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Ultra Value Wine Challenge Results 2017/18


6 October 2017  -  buybetterwine.com

The third set of annual results: Putting consumers first!

We are delighted to present the third set of Ultra Value Wine Challenge results. The industry wine competition that assists consumers find the smartest buys for under R100 per bottle. It continues to attract vigorous support, from both existing entrants as well as newcomers,  those quality producers and vineyards who feature great-value wines.    
 
General
 
‘First and foremost, a brilliant set of results awaits wine lovers! The winners list below offers remarkable quality at what could best be called as ‘forgettable’ prices! How fortunate are today’s consumers, to now be able to buy these quality wines with utter conviction?
 
The enthusiastic industry support for this compelling category based on price, is both terrifically exciting and hugely pleasing too. And why not? Wine drinkers remain dead-keen to carry on enjoying their lifestyles. Price is key, and the Ultra Value Challenge supports this in every way possible. The value sector is on an upward trajectory.
 
Thus despite obviously tough times, vineyards and consumers both win with the Ultra Value Challenge. Success, and brilliant value-for-money wines, are both contagious qualities!
 
Our thanks go to all supporters and our congratulations, of course, go to all of the winners.’     
    
Quality
 
‘It has to be said that we were wowed by the quality. 2016/17 vintages have yielded really delicious wines of lip-smacking balance and concentration. Judges commented favourably flight after flight, talking about how quality improvements are so palpable. Clearly, both improved viticulture as well as cellar practices have contributed to this upgrade. Never before have so many wines at this price point shown the pedigree and class generally experienced. What a fabulous statement to be able to make about our wine industry…at its lowest price points! Wine drinkers are in for a treat.’
    
Judging

‘Overall Challenge chair Ginette De Fleuriot had a credible team of expert judges. Judging panels were tough, but fair. A significant portion of wines simply did not get through that first, arduous, quality hurdle. Then, the algorithm that took price into account in order to arrive at the value-adjusted final result, saw another substantial number of wines fall aside.  Victories are deservedly sweet for those wines that cracked an award, as confirmed by the independent Auditors.’
    
Statistics

‘In line with international competitions and to keep an eye on the reputation and prestige of winning an award, around 75% of entered wines were awarded. Just 8% of wines gained Double Gold Medal awards. 24% gained Gold Medal awards. 44% gained Silver Medal awards. Awards were difficult to achieve. They were hard earned, with the result that these well-made wines fully deserve their accolades.’
    
Cultivars & blends results review
 
‘Sauvignon Blanc aced the event, achieving a total of 51 awards of which 7 were for Double Golds. Chenin gained 35 awards with 2 Double Golds. Pinotage, Cabernet, Merlot and Shiraz were the next big contenders, cracking 24 awards and 4 Double Golds (Pinotage), 23 awards with 3 Double Golds (both Cabernet AND Merlot) and 22 awards with 6 Double Golds (Shiraz).
 
Then, Chardonnay gained 23 awards, Other White Blends gained 11 awards and Other White Cultivars gained 8. White Bordeaux totalled 5 awards with a single Double Gold.
 
Other Red Blends gained 18 awards with 1 Double Gold. Cape Blends scored 13 awards with 1 Double Gold.  Bordeaux Blends won a total of 9 awards with 2 Double Golds.  Rhone blends won 7 awards and other red cultivars won 6 awards.
 
It’s exciting to note that rosé cracked 21 awards, including a Double Gold! Fortified managed 9 awards, Natural Sweets gained 6 awards while Off Dry gained 5. Port managed 2 awards. Then, MCC/bubbly gained a total of 3 awards.’

