A wine competition driven by the consumer

The Vitis Vinifera Awards recognise quality wines and grape derived spirits available to the majority of consumers. Most other competitions focus on aspirational products in the ultra-premium segment of the market, perpetuating the perception that good products are out of reach of the average consumer. This in turn leads to the misconception that appreciating wine and grape based spirits is an elitist matter, reserved for a small group of connoisseurs who are able to describe subtle flavours in obscure language.

South Africa produces fine wines and grape derived spirits across a range of taste spectra and price points. With the Vitis Vinifera Awards we aim to commend wines and grape derived spirits of quality that are available to consumers on more shelves across the globe, and confer awards on superior products across price categories.

Wines are tasted blind by a group of consumers.

Red wine flights will alternate white wine flights where possible in order to prevent tannin build-up. No more than 10 products of a particular class will be tasted consecutively to prevent flavour saturation.

Alvi's Drift Signature Chenin Blanc 2018
Rondebosch Chenin Blanc 2018
Rondebosch Chardonnay 2018
Alvi's Drift Signature Sauvignon Blanc 2018
Alvi's Drift Signature Viognier 2018
Alvi's Drift Signature Chardonnay/Pinot Noir 2017
Alvi's Drift Signature Pinotage 2017
Alvi's Drift Signature Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Alvi's Drift Signature Shiraz 2017
Rondebosch Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz 2017

Conradie Family Vineyards Pinotage Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Conradie Family Vineyards Pinotage Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2017 (export)

Leipzig Pinot Gris 2018

Stettyn Family Vineyards Chenin Blanc 2018
Stettyn Family Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2018
Stone White (Chenin & Sauvignon Blanc) 2018
Stettyn Cellar Pinotage 2015
Stettyn Cellar Merlot 2016
Stettyn Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Stone Red (Merlot & Petit Verdot) 2017

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