

26           Bosman Family Vineyards Pinotage         

27           Pulpit Rock Winery Pinotage Reserve     

28           Clos Malvern Pinotage Reserve 

29           Painted Wolf Wines Black Pack Stellenbosch Pinotage    

30           Doolhof Wine Estate Dark Lady Pinotage              

31           Deetlef Estate Oak Matured Pinotage    

32           Diemersdal Estate Pinotage        

33           Allée Bleue Wines Pinotage        

34           Springfontein Wine Estate Jonathan's Ridge Pinotage     

35           Altydgedacht Estate Pinotage    

36           Lanzerac Wine Estate Pionier Pinotage  

37           Welbedacht Wine Estate Pinotage           

38           Spier Private Collection Pinotage              

39           Beyerskloof Pinotage Reserve   

40           Neethlingshof Estate Pinotage  

41           Beeslaar Wines Pinotage              

42           Lyngrove Platinum Pinotage       

43           Aaldering Vineyards & Wines Lady M Pinotage  

44           Bellingham The Bernard Series Bush Vine Pinotage          

45           Painted Wolf Wines Guillermo Swartland Pinotage          


*ON THE BRINK OF BEING RANKED (See note at the end)                              

               Beyerskloof Pinotage Reserve   

               Longridge Wine Estate Pinotage

               Cape Chamonix Wine Farm Greywacke Pinotage

               Stellenzicht Vineyards Golden Triangle Pinotage

               Slanghoek Winery Private Selection Pinotage     

               David & Nadia Sadie Paardebosch Pinotage             

               Spioenkop Wines 1900 Pinotage              



1             Saronsberg Cellar Shiraz

2             Eagles' Nest Shiraz

3             Cederberg Private Cellar Shiraz

4             Groot Constantia Estate Shiraz

5             Mullineux Family Wines Schist Syrah

6             Porseleinberg Shiraz

7             Raka Biography Shiraz

8             Annandale Wines Shiraz

9             KWV The Mentors Shiraz

10           Kleine Zalze Wines Family Reserve Shiraz

11           Graham Beck Ad Honorem The Ridge Syrah

12           Mullineux Family Wines Granite Syrah

13           Saronsberg Cellar Provenance Range Shiraz

14           Rustenberg Wines Buzzard Kloof Syrah

15           Mullineux Family Wines Syrah Swartland

16           Boschkloof Wines Shiraz

17           Wildekrans Wine Estate Barrel Select Shiraz Reserve

18           De Grendel Shiraz

19           Boekenhoutskloof Syrah Franschhoek

20           Bellingham The Bernard Series Basket Press Shiraz

21           Lynx Wines Shiraz

22           Boschkloof Wines Epilogue Shiraz

23           Keermont Vineyards Syrah

24           Hartenberg The Stork Shiraz

25           Flagstone Winery Dark Horse Shiraz

26           Saxenburg Wine Farm Private Collection Shiraz

27           Peter Falke Signature Range Syrah

28           Boland Cellar Reserve Shiraz

29           De Trafford Shiraz 393

30           Robertson Winery Constitution Road Shiraz

31           Kloovenburg Wines Shiraz

32           Cederberg Private Cellar CWG Auction Reserve Teen Die Hoog Shiraz

33           Reyneke Wines Biodynamic Syrah

34           Fairview Wines Limited Release The Beacon Shiraz

35           The Foundry Syrah

36           Thelema Mountain Vineyards Shiraz

37           De Trafford Blueprint Shiraz

38           Alto Wine Estate Shiraz

