Both members of the Franschhoek Wine Valley, Babylonstoren and Rickety Bridge excelled at this year’s Shiraz Challenge, securing them each a spot on the coveted ‘dream dozen’ list. Their wines making it onto the list were the Babylonstoren Shiraz 2014 and Rickety Bridge Shiraz 2013.
Just over 200 wines were entered and a panel of eight judges applied their tasting skills for three days to identify six finalists for the Shiraz blends category and twenty finalists for the Shiraz division. Thirty impressive wines with the highest scores competed for the twenty much-desired semi-final places.
The panel of judges were made up of a seasoned team of tasters under leadership of Dr Andy Roediger who was assisted by Cathy van Zyl, South Africa’s first British Wine Master, Charles Hopkins, Cape Wine Master Dave March, Francois Naudé, Pearl Oliver and Mark Norrish.
For more information on these award-winning producers visit www.franschhoek.org.za.