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. 29 local and international wine professionals were consulted and the results are available here.
My nominations were as follows:
Five best wineries
Mullineux Family Wines
Sadie Family Wines
Tokara (in the final list but outside the top five)
Cape Point Vineyards
Chamonix (5th in overall top five)
Hamilton Russell Vineyards
Newton Johnson Vineyards
Rustenberg (not in the final list)
Stark-Condé (not in the final list)
In summary, 18 of my nominations in the final list (84 put forward altogether), the two wineries I didn’t back being AA Badenhorst Family Wines and Reyneke Wines.