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Excellent wine at
R180 or less

The Gold Wine Awards was born out of a need to help the consumer make more educated buying decisions and to promote worthy wines.

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For more detail about the 2021 event, please follow this link.

SOME OF OUR PARTNERS THAT HELP MAKE THIS EVENT A SUCCESS

ABOUT

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.

The Gold Wine Awards is judged by wine retailers, sommeliers and wine industry professionals and awards gold medals to excellent wines at a price of R180 or less to the consumer. Wines are judged by qualified tasters and the results are then statistically correlated to the price to determine whether the wines offer real value for money.

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 event aims to make it easier for the consumer to make informed choices by commending wines that are very reasonably priced.

This event 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.

The awards

Winning products will be awarded Gold and Double 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 at R180 or below per bottle and wines in this price range will be the main benefactors of the awards.

The producers who do well will also be able to distinguish their wine among all the others on the shelf.

Some recent news:

DATES AND PRICING

Important dates and costs to note:

10 May 2022
Event open for entries

11 August 2022
Early bird
cut-off date

6 September 2022
Cut-off date for
entries

12 and 13 September 2022
Delivery of samples

17 September 2022
Producers receive results

Early Bird Special
R795 per entry (excl VAT) if the entry
is done by 11 August 2022.

Normal entry
R995
per entry (excl VAT) if the entry
is done after the early bird special
ends, but by 6 September 2022.

Stickers will be available to the award winners at a price of R375 (excl VAT) per 1000.

Here are some of our partners making this event a success

ADDED VALUE

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 event, and the sticker will be available at R375 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.

Practical Details

Pertinent information about this event:

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 event rules.

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ENTER ONLINE

Uncertified wine may not be entered into the event. 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 21 September 2022. 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.

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CATEGORIES ACCEPTED

NO. CATEGORY SPECIFICATION
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)
5 Bukettraube
6 Chenin blanc RS<=10 g/L
7 Chenin blanc RS>10 g/L
8 Colombar RS<=10 g/L
9 Colombar RS>10 g/L
10 Chardonnay RS<=10 g/L
11 Chardonnay RS>10 g/L
12 Pinot Gris
13 Weisser Riesling (Rhine Riesling)
14 Sauvignon blanc RS<=10 g/L
15 Sauvignon blanc RS>10 g/L
16 Viognier
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
23 Low-Alcohol Wine Alc<10%
24 Pinot Noir RS<=10 g/L
25 Pinotage RS<=10 g/L
26 Malbec RS<=10 g/L
27 Merlot RS<=10 g/L
NO. CATEGORY SPECIFICATION
28 Mourvedre RS<=10g/L
29 Petit Verdot RS<=10g/L
30 Cabernet Franc RS<=10g/L
31 Cabernet Sauvignon RS<=10g/L
32 Shiraz RS<=10g/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
37 Sweet Red RS>10g/L
38 Natural Sweet Wine
39 Special Late Harvest RS>50g/L
40 Noble Late Harvest
41 Straw Wine
42 Cape Ruby Port
43 Cape Tawny Port
44 Cape Vintage Port
45 Cape Late Bottled Vintage Port
46 Ports Other
47 White Jeripigo
48 Red Jeripigo
49 White Muscadel
50 Red Muscadel
51 Fino Sherry
52 Oloroso Sherry
53 Cream Sherry

Event rules

  • Only wine that is available in South Africa to consumers at R180 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 event.
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2021 Results

Top 10 Producers

  • Brandvlei Cellar
  • Cronier Wines
  • Eagle’s Cliff
  • Leopard’s Leap Wines
  • Montagu Winery
  • Perdeberg Wines
  • Sands Traders Wineways
  • Simonsvlei Winery
  • Swartland Winery
  • uniWines Vineyards