The top highest-scoring wines:

  1. De Wet Cellar - De Wet Sauvignon Blanc 2017: score 95/100
  2. De Wet Cellar - De Wet Cellar Shiraz 2016: score 94/100
  3. Nicholson Smith Agencies - Pandora's Box Lock 1855 NV: score 94/100
  4. Brandvlei Cellar - BC Wines Cabernet Sauvignon 2016: score 94/100
  5. Namaqua Wines - Namaqua Pinotage 2016: score 94/100
  6. Stellar Winery - Woolworths Organic Sauvignon Blanc 2017: score 93/100
  7. Opstal Estate - Fairbridge Chenin Blanc 2017: score 93/100
  8. Brandvlei Cellar - BC Wines Pinotage 2016: score 93/100
  9. Stellenbosch Hills - Stellenbosch Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2017: score 93/100
  10. Flagstone Wines - Flagstone Poetry Cabernet Sauvignon 2016: score 93/100
  11. Overhex Wines - Balance Winemaker's Selection Chenin Blanc 2017: score 93/100
  12. Stellenbosch Vineyards - Welmoed Pinotage 2016: score 93/100
     

Multiple winners include:

  • DGB - 25 wins
  • Ultra Liquors - 13 wins
  • Orange River Cellars - 12 wins
  • Stellenbosch Vineyards - 12 wins
  • Koelenhof Wynkelder - 11 wins
  • Overhex Wines International - 10 wins
  • Alvi's Drift Private Cellar - 9 wins
  • De Wet Cellar - 9 wins
  • Mount Vernon - 9 wins
  • Namaqua Wines - 9 wins
  • Spier Wines - 9 wins
  • Nicholson Smith Agencies - 8 wins
  • Robertson Winery - 8 wins
  • Arabella Wines - 7 wins
  • Ken Forrester Wines - 7 wins
  • Van Loveren Family Vineyards - 7 wins

 
Result summaries:

  • Double Gold Medals 34
  • Gold Medal Winners 103
  • Silver Medal Winners 186

  
Some industry comments from awarded vineyards follow:
    
DGB

Jacques Roux, Marketing Director DGB Wines: “We are really pleased to have done so well in the Ultra Value Awards 2017/18. Testimony to the fact that our drive for Premium is being recognized by wine specialists and brands like Tall Horse are acknowledged for its quality / value ratio, not only in South Africa but all over the world. Thank you to the Ultra Value Group for arranging this tasting and driving wine appreciation amongst South African consumers.

Ultra Liquors

Mark Norrish, Wine GM Ultra Liquors: "Ultra Liquors is thrilled to have again been recognised by the Panel of Judges, being awarded medals on every single wine we entered. The 5 Double Gold awards certainly endorse our Secret Cellar and Top Secret brands maxim: “Small on pocket, BIG on Palate”.
 
This annual Competition is a great vehicle for promoting that highly important category of wines that really does reward “Value for Money” wines.”

Orange River Cellars

Rianco Van Rooyen, Senior Winemaker: "To receive 7 Gold – and 5 Silver medals for such a diverse range of wine styles, makes us truly proud. We strive to be the go-to cellar whenever someone thinks of affordable quality as well as improving quality across the range with every succeeding vintage. Conditions are looking great for next years’ harvest, so here is to an even better vintage 2018!"

Koelenhof Wynkelder

Martin Stevens, Koelenhof winemaker: "We are of course extremely pleased with the latest results of the 2017/2018 Ultra Value Wine Challenge. Over the years we have strived to reach for the best quality possible in all our wines and there has been a steady realization of this goal. We are lucky enough to be able to source from many vineyards the different varieties of grapes that we bottle and these results prove that if eleven of a total of fourteen wines entered receive Gold or Silver, then we have reached a great milepost of the combination of sourcing the right grapes from the right terroir as well as the correct vinification methods in the cellar. Apart from the classic varieties winning these awards we are really happy that the less classic varieties like our Gewurztraminer and Sangiovese stood out and made us proud."

Overhex Wines International

Ben Snyman, the young and dynamic winemaker at Overhex Wines International: “Overhex Wines International is overjoyed by the incredible performance of Balance Wines - the iconic brand with the trapeze elephant on its label – at the recently concluded Ultra Value Wine Challenge. The company prides itself in developing wines that truly resonate with the consumer. This great performance indicates that we are succeeding in providing the consumer with high-end value wines, without the heavy price tag often associated with quality. We are thrilled that consumers will be able to comfortably stock-up on our wines, knowing that they are getting Ultra Value ahead of the summer break that is just around the corner.

