There are six judges, one from each participating country with Michael Fridjhon representing South Africa, and each judge is set the task of selecting 100 wines across 16classes with a maximum of 10 in any one class. A trophy is awarded for the top scoring wine in each class.
Top Three Trophies
Wine of Show: Australia – Xanadu Reserve Chardonnay 2015
White Wine of Show: Australia – Xanadu Reserve Chardonnay 2015
Red Wine of Show: New Zealand – Elephant Hill Reserve Syrah 2014
New Zealand won six classes, USA four and Australia, Canada and South Africa two each.
SA won the following trophies:
Other whites – Stellenrust 51 Chenin Blanc 2015
Bordeaux blends – Uva Mira OTV 2014
Double Golds for SA were as follows:
Other reds (Full Bodied) – Darling Cellars Bushvine Cinsaut 2015
Other reds (Light-Medium) – Bosman Family Vineyards Nero D’Avola 2015
Other reds (Light-Medium) – Uva Mira Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Franc 2014
Sauvignon Blanc – Stark Condé Wooded 2016
Sparkling – Graham Beck Wines Blanc de Blancs 2012
Sparkling – Silverthorn The Green Man 2011
Sparkling – Simonsig Cuvée Royale 2012 (2nd place/Runner Up)
Sparkling – Steenberg Lady R 2011
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