39           Guardian Peak Wines Cirrus Syrah

40           Spier Private Collection Shiraz

41           Haskell Vineyards Pillars Syrah

42           Oldenburg Vineyards Syrah

43           DeMorgenzon Reserve Syrah

44           Fairview Wines Limited Release Eenzaamheid Shiraz

45           Lazanou Syrah

46           Sijnn Syrah Malgas

47           Waterkloof Circumstance Syrah

48           Fable Mountain Vineyards Tulbach Syrah

49           Spice Route Winery Terra de Bron Swartland Syrah

50           Rijk's Private Cellar Shiraz

51           Fairview Wines Solitude Shiraz

52           La Motte Shiraz

53           Neil Ellis Premium Range Groenekloof Shiraz

54           Lammershoek Cellar Terravinum Reserve Syrah

55           Kleinood John Spicer Syrah

56           Stellenzicht Vineyards Golden Triangle Shiraz

57           Bon Courage Inkara Shiraz

58           Windmeul Cellar Reserve Shiraz

59           Saxenburg Wine Farm Limited Release Select Shiraz

60           Driehoek Wines Shiraz

61           Muratie Wine Estate Ronnie Melck Shiraz

62           Creation Wines Syrah

63           Rust en Vrede Estate Vineyards Shiraz

64           Allée Bleue Wines Shiraz

65           Fairview Wines Limited Release Cyril Back Shiraz

66           Hartenberg Gravel Hill Shiraz

67           Lismore Estate Vineyards Syrah

68           Boekenhoutskloof Syrah Coastal Region

69           Lomond Cat's Tail Syrah

70           Rust en Vrede Estate Single Vineyard Syrah

71           Leeuwenkuil Family Vineyards Heritage Premium Shiraz

72           Ridgeback Shiraz

73           Rickety Bridge Winery Shiraz

74           Hartenberg Shiraz

75           Strandveld Wines First Sighting Shiraz

76           Dombeya Boulder Road Shiraz

77           Mullineux Family Wines Iron Syrah

78           Stark-Condé Three Pines Jonkershoek Syrah

79           Kleine Zalze Wines Vineyard Selection Shiraz Barrel Matured

80           Black Pearl Vineyards The Mischief Maker Shiraz

81           Viljoensdrift Wines River Grandeur Shiraz

82           Keermont Vineyards Single Vineyard Steepside Syrah

83           Luddite Wines Shiraz

84           Simonsig Estate Merindol Syrah

85           Landskroon Paul de Villiers Shiraz

86           Lomond Syrah


*ON THE BRINK OF BEING RANKED (See note at the end)              

               Intellego Wines Syrah

               Joubert Tradauw Wingerde & Kelder Syrah

               Groenland Premuim Shiraz

               Boschrivier Shiraz

               Richard Kershaw Clonal Selection Shiraz

               Fairview Wines Limited Release Jakkalsfontein Shiraz

               KWV Abraham Perold Insignis Shiraz       


BORDEAUX BLENDS TOP RANKING ORDER                           

1             Mvemve Raats de Compostella Bordeaux Blend

2             De Toren Private Cellar Fusion V Cabernet Cab Franc Malbec Merlot Petit Verdot

3             Kanonkop Estate Paul Sauer Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc Merlot

4             Saronsberg Cellar Seismic Cabernet Sauvignon Petit Verdot Malbec          

5             Morgenster Estate Reserve Merlot Cab Sauvignon Cab Franc Petit Verdot              

6             Rustenberg Wines John X Merriman Cab Sauvignon Merlot Cab Franc Petit Verdot            

7             Groot Constantia Estate Gouverneurs Red Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cab Franc Malbec