Alvi's Drift

Dr Alvi Van der Merwe: "We are ecstatic that our Signature range of wines has been awarded 5 gold medals. Our 2017 Chenin Blanc won gold. The wine was also a winner in 2016, which is a testament to the consistency of this product. Gold awards for our 2017 Viognier and 2017 Sauvignon Blanc are a shot in the arm for the winemaking team which had worked very hard on these styles.

2016 was a great year for red wines in Worcester. This is reflected in the outstanding 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2016 Shiraz which both won gold medals.   We have slightly modified our winemaking techniques and general red winemaking philosophy.  The result is a range of rich, full flavoured but approachable wines. It is wonderful to see this being recognised by the judging panel."

Alvi's Drift is family owned winery, striving to make great value for money wines. These results are testament to this philosophy, proving once again, you don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy a good bottle of wine. The fact that we won so many awards across so many diverse styles is very pleasing to us. To the wine buying public, it means that choosing Alvi's Drift is always a safe bet, no matter what the occasion or type of wine you are looking for. We thank the judges for their support of this philosophy.

De Wet Cellars

Ters Jonk, Manager & Winemaker: "This years quality is beginning to show in the achievements the cellar received, which is a good selling tool and also gives the customer a guarantee of value for money. We are very proud of our range of wines and the fact that the range can stand his man against any big shot around."
    
Nicholson Smith Agencies

Jason Neal, owner: "It is truly an honor again to be named amongst the top producers this year. With the continued emphasis of creating exceptional wines that over-deliver in their respective price categories, it is great both for myself and my tireless winemaking team, to be recognized for the hard work done. A wonderful addition was the exceptionally high scores received on our Pandora’s Lock 1855 Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon that scored 94/100 and was placed 3rd overall. It is also a great privilege to be ranked alongside some of the traditional stalwarts of the wine industry.

This competition continues to grow from strength to strength.  As the market becomes more and more competitive and the end consumers demands better wines at reasonable prices this competition will become even more relevant than it already is to both producers and consumers."          

Namaqua Wines

Koos Thiart, Winemaker: (pictured left) "The Double Gold medal won for the Namaqua Pinotage 2016 in the 2017/18 Ultra Value Wine Challenge underlines the quality of the wine. Our customers get the true satisfaction of the value that they receive, when buying wine under the Namaqua label.  It is a reflection of the quality to value ratio of the products of our Namaqua brand."

Stellenbosch Hills

James Ochse, Winemaker:  "We are delighted to have won Double Gold for our Sauvignon Blanc 2017 and Gold for both our Chenin Blanc 2017 and Merlot 2015. It is a team effort that starts from the vineyards to block selection right through to our handcrafted wine approach in the cellar. We believe in continuous improvement and it shows in our wines. The Ultra Value Wine Challenge is also a great platform for the consumer to see the wine industry pursuing,  in order to create quality wines at a reasonable price point. Our team is very excited and ready for what the next vintage has in store for us."

Mount Vernon

Louise van der Westhuizen, winemaker:  “I am absolutely thrilled about the news! It’s always an honour to have a panel of judges taste your wine and know that they enjoy it enough to award it with a medal. Our philosophy at Mt Vernon has always been to produce wines that will over-deliver on quality and experience, but at an affordable price. To have been awarded nine medals – four of which are gold – typifies what we strive for.

Flagstone

Gerhard Swart, Winemaker: "Flagstone winery is very excited about the Ultra Value Challenge results as these indicate to our customers that the same time and dedication that goes into our premium wines, goes into our lifestyle range. We are extremely happy to see the two "Old Faithful" blends of Noon Gun and Longitude shining with a gold each. The Double Gold for Poetry Cabernet Sauvignon is the cherry on top, but all along we have believed in the quality of our Poetry Range. This result is just another indication to the consumers that Flagstone winery can deliver great wines at a broad price range.
    
Stellar Winery

Klaas Coetzee, head winemaker, production manager and general arbiter of quality."We're very happy and thankful that two of the Woolworths wines in the Stellar Winery stable have won these double gold awards. It also shows that all our wines are of a high standard and offer good value for money."
    
Opstal Estate

Attie Louw, Winemaker: "We believe strongly that all wines from Opstal Estate, at different price points, should offer great value. That is why I regard the Ultra Value competition as a very important vehicle in promoting and putting the spotlight on those pocket-friendly wines that will over-deliver on quality at very reasonable prices. Our lifestyle Sixpence Range has to do just that and to get recognition for that shows we’re on the right path."