Gold Award Winners

  • 3X Wines – 3X Cabernet Sauvignon / Shiraz 2019
  • Alvi’s Drift Wines – Alvi’s Drift Signature Sauvignon blanc 2021
  • Alvi’s Drift Wines – Alvi’s Drift Signature Pinotage Rosé2021
  • Alvi’s Drift Wines – Alvi’s Drift Signature Pinotage 2020
  • Alvi’s Drift Wines – Alvi’s Drift Signature Merlot 2020
  • Alvi’s Drift Wines – Alvi’s Drift Signature Cabernet Sauvignon 2020
  • Alvi’s Drift Wines – Alvi’s Drift Signature Shiraz 2020
  • Anura – Anura Chardonnay 2020
  • Anura – Anura Sauvignon blanc 2020
  • Anura – Anura Legato 2018
  • Anura – Anura Pinotage / Shiraz 2018
  • Anura – Anura Arpeggio 2018
  • Bellevue Wine Estate – Bellevue Shiraz 2019
  • Bellevue Wine Estate – Bellevue Cinsaut 2019
  • Boplaas Family Vineyards – Boplaas Moscato Frizzante 2021
  • Boplaas Family Vineyards – Boplaas Merlot 2020
  • Boplaas Family Vineyards – Boplaas Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
  • Boplaas Family Vineyards – Boplaas Woolworths Tinta Barocca 2020
  • Brandvlei Cellar – BC Wines Chenin Blanc 2021
  • Brandvlei Cellar – BC Wines Sauvignon Blanc 2021
  • Brandvlei Cellar – BC Wines Pinotage 2020
  • Brandvlei Cellar – BC Wines Cabernet Sauvignon 2020
  • Clos Malverne Wine Estate – Heron’s Nest Chardonnay 2021
  • Clos Malverne Wine Estate – Silver Leaf Sauvignon Blanc 2021
  • Clos Malverne Wine Estate – Silver Leaf Merlot 2019
  • Cronier Wines – Golden Delicious Sauvignon Blanc 2020
  • Cronier Wines – Charming Cherry Natural Sweet Rosé 2020
  • Cronier Wines – Purple Bramble Pinotage 2019
  • Cronier Wines – Purple Bramble Merlot 2018
  • Cronier Wines – Purple Bramble Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot 2019
  • Croydon Vineyards – Croydon Title Deed Cape Blend 2020
  • Darling Cellars – Darling Cellars Reserve Arum Fields Chenin blanc 2021
  • Darling Cellars – Darling Cellars Reserve Bush Vine Sauvignon blanc 2021
  • Darling Cellars – Darling Cellars Reserve Pyjama Bush Sauvignon blanc / Grenache 2021
  • Darling Cellars – Darling Cellars Reserve Six Tonner Merlot 2019
  • Darling Cellars – Darling Cellars Reserve Black Granite Shiraz 2019
  • De Krans Wines – De Krans Wild Ferment Chardonnay 2021
    De Krans Wines – De Krans Pinotage Rosé 2021
  • De Krans Wines – De Krans Basket Press Cabernet Sauvignon 2020
  • De Wetshof Estate – De Wetshof Estate Limestone Hill Chardonnay 2021
  • Diemersfontein Wines – Diemersfontein The Prodigy Pinotage 2019
  • Diemersfontein Wines – Diemersfontein Harlequin 2020
  • Dieu Donné Vineyards – Dieu Donné Blanc de Noir 2021
  • Dieu Donné Vineyards – Dieu Donné Cabernet Sauvignon / Shiraz 2019
  • Eagle’s Cliff – Eagle’s Cliff Chenin Blanc 2021
  • Eagle’s Cliff – Eagle’s Cliff Pinot Grigio 2021
  • Eagle’s Cliff – Eagle’s Cliff Sauvignon Blanc 2021
  • Eagle’s Cliff – Eagle’s Cliff Chardonnay / Pinot Noir 2021
  • Edgebaston – David Finlayson Chardonnay 2020
    Edgebaston – David Finlayson Sauvignon Blanc 2021
  • Gravel Junction Wine & Spirits – Three Peaks Sauvignon Blanc 2020
  • Gravel Junction Wine & Spirits – Three Peaks Rosé 2021
  • Gravel Junction Wine & Spirits – Three Peaks Pinotage 2020
  • Gravel Junction Wine & Spirits – Three Peaks Shiraz 2020
  • Groenland Wyne – Landskap Chenin Blanc 2021
  • Groote Post Vineyards – Groote Post The Old Man’s Blend 2021
  • Groote Post Vineyards – Groote Post The Old Man’s Blend 2020
