The prestigious Old Mutual Trophy Show results were announced yesterday at the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town.
This competition is judged by a range of local and international judges including 2 Masters of Wine. All the wines are tasted and rated blind making it one of the more robust and authoritative competitions around.
The overall winner this year was KWV who garnered an amazing array of trophies both for their older museum class wines as well as their top range, The Mentors.
The competition also produced some slightly less expected winners in the form of Altydgedacht, Super Single Vineyards, Baleia Bay, Ultra Liquors, Highlands Road and Orange River Cellars – but that is the beauty of blind-tasting.
If a wine is good, it’s good no matter who makes it nor how humble the label may be.
All the winning wines will be available to taste in Cape Town on the 6th June and in Johannesburg on the 12th June.
Trophy winners of 2014:
KWV - Winner Of The Fairbairn Capital Trophy For Most Successful Producer Overall
Mulderbosch Chardonnay 2013 - Winner Of The Miele Trophy For Best Chardonnay, The Old Mutual International Judges’ Trophy And The Old Mutual Trophy For Best White Wine Overall. Retails at R76 a bottle.
Super Single Vineyards Mount Sutherland Syrah 2012 - Winner Of The Trophy For Best Shiraz And The Old Mutual Trophy For Best Red Wine Overall. Retails at R169 a bottle.
Baleia Bay Chardonnay 2013 - Winner Of The Old Mutual Trophy For Discovery Of The Show (Best Value Gold Medallist). Retails at R49 a bottle.
Nederburg Private Bin Eminence Noble Late Harvest Muscadel 2011 - Winner Of The Trophy For Best Natural Sweet Dessert Wine
KWV The Mentors Chenin Blanc 2013 – Winner Of The Harold Eedes Trophy For Best Chenin Blanc. Retails at R149 a bottle.
Altydgedacht Weisser Riesling 2013 - Winner Of The Just Riesling Trophy For Best Riesling. Retails at R65 a bottle.
Delaire Graff Coastal Cuvée Sauvignon Blanc 2013 - Winner Of The Nestlé Pure Life Trophy For Best Sauvignon Blanc. Retails at R83 a bottle.
De Krans Cape Vintage Reserve 2011 - Winner Of The Tony Mossop Trophy For Best Cape Port. Retails at R220 a bottle.
Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 - Winner Of The American Express Trophy For Best Cabernet Sauvignon. Retails at R109 a bottle.
Steenberg Magna Carta Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2011 - Winner Of The Grande Roche Trophy For Best White Blend. Retails at R483 a bottle.
Nederburg The Brew Master 2010 - Winner Of The Riedel Trophy For Best Bordeaux-Style Red Blend. Retails at R109 a bottle.
Table Bay MCC Blanc De Blancs Nv - Winner Of The Old Mutual Trophy For Best Sparkling Wine (Ultra Liquors). Retails between R60-R70 a bottle.
KWV White Muscadel Jerepigo 1968 - Winner Of The Trophies For Best Museum Class Fortified Wine And Best Museum Class Wine Overall.
Chamonix Chardonnay Reserve 2008 - Winner Of The Trophy For Best Museum Class Chardonnay
KWV Roodeberg 1995 - Winner Of The Trophy For Best Museum Class Red Blend
Spier 21 Gables Pinotage 2011 - Winner Of The Trophy For Best Pinotage. Retails at R169 a bottle.
KWV The Mentors Semillon 2013 - Winner Of The Trophy For Best Semillon. Retails at R149 a bottle.
Delheim Edelspatz Noble Late Harvest 2013 - Winner Of The Trophy For Best Noble Late Harvest Dessert Wine. Retails at R150 a bottle.
Orange River Cellars Red Muscadel 2012 - Winner Of The Trophy For Best Fortified Red Muscat. Retails at R44 a bottle.
Highlands Road Sauvignon Blanc 2009 - Winner Of The Trophy For Best Museum Class Unwooded Sauvignon Blanc
Bouchard Finlayson Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2010 - Winner Of The Trophy For Best Museum Class Wooded Sauvignon Blanc
Jakob's Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 - Winner Of The Trophy For Best Museum Class Cabernet Sauvignon
Vergelegen 'White' 2009 - Winner of the trophy for Best Museum Class White Blend