The full list of winning wines by award, in the order of their final scores, follow:

Double Gold Medal Winners

De Wet Cellar Sauvignon Blanc 2017 95
De Wet Cellar Shiraz 2016 94
Nicholson Smith Agencies Pandora's Box Lock 1855 Merlot / Cabernet Sauvignon NV 94
Brandvlei Cellar BC Wines Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 94
Namaqua Wines Pinotage - 2016 94
Stellar Winery Woolworths Organic Sauvignon Blanc 2017 93
Opstal Estate Fairbridge Chenin Blanc 2017 93
Brandvlei Cellar  BC Wines Pinotage 2016 93
Stellenbosch Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2017 93
Flagstone Wines  Flagstone Poetry Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 93
Overhex Wines International  Balance Winemaker's Selection Chenin Blanc 2017 93
Stellenbosch Vineyards Welmoed Pinotage 2016 93
Villiera Wines Jasmine 2017 92
Leopard's Leap Wines Merlot 2016 92
Namaqua Wines Sauvignon Blanc 2017 92
DGB Tall Horse Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 92
Van Loveren Family Vineyards Daydream Chardonnay/ Pinot noir 2017 92
Ormonde Vineyards Alexanderfontein Shiraz 2015 92
Robertson Winery Sauvignon Blanc 2017 92
Ultra Liquors Top Secret Pinotage 2016 92
Nicholson Smith Agencies Aden's Star The Golden Fleece Red Blend 2014 91
Nicholson Smith Agencies Pandora's Box Persian Collection Shiraz NV 91
Opstal Estate Sixpence Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon 2017 91
Robertson Winery Merlot 2017 91
Brandvlei Cellar BC Wines Shiraz 2016 91
Landskroon Wines Sauvignon Blanc 2017 91
Allée Bleue Wines Starlette Blanc 2017 91
Cape Point Vineyards Splattered Toad Shiraz 2016 91
Namaqua Wines Cape West Cabernet Sauvignon/Pinotage 2015 91
Stellar Winery Woolworths Organic Shiraz 2017 91
Ultra Secret Cellar Sauvignon Blanc 527 2016 91
Ultra Secret Cellar Merlot 747 2015 91
Ultra Secret Cellar High 5 NV 91
Ultra Secret Cellar CCG 808 NV 91
    
