South African Wine Index announces finalists

South African Wine Index

SAWi 2011 Wine Legend - Hempies du Toit

The South African Wine Index (SAWi) is working hard to ensure that South African wines are highlighted and showcased, and has created a list of finalists of superb wines using a system that takes into account a quality overview points score derived from multi-national, multi-vintage wine awards. The aim is to acknowledge the amateur as well as the experienced with acknowledgement of excellence.  In a gala event at the Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa on the 22nd of August, a trophy, top cellar, top wine, wine maker, and farm manager of the year as well as the SAWi Wine Legend Honours will be announced. A list of SA Grand Wines will be announced after the awards, regardless of participation in the index.

 Recipients of the SAWi Platinum Award

  • Cape Point Vineyards Isliedh Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
  • Eagles’ Nest Shiraz
  • Groot Constantia Governors Shiraz
  • Hamilton Russell Chardonnay
  • Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir
  • Kanonkop Paul Sauer Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc Merlot
  • Ken Forrester The FMC Chenin Blanc
  • Klein Constantia Vin de Constance
  • KWV 15 Year Old Brandy
  • KWV Mentors Shiraz
  • KWV Vintage White Jerepigo
  • Lomond Snowbush Sauvignon Blanc Semillon Nouvelle
  • Rijks  Private Cellar Pinotage
  • Saronsberg Full Circle Shiraz Mourvedre Viognier
  • Spier Creative Block Selection Rhone Blend Shiraz Mourvedre Viognier
  • Van Ryn’s 12 YO Distillers Reserve Brandy

 Recipients of the SAWi Gold Class Award

  • Bouchard Finlayson Galpin Peak Pinot Noir
  • Bouchard Finlayson Hannibal Sangiovese Pinot Noir Shiraz Mourvedre
  • Bouchard Finlayson Kaaimansgat Crocodile’s Lair Chardonnay
  • Cape Chamonix Pinot Noir Reserve
  • Cederberg Private Cellar Sauvignon Blanc
  • Cederberg Private Cellar Five Generations Chenin Blanc
  • Cederberg Teen Die Hoog Shiraz
  • De Krans Cape Tawny Port
  • De Krans Cape Vintage Reserve Port
  • De Trafford Straw wine
  • Diemersdal Pinotage
  • Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Semillon
  • Kanonkop Pinotage
  • Ken Forrester the Gypsy Shiraz Grenache
  • Klein Constantia Marlbrook Cabernet Merlot Cab Franc Petit Verdot Malbec
  • Kleine Zalze Family Reserve Sauvignon Blanc
  • KWV 20 Year Old Brandy
  • KWV Mentors Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
  • KWV Orchestra Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec Merlot Cab Franc Shiraz
  • Lomond Conebush Syrah
  • Lomond Syrah
  • Merwida White Muscadel
  • Meerlust Pinot Noir
  • Mulderbosch Barrel Fermented Chardonnay
  • Neethlingshof Maria Wiesser Riesling Noble Late Harvest
  • Nitida Semillon
  • Paul Cluver Chardonnay
  • Raka Biography Shiraz
  • Rijks Chardonnay
  • Rijks Chenin Blanc
  • Saronsberg Shiraz
  • Spier Creative Block Bourdeax Blend Merlot Cabernet Malbec Cab Franc
  • Spier Private Collection Chardonnay
  • Spier Private Collection Sauvignon Blanc
  • Stellenzicht Golden Triangle Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Tokara Reserve Collection Stellenbosch Chardonnay
  • Uva Mira Single Vineyard Chardonnay
  • Van Ryn’s 20 YO Collectors Reserve Brandy
  • Warwick Trilogy Cabernet Cab Franc Merlot

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