8             Vriesenhof Vineyards Kallista Cabernet Franc Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec              

9             Laibach Vineyards The Ladybird Red Cab Franc Petit Verdot Malbec          

10           Saronsberg Cellar  Provenance Range Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Malbec Petit Verdot   

11           Warwick Estate Trilogy Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cab Franc     

12           Meerlust Rubicon Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cabernet Franc    

13           Constantia Glen Five Merlot Cabernet Malbec Cab Franc Petit Verdot     

14           Tokara Directors Reserve Red Cabernet Sauvigon Petit Verdot Merlot Cab Franc Malbec 

15           Jordan Wine Estate Cobblers Hill Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc Merlot       

16           Raka Quinary Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cab Franc Malbec Petit Verdot              

17           Aaldering Vineyards & Wines Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot             

18           Delaire Graff Estate Botmaskop Cabernet Cab Franc Merlot Petit Verdot Malbec

19           Annandale Wines Cavalier Reserve Blend Merlot Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz         

20           KWV The Mentors Orchestra Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec Merlot Cab Franc Shiraz            

21           Rust en Vrede Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Merlot

22           Constantia Glen Three Cabernet Sauvignon Cab Franc Merlot      

23           Mont du Toit Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cab Franc Shiraz           

24           Eikendal Vineyards Classique Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cab Franc Reserve       

25           De Toren Private Cellar Z Merlot Cab Franc Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec Petit Verdot       

26           De Grendel Rubaiyat Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Mabec Cabernet Franc

27           Ernie Els Wines Signature Blend Cabernet Merlot Petit Verdot Malbec Cab Franc

28           Vilafonté Series C Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cab Franc

29           Grande Provence The Grand Provence Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon          

30           Kaapzicht Wine Estate Steytler Vision Cabernet Sauvignon Pinotage Merlot          

31           Ernie Els Wines Proprietors Blend Cabernet Shiraz Merlot Petit Verdot Malbec    

32           Morgenster Estate Lourens River Valley CabFranc Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Petit Verdot           

33           Oak Valley Wines Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Cab Franc

34           The High Road Directors Reserve Cabernet Merlot Cab Franc       

35           The High Road Classique Cabernet Merlot Cab Franc       

36           Miles Mossop Wines Max Cabernet Sauvignon Petit Verdot Merlot Malbec           

37           Villiera Wines Monro Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Cab Franc        

38           Raka Figurehead Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cab Franc Malbec Petit Verdot Pinotage     

39           DeMorgenzon Maestro Merlot Cabernet Petit Verdot Malbex Cab Franc

40           Vilafonté Series M Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec Cab Franc              

41           Spier Frans K Smit Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Shiraz      

42           Veenwouden Private Cellar Classic Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cabernet Franc Malbec   

43           Glennely Cellars Grand Vin de Glenelly Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Petit Verdot    

44           Vrede en Lust Boet Erasmus Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Malbec Petit Verdot      

45           Diemersdal Estate Private Collection Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cab Franc Malbec Petit Verdot

46           Fleur du Cap Bergkelder Selection  Laszlo Cab Sauvignon Merlot Cab Franc Shiraz               

47           Klein Constantia Estate KC Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot   

48           Keet Wines First Verse Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Petit Verdot Malbec

49           Hidden Valley Wines Hidden Gems Cabernet Sauvignon Petit Verdot Merlot        

50           Thelema Mountain Vineyards Rabelais Cabernet Sauvignon Petit Verdot

51           Anthonij Rupert Optima Cabernet Sauvignon Cab Franc Merlot  

52           Reyneke Wines Bionanamic Cornerstone Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cab Franc 

53           Rustenberg Wines RM Nicholson Cabernet Shiraz Cab Franc Petit Verdot  Malbec              

54           Mulderbosch Vineyards Faithful Hound Cab Sauv Merlot Cab Franc Malbec Petit Verdot 

55           Glen Carlou Grand Classique Cabernet Sauvignon Petit Verdot Malbec Cab Franc

56           Vergelegen Wines G.V.B. Red Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot            

57           Cape Chamonix Wine Farm Troika Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc Merlot   

58           De Trafford Elevation 393 Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Shiraz Cab Franc  

59           Rupert & Rothschild Vignerons Baron Edmond Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Cab Franc       

60           Allée Bleue Wines Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot   

61           Spier Creative Block 5 Bourdeaux Blend Merlot Cabernet Sauv Malbec Cab Franc

62           Simonsig Estate Tiara Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cab Franc Petit Verdot              

63           La Motte Millennium Cabernet Franc Petit Verdot Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Malbec    

64           Groenland Premuim Antoinette Mariè Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Shiraz              

65           Delaire Graff Estate Laurence Graff Red Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cab Franc Petit Verdot Shiraz              

