CE’s top 20 SA wineries 2016
By Christian Eedes, 23 March 2016
Wine writer Tim James recently conducted a poll to establish a top 20 list of wine producers in South Africa as he has done on an occasional basis since 2001. 27 local and international wine professionals were consulted and the results are available here.
My nominations were as follows:
1. Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines
2. Sadie Family Wines
5. Paul Cluver (in the final list but outside the top 5)
Cape Point Vineyards
Cederberg (not in the final list)
David and Nadia Sadie
De Trafford (not in the final list)
Hamilton Russell Vineyards (not in the final list)
Hartenberg (not in the final list)
KWV (The Mentors) (not in the final list)
Newton Johnson Vineyards
Rustenberg (not in the final list)
Rust en Vrede (not in the final list)
Thelema (not in the final list)
In summary, 12 of my nominations in the final list (“nearly 100” put forward altogether), the eight producers I didn’t back being AA Badenhorst, Chamonix, Crystallum, Delaire Graff, DeMorgenzon, Jordan, Reyneke and Savage.
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