The judges were Christine Rudman, CWA lecturer Lizette Tolken, sommelier Greg Mutambe, retailer Michael Bampfield-Duggan and journalist Fiona McDonald.
The Top 6 wines for this year’s competition are in alphabetical order:
Hillcrest Saartjie 2017
Holden Manz 2017
Lisha Nelson 2017
Mulderbosch Vineyards 2015
Mulderbosch Vineyards 2016
Raats Dolomite Cabernet Franc 2016.
The Top 3 Blends were:
Landskroon Cabernet Franc Merlot 2017
Morgenster Lourens River Valley 2012
My Wyn Les Grandes Horizontales 2015
The Vintage Category winner was Ormonde Private Cellar Ondine Cabernet Franc 2014.
The Value winner, a wine which offers the best value for money, was Bushmanspad Estate Cabernet Franc 2015, which retails at R130 per bottle.
The Top 6 Challenge winners can be tasted at this year’s Cabernet Franc Carnival which takes place at Avontuur Estate on Saturday, 18 May. Christine Rudman will present three tutored tasting sessions, which must be pre-booked via the Carnival ticket site www.plankton.mobi as only 20 seats are available per session. For more information about the Carnival and the tasting sessions visit www.cvomarketing.co.za