66           Beau Constantia Lucca Merlot Cabernet Franc    


*ON THE BRINK OF BEING RANKED (See note at the end)                              

               Backsberg Estate Cellars Klein Babylonstoren Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Petit Verdot    

               Keermont Vineyards Keermont Cabernet Merlot Cab Franc Syrah              

               Zonnebloem Lauréat Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot             

               Gabrielskloof The Blend Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Malbec Petit Verdot              

               De Trafford CWG Perspective Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cab Franc        

               Stark-Condé Wines Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cab Franc            


PINOT NOIR TOP RANKING ORDER                          

1             Bouchard Finlayson Galpin Peak Pinot Noir          

2             Newton Johnson Family Vineyards Pinot Noir     

3             Bouchard Finlayson Tete de Cuvée Galpin Peak Pinot Noir             

4             Hamilton Russell Vineyards Pinot Noir    

5             Oak Valley Wines Pinot Noir       

6             Creation Wines Reserve Pinot Noir          

7             Cape Chamonix Wine Farm Pinot Noir Reserve  

8             Vriesenhof Vineyards Pinot Noir

9             Sumaridge Wines Pinot Noir       

10           De Westhof Danie De Wet Nature in Concert Pinot Noir

11           Paul Cluver Estate Wines Seven Flags Pinot Noir

12           Creation Wines Pinot Noir           

13           Elgin Vintners Pinot Noir              

14           Newton Johnson Wind and Sea Pinot Noir            

15           Creation Wines Art Creation Pinot Noir  

16           Paul Cluver Estate Wines Pinot Noir        

17           Shannon Vineyards Rockview Ridge Pinot Noir   

18           Cederberg Private Cellar David Nieuwoudt Ghost Corner Pinot Noir          

19           La Vierge Private Cellar Noir Pinot Noir  


*ON THE BRINK OF BEING RANKED (See note at the end)                              

               Crystallum Cuvèe Cinema Pinot Noir       

               La Vierge Private Cellar Pinot Noir            


RED BLENDS TOP RANKING ORDER                          

1             Reyneke Wines Reserve Red Syrah Cabernet Sauvignon

2             Bouchard Finlayson Hannibal Sangiovese Pinot Shiraz Mourvèdre Nebbiolo Barbera         

3             Sijnn Red Blend SyrahTouriga Nacional Mourvèdre Trincadeira Cabernet Sauvignon          

4             Rust en Vrede Estate 1694 Classification Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon         

5             Annandale Wines Nostalgia Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Cinsaut  

6             Waterford The Jem Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Merlot Cab Franc Malbec Grenache Barbera         

7             Bergsig Estate  Icarus Red Cabernet Sauvignon Touriga Nacional 

8             Boekenhoutskloof Chocolate Block Red Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon Grenache Noir Cinsault Viognier Franshhoek       

9             Iona Vineyards One Man Band Shiraz Merlot Cab Franc Petit Verdot        

10           Dornier Wines Founders CMD Malbec Cab Franc Petit Verdot     

11           Boschendal Wines 1685 Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon         

12           Dornier Wines Founders CMD Malbec Cab Franc Petit Verdot     


*ON THE BRINK OF BEING RANKED (See note at the end)                              

               Hidden Valley Wines Hidden Secret Shiraz Tannat             

               Akkerdal Wild Boar 8 Way Blend Malbec, Mourvédre, Tempranillo, Roobernet, Petit Verdot, Barbera, Cabernet Franc, Pinotage            



