Welcome to the first South African wine competition judged solely by a panel of South Africa’s Top Sommeliers, in categories moulded around those of a “wine list”.
The Sommelier Selection offers a new perspective on wine competitions and ratings. Wines are assessed exclusively by professionally trained sommeliers who evaluate entries as they would consider wines for designing a wine list.
This provides the consumer with tangible and practical solutions to their wine quality expectations at various price points.
Wines are judged blind, by two panels consisting of 3 sommeliers and one associate each, not in context of grape variety, but rather wine style and price point.
Winning wines are awarded listings on this exclusive ‘wine list’ and the title of Sommelier Selection Listed Wine.
This process eliminates the confusing aesthetics of awarding medals and scores, providing the market with a finite selection of winning wines within a preferred style or category of wines. It further avoids the often “unfair” process where wines have to compete with vastly different priced counterparts that happen to be made from the same grape variety.
Wines across all price points and styles are eligible for awards.
2018 LISTED WINES
ECONOMICALLY SAVVY WHITES
Vrede en Lust Early Mist Riesling 2017
Glen Carlou Glen Carlou Sauvignon Blanc 2018
Laborie Sauvignon Blanc 2018
Boschendal Estate 1685 Chardonnay 2017
ECONOMICALLY SAVVY REDS
Hartenberg Estate Doorkeeper 2016
Arra Wines Arra Shiraz 2015
ECONOMICALLY SAVVY PINKS
Anthonij Rupert Wyne Protea Rosé 2017
FRESH & CRUNCHY WHITES
Fryer’s Cove Vineyards Doringbay Sauvignon Blanc 2017
Hidden Valley Wines Sauvignon Blanc 2017
La Motte Pierneef Sauvignon Blanc 2017
Windfall Wine Farm Sauvignon Blanc 2018
Babylonstoren Chenin Blanc 2017
ELEGANT & CLASSY WHITES
D’Aria Winery The Following Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Highlands Road Wines Sine Cera 2015
Darling Cellars Lady Ann Darling 2017
La Chataigne Semillon 2015
Botha Kelder Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc Bush Vine 2017
L’Avenir Wine Estate Single Block Chenin Blanc 2017
Cavalli Wines Cremello 2016
Almenkerk Wine Estate Chardonnay 2016
Eikendal Vineyards Chardonnay 2016
Mont Blois Wine Estate Hoog en Laag 2016
Glen Carlou Quartz Stone Chardonnay 2017
Glen Carlou Chardonnay 2017
Lothian Vineyards Vineyard Selection Chardonnay 2017
Paul Wallace Wines Reflection Chardonnay 2017
L’Avenir Wine Estate Provenance Chenin Blanc 2017
VOLUPTUOUS & RICH WHITES
Mont Blois Wine Estate Groot Steen 2016
Perdeberg Cellar The Dry Land Collection Courageous 2016
Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc
Bottega Family Wine Whalehaven Conservation Coast Chardonnay 2014
Stellenbosch Vineyards Limited Release Verdelho 2016
LUSCIOUS & AROMATIC WHITES
La Chataigne Fumé Blanc 2017
Villiera Wines Jasmine 2018
Holden Manz Wine Estate Rosé 2017
FRESH & CRUNCHY REDS
Stellenbosch Vineyards Limited Release Grenache 2017
Leeuwenkuil Family Vineyards Cinsault 2016
Stellenbosch Vineyards Limited Release Cinsault 2017
WEDNESDAY 29 AUGUST 2018
Southern Sun Rooftop Bar, Hyde Park
Join the Sommeliers Selection Wine Tasting at Southern Sun Hyde Park, Johannesburg from 5pm – 8pm.
Tickets are R75pp and includes tastings of all wines are available at www.webtickets.co.za.
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Entries close on Sunday, 19 August 2018 at 7PM.
The winner will be selected by an online random generator.
Winners will be announced by Monday, 20 August 2018 before 7PM.
The prize is not transferable for cash.