Gold Medal Winners

Alvi's Drift Private Cellar Signature Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 90
Durbanville Hills Chardonnay 2016 90
Allée Bleue Wines Starlette Pinotage 2016 90
DGB The Beachhouse Sauvignon Blanc 2017 90
Kleine Zalze Wine Estate Cellar Selection Chardonnay 2017 90
Stellenbosch Vineyards Arniston Bay Sauvignon Blanc/ Semillion 2017 90
Alvi's Drift Private Cellar Signature Chenin Blanc 2017 90
Cloof Wine Estate Dusty Road Merlot 2016 90
Nicholson Smith Agencies Bella Vino Seductively Sweet White NV 90
Riebeek Cellars Pinotage Rosé 2017 90
Du Toitskloof Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz 2016 90
Namaqua Wines Shiraz 2016 90
Ormonde Vineyards Alexanderfontein Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 90
Ashton Winery Chenin Blanc 2017 89
Mount Vernon Unbelievable White Wine NV 89
Namaqua Wines Cape Vintage 2015 89
Ultra Liquors SECRET CELLAR CHARDONNAY/PINOT NOIR 955 2017 89
Brandvlei Cellar BC Wines Sauvignon Blanc 2017 89
De Wet Cellar  Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 89
Kaapzicht Chenin Blanc 2017 89
Orange River Cellars Colombard 2017 89
Riebeek Cellars  Chenin Blanc 2017 89
Du Toitskloof Cellar Pinotage/Merlot/Ruby Cabernet 2016 89
Overhex Wines International Balance Winemaker's Selection Shiraz 2016 89
Spier Wines Signature Chenin Blanc 2017 89
Ridgeback Wines Vansha Red 2013 89
La Vierge wines La Vierge Seduction 2015 89
Alvi's Drift Private Cellar Signature Shiraz 2016 88
Brandvlei Cellar BC Wines Chenin Blanc 2017 88
DGB Franschhoek Cellar Sauvignon Blanc 2017 88
DGB Saint Raphael NV 88
Ken Forrester Wines Petit Chenin Blanc 2017 88
Kleine Zalze Cellar Selection Chenin Blanc Bush Vines 2017 88
Koelenhof Wynkelder Pinotage 2016 88
Mount Vernon Unbelievable Natural Sweet Rose NV 88
Spier Wines Signature Sauvignon Blanc 2017 88
Ultra Liquors SECRET CELLAR CHARDONNAY 686 2016 88
Bonnievale Sauvignon Blanc 2017 88
DGB Rib Shack Red 2016 88
Klein Roosboom Boutique Wines Bandana Blanc 2017 88
New Cape Wines Eagle's Cliff Sauvignon Blanc 2017 88
Overhex Wines International Balance Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2016 88
Stellenbosch Hills Chenin Blanc 2017 88
Van Loveren Family Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2017 88
Ridgeback Wines Lion Hound White 2017 88
Zevenwacht 7even Rood 2015 88
Durbanville Hills Merlot 2016 88
Orange River Cellars Shiraz 2015 88
Overhex Wines International Balance Winemaker's Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2017 88
Arabella Wines Pink Panacea 2017 88
Flagstone Wines Flagstone Longitude dry red blend 2016 88
Orange River Cellars Red Muscadel 2016 88
Orange River Cellars Ruby Cabernet 2015 88
Stellenbosch Hills Merlot 2015 88
Stellenbosch Vineyards Welmoed Gewurtztraminer 2017 88
Ultra Liquors SECRET CELLAR SMG 303 NV 88
Zorgvliet Wines Silver Myn Sauvignon Blanc 2017 88
Ashton Winery Shiraz 2016 87
Darling Cellars Chocoholic 2015 87
De Wet Cellar Chenin Blanc 2017 87
Koelenhof Wynkelder Koelenberg 2016 87
Nicholson Smith Agencies Pandora's Box Gooseberry Sauvignon Blanc NV 87
Robertson Winery Beaukett 2017 87
Bon Courage Wine Estate Andre's Fame Colombard 2017 87
Namaqua Chenin Blanc 2017 87
New Cape Wines Eagle's Cliff Chenin Blanc 2017 87
Orange River Cellars Rosé Natural Sweet 2017 87
Overhex Wines International Balance Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2017 87
Riebeek Cellars Sauvignon Blanc 2017 87
Stellenbosch Vineyards Welmoed Chenin Blanc 2017 87
Zevenwacht 7even Sauvignon Blanc 2017 87
Alvi's Drift Private Cellar Alvi's Drift Signature Viognier 2017 87
Landskroon Wines Landskroon Chenin Blanc Dry 2017 87
Mount Vernon Three Peaks Cantata 2014 87
Nicholson Smith Agencies Bella Vino Sublime White NV 87
Nicholson Smith Agencies Bella Vino Sultry Red NV 87
Zorgvliet Wines Silver Myn Argentum 2016 87
Boland Cellar Five Climates Chenin Blanc 2017 87
De Wet Cellar Special Late Harvest 2016 87
Ken Forrester Wines Petit Pinotage 2016 87
Leopard's Leap Wines Unwooded Chardonnay 2017 87
Louisvale Wines Stone Road Merlot 2015 87
Orange River Cellars White Muscadel 2016 87
Orange River Cellars Hanepoot 2016 87
Riebeek Cellars Pinotage 2016 87
Alvi's Drift Private Cellar Signature Sauvignon Blanc 2017 86
Benguela Cove Wine estate Matilda's Secret 2013 86
Durbanville Hills Merlot Rosé 2017 86
Ernie Els Big Easy Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 86
Mount Vernon Unbelievable Dry Red Wine NV 86
Nicholson Smith Agencies Pandora's Box The Bell Pepper Cabernet Sauvignon NV 86
Opstal Estate Fairbridge Sauvignon Blanc 2017 86
Overhex Wines International Balance Shiraz Rosé 2017 86
DGB Bellingham Homestead Pinotage 2016 86
Flagstone Wines Flagstone Noon Gun Dry White Blend 2016 86
Overhex Wines International Balance Winemaker's Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 86
Spier Wines Signature Pinotage 2016 86
Spier Wines Signature Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot - Shiraz 2016 86
Zonnebloem Blanc De Blanc 2017 86
Arabella Wines Natural Sweet Rosé 2017 86
De Wet Cellar White Muscadel 2016 86
Du Toitskloof Cellar Sauvignon Blanc 2017 86
Riebeek Cellars Shiraz 2016 86
    