1             Saronsberg Cellar Full Circle Shiraz Mourvèdre Viognier 

2             La Motte Pierneef Shiraz Viognier            

3             Sadie Family Wines Signature Series Columella Shiraz Mouvedre

4             Spier Creative Block 3 Selection Rhone Blend Shiraz Mourvèdre Viognier

5             Creation Wines Syrah Grenache

6             AA Badenhorst Family Red Shiraz Mourvedre Grenache Cinsault

7             KWV The Mentors Canvas Shiraz Grenache Cincaut Tempranillo 

8             Ken Forrester Wines Icon Range The Gypsy Shiraz Grenache        

9             Bellingham The Bernard Series Small Barrel Shiraz Mourvèdre Viognier  

10           Savage Wines Red Shiraz Grenache Cinsault        

11           Fable Mountain Vineyards Night Sky Syrah Mourvedre Grenache              

12           Rall Red Syrah Grenache Noir    

13           Graham Beck Ad Honorem The Joshua Shiraz Viognier    

14           Rickety Bridge Winery Foundation Stone Shiraz Mourvedrè Grenache Cincaut Tannat      

15           Newton Johnson Family Vineyards The Granum Syrah Mourvedre            

16           Spice Route Winery Malabar Shiraz Grenache    


*ON THE BRINK OF BEING RANKED (See note at the end)                              

               Black Pearl Vineyards Syrah Mourvedrè

               Radford Dale Black Rock Syrah Cinsault Carignan Grenache          



1             Shannon Vineyards Mount Bullet Merlot              

2             Annandale Wines Merlot             

3             De Grendel Merlot         

4             Veenwouden Private Cellar Reserve Collection Merlot    

5             Creation Wines Reserve Merlot

6             Groot Constantia Estate Merlot

7             Saxenburg Wine Farm Private Collection Merlot

8             Jasons Hill Merlot           

9             Longridge Wine Estate Merlot   

10           Meerendal Wine Estate Merlot

11           Boland Cellar Reserve Merlot    

12           Anura Vineyards Merlot Reserve              

13           Eagles' Nest Merlot        


*ON THE BRINK OF BEING RANKED (See note at the end)                              

               Rust en Vrede Estate Vineyards Merlot 

               Thelema Mountain Vineyards Reserve Merlot    


CAPE BLEND TOP RANKING ORDER                          

1             Windmeul Cellar Cape Blend Reserve Pinotage Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Petit Verdot 

2             Wildekrans Wine Estate Barrel Select Pinotage Shiraz Reserve    

3             Clos Malvern Auret Cape Blend Cabernet Sauvignon Pinotage Merlot      

4             Welbedacht Wine Estate Hat Trick Pinotage Syrah Merlot             

5             KWV Abraham Perold Tributum Cape Blend Shiraz Pinotage Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon Petite Sirah        

6             Asara Wine Estate Vineyard Collection Cape Fusion Pinotage Malbec Shiraz          

7             Flagstone Winery Dragon Tree Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Pinotage         

8             Warwick Estate Three Cape Ladies Pinotage Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz  

9             Idiom Collection Cabernet Sauvignon Pinotage Merlot Petit Verdot          

10           Jasons Hill Jasons Creek Classic Red Pinotage Shiraz Malbec Cab Franc     


*ON THE BRINK OF BEING RANKED (See note at the end)                              

               Sumaridge Wines Epitome Shiraz Pinotage Merlot            

               Simonsig Estate Frans Malan Cape Blend Pinotage Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot   


