Veritas Awards 2011 results
By Christian Eedes, 9 October 2011
Top performing producer at the 2011 Veritas Awards is KWV with five double gold and nine gold medals – the most double gold and gold medals ever won by one cella
KWV won double gold medals for The Mentors Sauvignon Blanc 2009, The Mentors Petit Verdot 2009, Cape Classic Tawny Port, Muscadel LBV 1930, and 15 Year Old Brandy.
There were 1 739 wines and brandies entered, Sauvignon Blanc being the biggest category with 205 entries followed by Shiraz (196) and Cabernet Sauvignon (169).
Medal break-down was as follows: 42 (2.41%) double gold, 158 (9.08%) gold, 609 (35.0%) silver and 619 (35.6%) bronze medals were awarded. The category to win the most double gold medals was Cabernet Sauvignon with five, followed by red blends, Pinotage and Port, each with four.
For double gold and gold results, see here.