Silver Medal Winners

Arabella Wines Chardonnay 2017 85
Kleine Zalze Wine Estate Cellar Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 85
Leopard's Leap Wines Sauvignon Blanc 2017 85
Ultra Liquors TOP SECRET CHENIN BLANC 2016 85
Allée Bleue WinesBlue Owl Chardonnay 2017 85
De Wet Cellar Pettilant Fronte NV 85
Landskroon Wines Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 85
Ultra Liquors SECRET CELLAR SHIRAZ MOURVEDRE 822 2015 85
Van Loveren Family Vineyards Tangled Tree Tropical Sauvignon Blanc 2017 85
Villiera Wines Merlot 2015 85
Bonnievale Shiraz 2016 85
Bonnievale Pinotage 2017 85
Bonnievale Chardonnay 2017 85
DGB The Beachhouse Rosé 2017 85
Hartenberg Estate Alchemy Syrah Mourvedre Grenache 2015 85
Namaqua Wines Cape West Shiraz/Pinotage 2015 85
Namaqua Wines Cape West Sauvignon Blanc 2017 85
Orange River Cellars Chenin Blanc 2017 85
Painted Wolf Wines The Den Pinotage 2015 85
Stellenbosch Vineyards Welmoed Chardonnay 2017 85
Stellenbosch Vineyards Arniston Bay Shiraz/ Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 85
Van Loveren Family Vineyards Red Muscadel 2016 85
Welbedacht Meerkat Pinotage 2015 85
Ashton Winery Sauvignon Blanc 2017 85
De Wet Cellar Cape Blend 2016 85
Fairbridge Merlot 2016 85
Mount Vernon Three Peaks Sauvignon Blanc 2016 85
Mount Vernon Three Peaks Merlot NV 85
Napier Vineyards Lion Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 85
Riebeek Cellars Merlot 2016 85
Stellenbosch Vineyards Welmoed Merlot 2016 85
Stellenbosch Vineyards Welmoed Pinot Grigio 2017 85
Welbedacht Meerkat Sauvignon Blanc 2016 85
Welbedacht Meerkat Chenin Blanc 2017 85
Alvi's Drift Private Cellar Signature Merlot 2016 85
Arabella Wines Merlot 2016 85
Ashton Winery Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot 2016 85
Ken Forrester Wines Petit Semi Sweet 2017 85
Ken Forrester Wines Petit Sauvignon Blanc 2017 85
Koelenhof Wynkelder Pinotage 2015 85
Leopard's Leap Wines Chardonnay Pinot Noir 2017 85
Napier Vineyards Lion Creek Chenin Blanc Sauvignon Blanc 2017 85
Opstal Estate Syrah/Viognier BLUSH 2017 85
Ultra Liquors SECRET CELLAR MCC 428 NV 85
Ultra Liquors SECRET CELLAR CHENIN BLANC 235 2016 85
Van Loveren Family Vineyards Barefoot Merlot 2015 85
Van Loveren Family Vineyards Barefoot Sauvignon Blanc 2017 85
Van Loveren Family Vineyards River Red Shiraz Pinotage 2017 85
Zonnebloem Pinotage 2015 84
Allée Bleue Wines Blue Owl Merlot 2016 84
Bonnievale Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2016 84
Cloof Wine Estate The Dark Side 2015 84
Flagstone Wines Poetry Sauvignon Blanc 2017 84
New Cape Wines Eagle's Cliff Shiraz Pinotage 2014 84
Org De Rac Chardonnay Lightly Wooded 2017 84
Stellenbosch Vineyards Welmoed Sauvignon Blanc 2017 84
Ridgeback Wines Lion Hound Red 2016 84
Ashton Winery Chardonnay Unwooded 2017 84
DGB Tall Horse Shiraz 2017 84
DGB Tall Horse Merlot 2017 84
DGB Tall Horse Sauvignon Blanc 2017 84
DGB Tall Horse Chardonnay 2017 84
Montagu Wine & Spirits MWS Chenin Blanc 2017 84
Overhex Wines International Balance Winemaker's Selection Pinot Noir 2016 84
Alvi's Drift Private Cellar Signature Pinotage Rose 2017 84
Arabella Wines Sauvignon Blanc 2017 84
Arabella Wines Viognier 2017 84
Du Toitskloof Cellar Chenin Blanc 2017 84
