Thursday, November 16, 2017

Short list of candidates for the Diners Club Wine Maker of the Year and Young Wine Maker of the year

These awards will be presented on Saturday 25th November in Franschhoek. We have been invited and hope to be there if we get accommodation. It is a long way to drive home after midnight
Winemaker of the Year Finalists: Category - Pinotage
  • André Scriven - Rooiberg Pinotage Reserve 2016 (Robertson)
  • Christiaan Groenewald - New Cape Wines - Arendskloof Pinotage 2015 and Eagles Cliff Pinotage 2017 (Worcester)
  • Clayton Reabow - Môreson Widowmaker Pinotage 2015 (Franschhoek)
  • De Wet Viljoen - Neethlingshof Pinotage 2016 (Stellenbosch)
  • Niël Groenewald - Bellingham Homestead Pinotage 2016 (Franschhoek)

Young Winemaker of the Year Finalists: Category - White Wines
  • Charl Schoeman - Simonsig Roussanne 2016 and Roussanne Marsanne 2016 (Stellenbosch)
  • Murray Barlow - Rustenberg Stellenbosch Chardonnay 2016 (Stellenbosch)
  • Philip Viljoen - Bon Courage Chardonnay Unwooded 2017 and Noble Late Harvest 2016 (Weisser Riesling/Gewürztraminer) (Robertson)
  • Wade Roger-Lund - Jordan Blanc de Blancs Méthode Cap Classique 2015 (Stellenbosch)

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