Excellent wine at
less than R160
The Gold Wine Awards was born out of a need to help the consumer make educated buying decisions and to promote worthy wines.
With the huge variety of wines available to the consumer on the shelves, there is very little information available to guide them in making quality choices, especially in the lower price categories.
Often, consumers do not have any guidance to help them choose from the many wine brands out there, especially for those that sell at lower prices. This competition aims to make it easier for the consumer to make informed choices by commending wines that are very reasonably priced.
Research has shown that most of the time, receiving an award in a wine competition is very often based on random selections. This competition aims to give all wines a fair chance by making sure the judges do not suffer from flavour fatigue; this is achieved by not requiring the judges to taste more than 10 wines of a kind in a row. This competition also gives wines that might not have done well in other competitions a second chance to shine.
It has been found that when wine tasters know the price of a wine, they often tend to be biased in favour of the more expensive wines. In the double-blind tastings that will be conducted in the competition, the tasters will not know the identity or the price of the wines, so they will therefore judge the wines more fairly.
Winning products will be awarded Gold awards, and the Top 10 producers will be able to add the Top 10 Producer sticker to their products.
REACH THE CONSUMER
The vast majority of consumers buy wines below R160 per bottle and wines in this price range will be the main benefactores of the awards.
The producers will also be able to distinguish their wine among all the others on the shelf.
DATES AND PRICING
Important dates and costs to note:
5 May 2020
23 July 2020
18 August 2020
Cut-off date for
26 August 2020
Cut-off date for
31 August and
1 September 2020
Delivery of wine
7 September 2020
Producers receive results
Early Bird Special
R695 per entry (excl VAT) if the entry
is done before the 23 July 2020
R875 per entry (excl VAT) if the entry
is done after the early bird special
ends, but by 18 August 2020
R1050 per entry (excl VAT) if the entry
is done between 19 and 26 August.
Stickers will be available to the award winners at a price of R285 (excl VAT) per 1000.
As a value-add, we will also announce our Top Excellent Value at the Price Producer brands. The top 10 producers that win this award will be able to put a sticker on all their winning wines that were entered into the competition, and the sticker will be available at R285 excluding VAT per 1000.
Theron du Plessis Chartered and Professional Accountants will audit the tasting process to make sure tastings are done without any outside influence.
Pertinent information about this competition:
You are not obligated to order stickers if you win, but if you do request stickers, you have to accept and pay for them when the winners are announced, as set out in the rules of the competition.
Uncertified wine may not be entered into the competition. Each wine has to have a current WSR2 or WSR4 certificate showing that the wine was approved on the strength of taste and analysis by the SAWIS, or a Department of Agriculture Wine-on-Line screen capture printout to show the wine has a current tasting date on 7th September 2020. This certificate must be current (i.e. the wine must have been tasted and approved by the board no later than one year before the above date in the case of a white wine, and 18 months prior in the case of a red wine). Samples without this certificate or a screen capture of it will not be accepted.
No refunds will be paid if the WSR2 or WSR4 certificate is not current, or if a Department of Agriculture printout from Wine-on-Line to show the wine has a current tasting date cannot be produced.
|1||Perlé or slightly Sparkling Wine|
|2||Sparkling Wine (Non MCC)||RS<=15 g/L|
|3||Sparkling Wine (Non MCC)||RS>15 g/L|
|4||Méthode Cap Classique (MCC)|
|6||Chenin blanc||RS<=10 g/L|
|7||Chenin blanc||RS>10 g/L|
|13||Weisser Riesling (Rhine Riesling)|
|14||Sauvignon blanc||RS<=10 g/L|
|15||Sauvignon blanc||RS>10 g/L|
|17||Other Single White Cultivar||RS<=10 g/L|
|18||Other Single White Cultivar||RS>10 g/L|
|19||White Blend||RS<=10 g/L|
|20||White Blend||RS>10 g/L|
|21||Blanc de Noir and Rosé||RS<=10 g/L|
|22||Blanc de Noir and Rosé||RS>10 g/L|
|24||Pinot Noir||RS<=10 g/L|
|33||Other Red Cultivars||RS<=10g/L|
|34||Bordeaux Styled Red (May only contain the 5 Bdx cultivars)||RS<=10g/L|
|35||Cape Blend (Must contain at least 30% Pinotage, and no more than 70%)||RS<=10g/L|
|36||Other Red Blend||RS<=10g/L|
|38||Natural Sweet Wine|
|39||Special Late Harvest||RS>50g/L|
|40||Noble Late Harvest|
|42||Cape Ruby Port|
|43||Cape Tawny Port|
|44||Cape Vintage Port|
|45||Cape Late Bottled Vintage Port|
Rules of the Competition
- Only wine that is available in South Africa to consumers at R160 including VAT per bottle or less may be entered.
- Submission of entries online by the cut-off date for entries constitutes acceptance of all the rules and entry fees will have to be paid for these entries. Entries can be deleted before the cut-off time if necessary, but not afterwards.
- Tank samples will not be accepted as entries into the competition.