Leopard's Leap Wines Chenin Blanc 2017 84
Montagu Wine & Spirits MWS Red Muscadel 2017 84
Mount Vernon Three Peaks Rosé 2017 84
Orange River Cellars Pinotage 2016 2016 84
Roodezandt Winery Roodezandt 2015 84
Stellenbosch Vineyards Welmoed Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 84
Waverley Hills Organic Wines Sauvignon Blanc / Semillon 2017 84
Welbedacht Meerkat Pinotage Rosé 2017 84
Darling Cellars Cinful Cinsault 2015 84
Darling Cellars Reserve Pyjama Bush Sauvignon blanc/Grenache 2017 84
DGB Brampton Shiraz 2015 84
DGB Saint Augustine 2017 84
Durbanville Hills Chenin Blanc 2016 84
Ken Forrester Wines Petit Rosé 2017 84
Koelenhof Wynkelder Koelenbosch Shiraz 2015 84
Robertson Winery Chardonnay 2017 84
Robertson Winery Ruby Cabernet 2016 84
Ultra Liquors SECRET CELLAR CABERNET 259 2015 84
Villiera Wines Sauvignon Blanc 2017 84
Welbedacht Meerkat Burrow Blend 2016 84
Cloof Wine Estate Inkspot 2014 83
Montagu Wine & Spirits MWS Pinotage 2015 83
Signal Gun Wines Signal Gun Blanc de Blanc 2017 83
Spier Wines Signature Merlot 2016 83
Namaqua Wines Cape West Malbec/Cabernet Sauvignon/Pinotage 2015 83
New Cape Wines Eagle's Cliff Shiraz Rosé 2017 83
Alvi's Drift Private Cellar Signature Chardonnay 2017 83
Cape Point Vineyards Splattered Toad Sauvignon Blanc 2017 83
Cloof Wine Estate The Very Sexy Shiraz 2014 83
De Wet Cellar Red Muscadel 2016 83
Ken Forrester Wines Petit Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 83
Ken Forrester Wines Petit Chardonnay 2017 83
Mount Vernon Three Peaks Unoaked Chardonnay 2016 83
Ormonde Vineyards Alexanderfontein Chardonnay 2016 83
Ormonde Vineyards Alexanderfontein Boutonniere White Blend 2016 83
Robertson Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 83
Stellenbosch Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 83
Bon Courage Wine Estate The Gooseberry Bush Sauvignon Blanc 2017 83
Bon Courage Wine Estate The Mulberry Bush Merlot 2016 83
Koelenhof Wynkelder Koelnektar 2017 83
Koelenhof Wynkelder Pinotage Rosé 2017 83
Silkbush Mountain Vineyards Pinotage 2014 83
Silkbush Mountain Vineyards Shiraz 2014 83
Bonnievale Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2016 82
DGB Franschhoek Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 82
Stellar Winery Running Duck Reserve Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon 2017 82
Alvi's Drift Private Cellar Chardonnay/Pinot Noir 2017 82
De Krans Free Run Chenin Blanc 2017 82
DGB Bellingham Homestead Chardonnay 2016 82
Landskroon Wines Cinsaut/Shiraz 2016 82
Orange River Cellars White Jerepigo 2016 82
Overhex Wines International Balance Winemaker's Selection Chardonnay 2017 82
Painted Wolf Wines The Den Chenin Blanc 2017 82
Arabella Wines Chenin Blanc 2017 82
Croydon Wine Title Deed Rosé 2017 82
DGB Brampton Pinotage 2015 82
DGB Franschhoek Cellar Unoaked Chardonnay 2017 82
Durbanville Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2017 82
Hartenberg Estate Alchemy Sauvignon Blanc Semillon Chenin Blanc 2016 82
Kleine Zalze Wine Estate Cellar Selection Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2016 82
Koelenhof Wynkelder Koelenbosch Sangiovese 2015 82
Koelenhof Wynkelder Koelenbosch Chenin Blanc 2017 82