CABERNET FRANC                           

1             Annandale Wines Cabernet Franc            

2             Warwick Estate Cabernet Franc

3             Raats Family Wines Cabernet Franc         

4             Oldenburg Vineyards Cabernet Franc     

5             Cape Chamonix Wine Farm Cabernet Franc         



1             Doolhof Wine Estate Signatures of Doolhof SV Malbec    

2             Diemersfontein Carpe Diem Malbec Reserve      



1             Vriesenhof Vineyards Grenache

2             Sadie Family Wines Old Vine Series Soldaat Grenache    

3             David & Nadia Sadie Greanche Noir        



1             Sadie Family Wines Old Vine Series Pofadder Cinsault     


PETIT VERDOT                  

1             KWV The Mentors Petit Verdot 



1             Merwida Barbera            


TOURIGA NACIONAL                     

1             De Krans Touriga Nacional           

2             Sijnn Touriga Nacional   


TINTA BAROCCA                              

1             Sadie Family Wines Old Vine Series Treinspoor Tinta Barocca       


RED MUSCADEL               

1             Rooiberg Winery Red Muscadel

2             Badsberg Wine Cellar Red Muscadel       


*ON THE BRINK OF BEING RANKED (See note at the end)                              

               Orange River Cellars Red Muscadel         


CAPE PORT TOP RANKING ORDER                          

1             Boplaas Family Vineyards Cape Tawny Port          

2             Boplaas Family Vineyards Cape Vintage Reserve Port      

3             KWV Classic Collection Cape Tawny Port

4             De Krans Cape Vintage Reserve Port       

5             De Krans Cape Tawny Port          

6             Annandale Wines Cape Vintage Port      

7             Bergsig Estate Cape Late Bottled Vintage Port    

8             Boplaas Family Vineyards  Cape Tawny Vintners Reserve Port     

9             Landskroon Cape Vintage Port   

10           JP Bredell Wines Cape Vintage Reserve Port        

11           Calitzdorp Cellar Cape Ruby Port              

12           Boplaas Family Vineyards Cape Vintage Port       


*ON THE BRINK OF BEING RANKED (See note at the end)                              

               Slanghoek Winery Cape Ruby Port           


BRANDY TOP RANKING ORDER                              

1             Van Ryn's 12 Year Old Distiller's Reserve Brandy

2             Van Ryn's 15 Year Old Fine Cask Reserve Brandy

3             Laborie Wine Farm Alambic Potstill Brandy          

4             KWV 20 Year Old Brandy              

5             Van Ryn's 20 Year Old Collector's Reserve Brandy             

6             KWV 15 Year Old Alambic Brandy             

7             Oude Meester 18 YO Soverein Brandy   

8             Klipdrift Gold Finest Old Matured Brandy             

9             Oude Meester Reserve 12 YO Brandy     

10           KWV 10 Year Old Vintage Brandy             

11           Van Ryn's 10 Year Old Vintage Brandy    

12           Flight of the Fish Eagle Naturally Supreme Brandy            

13           KWV 12 Year Old Barrel Select Brandy    

14           Oude Meester Reserve Demant Brandy



The ranking order is a list of wines which made the SAWi Index 93+ benchmark (from points adjusted to the higher decimal). Others on the extended ranking order still make the benchmark but have to advance into the top 50 list. Those on the brink of being ranked have point scores just above 90 but are still outside the benchmark. Many wines on an index point of 90 only are not listed at all.

Although this list contains a relatively large number of wines, not all of the wines on the brink of being ranked would necessarily advance to the GWC due to a lack of reviews, or a failure to adhere to the minimum Index performance requirements. The latter is generally also true for wines recently introduced to the market. All listed wines have nonetheless demonstrated great potential. It is expected that more wines would be added to the list in future, especially in current smaller categories.

SAWi is proud to be able to provide this extended listing in recognition of all wines which excel. The ‘playing field’ is kept open for rankings to change.

While SAWi point scores for individual wines change often, the official ranking order is updated biannually. Although absent here, the actual ranking point scores for each category are included in the official list available to registered users on 


All SAWi scores and the South African Wine Ranking are determined using SAWi’s unique ‘Algorithm of Excellence’ (AOE). While the utmost care is taken in the preparation of these scores, errors and omissions are possible. Producers are encouraged to inform SAWi of competition and other results at year end.  

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