  • Hill & Dale – Hill & Dale Pinotage 2019
  • Hill & Dale – Hill & Dale Merlot 2019
  • Hill & Dale – Hill & Dale Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2019
  • Jakkalsvlei – Jakkalsvlei Red Moscato 2021
  • Jakkalsvlei – Jakkalsvlei Pinotage 2020
  • Jason’s Hill Private Cellar – Jason’s Hill Chenin Blanc 2021
  • Jason’s Hill Private Cellar – Jason’s Hill Merlot 2018
  • Jason’s Hill Private Cellar – Jason’s Hill Shiraz 2016
  • Koelenhof Wynkelder – Koelenhof Koelenhoffer 2021
  • Koelenhof Wynkelder – Koelenhof Pinotage 2020
  • Koelenhof Wynkelder – Koelenhof Koelenberg 2018
  • Koelenhof Wynkelder – Koelenhof Koelenberg 2020
  • Koelenhof Wynkelder – Koelenhof Koelnektar 2021
  • KWV – KWV Classic Collection Chenin Blanc 2021
  • KWV – KWV Classic Collection Sauvignon blanc 2021
  • KWV – KWV Classic Collection Merlot 2020
  • Le Sueur Wines – Wild Card Sauvignon Blanc 2021
  • Leopard’s Leap Wines – Leopards Leap Chenin Blanc 2021
  • Leopard’s Leap Wines – Leopards Leap Sauvignon Blanc 2021
  • Leopard’s Leap Wines – Cape Leopard Lookout Mountain Semi Sweet 2021
  • Leopard’s Leap Wines – Cape Leopard Lookout Mountain Rosé 2021
  • Leopard’s Leap Wines – Leopards Leap Chardonnay Pinot Noir 2021
  • Leopard’s Leap Wines – Leopards Leap Pinotage 2019
  • Leopard’s Leap Wines – Leopards Leap Merlot 2019
  • Leopard’s Leap Wines – Leopards Leap Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
  • Louis57 Wines – Louis57 Double Eagle Chardonnay 2019
  • Mischa Wines (Pty) Ltd – Mischa La Famille Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
  • Montagu Winery – Montagu Winery Chenin blanc 2021
  • Montagu Winery – Montagu Winery Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2020
  • Montagu Winery – Montagu Winery Merlot / Ruby Cabernet 2020
  • Montagu Winery – Montagu Winery White Muscadel 2021
  • Montagu Winery – Montagu Winery Red Muscadel 2020
  • Montpellier de Tulbagh – Montpellier Chenin Blanc 2019
  • Montpellier de Tulbagh – Spyseniersberg Dry White Blend NV
  • Nitida – Nitida Roxia Sauvignon blanc 2020
  • Perdeberg Wines – Perdeberg Cellar Classic Collection Sparkling White 2020
  • Perdeberg Wines – Perdeberg Cellar Classic Collection Sparkling Rosé 2021
  • Perdeberg Wines – Perdeberg Cellar Classic Collection Chenin Blanc 2021
  • Perdeberg Wines – SAAM Chenin Blanc – Fairtrade 2021
  • Perdeberg Wines – Perdeberg Cellar The Vineyard Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2021
  • Perdeberg Wines – Perdeberg Cellar Classic Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2021
  • Perdeberg Wines – Perdeberg Cellar The Vineyard Collection Grenache Blanc 2021
  • Perdeberg Wines – Perdeberg Cellar SSR – Soft Smooth White 2021
  • Perdeberg Wines – Perdeberg Cellar SSR – Soft Smooth Rosé 2021
  • Perdeberg Wines – SAAM Pinotage, Fairtrade 2020
  • Perdeberg Wines – Perdeberg Pinotage – Fairtrade 2020
  • Perdeberg Wines – Perdeberg Cellar The Vineyard Collection Malbec 2020
  • Perdeberg Wines – Perdeberg Cellar Classic Collection Merlot 2020
  • Perdeberg Wines – Perdeberg Cellar Classic Collection Shiraz 2020
  • Perdeberg Wines – Perdeberg Cellar The Vineyard Collection Cinsault 2020
  • Robertson Winery – Robertson Winery Chenin Blanc 2021
  • Robertson Winery – Robertson Winery Chardonnay 2021
  • Robertson Winery – Fat Bastard Chardonnay 2021
  • Robertson Winery – Robertson Winery Beaukett 2021