Spier Wines Signature Chardonnay 2017 82
Spier Wines Signature Chardonnay Pinot Noir 2017 82
Stellar Winery Woolworths Organic Pinotage 2017 82
Ashton Winery Sauvignon Blanc Brut Sparkling 2017 82
Bon Courage Wine Estate Blend Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2015 82
Koelenhof Wynkelder Koelenhoffer 2017 82
Landskroon Wines Shiraz 2015 82
Opstal Estate Sixpence Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot2016 82
Anura Vineyards Chardonnay 2017 81
DGB Franschhoek Cellar Merlot 2016 81
DGB Brampton Sauvignon Blanc 2017 81
DGB Brampton Unoaked Chardonnay 2017 81
Kleine Zalze Wine Estate Cellar Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2017 81
Silkbush Mountain Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2017 81
Silkbush Mountain Vineyards Rosé 2017 81
Spier Wines Signature Shiraz 2016 81
Ridgeback Wines Ridgeback Sauvignon Blanc 2017 81
Ridgeback Wines Lion Hound Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 81
Waverley Hills Organic Wines Waverley Hills Pinot Grigio 2017 81
Koelenhof Wynkelder Koelenbosch Sauvignon Blanc 2017 81
Stellenbosch Vineyards Pinotage 2015 81
Zevenwacht Sauvignon Blanc 2017 81
Croydon Wine Title Deed Chenin Blanc 2017 81
Landskroon Wines Blanc de Noir Off-Dry 2017 81
Opstal Estate Fairbridge Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 81
Ormonde Vineyards Alexanderfontein Sauvignon Blanc 2017 81
Ormonde Vineyards Alexanderfontein Merlot 2016 81
Robertson Winery Pinotage 2016 81
Croydon Wine Title Deed Cape Blend 2016 81
DGB Boschendal Classic Rose Garden Rosé 2017 81
DGB Franschhoek Cellar Shiraz 2016  81
DGB Boschendal Larone Shiraz Mourve`dre 2015 81
Leopard's Leap WinesCabernet Sauvignon 2016 81
Nederburg Wines Baronne 2016 81
Spier Wines Signature Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 81
Ridgeback Wines Vansha Red 2015 81
DGB Bellingham Homestead Sauvignon Blanc 2017 80
Overhex Wines International Balance Winemaker's Selection Merlot 2016 80
Silkbush Mountain Vineyards Altitude 2014 80
Ernie Els Big Easy Chenin Blanc 2017 80
Groote Post Vineyards The Old Man's Blend White 2017 80
Jason's Hill Private Cellar Chenin Blanc 2017 80
Koelenhof Wynkelder Koelenbosch Merlot 2015 80
Orange River Cellars Cape Ruby 2015 80
Orange River Cellars Red Jerepigo 2016 80
Taillard Family Wines Bullion Pinotage 2015 80
Villiera Wines Chenin Blanc 2017 80
DGB Franschhoek Cellar Chenin Blanc 2017 80
Mount Vernon Rhino Tears White NV 80
Strandveld Wines First Sighting Shiraz 2014 80
Strandveld Wines First Sighting Sauvignon Blanc 2016 80
Doran vineyards  Arya 2016 80
Hartenberg Estate Alchemy Syrah Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 80
La Vierge wines Original Sin 2016 80
Leopard Frog Vineyards Sonance Pinot Grigio NV 80
Robertson Winery Fat Bastard Chardonnay 2016 79
Villiera Wines Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 79
    

MCC Labels South Africa’s Managing Director, Rian Moore, commented: ‘Value describes the intersection between quality and price – and remains a crucial aspect of wine marketing. We’re pleased to underscore our commitment to the wine industry by supporting this value-driven competition.’
    
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