Prescient Best Wines South Africa 2022

By , 11 November 2022

Introduction reviewed a total of 590 wines across 10 categories in its various reports sponsored by multinational financial services company Prescient over the course of the year. Each report was based on the outcome of a blind tasting of wines entered within the specific category.

Winery of the Year

Wildeberg proved to be the most successful winery overall with one wine judged best in category, this being the Semillon 2021 with a rating of 94, and another five wines making the Top 10 in their respective categories, namely Wildeberg Red 2021 (96 points), Coterie by Wildeberg Semillon & Sauvignon Blanc 2020 (94 points), Coterie by Wildeberg Grenache & Syrah 2021 (94 points), Coterie by Wildeberg Chenin Blanc & Grenache Blanc 2021 (91 points) and The Tea Leaf 2021 (91 points). 

The Wildeberg brand belongs to Boutinot, the UK wine company originally founded by prominent industry figure Paul Boutinot, but which was bought out by management in 2013. Needing a home for its SA operations, Boutinot acquired a 140ha lifestyle farm in Franschhoek in 2016 which has now taken on the Wildeberg name. JD Rossouw, previously of DGB, was appointed winemaker in September 2017 while 10ha of vineyard consisting of Chardonnay, Semillon, Petite Sirah and Syrah was planted in 2018, a 350-tonne capacity cellar becoming operational just in time for this year’s harvest (Rossouw has a mandate to identify great sites across the Western Cape).

Best White Wine Overall

Best Chenin Blanc

Bellingham The Bernard Series Old Vine Limited Release 2021

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Best Red Wine Overall

Best Shiraz

Eenzaamheid 2020

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To discover the best wines of the year across all categories judged, download the following: Prescient Best Wines South Africa 2022.


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