The chairperson for the 2022 Gold Wine Awards is Ad Wegner

Ad Wegner is a wine retail specialist and co-owner of Getwine, a second-generation family-owned business. It started as walk-in stores in Cape Town, trading as Van Riebeeck Liquors in 1986, and evolved into an e-commerce wine portal from May 2005. Getwine mainly focuses on selling quality wines at affordable prices to the end consumer. The warehouse is in Salt River, Cape Town, from where they distribute their orders to any address in South Africa.

“The Gold Wine Awards is for wine in the sub R180 market, which is more than 90% of local wines sold and consumed in South Africa today. This is an indicator of what wines are exceptional at an affordable price. The double-blind tasting, for me, is the crux of identifying quality wines without any bias.”

Ad Wegner, Gold Wine Awards chairperson, 2022

“For us in wine retail, being able to identify wine producers, who regularly receive the Gold Wine Awards for their products, is a standardised indicator of which producers can deliver quality products at affordable pricing.”

Ad Wegner, Gold Wine Awards chairperson, 2022