  • Robertson Winery – Robertson Winery Merlot 2020
  • Robertson Winery – Robertson Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2020
  • Robertson Winery – Robertson Winery Shiraz 2020
  • Sands Traders Wineways – Leipoldt Sauvignon Blanc 2021
  • Sands Traders Wineways – De Villiers Pinotage 2021
  • Sands Traders Wineways – De Villiers Merlot 2020
  • Sands Traders Wineways – De Villiers Cabernet Sauvignon 2020
  • Sands Traders Wineways – Leipoldt Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot 2020
  • Sands Traders Wineways – Leipoldt Natural Sweet Shiraz 2020
  • Silkbush Mountain Vineyards – Silkbush Chenin blanc 2021
  • Silkbush Mountain Vineyards – Silkbush Sauvignon Blanc 2021
  • Silkbush Mountain Vineyards – Silkbush Shiraz 2016
  • Silkbush Mountain Vineyards – Silkbush Hillside Red 2018
  • Silkbush Mountain Vineyards – Silkbush Altitude 2018
  • Simonsvlei Winery – Simonsvlei Premier Chenin Blanc 2021
  • Simonsvlei Winery – Perfect Couple Simonsblanc Chenin Blanc / Colombar 2021
  • Simonsvlei Winery – Simonsvlei Premier Shiraz Rosé 2021
  • Simonsvlei Winery – Simonsvlei Premier Merlot 2021
  • Simonsvlei Winery – Simonsvlei Premier Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
  • Stellenbosch Family Wines – Stellenbosch Family Wines Pinotage 2019
  • Swartland Winery – Swartland Winemakers Collection Chenin Blanc 2021
  • Swartland Winery – Swartland Winemakers Collection Chardonnay 2021
  • Swartland Winery – Swartland Winemakers Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2021
  • The McGregor Wine Company – McGregor Chenin blanc 2021
  • The McGregor Wine Company – McGregor Colombard 2021
  • The McGregor Wine Company – McGregor Chardonnay 2021
  • The McGregor Wine Company – McGregor Sauvignon blanc 2021
  • The McGregor Wine Company – McGregor Shiraz 2019
  • The McGregor Wine Company – McGregor Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot 2020
  • uniWines Vineyards – Meander Moscato NV
  • uniWines Vineyards – Meander Moscato Pink NV
  • uniWines Vineyards – Meander Chenin Blanc 2021
  • uniWines Vineyards – Goudini Chenin Blanc 2021
  • uniWines Vineyards – Goudini Unwooded Chardonnay 2020
  • uniWines Vineyards – Meander Sauvignon Blanc 2021
  • uniWines Vineyards – Goudini Sauvignon Blanc 2021
  • uniWines Vineyards – Goudini Cinsaut Rosé 2020
  • uniWines Vineyards – Goudini Shiraz 2019
  • Viljoensdrift Wines – Viljoensdrift Muskapino Sweet Pink Sparking Wine 2021
  • Vin de Classique International – Charmé Shiraz 2019
  • Vondeling Wines – Baldrick Shiraz 2019
  • Welbedacht Wines – Meerkat Chenin Blanc 2021
  • Welbedacht Wines – Meerkat Burrow Blend 2019
  • Wellington Wines – DUKE of Wellington Chenin Blanc 2020
  • Wellington Wines – DUKE Sauvignon Blanc 2021
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GET IN TOUCH

GENERAL EVENT ENQUIRIES
AND ADMINISTRATION

Sanet van Heerden

DROP-OFF POINT FOR SAMPLES

Neethlingshof Tasting Room
Neethlingshof Estate
Polkadraai Road, Stellenbosch

Attention: Michelle Grimbeek
Tel: 082 773 0738
Email: michelle@ttpromotions.co.za

Directions:

When you enter the main gate at Neethlingshof Estate, you will find the Neethlingshof Tasting Room on your right-hand side at the end of the road. Delivery queries should be directed to, Michelle Grimbeek, michelle@ttpromotions.co.za or phone her on 082 773 0738.

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